Groin – Greatest Hits!

The debut EP hailing fresh from Arizona’s grind/hardcore scene, GROIN. “Greatest Hits” contains nine tracks of fiery and high spirited grind-powerviolence-hardcore. An absolute banger of a debut getting the glorious analog treatment on tape since its digital release earlier this year. Short, fast, and resentfully promising! Out soon on Shitresis rec! Continue reading Groin – Greatest Hits!

Ona Snop – Intermittent Damnation

What comes to your mind when you hear about the town “Leeds”? Personally, for me, it`s fastcore and powerviolence sub-genres. Why? Because this is a mysterious place of power, there are so many cool bands that came from that town. Someday I will definitely visit that spot and will try to figure out what the hell is going there ;). As you may understand today’s review is about local (I mean for Leeds) band Ona Snop and its second full length “Intermittent Damnation”. I already made few reviews about their previous stuff and these guys never disappointed me, but let … Continue reading Ona Snop – Intermittent Damnation

Crucifix Mission – S/T (Bloody Scythe Records)

The last few days I’ve listened to this tape about 6 or 8 times and obliviously I want to share my thought with you. So this self-titled tape is a strong debut from Southern California’s hardcore band Crucifix Mission. It`s short (only 5 tracks here) but robust work with simple artwork that depicting mighty Gorgon Medusa. Actually, I have nothing to say more about the look of this tape, this is well done but super usual tape release.  However, the music part of this cassette is much better! I have no idea when this recording was done and from what … Continue reading Crucifix Mission – S/T (Bloody Scythe Records)

Fresh re-issue of Dropdead`s Discography Vol. 1 1992​-​1993!

Completely remixed by Kurt Ballou and mastered at New Alliance. Includes 3 new bonus tracks found on the original reels. Comprised of material recorded between 1991 and 1993, consisting of 42 songs from their self-titled 7″, split 7″ & 5″ with Rupture and Crossed Out, and compilation tracks. Reissued with restored & updated artwork. Originally released in 1994 as an 11” LP on Clearview, and regular LP on Flat Earth in the UK in 1995. Originally a 39 track compilation, three additional tracks have been added to this new version. The complete early studio tracks on one release. Make you`re … Continue reading Fresh re-issue of Dropdead`s Discography Vol. 1 1992​-​1993!

Igioia / Lugubrious Children / Throat / Double Me

It`s been a while seen I write something about hardcore stuff, so here is a very nice hc split with bands from Italy, the USA, and the UK. This 4way is existing in two formats a vinyl (Here and Now rec) and tape (Destruktomuzik). I like the way how this split is designed, classical colors, classical collage with skulls, ruined town, trash, and so on… yes, it`s not a new approach but I still like it. Ah yes, actually this release is like 1 big sandwich, Italian starts (Igioia) and finish it (Double ME), and between them are British Lugubrious … Continue reading Igioia / Lugubrious Children / Throat / Double Me

Endless Swarm / Faršas

It’s always interesting to review split releases because this kind of record is based on friendship and respect. And for today’s write up I choose a pretty fresh split of Endless Swarm (UK) and Faršas (Lithuania). Let`s try to start from the cover of this lovely tape. I think I didn`t catch the main idea of this art. Because I only see some old idols and something evil that is trying to get through them. I guess I need to ask bands about this painting.  Endless Swarm is not so active these days so that`s why it`s always great to … Continue reading Endless Swarm / Faršas

Chepang – Chatta

I finally found some time to write a few words about this interesting album. It`s not a secret that I love these Nepali guys. Somehow they always managed to create a top natch schizophrenic music. “Chatta” is very bright in all aspects, starting with the cover and finishing with the last note on the album. Oh yes, I was lucky to grab a splatter green copy of this LP, must say it looks fantastic on my turntable, ha! This work starts with an amazing saxophone solo, which shows you that this album will be weird as fuck, haha! Actually, this … Continue reading Chepang – Chatta

Yacopsae (30.08.20)

Good day, Stoffel, how are you doing? Hope that this shitty lock down had no effect on you and Yacøpsæ. Hey-Ho! Thank you, we are doin’ fine. The lock down caused that we had no more rehearsals for a long time and all concerts for 2020 were canceled. So we’ve been in the same situation like many other bands/ artists. In addition, Thore had a dragged problem with his right leg. After all, the lock down was a kinda good point of time healing the leg, eventually. In September we will rehearse regularly again and in December we do some … Continue reading Yacopsae (30.08.20)

Escuela Grind / Reeking Cross

Fridays noise! For this end of the working week, I choose an old but interesting split with two intensive bands – Escuela Grind and Reeking Cross. I think this split is sold out, but it`s still a good idea to write a few words about it. And let me start with girls & boys band Escuela Grind! All songs were recorded 2 years ago, and sound a bit different from their nowadays material. Songs are short, fast, and full of anger. Production is raw but I like how everything sounds. I can`t hear all the guitar riffs but that does … Continue reading Escuela Grind / Reeking Cross

ill! / Turtle Rage

Today I will write about the German bands again, haha! That land is surprisingly rich with good bands. Today’s heroes are ill from Münster and Turtle Rage from Berlin. Both bands are young and playing more or less in the same style. The format of this split is 7” and that means that will need to overturn this small piece of plastic each 3 minutes, damn) The first 3 minutes belong to ill. I got their previous split and I remember that it was cool. Must say that guys didn`t make the step aside with this recording session, genre, aggression, … Continue reading ill! / Turtle Rage

The Communion / Bastard Noise

This split 7” was taken from the bottom of my review box. Due to some technical problems, it took me a hell of a time to write something about this release. Let me begin. I expected nothing special from this piece of plastic, and I was amazed at the end of the listening. Here is why…   The Communion managed to create an ugly song (of the bitch), that contains so many great and filthy elements. Fast hardcore is mixing with slow sludgecore/pv structures… and all of that transforms into something noisy in the end.  This track plunged me into … Continue reading The Communion / Bastard Noise

Haexler – Blankness, Bleakness

Today’s story will be about young debuts, I’m going to write a few words about the first record of German Haexler. They marked themselves as a powerviolence band, but in my opinion, we have here a mix of different sub-genres. In this record, I found some grindcore parts, some modern jumping hardcore, and some pv of course. But let’s go in order… This 7” starts with the atmospheric and sad intro “Climb”, which reminds me of some post-hardcore bands or blackened crust stuff. The second song “Hide” sounds very modern with the beat down tricks (which I don’t really like), … Continue reading Haexler – Blankness, Bleakness