giovedì 27 giugno 2013

DIOS HASTIO interview '99/'00

Great raw peruvian hc band! Interview taken from UK excellent zine Hell & Damnation #8 from 2000.

martedì 25 giugno 2013

Doomsday Troops

E.A.T.E.R. (aka Ernst And The Edsholm Rebels) is one of those bands that I've heard for years people raving about it but never managed to give them a chance. Until recently, when Hardcore Survives decided to reprint it, 30 years after the original was unleashed. I must admit that I've never dug too much into the old swedish scene, so all I was expecting was nothing but another awesome d-beat assault with a heavy downtuned sound. Well, I couldn't get more wrong. These 5 tracks (remastered from the original) are just fast driven & thrash oriented hardcore/punk outbursts. So, more than Anti Cimex or Skitslickers, I'd rather compare it to spanish or italian 80s' hardcore if you need some reference points. Ok, I'm on a lazy mood today so here are the wise words that Mr Pushead used to describe it (taken from MRR#13): "Not to be confused with the '77 U.K. punk band Eater, this Swedish group (Ernst And The Edsholm Rebels) floor down on the acceleration and rapidly hit fast, lightning doses of 1000-m.p.h. thrash mayhem. An outrageous display of burning speed and mind-boggling turbulence, combined with chaotic chops of lyrical expression. Don't be fooled by the hilarious intro to the title cut--this EP hauls its load fast and furious in the new Swedish tradition". Couldn't find better words to describe so well this iscredible swedish well hidden (well, at least to me) secret.
It's a perfect reproduction of the original and it even includes the 8 pages booklet but, being it a Hardcore Survives release, it's not a surprise that even this time So did an amazing job. Now please help me to get a copy of that bloody Anti Cimex eps box set that Nada Nada Discos just put out.

lunedì 17 giugno 2013

Chainsaw Mayhem

When I started to get resigned that I won't ever listen to new Death Dust Extractor material again, out of nowhere "Chainsaw Mayhem" suddenly appeared on distros. Never heard about it until it was available which is quite weird in these days. Anyhow, Vox Populi Records outta japan put this out and it was about fuckin'time!! Limited to 888 copies, act fast if you want a copy. I've heard people calling DDE a "stenchcore" band. I'm too old and out of touch to give a shit about every useless sub-subgenre definition. To me this is a perfect blend of grind and crust that cannot not bring to mind later 80s' UK bands like Sore Throat, Doom & the likes. All filtered via the last generation of japanese noisy hardcore/punk. Excellent stuff. Nothing too different from their Crust War debut ep "slay your masters or slave in chains" which is exactly what I needed.
I know it's hard to believe, but the packaging is even more minimal than on their previous ep! Just a stamped dust sleeve with tunes titles, a small sticker on upper right corner of the polybag with essential infos and a sticker. No insert, no lyrics or photos. But I have to admit that it looks pretty nice.
I don't care about band shirts but I want this one badly so get in touch if you can help in any way!!!

venerdì 14 giugno 2013

Defeat Of Civilization

The waiting is over. Since Framtid "defeat of civilization" lp has been finally unleashed to the masses, we can skip the rest of 2013 and go straight forward to 2014. Why? Coz' we already got the album of the year. One of the most anticipated release of the last few years, as expected it doesn't disappoint at all. Solid, noisy, swedish fueled hardcore punk via japan. It took them 11 bloody years to release another full length but the waiting was worth it. I guess the secret of the high quality level of japanese bands is being patient and waiting. Instead of release every fart they write, they take their time and wait until they have something perfect before recording it. Gauze anyone? After all, Framtid has been around for 17 years and they've released only a couple of demos, one full ep, three splits and two full albums. Could you name a single band outta america or europe that has done the same thing? Neither I. I bet that 99% of US crusties that were around when Framtid started in 1996 are now working for a big multinational corporation.
Musically is an awesome riffs feast. Songs are a bit longer this time so Jacky provides a few solos here and there between the wall of noise he creates. Takayama and Inu are offering again the most solid rhythmic session a band can dream of. Maniko vocals sound like the agony of war victims he wants to recreate. This album is simply perfect. Am I the only one who see a tribute to old italian hardcore in the back cover? It looks like a mix of Wretched and Impact covers!!
Dedicated to the master of D Beat.