This is a little different from the more standard hardcore record SI usually releases. It’s a trip back to the 90’ies melodic hardcore culture, with a message for the outsiders and the punks about we haven’t given up yet! This is what hardcore is all about: the message we wish to send to each other within the community of punk and hardcore and the surrounding society! We will keep fighting, so here’s another one for the revolution! The music is melodic hardcore inspired, with lots of emotional hardcore riffs and it does not lose it’s nerve. There’s even some semi-brutal breakdowns where the bass-drum pounds out double-bass beats and generally pretty aggressive percussion, without distort the general soundpicture on this record. The vocal ranges from aggressive shouting and screaming till clean singing: it’s like old Silverstein and old melodic Deftones combined. This is a record for those who still think hardcore is about frustration and fighting for what you hold dear. A must have for people into: Silverstein, Deftones and Rise Against!
Brutal hardcore infused grindcore from Finland that has a big influence from modern Swedish grind ala Nasum, Gadget and especially Sayyadina and a lot in common with their Finnish brothers in Rotten Sound! Loads of blast and abrasive riffs with a few dark melodic touches and crusty grooves!
At war with false noise: Broadening the At War roster's sonic palate further, Portland, Oregon's Fellwoods give us a slab of bluesey, hard-edged rock with a great vintage 70s sound.
I'm loathe to do so, but I'm sure these guys (formerly The Moss) will be lumped in with the current "retro-rock" revival, which includes some great bands, and some questionable bandwagon-jumpers. The major differentiator for me is the ability to just write a GOOD TUNE-unconsciously and without pretence-and Fellwoods most definitely do that!
It's very stripped-down, direct and raw blues rock which gives a heavy nod to the proto metal of the self-titled Bang LP, the first Sir Lord Baltimore record and even early Judas Priest (Rocka Rolla is an absolutely minsunderstood classic in my opinion). The vocals aren't a million miles away from Halford early caterwaul either and fit with the sense of kinetic urgency throughout. There are some fantastic psychedelic spacey passages going on too,refelected in the beautfiful cover art by vocalist/guitarist Adam Burke.
I'll be doing a split 7" with doom masters Ice Dragon soon, and these guys are away on tour with Uzala later on this year too; expect big things! You heard it here first.
2nd album by this fucking awesome band from Belgium!! We discovered bands like KRONOS & HOUR OF PENANCE... so now it's time for a new gem of dark, technical and intense brutal Death for lovers of the mentioned bands plus hints of NILE, DECAPITATED, IMMOLATION, SEVERE TORTURE...
Storming out of the mean streets of Sydney in a haze of blood, sweat and a shit load of beers comes Fuck Oath with their intense, head-stomping debut EP for Grindhead Records. Featuring members of some of Sydney’s best past and present death, grind and punk bands including Bludgeoner, Taipan, Beer Corpse and Roadside Burial.
Fuck Oath are an amalgamation of like minded individuals with a mission to deliver straight up, honest, no nonsense approach to grinding, thrashing punk. Fully armed with a nasty punk as fuck attitude these four crazy cross-over junkies have hit the nail on the head. Stampeding along with eleven brain-haemorrhaging tracks of furiously-fast cross-over crammed with classic sing-a-longs like Hit & Run, Co-Ed Killer, Jesus Slut and Beers Are On. Fuck Oath explode with tonnes of catchy buzzsaw riffs combined with pummelling bass chops, relentless drumming and the raw and gritty vocals all bringing to mind the iconic old school styles of SOD, Napalm Death and DRI.
These self proclaimed "beercore" bastards are flying the flag of party thrash high and mighty,keen on creating furious havoc wherever they go, not to mention sucking all the kegs dry. If you dig Venomous Concept, Negative Approach, Napalm Death and Municipal Waste then 'ave a go ya mugs' and grab a copy today.
FUCK U ALL (USA/MD)
This Split release contains the 5 songs from the band’s sophomore release, entitled “Retribution” [Tracks 1-5].
Brutal Death Metal (feat members of MISERY INDEX, DYING FETUS, and NEXT STEP UP)
This Split release includes all material recorded by COVENANCE to date (as of late 2008), including the 3 songs from their first EP, “Ravaging the Pristine” [Tracks 11-13] and the 5 songs from their follow up, entitled “The Wasting” [Tracks 6-10].
SEVERED HEAD (USA/MD)
is one of the most respected bands in the Maryland underground Death Metal Scene.
(Feat. members from DYING FETUS and FUCK U ALL)
4 songs from their 2006 EP