Jul 26, 2011

Overpower - Demo 2011

Wow, what we have here?
A new band from some old pogo wolves of the german hardcore scene.
My knowledge-owner informer told me that the band consists of ex members of brutal masterminds BURIAL and THE NOW-DENIAL. I don't know if that's accurate but I believe him and propably you'll do the same when you'll listen the first song.

This is fuckin' rock-driven, fast forward hardcore punk the good way. Their singer yelling his lungs out – not the japcore style as you might except – with a true sincerity and a knife in his hand. Yep, that's fucking deadfull hardcore guys. The guitar is over the whole production and this is the main reason, I think, this demo is so “strong” and tight. The riffs are the usual speedy freaked-out ala Paintbox illness while the drums and bass lines offers cathcy dancing songs reminding me the first 7'' of Burial without the deathside vocals or the Doomtown Lp (check for example “the power to be” or “24 hours”). This demo have been released as a limited lp (300 copies) and it's maybe the best album I listened to lately alongside the ropes second demo. Thanx goes out to stathis who pointed his finger to this shit.

Check here for the lyrics of the album

Jul 14, 2011

Kafka - Truths

Another great mini-cd that came ten years ago in my mailbox, in the golden ages of tape-trading. Kafka born in genova in 1995 as a melodic hardcore punk band but quickly changed their sound and their influences to more metallic edge paths. They were a straight-edge band, that everyone that have seen them live back in the day in villa amalias have only good words to say.

To understand their sound better, think Blackfish records sound, yep Ian Glasper's label with that early 00's good metallic-hardcore releases. In this mini cd the band have clear influences from the NYHC scene with all that great mid-tempo parts that turns out the delight soundtrack of a violent mosh-pit. Their guitar riffs make clear that the band loves Slayer, especially on the opening riff of Generaziona di stupidita.

Add some really screaming low-edged vocals and Kafka turns into the ultra-chaotic hardcore band in my ears, or it's just that when i buyed that disc i was only 15, so the band sounded to me really extreme, but then i still enjoy this shit. One is for sure, Kafka alongside Frammenti, have very igh standards for the italian hardcore of the late 90's. Two bands worth checking out. Last but not least : "If Biohazard didn't play for money and were from italy their name would propably be Kafka." and "The perfect impact is of course live, with a high shrill voice over a chaotic metallic background that blows anything up.".

Jul 9, 2011

Memories aren't always golden (in our case they are)

me and myfriend going to our first show
 So, lydia created a new blog called "my first punk show" to gather different opinions on how much we love punk or what was the dynamiter that blown away our minds years and years ago...So, i have to tell that behind the love for music, it was something bigger. To be part of something bigger than ourselves, to be active, to respect each other, not to gain profit from our friends or any other person, to help each other out, to communicate and i don't know what other fucked-up thing. Bigger than punk is the small actions that making it true.So, go and read my column here and hit me up. last but not least check also this video:

Jul 2, 2011

My turn - Noble intentions (demo 2010)

So, the time is now for the most boring review of the whole blog-sphere.
Apostolis sent me his band's demo a couple of months ago and i still digging the words to make it through. Here you'll find no nice words.
My turn comes from athens, greece and they play positive hardcore (no, i'm  no kidding... they declare it).
So, in the vein of 7 seconds and with their original name to be Positive Approach, My Turn delivers short-fused hardcore tracks full of of childish freshness (even if they are close to 30).
Add the screams of a young virgin girl and you have the new must of athens city, something like mojito with fresh lime...
Enjoy respectivelly