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.  

RACE CAR - BUILD YOUR OWN GO-KART 7"

Label:     Neck Chop
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Race Car from California play blasting high speed punkrock with cheap drum computer beats and a good sense of melodies. Members of S.B.F..

FRIED E.M. - S/T 7"

Label:     Lumpy
Year:      2017
Country: USA

6 songs somewhere between nasty noise-punk in the vein of Lumpy And The Dumpers and early US hardcore. Once again you can't go wrong with a record released by Lumpy Records.

STATIC MEANS - CAN'T COPE 7"

Label:     Dingleberry
Year:      2016
Country: Germany

Static Means from Leipzig fuse bleak postpunk with driving punkrock. Not unlike Levitations or Kenny Kenny Oh Oh. A very promising debut 7".

LIFE FUCKER - S/T 7"

Label:     Static Age
Year:      2016
Country: Germany

Excellent hardcorepunk from Berlin. Members of Belgrado, Modern Pets, Blank Pages and Diät. Don't miss it.

STRUL - LENNART OCH ASEN LP

Label:     Ken Rock
Year:      2017
Country: Sweden

No frills hardcore from Sweden. 13 short and energetic tunes. Another high quality release from Ken Rock.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

FRAGMENT - DEMO 7"

Label:     Imminent Destruction
Year:      2016
Country: Canada


Uncompromsing d-beat hardcore from Canada. A noisy wall of distortion. Killer stuff!


COMMANDO - COME OUT FIGHTING 7"

Label:     Gummopunx
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Commando was the latest band from Brandon Ferrel (Government Warning, Direct Control, Wasted Time, No Way Records). "Come Out Fighting" is the vinyl pressing of Commando's demo cassette. You get four melodic punkroch tunes rooted in the sound of US bands from the early '80s like Adolescents, Agent Orange or Naked Raygun.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

EXOTICA - MUSIQUE EXOTIQUE #02 MLP

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

Exotica is an international hardcore group with members coming from Mexico, Argentinia and the USA. After a ripping demo they have now released this nice 9 song mini LP. Exotica have created a raw and ugly stomping style of hardcorepunk, that takes influences from '80s Brazilian hc and early Discharge. 

MUFF DIVERS - DREAMS OF THE GENTLEST TEXTURE 12"

Label:     Lumpy/ Erste Theke Tonträger
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Primitive and demented punkrock influenced by The Ramones and early synth-punk. A total banger.

Friday, June 16, 2017

VINCAS - BLOOD BLEEDS LP

Label:     Douchemaster
Year:      2012
Country: USA

An older release but it's a true masterpiece: Vincas from Athens, Georgia play a dark style of psych-punk that takes influences from The Gun Club, The Scientists or Zen Guerilla. Also have a listen to their lastet "Deep In The Well" LP from 2016. 

VIDEO FILTH - S/T 7"

Label:     Nightrider
Year:      2016
Country: USA

Ripping d-beat hardcore from Boston. Heavily influenced by Totalitär.

HVAC - MENTALITY (DEMO) CS

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

On their demo debut New York's HVAC deliver 7 tracks of raw and furious hardcore-punk. Highly recommended.

KENNY KENNY OH OH - I WILL NOT NEGOTIATE LP

Label:     Contraszt! / Abfall
Year:      2017
Country: Germany

First full lenght from this all girl group from Leipzig. Great mix of post-punk and punkrock. Somewhere between Gorilla Angreb and Levitations.

CELL - DEMO 7"

Label:     Drunken Sailor
Year:      2017
Country: Canada

Cell from Montreal play reverb-friendly midtempo hardcore with some hints of metal. Reminds me of Gag, Bib and Hoax. An impressing first release.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

F.I.T.S. - Feeding Illness To Society 7"

Label:     Blow Blood
Year:      2017
Country: Canada

Noisy weirdo hardcore from Montreal not unlike Bad Noids, Fried Egg, Nosferatu or Lumpy And The Dumpers. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

NECTAR - 4 SONGS CS

Label:     Rat King
Year:      2017
Country: USA

This cassette is filled with 4 catchy as hell tunes, that will immeatiately get stuck on your head, but at the same time they maintain a blasting no frills punkrock sound. It's a great mix of Ramones influenced punkrock, punk pop in the vein of The Muffs or Scared Of Chaka and hints of early '90s indie-rock. 


