Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bolesno Grinje "Grinje!Grinje!Grinje!"

Not really a post. Still too lazy for it right now.
I just wanted to let you know that Bolesno Grinje have new album out so you can check it out. It's the same great grinding crust punk as always and it is available as digital download and you can pay as much as you like for it. If you are generous, it could see the light of the day as an LP. Go to their site to check it out.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Scraps "Crush Europe '92" 7"

Scraps were hardcore punk band from Lille, France that were active from mid-80s to mid-90s. As a kid I've listened to their first two 7"s (Apartheid and Aaargh!) religiously and one of the first bass lines that I learned to play in my life was the beginning of Dubeauf S'en Va T'en Guerre from Aaargh! 7".
Later on I haven't got nothing newer from them until I bought this 7" around 1996(ish) and it was a disappointment to me. First of all, it is a live recording and they're mostly not so good to me, but it also lacked that frantic energy that the old releases had. I gave it a go again now after more than 10 years and it still doesn't do it for me, but maybe you like their later period stuff, so here it is.
The record doesn't says when it was out so I'll trust discogs site that it is 1992 release.

Released: 1992
Label: Ammunation Records
Size: 29 MB

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01. Another Eviction
02. Just No
03. Refuse
04. Beyond Hate
05. Break Down The Wall (Pink Floyd cover)
06. Screaming For Change (Uniform Choice cover)


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lord Green "Last Demo"

This is the second band that Fan The Flames Records sent for review.
Lord Green is Quad Cities, Illinois based band and they play hardcore mixed with sludgy parts which is winning combination if you ask me.
This is their last demo from the series of couple of them and the demo opens with slow, heavy, sludgy instrumental track and then goes to hardcore punk hell with buzzing bass and then again sludgy parts here and there (ha-ha, another marvelous piece of music review, courtesy of me).
All in all I love this a lot and it is great ganja fuelled stoner punk with tracktitles like Higher Than God as proof of that (even though that is one of the faster tracks).
If you want more info, here are their web and MySpace pages and if you wanna buy the tape, go here.

Released: 2011
Label: Fan The Flames Records
Size: 62 MB

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01. Flying
02. Losing The Race
03. Fucked In Every Direction
04. We're Fucked
05. Into The Sun
06. Higher Than God
07. Dropping Out
08. Hook, Line, And Sinker


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Youwretch "Youwretch" EP

Another contribution I got (almost 5 months ago - sorry for that) is from Fan The Flames Records with links for Youwretch and Lord Green releases. I don't have intention to publish reviews for everything I get through the mail, but since I am totally lazy lately and Fan The Flames Records seem to have really good bands under their wing I am happy to give them a couple of reviews. Look out for their releases.
Youwretch is Minneapolis based hardcore punk band that sound a bit like stoner brothers of Tragedy (without too much of the stoner bit) and this is their debut EP. They are currently working on songs for their upcoming full length and if you are from their hometown, you can get a physical copy of this EP at Extreme Noise Records.
Fan The Flames Records' page says that a limited run of 7" vinyl is in the works, but I don't know if it has already been released or not.
Band links here, here and here.

Released: 2011
Label: Fan The Flames Records / Forward! Records
Size: 22 MB

01. Confront
02. Exhume
03. Failure And Worship
04. The Rider


Thursday, June 16, 2011

VA "Dark Punk Arise"

This compilation is much more up my alley than the last one. As the title suggests, it's filled with darker sounding punk bands of which are some of my favourites like Dažd, Warcollapse, Cross Stitched Eyes and Rudimentary Peni.
Again this is web release and the bitrates vary from 128 to 320 kbps, so it was strange for me to find out that there is a physical cd-r version (limited to 50 copies) of the compilation with a booklet containing the lyrics. I don't know what's the point of the CD since it's obvious that the compilation is made from the lossy mp3, but if that makes someone happy...
Apart from my usual bitching (I won't even bitch about the sound levels), I'd like to say that this is very good compilation without a bad track and I'd recommend it to anyone who's feels like listening to something new (and old).
I've included the lyrics in the mp3s and added country and date of each track in the comments.

