Dec 25, 2011

Stockpile - 7''

Ok, this is the second best 7'' (released by Destroy me records) i listened of lately, after the Raw nerves "burnt skin" 7''. Stockpile comes from Philadelphia featuring current and former members of WITCH HUNT, STATIONS, AURYN, HYPATIA... Stockpile is the greatest mix of the usual portland sound along the swedish d-beat. If you like the copy-paste type-of zines of the 80's, this band could easily be on the top-10 of your 2012 list but with more modern sound, produced by Brad Boatright (Check also Sarabante's first full length), he made a terrific work.

This is brutal hardcore, for guys like d-bill or/and bak, for guys that like their coffee without milk, but with old-school d-beat. If you like Warcry's "Not so distant future" with heavy vocals (The vocals are rad and could take any of the Youth Attack kids out), heavy bass-lines and catchy drum changes this is a hell of a record...Influenced by the 80's anarcho-punk bands, but more in the "i-kill-you-motherfucker" it...


Dec 14, 2011

Against Empire - Thieves and Leeches

Some months ago, i've made a post about Dogsholylife and their forthcoming euro-tour. The band came through greece and was a blast. Very nice guys, open-minded and alcoholics as hell. Two members of dogs also plays for Against Empire, Matt and Dylan  delivering the goods for both bands and they truly do a great "job" and julien the drummer runs Threat to Existence records. This is their new lp on Profane Existence records (a very good release for the label after long time).


So, for those who are familiar with their heavy crust days of the "destructive system collapse" 7'' and the "one who bear the scars..." Lp i have to say that the band have made an impressive improvemnet on their sound. Their tracks are sharper and faster with double shouting vocals. I can say they made a step closer to anarcho-punk/crust not only by lyrics (they were a political aware band in the past also) but mainly by the tracks "construction", something like Born/Dead, Aus-Rotten or even the fast tracks of Dogsholylife and as jarred (dogs drummer) told me :"the more the guys play with dogs, the more influence gets to Against empire" and that's true. Seven amazing tracks for headbangers hard and die-hard pogo wolves plus a great CRUCIFIX cover. The rip is taken from Up the fuckin punx blog. Cheers.


Dec 8, 2011

Chokehold - 1995 - Content with dying

Is that really anything to be spoken about this album? Low-tuned, heavy-weight, straight edge and fucking political. This canadian band have been one of the most influential of all time in the hardcore scene with their anti-religious, anti-homophobic and alimal/earth liberation lyrics. If you don't know them please check them out and if you do know them pay respect (a. i'm waiting a review of Trial's "are these our lives").

"They have us fooled reaching for the amerikkkan dream. Trapped in the 9-5 its like swimming upstream. Do as they tell you forethought is bound to fail. We are dying and no one seems to care. To busy rushing to a go no-where career. You think you're free? You just cant see the bars. we're all in prison in these free countries of ours. Your not free, you never were."

Members went on to play in such bands as The Swarm, Brutal Knights, Left for Dead, Haymaker, Our War and Seventy-Eight Days.

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