TRAUMA HARNESS - TRIED MY HARDEST LP

Label:     Lumpy/ Rat King
Year:      2015
Country: USA

The first full lenght from this brilliant St. Louis based post-punk group. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

RUBBER MATE - CHA BOI/ HOG TRIED 7"

Label:     Total Punk
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Rubber Mate from Cleveland fuse noise-rock with primitive hardcore-punk. Imagine a mix of Brainbombs and The Homostupids. The demented vocals are one main highlight and the whole single is a total banger. 

NORMS - S/T 7"

Label:     Permaculture
Year:      2013
Country: Hungary

This is an old release but it's a real scorcher. Wild, noisy and reverb-friendly hardcore from Budapest that reminds me of Cult Ritual and other Youth Attack releases.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

MALA LECHE - DEMO CS

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

Another great new band from St. Louis. Mala Leche play frantic synth-punk not unlike The Ausmuteants. 

THE JAGGED FREQUENCY - EYES FULL OF SAND 7"

Label:     Belly Button
Year:      2017
Country: Belgium


The Jagged Frequency's musical foundation is built from the sound of '60s garage and psych. They knock out great songs that swim around in your head and don't let go. .


SKIFTANDE ENHETER - 4-SPARS 7"

Label:     Levande Begravd
Year:      2017
Country: Sweden

Brilliant kbd punk from Sweden!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

THE ØDELEGGERS - FEIL STED, FEIL TID 7"

Label:     Sjakk Matt Plater
Year:      2017
Country: Norway

More Norwegian hardcore in the classic way and it's another winner release from Sjakk Matt Plater. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TERRORSTAT - 6 SPORS 7"

Label:     Sjakk Matt Plater
Year:      2017
Country: Norway

6 tracks of classic Norwegian hardcorepunk in the vein of late '80s X-Port Plater releases. For fans of Svart Framtid, Bannlyst or So Much Hate.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

KID CHROME - I HATE IT... IT'S GARBAGE CS

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

This is a collection of songs previously released a demos. The cassette is filled to the brim with  infectious lo-fi punk/garage. The songs are simple and straightforward, have really impressive screaming vocals and a unique scratchy guitar-work that make this stand out.


ZONE INFINIE - S/T LP

Label:     Maloka, Senseless Acts Of Anger, Bisournours Prod
Year:      2015
Country: France

Zone Infinie from Saint Etienne, France play powerful punkrock with plenty of great melodies. Not unlike Syndrome 81 or Short Days. 

UV-TV - DEMO CS

Label:     High Fashion Industries
Year:      2015
Country: USA

UV-TV find a perfect balance between noise and pop. Chainsaw guitars are paired with catchy melodies. A truely unique mix of pop-punk and post-punk. Don't miss their brandnew LP on Deranged.

LIFE / ZUDAS KRUST - SPLIT 7"

Label:     Doombringer, Phobia, Crust War, Headnoise, Not Enough
Year:      2017
Country: Japan & Indonesia

This split release originally came out as a CS in 2015. Now five labels from all over the world bring the vinyl version. Life is a long running Japanese Crust/HC group that doesn't need an introduction. You get two brilliant tracks that are as great as all their previous releases. On the flipside Zudas Krust from Indonesia dish up super raw and noisy hardcorepunk. 

CLOAK/DAGGER - I WANT EVERYTHING LP

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

This is the first full lenght since eight years from Richmond's Cloak/Dagger. Taking inspiration from a wide variety of bands ranging from 'early 80s punk/hc like Black Flag or Circle Jerks, '60s garage-punk and more current groups like Hot Snakes or Drive Like Jehu, the four-piece continues to develop their signature style.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ÖTZI - GONG SHOW/ SUNBEAM 7"

Label:     Long Way To Go
Year:      2017
Country: USA

On their vinyl Debut Oakland's Ötzi create bleak wave/post-punk that recalls the sound of Siouxsie And The Banshes, Christian Death or current groups like Crimson Scarlet and Arctic Flowers.  

Monday, May 8, 2017

KALEIDOSCOPE - VOLUME 3 12"

Label:     Feel It
Year:      2017
Country: USA

The latest release from New York's Kaleidoscope and it's another hit platter. Not half of the year has passed, but this 12" will definitely be part of my best of 2017 list. A unique mix of post-punk and noise-punk with some hints of hardcore added for good measure.