LAST CLIMB present a debut of coruscating Swedish hardcore punk inthe finest tradition of Anti-Cimex, Disfear etc. The guitar/guitar/bass and drums line up find their own sound with a rawness of production and harshness of subject matter, pulling slighty away from some of the more "rock and roll" elements (cheesy solos and upbeat chorus sections) a lot of traditional d-beat bands follow while retaining elements like the occasional screaming lead and foot stomping, moshy riff sections.
Occasionally they sneak cross-genre into sludging slow motion riffing breakdowns, but never for longer than a few seconds before speeding back up to a respectable hardcore kilter. Tonaly the release is reminiscent of hard stuff like Bloody Phoenix with that kind of suffocating level of gain on the guitars, buzzsaw bass tone and maximised snare kicking the listener in the skull, tinted with harsh but not overpowering vocals.
Lyrically LAST CLIMB stick to the themes implied by the name, with a quintessentially Swedish focus on environment most of the 6 tracks deal in someway with depression in addition to the traditionally antifascist subject matter of d-beat hardcore.
All in LEAVE IT TO ROT is an extremely promising debut from a new band that really seem to know their stuff while innovating just enough to give a traditional formula an extra shine.
a mighty impressive band from hamburg. 6 full on power mayhemic, intense, outbursting... northcore hc-attacks. they combine new school SxE-core with infest-stylish sound; highly recomend and a german classic already!
Leucrota are the sound of teeth grinding, bones rattling and skin rippling in fear. They are the sound of hunger, starvation, emaciation, self-mutilation, loss and of one's endless slipping into an abyss of despair. Their abrasive, death-ridden, vile and suffocating hardcore punk is the shit of nightmares. Black Flag run through the most frightening dungeons of the most horrifying mental hospital. Born Against plunged into an abyss of self-feeding madness. Crucifix run through a meat grinder. Void dismembered and disfigured from within with a vile selfcombustion of grimness and bitterness that has completely spun out of control. Hardcore punk, crust, d-beat, noise rock and black metal colliding and disintegrating in an excruciating implosion of despair. Leucrota hail from sunny Santa Cruz, CA, but there is no light in this band's caustic and plague-ridden music. Everything in this band's music is a chocking and a beating, constant, uninterrupted humiliation and sadism.
ffo: Black Flag, Born Against, Crucifix, Void
under: hardcore punk, crust, d-beat, noise rock and black metal
"Ketterings finest hardcore/punk/metal hybrids Let It Die follow-up last years demo with this, 6-tracks of blistering thrashy noise. Originally set to be released on Southern Lord records, until they decided they had over-commited themselves financially (no one can deny they put out a lot of stuff!), their loss becomes Church Of Fuck, Dead Chemists and Moshtache Records gain, as all 3 labels present you these awesome tracks on a run of 300 beautiful translucent purple 7" records, with radical art by Ben Foot. This band make an unholy racket, and their live show needs to be seen to be believed, without doubt one of the best heavy bands in the UK."
CRUST / HARDCORE PUNK Two year after their last record Lies feed the machine from Berlin are back with a new great, little piece of vinyl, named “Gallows”. With Marek of Insuciety and Ex-Mönster now on drums, their sound has developed in variety and you can expect piercing, sporadically metallicguitar riffs and pummeling basslines, backed with heavy ‘n rough d-beat drumming and angrily screamed vocals. The record comes with a beautiful, though dark four coloured silkscreen cover