Winnipeg's NOOSE sent me a rip of their demo tape which was released in a quantity of 100 tapes by PEACE & QUIET RECORDINGS and asked if I would give it a try and post it here in case that I'd like them/their demo. today I finally found the time to give NOOSE (which have ties to WITHDRAWAL and FIRST STRIKE which I don't know either) a try. Ariel, who has sent me the demo was kind enough to also send me the lyrics to the 8 tracks on the demo. once in a while their lyrics make me wonder if I really got the message but they display such negativity that I don't doubt that who wrote them doesn't have the most positive outlook on life nevertheless. music-wise it's POWER VIOLENCE with some really nasty slower/sludgy parts thrown in for good measure. the sound quality of the recordings is rough and raw and while it's still decent a better recording could have made the difference. don't get me wrong it's a solid demo which could have been better than that. the PEACE & QUIET REC. blog tells you that NOOSE play "Power Violence made to ruin your life to". hm, their demo is a solid try no matter what and in the future they might be able to do so... anyway, check out the demo yourself. I had some trouble to burn the original m4a files as audio-CD therefore I also included an mp3 rip of my CD-R so you won't have to fuck up 3 CD-Rs like I did.