Thursday, September 14, 2017

SHITTY LIFE - S/T 7"

Label:     Crapoulet
Year:       2017
Country: Italy

Shitty Life fuse classic 70s punk with early US hardcore and some hints of garage. Six short and highly energetic tunes.  

Sunday, July 16, 2017

RAW DEAL - NAVRAT Z MISE CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2016
Country: Czech Republic

Experimental kraut rock from Prague.

PROCESS OF ELIMINATION - WON'T COMPLY 7"

Label:     Neck Chop
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Another great release from Neck Chop Records. This 7" features 3 tracks of crude punkrock made with cheap driving computer beats and loud blasting guitars. Not unlike S.B.F. or Race Car. 

WHIPPING POST - TASTE THE WHIP CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2016
Country: UK

Powerful and unsetting midtempo hardcore from Leeds. Imagine a mix of "Damaged" era Black Flag, Bl'ast and Pissed Jeans.

RADIATION RISKS - GOODBYE MONEY 7"

Label:     Lumpy
Year:      2017
Country: USA

After a brilliant demo cassette Radiation Risks from Buffalo are back with their first vinyl EP. You get six frantic punk/hc songs with totally unique and well done sax lines. 

THE SNAILS - DEMO CS

Label:     Abnormal Broadcasting
Year:      2015
Country: USA
 
Two fast and primitive killer tunes. Heavily influenced by early US westcoast punk and hc. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

REGIMEN - SINNESFRID LP

Label:     Sista Versen
Year:      2017
Country: Sweden

Fast '80s style hardcore from Gothenburg with great melodies.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

CLAW - S/T CS

Label:     Fake Crab
Year:      2016
Country: USA

This demo cassette features four tracks of raging and political female-fronted fastcore that brings plenty of speed mixed with stomping midtempo parts.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

PUBLIC CRY - DEMO

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

This new band from the bay area has developed a sloppy and unpolished style of hardcorepunk. They write simple songs that balance between repetitive midtempo grooves and stomping hardcore assaults. A UK peace punk influence becomes obvious but in the end it's Publy Cry own unqiue style. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

DIASPORA - DEMO 2017

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Diaspora from Washington are heavily influenced by early '80s US hardcore. Far from generic, this demo offers four songs driven by a brilliant guitar-work and a powerful rhythm section. Reminds me of Articles Of Faith and "Land Speed Record" era Hüsker Dü.

YC-CY - TODESTANZ LP

Label:     X-Mist
Year:      2017
Country: Switzerland

YC-CY from Switzerland take influences from '90s noise-rock groups and '80s post-punk just to create their own refreshing and totally unique style. A true inner record.

NEKRA - DEMO 2017 CS

Label:     La Vida Es Un Mus
Year:      2017
Country: UK

Another example of the "New Wave Of British Hardcore". On their demo debut Nekra from London delivers five tracks of filthy and totaly raging hardcore.

IN FLUX - NO MORE MACHO BULLSHIT CS

Label:     Get Better
Year:      2016
Country: USA

In Flux from Portland fuse fast and heavy d-beat/ powerviolence with stomping midtempo parts.

CANKRO - DEMO

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: Brazil

Another great new band from Brazil. Cankro have developed an uncompromising style of no frills hardcore. A total banger.

DIKTAT - A DOUBLE TOUR CS

Label:     Cool Marriage
Year:      2017
Country: France

Hailing from Bordeaux, Frnace Diktat play well done d-beat hardcore that brings plenty of speed and harsh vocals. Reminds me of Warcry, Talk Is Poison or Deathreat.

86 GEMINI - S/T 7"

Label:     High Fashion Industries
Year:      2017
Country: USA

This 7" features four tracks of powerful and furious hardcore that bring to mind bands like Die Kreuzen, GISM or The Necros.

DUMSPELL - COWBOY SLUMBER PARTY CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Excellent punk/ post-punk from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Even better than their 2005 demo cassette.

 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

CUNTROACHES - S/T 7"

Label:     not released so far
Year:      2017
Country: Germany

Cuntroaches from Berlin are currently looking for someone to release this 7". And if I had a label I would be interested. This trio has developed a crude minimalistic but shredding fusion of hardcore noise and no wave punk. An intense and totally unique 6 songs inferno. 

PINKU SAIDO - DEMO 2016 CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2016
Country: France

Ripping high-energy punkrock from Lyon with an undercurrent of great melodies. One main highlight are the unique vocals sung in Japanese.

DISPLAY HOMES - S/T EP

Label:     none
Year:      2016
Country: Australia

The debut release of Sydney's Display Homes offers three tracks of non-conventional post-punk. Can't wait to hear more from this group. Highly recommended.