Sunday, December 6, 2015

Nueva Fuerza - La Nueva Fuerza

Spaniards doing Boston crew '82 and late 80's NYHC justice


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gag - America's Greatest Hits LP

Well holy fuck shit, here it is...


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Haram - Demo 2015

More of original primitive weirdo hardcore from the almighty city of NUKE YORK, only this time sung in the Arabic language with WYLD guitar tone


Friday, November 20, 2015

Kafka - 6 Track EP

"Taking inspiration from Finnish and other 80's Scandinavian punk and adding their own flare and intensity, KAFKA makes some of the best punk going on right now. Hailing from Tokyo Japan and rising from the ashes of MORPHEME and DROPEND to annihilate ear drums!"


Sang - Món Oblidat EP

This gem right here, recently put out by La Vida Es En Mus is a total HC scorcher. 
Playing In the same vein as their counterparts from their home country of Spain like Atentado and Firmeza 10 but sung in the Catalan language.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Total Abuse - Excluded

"There's a relentless antagonism to Total Abuse that is so, so satisfying. When it formed in 2006, the Texas band first looked to iconic '80s hardcore punk for its sound. But weirdness soon took hold, crawling into the dank headspace between the Swedish noise-rock band Brainbombs and Black Flag's most deranged output.

After a short breakup, the band returned without missing a step, releasing the depraved Looking For Love EP in 2014. Total Abuse's fourth album, Excluded, is a mud-slop synthesis of the sludgy noise, lunging rhythm section and oddly catchy hooks that came before it."


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Helta Skelta - Beyond The Black Stump LP

Personally I'm very stoked about this release, the band was my first ever blogspot post since this blogs inception and somewhat of an influence in starting this blog, the band is doing a US tour next year, so rejoice with this contemporary Australian punk BANGER.

"Helta Skelta is the newest face of Australian punk - there I said it. Granted they already have an album and a few singles under their belt, Beyond the Black Stump sounds very different from previous outputs and believe this is the album people have been waiting for them to write. It's hands-down their strongest batch of songs, and the recording does them complete justice. The various elements of this album have always been there, swirling in the soup of varied influences and ideas these guys soak in, but this album smacks of a band getting its ducks in a row. In particular, Jon's vocals have mellowed from an earlier, more aggressive hardcore delivery into a brilliantly snarky, deadpan, sardonic drawl that draws easy comparison to EDDIE CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING or X. The guitars are tight, choppy and bright, the bass and drums pin the beat down with straightforward but rock-solid rhythms."


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Eel - Self Titled EP (2015)

"After a bit of down time since their last record, EEL has emerged from whatever local Pittsburgh landfill they came from with some more sonic blasts of the blown out noise infused hardcore punk pounders that they’ve made themselves known for with their past few releases. This particular slab features three original rippers followed by a DISORDER cover to close it all out."

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Narcoleptics - Self Titled EP (2015)



Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cuntz - Force The Zone LP

"Cuntz are, obviously, well hardcore, spitting out noisy garage punk with not a care in the world. Third album Force The Zone offers more of the Australian trio’s gnarly thrashing: they sound like they’ve spent too long in the Yabba and it has warped their minds."


Vial - You're Not Safe EP

"Vial are urgent and exciting, simple and pounding, an LA band who sound like a lost gem from the city's bizarro early punk past. They wouldn't be out of place on the New Underground Life Is . . . comps, for instance. Lucky us - since they're not a band whose chapter has already folded, we get to get in deep with them and watch them grow."


Thursday, September 24, 2015

FLQ - Self Titled EP



Friday, September 11, 2015

No Tolerance - You Walk Alone

No intro needed.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

La Misma - Kanizadi LP

"La Misma are a New York hardcore band whose take on the genre is hectic, strident, urgent, erratic, and cacophonous. They’ve been making some noise lately on the DIY warehouse circuit, but their new album Kanizadi still arrives as a sudden and welcome surprise. It’s a quick jolt of intensity. And while you may not be able to understand frontwoman Nay Vieira-Rosario, who rips through her lyrics in Portuguese, you can still revel in the feverish force she uses to deliver them."


