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DISCORDANCE

(review) DISCORDANCE – s/t LP

  Welcome to the worst nightmare of all – reality!  This is how this record greets you and you may have heard it before from Hellraiser film, but you know now what to expect at least. DISCORDANCE are a relatively new band, formed in 2015, from Patras, Greece.  And they… Keep Reading

POWER X CHUCK - Discography

(review) POWER X CHUCK – Discography cassette

  This is old school release (on cassette tape) for a relatively new band playing old school hardcore. POWER X CHUCK come from Australia and they are maniacs of real old style hardcore with power violence influence here and there.  If you forgot how it should be done, this is… Keep Reading

BRAINCELL

(review) BRAINCËLL/WÄRFEAR – split 7”EP

This is a great split from two bands from Malaysia.  Crust punk at its best, freshly recorded with a fresh sound, well known patents, but still, easy to listen to, mosh to and very attractive live, I bet.   BRAINCELL is more UK style crust punk with growling, ENT style,… Keep Reading

Su19b - Demo 97 7”EP

(review) Su19b – Demo 97 7”EP

  Su19b have been around since 1997 so expect a legendary Japanese gridncore played the hardcore way.  This is not noise noise noise, this is fast hardcore broken by sludgy bits that makes you feel you are listening to a 80s style NYHC, but only more grindy.  It’s a 1997… Keep Reading

(review) CRESS – Hunt Saboteurs Association benefit 7”

This is an exceptional single from one of the most influential UK anarcho punk bands from the 90s.  Exceptional because it is the middle segment of the exceptional series of 9 singles that form a one big beautiful picture of a fox.  All records are benefit for Hunt Saboteurs Association… Keep Reading

Besthöven - Live in Rostock

(review) BESTHÖVEN – Live in Rostock EP

  If you’re not familiar with BESTHÖVEN, dis is a DIS ONE MAN ARMY from Brazil.  Dis explanation plus the logo style say it all.  So you know what to expect from dis little record. With more than 30 releases on account, BESTHÖVEN is another die hard DISCHARGE fan that… Keep Reading

METH DRINKER/OPEN TOMB

(review) METH DRINKER/OPEN TOMB – split LP

  I am sure you’ve been to a party (my not straight-edge readers) when you had too much to drink or smoke and the world slowed down so fucking much that you dropped down not knowing when and where. And this moment when you disconnect is when this record stops. … Keep Reading

AUGUST LANDMESSER

(review) AUGUST LANDMESSER/KACZYNSKI – split 12”EP

This record is the result of a unique friendship between both bands who are geographical neighbours, thus they play a lot together.   AUGUST LANDMESSER coming from Opole, Poland finally got to grips with this recording because this is their first proper one after five years of existence.  It’s about… Keep Reading

DEATH CRUSADE - Rakieta///Bomba

(review) DEATH CRUSADE – Rakieta///Bomba CD

  DEATH CRUSADE have been around for almost three years now but their debut record saw daylight just moments ago.  Released on CD by the band themselves, on a highly limited to 50 copies cassette tape by Lärmo Records (gone already) as new trends dictate (popular on Discogs one day… Keep Reading

Gay Panic Defence

(review) GAY PANIC DEFENCE – Snowflake Powerviolence Vol 1

Scottish queer punks have delivered their big boy record.  Still not sure what format this wil be available on but tape is on the list for sure. Violence doesn’t help but power violence does, at least for them, to get their message across.  Prepare yourself for a 10 minute noise… Keep Reading

NACHTHEXEN

(review) NACHTHEXEN – Disco Creep EP

Early 80s (that’s previous century) brought HIT PARADE.  The punk band that decided to play no distortion and noise – instead they took on “disco” tunes, pumped them with highly political lyrics and got their message across via CRASS RECORDS platform. Fast forward do late naughties (that’s this century) and… Keep Reading

EXTINCTION OF MANKIND - Storm of Resentment

(review) EXTINCTION OF MANKIND – Storm of Resentment LP

EXTINCTION OF MANKIND have been around since 1992, so they are veterans of the UK punk.  They started when others finished and when time passed (20 something years) and I get the chance to hear their fourth upcoming full length album, I realise they are one of the very few… Keep Reading

BRATAKUS - Ghouls To The Front

(review) BRATAKUS – Ghouls To The Front EP

October 31st brought another stupid terror assault in NYC where inncocent lives were lost. October 31st also brought the release of the all new BRATAKUS EP.  The quick and responsive attack from those two vegan straight edge girls from Scotland.  And although it is packed with two spooky halloween tribute… Keep Reading

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