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

Wise Grinds Records (05.02.20)

Hi Josh, I hope you and your family doing well. Take a beer, let’s begin 😉 Thank you for the opportunity to share a little about myself and my label with all the grind maniacs around the world! I wanna start by asking how you got into music in the first place? When did you get serious about it and when did you start collecting different releases as a crazy?) Well, I remember even as a small child having a very intense emotional response to music. During that time from the late 70s into the early 80s popular music was … Continue reading Wise Grinds Records (05.02.20)

Travølta – In Tinnitus We Crust

My Belgian friends Travølta finally released their first full length! This is a big thing for any band, and today I want to talk about the “In Tinnitus We Crust” album. Cover art is based on their joke cult around John Travolta, must say that this silly thing, still makes me smile. 17 songs were released in all popular formats: digital, vinyl, tape, and CD… I think it’s good because you can choose the most comfortable format for yourself. I have CD and tape versions in my collection (still need to get LP), and they look great, the quality is … Continue reading Travølta – In Tinnitus We Crust

MooM / God’s America ‎

Are you bored at home, you don`t know what to listen to? This quarantine isolation is killing you? Well, here is a solution that will return your good mood back. Small but dangerously fast, believe me, this split 7” is exactly what you need. This piece of plastic is like a cheerful cure for depressed grind/powerviolence fans, haha! The music:   Don`t know why but grind/fastcore/pv music is very unpopular in Middle East countries. That’s why I was extremely happy to discover this band from Israel. Loud, fast, and quite mad that how I can characterize this squad. Yes all … Continue reading MooM / God’s America ‎

Always Never Fun / ill!

This split can be described as “play fast or go to the bed”, haha! Both bands on this release represent the new generation of fastcore era. I think this small piece of plastic needs more attention from the fans, so that’s why I picked up this 7”. Beside nice fast tunes, this small one has not the worst design. Cool, gloomy, and super old photo of train crash… simply – maybe, but it’s still a good choice.    ANF stayed true to themselves, they didn’t change their furious music. I think it`s the last their recording and I must admit … Continue reading Always Never Fun / ill!

No Bread rec (12.03.20)

Hola amigo! Hope you’re doing well. The year is almost over and it’s a perfect time to summarize what we’ve done this year. How much have you released this year? What is your favorite, and have any of them sold out already? Hi Alex! first I want to say “sorry” for big delay with answers! So, I never made results of the year, but only for you I checked all releases of 2019, its – 15 CDs, 8 tapes, 4 vinyls, 9 gigs, one openair. Plus on my second label 9 LPs – repress of classic russian punk albums 90s-00s. … Continue reading No Bread rec (12.03.20)

Ona Snop / Failure

I love listening to crazy, hyper speed releases, because the energy of it charges me much better than coffee. This 10” is one of these. I’m really freaking happy to have a copy of this noise, because both bands are great and all of the material is stupidly awesome. But let’s take a look on the visual side of this split. I don’t know who the hell came with ideas and drew this frog, but I’m sure that person was high, haha! Also my copy is not regular, I have lovely orange splatter variant which sounds pretty good. I guess … Continue reading Ona Snop / Failure

Satanic Youth / Crippled Fox

Today is Monday and this day usually sucks, and the best way to fix it it’s put some good tunes on your turntable. What could be better than 1 small but loud split with really wild fastcore? I bet nothing. So the split of the day is Satanic Youth / Crippled Fox. This vinyl shows really interesting rampant side of punk. This release has pretty common (for thrash/fastcore genre) art, skate to death my friends, haha! This image is really great, without joking. But the best part still lies ahead… Italian freaks from Satanic Youth starting this party. Must say … Continue reading Satanic Youth / Crippled Fox