Oct 29, 2011

Expressing ideas through DIY (The Revolution will not be posted on eBay, or anywhere else)

Been having fun, ain't no lie
Expressing ideas through DIY
But some shit sucks, that's for sure
(Like spending) thousands on records that are obscure

Records are collected
Money's invested
Original ideals
Completely neglected

Availability affected
(While) eBay is Molested
What does this say about who we are
And what we're fighting for?

With collecting records we're obsessed
How can we even pose a threat?
Time to get our shit back on track

Time to get our shit.....
Back on track!

Oct 26, 2011

Terrible feelings - death to everyone (2011)

This is my latest obsession. Terrible feelings comes from Malmo, Sweden and delivers the catchiest punk rock i have heard in ages. I can imagine that they have been in numerous other bands but i don't have a clue. If you see a crustie with lots of patches of Framtid and Death Dust Extcractor and a girl in a Repulsion sweater talking on their new favourite band (it happened to me and a fellow hipster friend in a gig some days ago), then you know this worth a listening.

The guy from Tadpole records hooked up with this from a youtube track and i can't get enough lately. This band creates so beautiful environments, a psych  feeling of loss and defeat played with no distorted guitars and nice rolling drums. The songs could be described as a mix of modern punk rock with power pop. They remind me all the female fronted bands that wrote history in the underground hardcore scene but i think they're gonna be bigger. Masshysteri and Gorilla angreb comes to my mind flerting in a bar full of smoke with The Wipers and The Enstranged. "Death to everyone" is the Japanese release of the two 7'' ("tied up" & "impending doom") and the first demo with better sound quality, released from donuts pop records.The song "Hollow" have THE lyrics : "I punish people round me, i know they care for me". Dark, vein-cutting and punk!


Oct 10, 2011

The Ropes - Demo II & self titled 7'' (2011)

-DBill, the Diver of the infinite reality :

Ωμή βία και τα μυαλά στα κάγκελα. Η Ropes είναι η καταλληλότερη μουσική επένδυση αν 
δεν την παλεύεις και δεν σε νοιάζει καθόλου (μα καθόλου), αν το έχεις λείξει ότι μετακομίζεις στην κορυφή της Γκιώνας και θες να το ρίξεις στο μισανθρωπισμό, ή αν απλά ψάχνεις μία ευχάριστη νότα ενώ κοπανάς το κεφάλι ενός λόκαλ φασίστα σε τυχαία συνάντηση στην πλατεία της γειτονιάς σου.
Από τα ψόφια κουφάρια των The Repos σχηματίστηκαν οι The Ropes (μαλάκα, μηδέν επινοητικότητα, απλά άλλαξαν μεταξύ τους τα φωνήεντα!), για να το πάρουν από εκεί που το άφησαν οι τελευταίοι. Ωμό (όπως προαναφέρθηκε) χάρντκορ πάνκ και αβαβάκα. Η demo κασσέτα είναι τόσο μονολιθική, που οποιαδήποτε προσπάθεια να μπεί έξτρα επιθετικός προσδιορισμός σε αυτό το κείμενο φαντάζει τέρμα "φρουφρού και αρώματα"...
5 τραγούδια σε αυτήν την κασσέτα, έξι λεπτά με το ζόρι, και αυτό θα είναι το σάουντ-τρακ της ζωούλας σας. Μηδέν εις το πηλίκο άρα.
from skullfucked.blogspot.com
Σβήστε λοιπόν όλα τα mp3 στον υπολογιστή σας (ειδικά κάτι μέγιστες παπαριές τύπου Ghost και τ'αρχίδια μου κουνιούνται) και περάστε μόνο το δεύτερο ντέμο των Ropes... (αφού η γαμημένη η Youth Attack τα κάνει sold out από μόνη της και μετά τα πουλάει στο ebay, δεν υπάρχει ελπίδα στον κόσμο καμιά για ορίτζιναλ κασσέτα)...

Down in flames

Oct 7, 2011

Arnitiki Stasi (Negative Stance) - Aggeloi tou pseudous (Angels of deceit) LP (1993)

I have made this post a long time ago, but the rip (especially the b-side) was a crap, so my good friend 7inchcrust gave me a truly helpful hand with the rip of this LP. He ripped the b-side of his own copy and cut the tracks. So, finally this rip is good (not soooooo clean - the a side, the rip is mine. don't be angry mr.7inch) and you can use it at your favourite dj parties when you want to play tracks like "the fall" in a quality better than the 128kbps. So, from the past come the storms :

Arnitiki stasi (Negative stance) was one of the best greek hardcore punk bands outta greece.
Formed in late 80's, the band appeared in many tape-compilations, both greek and abroad. They have released a split lp with Kismet HC, a 7inch (get it here) on profane existence recs (profane claims that this is on the top-5 releases the label has done since nowadays) and a full-length lp.
This one.

 Released in 1993 from wipe out records this masterpiece of pure energy has 11 tracks of perfect hardcore "the-greek-way" punk. I have said before, I think greece's scene (if you can call it this way) have had one of the most technically accomplished bands around the globe. Mainly influenced by the greek punk bands of early 80's, mixing the heavy (and thrash) metal influences of the late 80's era has given a blend of sounds to be named as catchy, strong, technical, from the heart and finally over the top.

 This release is the most "fast" and angry (and the last) the band ever released. Compared to the previous releases that have more melodic and mid-tempo tunes, this one "take-no-prisoners". Give notice to the excellent drum-works and the catchy-as-hell guitar riffs. Members of arnitiki stasi used to play to Viomihaniki autoktonia (Industrial suicide). Also, makis (bass-player) left the band before the release of this one, to join the forces of anasa stahti (ashen breath).

Enjoy @320kbps

I want to say a lot more, but I feel that I’ve already tired you, so...


Oct 4, 2011

Death Token - All Dreams Are Nightmares LP (2011)

When I bought this lp, some weeks ago I expected a full-on ejaculator of dirty Japanese noisy power. But seems that as the years go by, these Danish gents learnt how to use their instruments. As a good friend said : “this is punk to the bone, true badass motherfuckers”, and hell, they are! From the first riff of “war and order” you get an extremely vicious Discharge-d fuelled attack filtered with break-bone throats. “Start the fire – Burn them out” as the lyrics declare and you have to carry the gallons, sir. Music-wise n this diamond you won’t get their Japanese influenced chaos but I have to say that I like it this way more than the previous releases. Songs like “venomous” with that mid-tempo rhythm and the double vocals makes my day fuckin worth a million, coz I can sing-along as I’m walking in this god-damned city of lunatic zombies and drug addict corpses. “Chaos rules – Chaos rules – Post atomic Religion – Melted face – Mutant messiah” and in the end “when dreams turn into beasts – all dreams are nightmares”. Pay attention to the necros, this is an ace.