(review) WAR//PLAGUE / WARWOUND – Forlorn split 7”

It’s a great little record, this.  Firstly because it features two great and very active bands and secondly because it is packed with lots of punk emotions, starting from sound and lyrics, finishing on a beautiful artwork done by Andy Lefton from W//P.  Now, this just proves that a white cover on a punk record works well.  Get the original copy and admire the artistic details.  It’s a classic cover already.

Start the record with WAR//PLAGUE and mosh to the metallic sound of crust with a gloomy and terryfing vocals.  It’s a great d-beat, though I would rather place it nearer to the swedish style.  It is fast where it needs to be fast, but then, all of a sudden – welcome to metal, welcome to mega-therion, if you know what I mean.

WARWOUND side gives you a discharge-style d-beat with very familiar Rat vocals.  Yes, you may say it’s DISCHARGE meets THE VARUKERS but remember about two important facts: these songs (all of them I think, but not sure) were written in 1982-83 only recorded with a new WARWOUND line-up in 2015/16 (in the drummer’s studio) and that a debut WARWOUND LP is out now and this tells you what these gentlemen are really capable of.  So treat this little record as WARWOUND tapas.  Simple but very tasty.  This is what tapas is all about, innit?

This 7” is on black vinyl and a 100 limited edition white vinyl.  Mine is white and it’s cool.

(45 rpm)

Dr. Strange Records

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

We will not share your e-mail with anyone else. Instead, you will be the first to know about new releases, reviews, interviews and more things DIY.

SANCTUS PROPAGANDA is both, a worldwide collective of activist punks from different corners of the world whose mission is to keep it as alive and active as possible, and a record label based in Eastern Europe.

SANCTUS PROPAGANDA COLLECTIVE does what it says: preserving punk for future generations. We are a DIY non-profit worldwide collective of young and middle-aged (well…) punks who aim at bettering ourselves and the world we all live in. Read more about the Collective here

Select your currency
EUR Euro
PLN Polish złoty