Tuesday, January 31, 2012
as already announced a while ago here's DISCONNECTED's split tape / CD-R with UNDER ANCHOR. as you can see on the pics below the tapes are pro-dubbed and imprinted and come with a printed j-card. can't tell you if the poster-sized lyric sheet that came with my CD-R comes with the tape too though. let's start with UNDER ANCHOR. their side of the tape has 6 tracks of fast HARDCORE / PUNK with nice hoarse vocals. not bad but nothing that gets me really excited in spite of the facts that they got some really nice parts. let's continue with DISCONNECTED. depending on if we are talking about the tape version or the CD-R version you get 5 (tape) or 6 (CD-R) tracks of pissed off HARDCORE / PUNK with a metal edge and undeniable JAPCORE influences including a G.A.T.E.S. cover in either cases. click the cover above to download! the password is mean!
I've to confess that I can't remember who sent me this link. these are the first recordings of Canada's LEGION who later changed their name to LEGION DCLXVI or LEGION 666. as I don't know when they recorded the 9 tracks, incl. one instrumental, all I can tell you is that 4 tracks appeared on their HELL AT LAST 7" and 2 tracks appeared on their KISS THE GOAT CD and 3 of those 6 tracks also appeared on their DIE SCHEISSE CHRISTUS CD. click the picture above to download. the password is mean.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
as you can see I was not only finally able to snatch a copy of HARMS WAY's IMPRISONED 7" I could even snatch one of the 167 copies on clear vinyl. well, while there's no doubt that this 7" is absolutely top notch music-wise as HARMS WAY's music is in general there's also no doubt that this 7" totally blows lyric-wise! as a matter of fact lyrics that deal with anything releated to S.E. are nearly always totally ridiculous but the lyrics on this 7" are beyond ridiculous. in case you don't believe me here's an example: one day a week / we get revenge / drunk mother fuckers / your time has come to an end / with weapons in hand / you'll feel our destruction / we will end your / alcoholic consumption now, tell me: isn't that absolutely fucking brilliant? isn't that true poetry? let me add that in spite of those lyrics their singer seemed to be a really friendly and inteligent guy when I talked to him face to face on the HARMS WAY European tour with NAILS and RISE ABOVE in 2010 plus he's not even looking half as impressive in person as the pics of him on the web and on their records lead you to believe!the password is mean!
edit: Michael Jackson was the cover-model on the test presses!
Monday, January 9, 2012
well, what could I probably say / write about POISON IDEA that hasn't been said / written before? not much? yup, that's right! cause of that I'll keep this post short. BLANK BLACKOUT VACANT is POISON IDEA's 4th full length which was released about 20 years ago in 1992 and has gems like PUNISH ME on it. click the cover to download! the password is mean.
the 1st press of this 12" came with this 2 track live 7" that has FEEL THE DARKNESS on side A and ALAN'S ON FIRE on side B. both tracks have been recorded live on KBOO on 09/10/1991. in case you ask yourself what the song ALAN'S ON FIRE is about, here's the explanation: this song called "Alan's On Fire", about this guy who my friend knew. He worked all his life for this company, he had a family, three kids who grew up and went to college. And he was treated like shit all the time, he was like a nonassuming person who was just used all his life. So one morning he invited his family over and they all had dinner, with their kids and everything. And there's Grandpa Alan, he's been pissed off all his life. And he makes them sit down at the table and have coffee with him, and Alan went in the backyard, sat down and poured a jug of gasoline over his head and ignited himself in front of his family! "So for once in my life I will be heard, you won't ignore me now, you've fucked me all my life, this time you're gonna pay attention." It's very powerful, so we wrote a song about it.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
let's face it: nowadays the term METALLIC HARDCORE is an insult! and rightfully so even though way back in the 90ies that wasn't the case but was the label slapped on bands like Arizona's UNRUH and others that sounded way more, you guessed it METAL than nearly any HARDCORE band before. their guitarist Ryan said in an interview "We just knew we wanted to be pretty much speed metal mixed with hardcore at the time." when asked about the early days of UNRUH. anyway, this is their first 4 track 7" from 1997 called FRIENDLY FIRE and UNRUH never sounded rawer or fiercer than at this point of their career. click the cover to download. the password is mean.