"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
"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
"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."
"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."
"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