generalized opression (2013/DINGLEBERRY)
CRUST/GRIND-HARDCORE. DEGRADED from Bordeaux, France playing a style that mixes grindcore with crust and hardcore into one big, pissed off package. The band really drives the crust sound with both the raspy, throaty screams similar to those of EXTREME NOISE TERROR or ACCION MUTANTE. DEGRADED is a massive grind/crust assault for the enraged. Limited to 300 handnumbered and colored edition.
colonial (2011/LAST ANTHEM)
NOISE/POST-HARDCORE. After two 7"s, a split with VEGAS, a full-length that never made it onto vinyl and some lineup changes on the way, Virginia's MOUTHEATER have returned with 4 new tracks of heavy and dirty hardcore with the heavy riffage of THE MELVINS, weirdness of THE JESUS LIZARD and speed and intensity of BLACK FLAG. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
FACADE BURNED BLACK
ashen remains of mid western planet (1999/CLEANE PLATE)
HARDCORE. Slow, powerful, bludgeoning hardcore with a very heavy beat and harsh screaming from Virginia’s FACADE BURNED BLACK. The lyrics are cryptic and dark and they make use of a lot of sound bites and samples. "ashen remains of mid western planet" includes 6 originals with the 7 track being a cover of CITIZENS ARREST's "utopia". Oppressive and desperate.
red witch (2012/CRICKET CEMETERY)
SLUDGE/DOOM/POST-PUNK. Lead pipe, directly across the face. The LA duo has found the prefect concoction of sludgey doom, blood splatters of '90s post-punk, and a healthy dose of raw hatred. There is no shoegazey downtempo guitar, and no passages of misanthropic pondering here, just the better parts of every BUZZOV'EN, and ACID BATH album mixed with tincture droplets of HOT SNAKES, here and there, to make one ferocious record, fit for the not-so-chill beard set. The drumming keeps the stereotypical doom plod, but always to drive the pace forward, and never to fall back against it. Meanwhile the guitar falls somewhere beneath the dungeons and has all the fury of a buzzsaw gnashing bones. All of which is sewn together by glass hammered, fury ignited vokills. Limited LP includes a 7" Flexi.
BAD LUCK RIDES ON WHEELS
SLUDGE/DOOM/METAL. This DoLP feature 8 songs and every single one is a gigantic monster who seems to grow constantly on the way by the tides of sludge, doom, black-metal and hard-rock. Quiet tones, acoustic guitars with minimalist support of the percussion and the one or other discreetly arranged sample, weave a sound carpet which invites you to stay and relax. But only for a short time and the monster is back - inexorably, immensely and, demanding! This 1st album of BAD LUKE RIDES ON WHEELS is a must-have and guaranteed ground breaking. Comparisons to other great bands can be renounced confidently. The protagonists themselves know about their job. Comes with gatefold cover, 180gr vinyl, digital download code and DVD.
DEATH TO TYRANTS
experience will be your monument (2004/CLEAN PLATE)
INSTRUMENTAL/POST-HARDCORE. Hailing from New Hampshire, DEATH TO TYRANTS take instrumental hardcore to new heights. Soaring from frantically paced aggressive passages to mellow introspective moments, this is emotionally charged from start to finish.
s/t (2012/BRIDGE NINE)
POST-HARDCORE. Following its "grey britain" album in 2009, British outfit GALLOWS lost the backing of its major label and dealt with the departure of original singer. The band quickly rebounded and released this self-titled full-length with new vocalist Wade MacNeil (ex-ALEXISONFIRE). This 11 track offering is more pissed-off hardcore for the apocalypse. Metallic half-distortions pair with in-the-red guitar fuzz. MacNeil’s gravelly punk screams are even raspier and more guttural than his predecessor’s. Combine that with riff-borne ferocity, breakdowns, and singalongs, and you have a band as potent as ever. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
jersey's best dancers (2010/NO IDEA/JADE TREE)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. The final release by one of hardcore's most renowned artists accurately recreates the invincible formula of their breakthrough album while refining its ingredients and retaining the progressive and uplifting edge that launched their legend. While enervated scenesters talk about hardcore-punk in the past tense, there every so often comes a band like LIFETIME to remind us how invigorating and relevant the genre can be with a little bit of passion and sincerity. Now available again on colored vinyl.
MASSMORD / SHADES OF GREY
split (2008/PROFANE EXISTENCE)
CRUST-HARDCORE. Two intense hardcore bands from Stockholm, Sweden team up for this powerhouse split album. MASSMORD have previously released 2 albums and have esteblished a reputation for delivering high quality, down-tuned hardcore-punk (they have been compared to WOLFBRIGADE and TO WHAT END mixed with some FROM ASHES RISE and KYLESA). SHADES OF GREY share the other side of this split and are the perfect match, both musically and ideologically speaking. Having only previously released a demo, this will be the band's 1st large-scale release. Both bands have excellent recording production with an absolutely huge sound. Prepare to be blown away!
s/t (2006/PARTS UNKNOWN)
HARDCORE. This CD complies both the self-titled 7" on the now defunct My War Records and the "Riot" 7" as well as "Hit list" from the Town Of Hardcore comp (12 tracks in total). Comes with liner notes. This will be a nice little appetizer for the "Eyes Of Death" LP due out on Parts Unknown. Sick layout by the truly talented Ben West.
UNITED SUPER VILLAINS
choke slammed back to life! (2001/DERANGED)
HARDCORE. Another fast thrashing hardcore record from Wisconsin's U.S.V.. The music is fast and furious but all the weird movie sound bites add a sense of comedy to the approach, but the U.S.V. lyrical content is quite good. This is a good record, and everyone who likes D.S.-13 or CODE 13 is going to like this as well. Thrash on!
WARTORN / PYROKLAST
split (the last line of defense) (2011/PROFANE EXISTENCE)
CRUST-HARDCORE. "the last line of defense" is a split LP between 2 of Wisconsin's most noteworthy crust-hardcore bands of today. Appleton's WARTORN fill their side with 2 lengthy virtuosos of monstrous crust power, while Madison's PYROKLAST (ex-DISCIDER) level all left standing with 6 mad blasts of hardcore thrash.
exile of fear (2006/PURE MINDS)
METAL/HARDCORE. ENTOMBED meets ATTHE GATES. Bremen, Germany's band started in 1994. They play a combination of swedish influenced metal and hardcore. Features members of MÖRSER, CAROL.
wonderful and frightening world.. (2007/NO WAY)
HARDCORE. This is the debut album from Raleigh's, DOUBLE NEGATIVE. This album has 10 blasts of violent, raging hardcore. DOUBLE NEGATIVE has been in it for a little over a year now, destroying everything in their path. This album is sure to be an instant classic. Think the power of "animosity" era CORROSION OF CONFORMITY mixed with the raw aggression of bands like VOID, S.O.A.. DOUBLE NEGATIVE weren't following any trends, they just incorporated all the things they liked about thrash, hardcore and punk into their constantly evolving brand of down-home hardcore.
SHITTY LIMITS, THE
beware the limits (2009/WALLRIDE)
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. THE SHITTY LIMITS from Reading and High Wycombe have easily been the most active, prolific and best hardcore-punk band in the UK. They have released 5 untouchable 7"s and now it's time for the debut full-length album. They define themselve as a '60s garage, '70s punk and '80s hardcore band, and that's exactly what you get inside this 23min. album. It has attitude, tunes to kill for and that something special. Think a garage version of MINOR THREAT or "pink flag" era WIRE mixed with the L.A. punk scene of the late '70s. Each song is short, sharp and a fireball of energy. Hands down - the best UK hardcore-punk album in years.