PANZRAM is a 2 piece hailing from Ft. Myers, Florida that you may or may not know from the "THE WORLD ITSELF IS A BAD DREAM" tape comp. on which they are featured (and which I also got thanks to John). this is their 7 track demo that's posted with permission from John Fahy who not only runs HUMAN CRUSH RECORDINGS on which the tape was released but also plays guitar and sings for PANZRAM. you also might know him from being a columnist for MRR (that actual writes columns worth reading) or from playing in MERKIT. actually the other PANZRAM guy Joe Lachut also plays in MERKIT and they started the band when MERKIT slowed down a little bit. I downloaded MERKIT's complete discography from some blog I don't remember a while ago but I couldn't tell you if they sound similar in any way cause I honestly can't remember how MERKIT sound as I just listened to their discography once and wouldn't know why that should be important as this is a PANZRAM post anyway. John wrote that they "wanted the band to sound like; noisy, heavy, off-kilter and with personal lyrics about genuine experiences and ideas that are ugly by nature" and guess what they succeeded in reaching that goal. honestly speaking I was expecting POWER VIOLENCE when I 1st read their name but it's more along the lines of heavy HARDCORE which is perfectly fine for me. I prefer that above some shitty IRON LUNG clone band any day plus some of their lyrics are really outstanding and way beyond the typical bullshit that passes for lyrics these days. on a side note: as my tape-deck (that is the one I borrowed from my parents about 3 years ago) seems to fuck up I burned the wma files that you can download from John's blog on a CD and ripped that CD to mp3s again. you can order a physical copy of the tape that also comes with a cool packaging for 5 $ pp. / 8 $ pp world from John whom you can contact via the HUMAN CRUSH RECORDS blog. click the cover above to download!