sabato 24 dicembre 2016

BOLT THROWER interview 1991

Bolt Thrower is the band that I've probably listen to the most this year (well, along with The Saints & Radio Birdman). Especially "...for victory" & "the IV crusade", perfect albums! Anyhow, here's an early interview taken from the legendary Putrefaction'zine #5 outta sweden!

martedì 20 dicembre 2016

Tu Vida

And now for something completely different...a bloody cd! As a record collector, I usually go for the vinyl version but since all the bootlegs looked like shit, this time I choose to buy the official cd discography. Anyhow, M.E.L.I. (Muerte En la Industria) was a quite obscure band that released only a demo in the golden age of mexican hardcore/punk, the late 80s. But unlike Xenofobia, Masacre 68 or Atoxxxico, they never released anything on wax. But their 1988 demo tape titled "Tu Vida" is on the same level of the aforementioned mexican hardcore legends: simple yet very intense music played with a lot of rage. All recorded with the trademark raw but brutal production that makes mexican (and generally, south american hardcore) unique and very genuine. Really solid band worth your time if you're even vaguely interested in mexican bands. I'm quite sure that if they lasted more than 2 years, we would have more people talking about them. This discography cd was released in 2005 by Speedstate Records outta japan. I scored it for cheap thanx to my japanese pal Jum. Apart from the demo tracks, it also features live tunes captured around 2000 when they briefly reunited. Comes with a booklet full of rare pictures, flyers, band history and so on. Unless you are ready to shell out big money for the original tape, this cd is the best way to get into this band...

sabato 10 dicembre 2016

Disgrace To The Corpse Of Sid

With my recent reborn obsession for early Earache catalogue, when a couple of months ago I've spotted an OG 1989 press of Sore Throat "disgrace to the corpse of sid" lp at the local record fair for a good price, I simply couldn't pass it. I'd love to say that I was way into them as a teen in the early 90s' but it would be nothing but a lie. For some unknown reasons I've discovered this band way too late. But I still enjoy a lot their brutal noisecore. These pommie bastards assembled some of most primitive & controversial aural butchery back then. Especially with this one (their second album), they incorporated to their  decimation of your ear canals some harsh noise & weird stuff. While side A has 90 sharp noisecore outbursts, side B features 11 slow & doomy tracks in the vein of Amebix. I must admit I'm not a big fan of side B. But the artwork itself make this record worth owning even if the music sucked (but that's not the case). Lyrically, as almost all english bands, they took themselves way too serious and made fun of bands like Napalm Death, DRI, Sex Pistols, Sucidal Tendencies etc...for being sell outs. Aaaaahhh, I miss the 90s! One of the earliest band doing the noisecore thing, this has also been repressed recently by FOAD so go and get a copy!
Love that Dig/Earache included band instructions for the artwork/backcover/insert in the dustsleeve, expecially since he didn't follow them at all, ahahaha!