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Death Camp - Live At The Bug Jar 7​/​20​/​15 CS

The NY Def Campers are back hard with a new line-up and songs in this live recording cassette, a huge and definite improvement from their last outing, their metallic influences are still ever so present in this recording, more so now with a tinge of Christian Death in there, expect the occasional Heavy Metal and GISM-esque riffs/solos, NYHC dive bombs with dark gothy overtones.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Uranium Club - Human Exploration LP

If you're not listening to this by now, you're fucking up.
 FFO: Wire, The Fall, Shitty Limits, early Total Control, Parquet Courts

Digi Boys - Digi Demo



Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cadenaxo - Cadenado CS



The Uglies - We Are The Uglies CS

"The best Australian punk release since The Victims' single 'Television Addict' " - The Uglies


Black Panties - Self Titled EP

"Debut hard vinyl after a flexi and a handful of cassettes from this St. Louis band. It seems like a lazy comparison because Lumpy put out the record and they're from the same city, but if you like Lumpy & the Dumpers I think it's safe to say you'll be on board with Black Panties as well. In the similarities column this has, like Lumpy & the Dumpers, a kind of rock n roll-informed songwriting that's performed with a very DIY / raw punk sensibility (particularly in regards to the vocals). In the differences column, Black Panties are a whole lot faster than Lumpy, and on the last track they even have a punk-at-hardcore-speed song that recalls stuff like the Dwarves, Brutal Knights, or the Ladies, though of course filtered through the deliberately skewed midwest slime punk sensibility. This is a really hot style right now so I'm just kind of inclined to like all of this stuff from St Louis and NW Indiana, but Black Panties recommend themselves by staking out a unique sound and managing to play music that is incredibly fast and intense but still catchy. Another quality Lumpy release, in other words."

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Soma Coma - Dust LP

"Latest in the Cool Death catalogue, SOMA COMA rip through eight tracks of unparalleled rage on this debut long player. At it's most basic "Dust" is a tightly wound hardcore record that goes straight for the throat, rarely cutting loose. Upon further listens, SOMA COMA reveal a bit more in the mix, from the feral rasp of the vocals to the atonal guitar flourishes reminiscent of groups like Die Kreuzen. As the title track winds side B to a close, SOMA COMA slowly turn things loose after a smashing ten plus minutes of HC abuse. Recommended to those familiar with the outer-spaced hardcore of recent Australian groups like Straightjacket Nation, Gutter Gods, and Velvet Whip. SOMA COMA's "Dust" will crush your basic sensibilities and then keep crawling back for another 'go."


Dribble - Lovers EP

"Dribble slap on this single three cuts of fine Clevo proto-punk worship (think of Electric Eels, Rocket From The Tombs and such), distorted through the lense of a peculiar Australian perspective. It's less of a messy affair than their previous output but nothing short of great."


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Disguise - Signs Of The Future

"Dublin, like New York or London, is a city whose punk in 2015 matches its vibrancy with its refusal to be defined by one sound. Multiple bands, all with wildly divergent takes on 2015 punk, all unified in their DIY ethic and refusal to compromise. The first 12" from searing rawpunx Disguise (who also feature 2/3 of Zom and members of Strong Boys) continues where their System Shock 7" left off, slamming together the lithe turmoil of Gloom, the monstrous purpose of Bastard, the ugly burn of Crude SS into a violent driving gunk, like Florida's Mauser or Australia's Kromosom, taking that Scandi-Japanese rawpunk axis and stretching it out to their own corner of the globe.

Built on a relentless sinister thrum, a taut propulsive clatter, Disguise explode with scalding fury in the screaming guitars and tortured barks and roars echoing out of the radioactive slurry. From Constant Victim pure vitriol rolling into Signs of the Future's noisestomp groove, to Depleted Uranium heady crash and BBFM's broken fade, this is ferocious hardcore punk, worked til its end."


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Coupe Gorge - Demo 2015

"Part of the new group of killer Hardcore influenced Oi coming out of France right now. Coupe Gorge join the likes of Rixe, Syndrome 81, and Traitre'.
Six tracks of hardcore influenced Oi. Equal parts speed and stomp with a good dose of gang vocals."