Released: 2011
Label: DIY
Size: 88 MB

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01. The Austrasian Goat - AFBM (Anti-Facist Black Metal)
02. Contagium - Wallow
03. Arxi Tou Telous - Ksespasma Misous (Burst Of Hate)
04. Spectres - Cold War
05. Dažd - Tamo Dole (Down There)
06. Chambre Froide - Azazel
07. Iskra - Bureval
08. Monarch - A Look At Tomorow (Discharge cover)
09. Warcollapse - Crust As Fuck Existence
10. Cross Stitched Eyes - Breath Of Lies
11. Deathcharge - The Hangman
12. Rudimentary Peni - Eyes Of The Dead
13. Valpourgia Nyxta - Politikoi Kratoumenoi
14. Black Trinity - Throne Of Dark
15. Filth Of Mankind - Obledna Rzeczywistosc


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

VA "Lifeline From Beyond The Grave"

This is the first from the two compilations that Kostas sent and it is done by B24 label that he is involved into.
First of all, I'll get out of the way all the stuff that I don't like with web releases such as this one. The bitrates on the tracks vary from 128 to 320 kbps, but that is not the biggest issue. It's the different loudness levels between the tracks. If it was be adjusted, it could be much more enjoyable.
OK, now to the good part. This compilation gathers various music styles, from metal, hardcore punk to doom and experimental.
I'm not big fan of experimental(ish) music (even though after a couple of listens A Sun Gone Black track starts to appeal more to me), and if I'd have to pick my favourite bands on the compilation it would be Per Capita, MeinhoF and my favourite punishment for ears: Potop from Macedonia.
I've embedded the links of all the bands' MySpace pages in mp3 tags, so, if you wanna check out more...

Released: 2010
Label: B24
Size: 50 MB

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01. Far End Echo - Sundance
02. Depressor - Lord Of The Flesh
03. Snuff Film - OMGWTF
04. Wormhead - Leucochloridium Paradoxum
05. Per Capita - Erased By Authority
06. A Sun Gone Black - Crescent Blackout
07. MeinhoF - A.A.C.A. (Anarchy And Chaos Association)
08. Potop - 3
09. Stink - Pigs In Control
10. Mother Disobedience - Muttertag


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mother Disobedience "3 Folk Greats About Fear, Faith And Consumption"

This is third EP by Mother Disobedience (this time in 320 kbps) and it's released after their "Lahar" EP from 2009 which you can find on Escape From The Wave, the blog done by Kostas. You can find more greek (and other) bands there too.
As I've already said, this is not my cup of tea, but I'm really looking forward to hearing Mother Disobedience/Arxi Tou Telous project band called Plague which plays early 90's crust/d-beat black metal. Surely sounds like a winner to me.

Released: 2011
Label: DIY
Size: 74 MB

01. Fear
02. Faith
03. Consumption


Mother Disobedience "3rd Studio Amendment"

Kostas from Arxi Tou Telous sent me another contribution. In fact, it's four contributions. Two albums of his other band - Mother Disobedience and two compilations on which his bands appeared.
Mother Disobedience play experimental noise rock and I believe that this is their first release. I am not a very big fan of experimental music, so as much as I love his other band, this one doesn't speak to me. Don't get me wrong, I think it's quality work done here, but my ears like other noises more.
If you are into such kind of stuff I urge you to give it a try.
Mp3 quality is 128 kbps, but they sound good.

Released: 2008
Label: DIY
Size: 24 MB

01. Conquistadores
02. Sasha Grey
03. Nano Vas Issad Rammer (Intro)


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Those Who Believe Shall Die "The Darkest Hour"

It's great that when I'm too lazy to even check out the blog for weeks, nice people come in and provide material and make me post again.
First of all, sorry for waiting and second, thanks for this great video.
This is Amebix tribute done by my friend Gera, the veteran of Požega's hardcore punk scene. It's a one-man effort done with utmost love for the band and it even got the compliments from the man Stig himself on his YouTube channel.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

X-Ray Spex "Identity" 7"

I've just found out from KYPP pages that Poly Styrene has passed away yesterday from breast cancer, less than a month after releasing her new album which was produced by Martin Glover (aka Youth of Killing Joke fame).
What I've always loved about Spex was that they were that cheerier side of punk without having nonsense lyrics like some other "cheery" punk bands had. Despite the fact that her post-Spex life went into some spiritual direction which holds no interest to me, the fact remains that the Spex were one of the most original and underrated punk bands ever.
The reason that I'm posting this record is that it's (unfortunately) the only X-Ray Spex vinyl that I own and it's the german release of their 3rd (or is it 4th?) 7". Again, the sound level is through the roof 'cause I can't adjust it through my USB pre-amp, so, until I buy some better equipment...
R.I.P. Poly.

