Gewoon Fucking Raggen / Travolta (Loner Cult Records)

Put a few musicians into a room together, and it’s almost guaranteed they’re going to start a jam session. Then throw 2 bands into that same room, and its pretty much a done deal, theyll be making a split!)) A split which will show you the furious power of fast hardcore. Yes, boys and girls I’m talking about the teamwork of Gewoon Fucking Raggen (Netherlands) and Travolta (Belgium). This split definitely contains noise that is so fast the A-side became the B-side, and thats so wicked! I dont know whos idea it was to put the main image in so many negative characters, but it works. This artwork looks both silly, and truly crazy.Okay… enough empty words for now… Lets dive into the music…
First band on the menu, is Gewoon Fucking Raggen (which translates to “Just fucking shred” btw). I`ve been super excited to hear new tunes from them, because I know how fast and mad they are. It starts out with a funny intro, that makes you realize- “Hardcore Will Never Die!”, haha! But then slams a very quick and sharp song right in your face. This is super intensive fastcore,totally insane. Sweet and simple riffs, good enerizing speed, and a ton of noisy fun. The best parts here is definetely the “yelling” style of vocals,and fast drum beats. My favorite song is ”Jazz”… Fuck… this track drives me crazy. Honestly, it awakened my primal instincts, and i was ready to jump into the nearest moshpit hahaha!
Up next is Travolta. This is a young band, but these guys have a lot of experience. With this record they showed what they are capable of. In comparison to their first split, this one is much juicier. Here youll find a lot of stupid cool intros about John Travolta, space intruders and other weird stuff. This brings out some picant and fun notes in whole picture. They act with a good mix of powerviolence and fast punk. Ear drilling with good fast blasting drums and brain melting guitar riffs. This work show they have grown, and developed. I really appreciate that. Let`s see what noise Travolta will bring us in the future.
Rating: 8/10    Gewoon Fucking Raggen      Travolta
Grab your copy at Loner Cult rec!

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