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."