Marxbros / Travølta

What could hide under artwork like this? Anarchopostpunkreggae? Funny grind? Nope – guys we have here a strong hardcore/violence 12” with two young but not stupid bands. Of course the cover is mostly a joke and it could push you away from this release, but I assure you, this noise is worth of your time. No more words, I’m putting this pitch black vinyl on my turntable and pressing the button! Netherland guys with the strange name Marxbros are on side A; we’ll start with them. After a few songs I realized that this noise reminds me of real hardcore, … Continue reading Marxbros / Travølta

Bloody Phoenix / Lycanthrophy / Skunk / Disturbance Project (Dead Heroes rec)

It has been years since this album was released, I wanted this LP so much, but only this year I got a chance to get this beautiful beast, haha! Yeah I know, all the bands on this release are bloody good, I don’t need to go into detail about them… But the names were not the first thing that caught my eye. Look at this artwork, this image is absolutely killer! It was made by Szymon Siech (VBRRTRD.com) and this work perfectly fits with this noise and incredibly conveys the atmosphere of madness from all 4 bands. But, enough about … Continue reading Bloody Phoenix / Lycanthrophy / Skunk / Disturbance Project (Dead Heroes rec)

Shitgrinder – Eternal Death

Shitgrinder is the most diabolical and fucked in the head band you will hear today! What you’ll hear when you press play is pure unhinged sonic punishment that will become an audio drug that will leave you in a state of disarray. Eternal Death is freaking smashing; with no doubt this is one of the fastest albums from to ever come out of Australia. After the scratchy intro, heavy riffs start and keep the songs rolling towards the end. This is what I call jaw dropping Grind. The blast beats are alive and fresh, without any digital trigger bullshit. Guitar … Continue reading Shitgrinder – Eternal Death

Perdition – Not Just Another Anthology

The good old label from the mainland Power It Up started to re-release some old and good punk rock releases a few years ago. I’ve reviewed some of these releases previously, but now I finally got my hands on their top notch release – The great collection of Australian punk. It’s something like am audio encyclopedia with the title “Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about dirtiest Australian punk”, haha! This is the second issue and it’s dedicated to the band Perdition. These moldy old punks are still around, and they are still playing shows and … Continue reading Perdition – Not Just Another Anthology

Arnø x Duebel/Crystal Methodist (Knockentapes)

I have been rather excited to sit down and review this split since the day it arrived at my front door. Some of Germany’s meanest Powerviolence comes from the vicious Arnø x Duebel from Plauen. And meeting them in this clash of Noise we have New Hampshire’s own Crystal Methodist! From the outset, we are greeted with a cover depicting people who are clearly protesting some form of Human Indecency at the hands of a Police State. A classic Powerviolence cover art choice, it never seems to get old. Now, diving into the Noise of this tangy little slab of … Continue reading Arnø x Duebel/Crystal Methodist (Knockentapes)

Maggot Cave – EP

If we’re going to be honest here, over the years I’ve bought a number of records purely because of the album art. And you know what? I’m a total sucker for plain black and red covers, so when the 7″ EP from Maggot Cave showed up at my door, I was pretty excited. This EP is 12 tracks of Australian grindcore, comprised of 4 guys from Sydney. Since we’re already talking about the art, let’s look at the rest of the package. The art on the front of the cardstock fold shows a couple of flies fucking on a skull … Continue reading Maggot Cave – EP

Abortion – All You Need Is Hate

When a band has been around for as long as Abortion has, there is not much to say that has not been said already. Slovakian grinders have had a very rich discography during their almost three decades of existence. “All You Need Is Hate” is their 7th full-length coming three years after Konvert and it’s a good addition their discography. Cover art was made by Radek (Meat Spreader/Neuropathia), and I must say this angry psycho clown looks a bit weird (as for grindcore release) but interesting, it feels that this creature is real savage. The colors were chosen right too, … Continue reading Abortion – All You Need Is Hate

Chest Pain – S/T

The new waves of (choose genre to your taste) music generate a lot of bands – many of them are just hipsters who want to be famous and be on the wave; these don’t usually live for long. But, sometime there is a real stuff among that new rubbish. And today I will talk about one of that honest and real bands that was born from a wave of powerviolence. Chest Pain is a band from Austin (Texas) – they were started their way somewhere in 2010. This self-titled EP is their 3rd work, as far as I know it … Continue reading Chest Pain – S/T

Haemorrhage – Haematology II – The Singles Collection (Power It Up)

In the world of grind, it’s practically impossible to not know the name Haemorrhage. This nasty pathological act has taken the hearts and minds from the biggest part of the underground community. It’s taken more than 10 years to release second part of Haematology, but believe me, it was worth the wait. Traditionally, I want to consider the design of this release. So, German Power It Up released 2 version of this compilation; the first is a double gatefold vinyl edition, and the second is a CD version. I was lucky to get a 2LP version, and you know what? … Continue reading Haemorrhage – Haematology II – The Singles Collection (Power It Up)

Fissure / Shackles (Dead Heroes rec)

It’s rare to see such lovely looking vinyl – a black base with white streaks/metastases… of course this is not a regular pressing, and I must admit that Dead Heroes has good taste. As for the bands and music, we have here two squads from different sides of the globe. Hardcore/pv boys Fissure are from the US and chaotic grinders Shackles are from Australia. Everything sounds familiar? Maybe, but let’s put this 10” split on our turntable and check it one more time. I can call California’s Fissure a good example of the modern hardcore/pv wave. Their sound is clear, … Continue reading Fissure / Shackles (Dead Heroes rec)

Noisy Neighbors – S/T

Noisy Neighbors broke into the underground with a very interesting and robust debut release. These guys managed to mix old school grindcore with a huge portion of fresh rage. This duo did a great job, but is it good enough and worth listening to? Let’s find out! With the beginning of this summer, the band was ready to release their debut work; labels were found and everything was sent to the pressing plant. On this self titled EP, Noisy Neighbors unleashes a flurry of lurching, heavy, and primitive riffs interspersed with some very catchy grooves and samples from Mortal Kombat … Continue reading Noisy Neighbors – S/T

Final Exit / Sedem Minut Strachu (SPHC Records)

It`s very hard to review Noise releases, during the years I have not had the chance to meet many of the original and interesting Noise bands. But, this 7” is one of those special and catchy releases. We have here Final Exit from Japan and Sedem Minut Strachu from Slovakia. Noise lovers must know both of them; they are pretty unique and original. SPHC Records (located in USA) released this noise in vinyl format. This lovely colored vinyl is hiding a very high dose of Noise, so be careful and be sure to put the volume on maximum!  I want … Continue reading Final Exit / Sedem Minut Strachu (SPHC Records)