martedì 22 gennaio 2008

Protest's not a moooooooode

***Cripple Bastards/$ocial Genocide split 7'', A.D.P. records
This ep was recorded when Cripple Bastards were more punk/hc influenced, their side was recorded in december 1993 by A.D.P, an italian label.
I feel like i had to review this because Cripple Bastards were the first grind band i listened and they made me discover the italian hc bands of the 80s like Wretched and Negazione, so i had to write at least a review of their works.
As they say on the A4 inlay enclosed on the vinyl they play fast and raging punk/hardcore, not grindcore.
6 pieces of raw and fast hardcore, with 2 covers. One is Isto è olho seco by Olho Seco from Brazil and the other, which is the last track is Huutoja by Varaus, one of the many punk/hc bands that were active in Finland in the 80s. The other tracks were composed by Giulio & CB and they have socio-political lyrics.
There's also a short (5 seconds) song about punks from Asti, and there's a commentary about fashion and protesting in the inlay.
The songs are recorded pretty well, but the drums blast and the voice cover the guitar and bass, that are almost unhearable. The guitar sound is really cool, distorted and raw, it reminds me of a dentist drill. Bass is not much distorted, but it fits with the style of their songs.
If you like old school hardcore and punkish stuff you will love this recording.
On the other side there's $ocial Genocide from Austria.
$ocial Genocide plays crust a là Doom, the lyrics themes are the typicals of the crust genre, anti war, nuclear, patriotism etc.
The recording is not bad, the drums are a bit low but not that much. The sound as i said previously is not that different from that fast and raw mix played by Doom, but they play it in a good way so if you like that style you'll like it.
Unfortunately the only way to get it nowadays is via Ebay or, if you're lucky enough, via trading.

Cripple Bastards "Frightened neglected" side tracklist:
2)Isto è olho seco (Olho Seco cover)
4)Radije Volim
5)Asti punks
6)Huutoja (Varaus cover)

Social Genocide "Stupid patriotism" tracklist:
1)Modern world
2)Social genocide
3)Nuclear war
4)Stupid patriotism

mercoledì 16 gennaio 2008

Some old shit

I should have done this before...sorry!

Bunch Of Lies (Pre Fear Of God)- Demo
Bunch Of Lies were the band before Fear Of God. They only released this reharsal demo in 1987.
I don't know anything about the line up, sorry
13 songs in this recording, some will later become Fear Of God songs.

Plasmid (Pre Heresy)- Lust for power tape
This is some really ripping stuff, raw lo-fi thrashcore as its best.
This tape has 4 songs, it was released in 1984, probably by the band itself.
Really chaotic stuff to make your ears bleed!

Genocide Association- Sonic lobotomy
This link says more than i can about it, so check it out

Ripcord- Radio session july 88 London

Ripcord is legend, i fucking love them.
Don't know if it has been taken by some compilation cd or lp but it's great stuff.
9 songs of chaos, from one of the best bands that were around.
If you don't know them you MUST check them out and see this page

Mob 48- Demo
Mob 48 is a side project of Rupture.
Basically it's politic crust d-beat with Gus Chamber's screams.
Don't know if it's a joke or not, anyway it's fucking cool.

domenica 13 gennaio 2008

Here we are!!!

Here are 3 old reviews i wrote some months ago, enjoy and let me know what you think!

***Netjajev SS- Surfside anthems vol.1 7'', Reprocreate recs.
Netjajev Society System is the "new" Magnus' Ulcerrhoea solo project.
This vinyl is the first of a Surfside anthems trilogy and it contains 8 blasts of surfing fastcore.
Think of a raw mixture of Rupture, Dead Kennedys and Dick Dale (!!!), so it can be called raw punkish stuff meeting surf vibes, sometimes becoming really fast.
Side A is all instrumental and songs are mainly slow surfing hits that makes you feel like if you're in california on your fave beach with your surfboard
while side B has faster songs with lyrics too, there's less surf vibe and more raw punk on this side.
Best songs to me are "I, King of the surf", "Worldwide Surfside" (the guitar parts really remind me of DK) and the really short "Yummie Yummie Yummie" (only 28 seconds long).
This vinyl in my opinion is worth gold, not because it's limited (only 300 copies made) but because it's fuckin original, it's not the stuff you hear from every band!!!
Get this now, don't wait a fukin second!!!

***Deche Charge/Permanent Death split 7'', Mortville recs.
No need for introduction for Deche-Charge, in this vinyl they have 120 tracks of intense old school noisecore recorded on a 2 tracks in 1998 by Dan-Charge and Chainsaw, no guitars, just drums and bass.
Songs are short and raw, drums and vocals are louder than bass distortion but they're noisy enough to make this side a great piece of earbleeding muzik!!!After this you feel like you've been hit by a running train!!
Titles are mostly funny and they're usually screamed before the songs start to blast. If you love them you can't miss this great 7''!!
As regards Permanent Death these 3 guys are Belgian beerfreaks that fill this side with some raw and lo-fi noisecore, not for trendy ears!!!
Everything is hyper distorted and low tuned, it seems that it has been recorded without guitars, but i'm not sure.
Some tracks were recorded with a drum machine too (i'm not sure since there's nothing written on the inlay), but the sound is always raw and downtuned.
Permanent Death is not for trendy ears used to polished sounds, since the sound is really lo-fi and i would say muddy, it makes me feel like if i was trapped in a swamp while listening to it!!
A positive note goes to Deche-Charge's artwork that is a Confuse's- Nuclear adicts rip off, good choice!!!
This vinyl was limited to 300 copies and there are 9 different colours. Sadly, this was last Mortville's vinyl release ever.
Noise freaks, if you don't have this act fast and get it!!!

***Death Sentence/Chtufulw split 7'', Give Praise recs.
Death Sentence is fucking great, if you like hardcore as it was meant to be done (not the new school metalcore emo fashion shit) you can't miss this record!!
They blasts 5 tracks of intense and fast old school hardcore with intelligent lyrics, songs like "Negative attitude" or "Anti Apartheid", some taken from the unreleased mini LP "51st state of America" and some from "If pain mends my mind" LP released in 1986
The sound is aggressive and fast, the recording is not polished and the you got the feeling of being in the 80s while listening to it, for sure a great piece of hardcore rage!!!
This is an official release and not a bootleg, as stated clearly in the inlay notes.
Chutwulf is a 3 piece from California, they play fast and ultra distorted chaotic hardcore, think of japanese noisecore mixed with swedish/finnish influences
Japanese noisecore influences are the first thing that comes in my mind since the guitar sound is really distorted and reminds me of Confuse, Tranquilizer and such bands, while drumming is fast and the voice is similar to Crossed Out.
They say they have loads of influences, from grind to japcore, in fact one of the songs in this vinyl is a cover of "Squatter Riot" by 7 M.O.N., lyrics are more personal than socio-political.
I don't know how many copies were pressed, mine is on white vinyl, so move your ass and get this awesome ep or suffer!!!


Hi noise freaks
I opened this blog with the intent to share my passion for extreme musick
I'll publish some reviews, and everything else i think would be interesting to read and listen to...
I don't know how often i'll update this, i'm pretty lazy... i would like this to become more than a personal space where i write my opinion, it would be cool to know what you think too!!
If you have any article, intie, review, announcement, band to review feel free to get in touch!