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sin Motivo - El Desierto LP

"Finally! After two stunning demo tapes SIN MOTIVO created this untold hardcore punk 12" bastard. Born and bred in Fort Worth/ Denton, Texas' legacy of DIY, SIN MOTIVO seeks to push what it means to be punk in 2015. In equal parts Victim In Pain and Too Many Humans, SIN MOTIVO perpetually pushes Punk's lack of attention span.
Psychedelic drudging interwoven with a classic hardcore punk formula balances out to create a true sonic seduction. All aspects mentioned before are finally realized in their recent opus, El Desierto, an LP brought to you by members of Wiccans, The Sentenced, and Treatment.

Their recordings capture that energy perfectly and form some of the most driving and propulsive hardcore punk I have heard in ages. You need to hear this. These songs are chaotic and unrelenting. Constant changes make the songs feel relatively short although some of them stretch out over five minutes and even the shorter songs just plod along. Sin Motivo isn't afraid of frantically throwing anything and everything into a speedy, punk rock blender that persists of thumping around for a moment before exploding into a hardcore nail bomb.

If you like your hardcore chaotic and turbulent, you're in for a hell of a ride. This is hardcore punk with demonic vocals and hard-as-nail beats that is extremely hard to shake once you have heared it. Ferocious, dissonant hardcore focused in intensity and all-out rage. A record full of uneasiness and trepidation.


SIN MOTIVO is another living proof for how great the current Austin punk/hardcore crop is. 
Recorded / Mixed by Dentons finest, Mark Ryan and Jeff Burke ( Marked Men, High Tension Wires, Mind Spiders, Radioactivity ) and mastered by Daniel Hussain ( Red Dons ) I am more than honoured to release this timeless LP."


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ajax - Self Titled (2015)

"New York's AJAX follow up their demo and Self Titled 7" on Katorga Works with undoubtedly their best material yet. The four tracks on this new recording continue their perfected blend of early Boston influenced hardcore and Swedish, Totalitär influenced riffs and gruff, Choke-esque vocals. Features members of Creem, Warthog and Nuclear Spring."


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bad Eric - Bad Eric & The Cobras

2nd tape from North Carolina's, BAD ERIC. 
This time around it gets more unforgiving and urelenting, the way raw hcpunk should be played. NCHC never disappoints.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Klaus - Demo 2015

"4 Tracks of UK82 inspired Punk from 2 people who live on opposite sides of the world.

PERSON1: Drew from the USA (SICK THOUGHTS, CHICKEN CHAIN) the monster playing all the instruments on the tracks
PERSON 2: Jon the Pom who lives in AUS (PRAG, HELTA SKELTA) punching out the aggro vocals.

 They've never played a gig and I don’t think the members have even met each other which certainly creates an interesting dynamic. A wafting GBH stench comes to mind and there also seems to be a Hard Rock undertone seeping though with these tracks."


Thursday, June 18, 2015

No Form - Self Titled 12"

"A boundary-pushing record from the North of England. Bathing in the murk, devoid of light, it invokes a dark atmosphere that has little to do with any gothic plod or metal pose. This is punk, as antagonistic and cleansing as it ever can be. NO FORM's notorious live power is finally captured on this, their first record, with four shorter pulsating numbers on Side A and one long jam on Side B that approaches the outer limits. Shrill, disconcerting guitar leads and tormented vocals slither over an affirmative pummel that exists at the meeting point between outlier hardcore punk - SIEGE/UNITED MUTATION/GISM - and post-punk/proto-industrial at its most confrontational - SPK/CABARET VOLTAIRE/GOOD MISSIONARIES. Deceptively catchy thrashing coexists with sinister, siren-call sax that evokes THROBBING GRISTLE. This is music for the perennially despondent. Music for the subconscious, not the fashion conscious. This is music that could have been the soundtrack to the Blood Garden in JG Ballard's 'High Rise'. This is music as life ritual, to be listened to by all or none."


