VOID FORGER

VOID FORGER / VVVLV – split 7”EP

  A wee split record between two Romanian bands on a bunch of labels. VOID FORGER are from Bucharest and play a mix of stench core and sludge with dark and gloomy vocals and some rock riff at times. Not what you’d call fast, but definitely atmospheric and moody. Pessimistic… Keep Reading

TIED DOWN

TIED DOWN – s/t 7”EP

  Remember Voorhees from UK? So TIED DOWN feature members from these legends as well as from Break It Up. Now you know what to expect from the veterans of hardcore punk and it is definitely not mellowness. It’s aggression, anger, speed and rawness. TIED DOWN manage to mix the… Keep Reading

How Long?

HOW LONG?/ZATRATA – split 12”

  It came to me as a surprise, mainly because I wasn’t following both, HOW LONG? and ZATRATA camps regularly, despite playing with them from time to time or seeing them live here and there. So a double win for me – a surprise from bands I love. It’s a… Keep Reading

CLITERATI

CLITERATI release debut LP on Tankcrimes soon.

Those of you who don’t know, CLITERATI is a four piece punk band from Portland, and so far have got a demo and a split LP with VIOLATION WOUND on Tankcrimes. I remember listening to them the other day and their L7 (Fast&Frightening) and Cro-Mags (Hard Times) covers stayed in… Keep Reading

MALCONTENT

MALCONTENT – s​/​t EP

Continuing with the flood of Swedish d-beat I reach out for an expert label on new and less known Swedish bands – Phobia Records. MALCONTENT is made up of members from Dissekerad, Makabert Fynd, Avskum, Kakafoni, The Nature and Hellkontroll, so we are talking credentials here. This EP is their… Keep Reading

Hellishheaven/Weald

HELLISHEAVEN/WEALD – split 7”EP

  Nature abhors vacuum. Those who miss BOLT THROWER do not sit and moan but act and play well structured death metal with lyrics that have to say more than blood, monsters or wizards. Two inactive bands share this green 7”, a song each. HELLISHEAVEN from Poland play mid-tempo clear… Keep Reading

REPRESSION ATTACK

REPRESSION ATTACK – Return To Instincts 7” EP

  Russian bands do not frequent SANCTUS PROPAGANDA, so let’s change that. REPRESSION ATTACK come from a town near Moscow, called Ryazan and it seems they are not a young band, just not very productive. They self released a cassette and a CD, in 2009 and 2013 respectively, and a… Keep Reading

The Fog

THE FOG – s/t 7” EP

  Another band from Berlin released by Refuse Records, also based in Berlin. THE FOG are a fairly new creature and to my thinking, they require certain audience to appreciate their hardcore. At first I thought I played the single too slow but no, this is how it sounds. It… Keep Reading

Bleach Everything

BLEACH EVERYTHING – So We Gnaw LP

  Released yesterday on vinyl by Dark Operative. BLEACH EVERYTHING is another band from Richmond, US reviewed this week. Having heard their previous EPs I eagerly picked up this release with high expectations. No disappointments. Heavily produced hardcore punk with metal-ish guitars, solid bass and slightly distorted vocals represent the… Keep Reading

FORGIFTAD

FÖRGIFTAD – Bränd Generation 7”EP

  A 2017 release from Swedish punk d-beaters FÖRGIFTAD, which still makes it their last one. The trio shares members with Kronisk Misantropi or Makabert Fynd, so you know there is no cheating here. Although, there is. It starts with a telephone conversation in Swedish when suddenly the name Bolt… Keep Reading

EAT MY FEAR

EAT MY FEAR – Taking Back Space 7” EP

  Refuse Records and Emancypunx Records share more than this anger filled, riot punk EP but let’s focus on the record only. EAT MY FEAR are a Berlin based queer feminist hardcore punk band that use music as another weapon in our fight for a better world. This 6 song… Keep Reading

CHAOBRINGER

Ruinas / Chaosbringer – split LP

  I reviewed RUINAS here more than a year ago and here comes their split LP with Russian CHAOSBRINGER. To start with the Argentinians, let me just say they move in the same circles on this split record as on their debut LP. I recognise two songs get repeated here, but… Keep Reading

RÖVSVETT

RÖVSVETT ‎– Bly, Skrot & Hagel 7”

  We haven’t heard a proper full-length from these Swedish hardcore legends since 2008. Instead, they occasionally throw a few EPs in our way, two of them being released in 2018: the split with BRISTLES and this one.  However, a new LP is already in the pressing plant, entitled “Den… Keep Reading

Matt Heckler

MATT HECKLER – After the Flood LP

  It’s 28 degrees Celsius here, mild wind and the sun is about to set. I am up on the hills, looking down at everything I left behind and imagining it is all virtual. I imagine there are no borders, no currencies, no governments. Only life paths you take. Some… Keep Reading

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