Released: 1978
Label: EMI Electrola
Size: 14 MB

01. Identity
02. Let's Submerge


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Peace Of Mind/Anomie split LP

This record was a bit of surprise for me because both bands on it are not my usual cup of tea and I ended up loving both of 'em. Both bands were quite "soft" for my taste back then and Anomie were of the emo bunch which I never could fully digest, but this record led me to buying two more LPs and an 7" of P.O.M. and unfortunately only one 7" by Anomie. I cannot rationally explain why I love both of these bands, but if you ever get a chance to buy something by them I cannot recommend it enough.
You can notice in the tracklist that two of the songs are done by AnomiePeaceOfMind which was supposed to be collaboration of both bands, but ended up only with Anomie people and Jobst from P.O.M. due to other bandmates not being able to make it. Also the song "I Want My Life (And I'll Get It!)" is labeled "Disconcience" in the booklet if this means anything to anyone.

Released: 1995
Label: World Upside Down / Ape Records
Size: 95 MB

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01. Peace Of Mind - Part
02. Peace Of Mind - Education
03. Peace Of Mind - Communication Is Strength
04. Peace Of Mind - We're Not Gonna Take It (Twisted Sister cover)
05. Peace Of Mind - Anarchy
06. Peace Of Mind - Repression
07. Peace Of Mind - Rotten
08. AnomiePeaceOfMind - I Want My Life (And I'll Get It!)
09. Anomie - ...Chercher Des Solutions...
10. Anomie - Les Liens
11. Anomie - Rôle
12. Anomie - Le Paraître
13. Anomie - Acoustica
14. AnomiePeaceOfMind - Afraid


New blog to check out

I've forgot to give you a heads up for this blog for over a month now, but here you finally are.
"Totalno Sam Ljut" is blog done by Jule and Hoc from Pula, Croatia, which is, as I've already said before, my favourite town in Croatia when it comes to punk. Now, these two guys alone make quite a big chunk of bands that come from Pula in the last 20 years since they're quite hiperactive when it comes to making music. And now they've put their musical efforts for us to enjoy together with some of joke bands of theirs (or joke sinchronisations), but their "real" bands are true gems there. If you're familiar with some of their bands like Desinence Mortification, Bolesno Grinje, Anti Otpad etc. you know what to expect.
The blog name comes from the title of Anti Otpad's killer album and the blog itself is written in croatian, so if you're not from around here, you'll have to stick with some translator to read the band bios.

Totalno Sam Ljut

Thursday, March 10, 2011

SexA "Jeane Jone Story" VHS

This has been in line to post for about a month now since I've stumbled upon it, and I just couldn't force myself to write one line, but finally here it is.
You can read more about this noise legends from my hometown in my previous SexA post, and this is rip of their VHS tape from 1991. It has three music videos, some live recordings from 1990 and band's spoken word.
I don't know who is the original creator of this VHS-rip, but thanks a lot to him/her for saving this document and making it available for generations to come.

Released: 1991
Label: Maydi Film & Video
Size: 616 MB

I've re-uploaded it in fever files and you can get them here:

Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bender "Peoples Army" 7"

Here's another short one by another amazing Words Of Warning genre bending band.
One of my all time favourites. Go here for more.
Again, the recording levels are quite high, but you'll have to live with it.

Released: 1994
Label: Words Of Warning
Size: 19 MB

01. Peoples Army
02. Moonwalking


Thursday, January 27, 2011

AOS3 "Tottenham Three" 7"

Here's a short one.
Third post by these free festival nutters from Sunderland. An amazing band and an single from an amazing label make an amazing release.
This time it's cover of The AK 47’s Tottenham Three from their "Don't Call Me Vanilla" LP and dub version of their own song To Dream The Impossible Dream (both version appeared on their "God's Secret Agent" CD).
The recording levels are quite high as unfortunately I don't have the possibility to adjust it on my USB phono pre-amp, but if you don't have this it should do you justice.

Released: 1992
Label: Words Of Warning
Size: 18 MB

01. Tottenham Three
02. To Dub The Impossible