Friday, May 22, 2015

Chain Rank - Up Against The Wall LP



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Achtungs - Welcome To Hell LP

The Finnish rock 'n' roll mutants are back again, this time around with their 2nd LP. 10 tracks of sleazy degenarate garage punk.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Breakout - Demo II



Sunday, May 17, 2015

Jon Matecas Army - Demo 2015

This is definitely one of my favorite demos of this year. Spain's, JMA unleash a fury of 11 tracks of surfy skatepunk, these Spaniards are totally channeling JFA(OBVIOULY) and The Faction hard in their songs, even the reverby surf intros rule so much.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

S.L.I.P. - Songs of Love Ideals and Peace

Not sure really sure how I managed to overlooked this demo, came out last summer. 
From Braddock, PA same camp as Hounds of Hate, S.L.I.P. play an infectious catchy style of hcpunkrock, their sound reminds me of bands from mutha records(shorecore!) mixed with some socal 80's punk.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Blazing Eye - Self Titled EP

"Hailing from Los Angeles BLAZING EYE sound lay somewhere between ZOUO, THE SEXUAL and QLOAQA LETAL. That is Japanese inspired hardcore punk with demonic vocals and hard as nail beats which is extremely hard to shake once you hear it. The four distorted tracks on this EP mix perfectly the low end reverb soaked Japanese influences with the best of the International Hardcore Punk of the early 80's. Making it a masterpiece of timeless punk."


Grotto - Pink Sock Demo CS

Newly just released demo of a banger from these new Melbourne joyboys and girls, GROTTO. 
This is some discordant noisy hardcore punk from the land down under, this is not to be missed.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mystic Inane - Eggs Onna Plate EP + MUSIC VIDEO


Friday, April 24, 2015

Benny and The Roids - Demo 2015

Newish demo from your new favorite punk rock 'n' roll outfit from LA. 
OutFUCKINGstanding Demo, so many catchy riffs and singalongs.


T.O.H.C. appreesh post - The Boys + The Frags

Newly just released demos of these 2 newer Toronto Hardcore bands showcasing what its scene is best known for and what we love to hear, loud and snotty hcpunk. 



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Drip - Demo 2015

Punishing hardcore punk from Philly. 


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Severe - Distorted Views 12" EP

"Connecting someplace in the soup of hardcore in the 21st where the cult of cynicism and the discipline of ego collide and divide. Severe come at a sharp angle. An ep filled with the kind of disgust reserved for personal turmoil, the self doubt and humility of monks, and it sounds good on wax too."


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hardcore: Gimme Some More

"The preeminent HC comp of 2015, without a doubt. Beach Impediment has rolled out the red carpet for six of the best in contemporary HC - S.H.I.T., PEACEBREAKERS, MERCENARY, IMPALERS, VIOLENT END, and AJAX. A total steamroller of an EP mandatory for any true heads out there."

Monday, April 6, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Aggression Pact - Self Titled EP

"Debut release for this band formed by Dan from Waste Management and Ryan from Green Beret and firing off rounds in the tuneful traditions of BGK, N.O.T.A., A.O.D., and other bands with acronyms for names. Mark from Wasted Time and Mercy Killings handles the vocal portion of the group ensuring a real "Nuthin but Net" execution."


CAPTIVE - Black Leather Glove CS

Finally at long last, the much anticipated release from your favorite ATX post-punkers, 10 tracks of darkwave/synthwave in the vein of "Pornography" era The Cure. Been waiting for this one to drop since it was announced in '13. After much delay, here it is finally in cassette form by some label from Spain, limited run of 80 tapes.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Preskool Dropouts - Demo Too

"Newest batch of songs from this Boston punk group. Hardcore punk ala early 80's DC/Boston style"


Slur - Demo 2015

"new UKHC raw punk band doing 80s Finnish and Polish hardcore punk ala Destruktions and Siekiera"


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Permaculture - They Advance EP

"2nd EP from Ryan (Social Cirkle, Confines) and Jen (Nuclear Family, Nervous Trend). 4 new tracks that build on the peace-punk/’Penis Envy’ vibe of the debut record whilst adding some post-punk touches and a more hardcore edge in places."


The Flex - Don't Bother With The Outside World EP / Flexual Healing Vol. 5: Do Ya Think I'm Flexi?