wake up screaming (2003/HELLCAT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The 3rd full-length from this Southern California hardcore-punk band. Political, socially outspoken, and insightful lyrics while still maintaining the vicious punk chords that make them a threat to all ears. Produced by Steve Albini.
s/t (2009/SIX WEEKS)
GRINDCORE. After exposing themselves to the world through their split 7" with INSECT WARFARE that came with Short Fast & Loud #19, Tokyo's FLAGITIOUS IDIOSYNCRASY IN THE DILAPIDATION finally appear on vinyl with this issue of their CD originally released by a Czech label. The end product is 4 ladies wailing through menacing blasting and grinding death with touches of traditional Japanese hardcore, complete with blazing fast drumming, relentless guitar work and blood curdling screaming vocals.
horror metal moshing machine (2008/TORTURE GARDEN)
THRASH-HARDCORE. The brand spankin' new 7" from the old-school Swedish horror thrash-hardcore masters FREDDY KRUGER'S ÜNDERWEAR! No fake ass mall metal myspace-core crossover bullshit here, just pure unadulterated '80s inspired thrash. They even cover TANKARD on this for Krueger's sake! Time to put away your ACCÜSED, S.O.D. and ANTHRAX tapes for the night and make room for the "Horror metal moshing machine"!
fearing lost apocalyptic knowledge (2007/ HASHSHASHIN)
HARDCORE. Pittsburgh's F.L.A.K. offers a blistering fast hardcore LP that builds from the blunt guttural sounds of swedish and japanese hardcore to the riffage of Portland hardcore. Just flat, no frills, balls to the wall hardcore that is spat out in a venomous disdain for the real life. However F.L.A.K. also have an interest in the contemporary sound of Portland. F.L.A.K. are no TRAGEDY knock off - insted they incorporate some jangly bits and an ever so slight d-beat into a flat out galloping hardcore. FLAK are like a VOORHEES cover band from Portland. This lyrically bleak and dark sounding record has 11 tracks to follow up their self-titled 7".
kill for christ (2012/TAANG)
HARDCORE. A reissue of the amazing 1982 "kill for christ" album by one of the finest hardcore bands to ever come out of Boston. Includes all the tracks from the original release, along with the band's songs from the "this is boston not la" and "unsafe at any speed" compilations, as well as the group's 1st demo recordings. You'll get 19 tracks in all. Packaged with the original Pushead artwork. Limited edition pressing of 500 on green vinyl.
5 years plan (2012/RECESS)
PUNK-ROCK. Originally released on CD in 2006. The songs on this 14 track release are the demo versions for F.Y.P.'s the last album ("toys that kill"). Some of the songs never made it to the last album and one later became a "toys that kill" song.
between me and you (2007/DAMAGED GOODS)
INDIE-POP. This is the follow up to DELSOL's 2004 debut "no time for sorrows" and it sees her continue her blend of '60s swing and cheeky euro-pop. She has a wonderfully playful voice that works best when sung in her native French tongue. These are simple songs but it's their simplicity that charms and the swinging nostalgia that dominates much of the record is in no way contrived. Whether it's Hawaiian style guitars, acid rhythms or foot-tappingly chirpy organs, DELSOL's achingly sweet tales of love lost and found are stunningly addictive. One glimpse of her voice will have you smitten and your heart will be forever hers.
strong survive (2012/BACK TO BACK)
SXE-HARDCORE. "strong survive" is the 2nd 7" from Detroit's straight-edge powerhouse FACE REALITY who take cues from the early classics Revelation Records roster like YOUTH OF TODAY, SIDE BY SIDE and CHAIN OF STRENGTH.
FACE THE ENEMY
these words (2003/DEFIANCE)
SXE-HARDCORE. Following the split with NEVER SURRENDER comes "these two words", the 1st full-length album from the US hardcore allstar outfit, FACE THE ENEMY. Tim McMahon (MOUTHPIECE and HANDS TIED), Ken Olden of (BATTERY, BETTER THAN A THOUSAND), Alex Garcia Riveria of (SHELTER, BETTER THAN A THOUSAND), Grahm Land (SHELTER, BATTERY, and BETTER THAN A THOUSAND ), and Ed McKirdy (HANDS TIED and THE KILLING FLAME) deliver straight-edge hardcore power with barrel hooks, back ups, old-school riffs and slow downs. The album carries the infectious enthusiasm and positive energy of '88 while staying on the edge of innovation in 2003. Go!
FACE THE PANIC
the reclamation (2007/REAPER)
HARDCORE. Following in the tradition of NYC's most influential hardcore bands - CRO-MAGS, SICK OF IT ALL and AGNOSTIC FRONT, comes Buffalo, NY's FACE THE PANIC. This band of longtime friends formed in the summer of 2006 in the hope of keeping the true hardcore spirit alive, and to turn on a younger generation of hardcore kids to the classic hardcore style. FACE THE PANIC's seamless combination of hardcore's speed and intensity, coupled with punk's melody, as well as metal's thrashing leads will no doubt garner significant attention for these scene veterans.
FACE THE RAIL
HARDCORE-PUNK. Bay-Area punks back for 3 more tracks after their LP debut full-length. Awesome mid to fast tempo paced punk, brings to mind your west coast surf-punk merged with some DC hardcore like DOUBLE O, SWIZ or even DAG NASTY. Picking up right where they left you off and kept you waiting so nicely.
FACE TO FACE
three chord and a half truth (2013/RISE)
PUNK-ROCK. Over the past 22 years, FACE TO FACE built up a worldwide fanbase with several releases and tours. The band's new album, "three chords and a half truth" was self produced and recorded at frontman Trevor Keith's home studio. FACE TO FACE is nothing short of a legacy, and with their 12 track new release they're showing just why they've become one of the most respected and appreciated punk bands. The thick 180gr vinyl version includes a digital download card.
rode hard, put away wet - clevo hc '89-'93 (2010/SMOG VEIL)
HARDCORE. Prior to stints in H-100's, 9 SHOCKS TERROR, GORDE SOLIE MOTHERFUCKERS, Tony Erba delivered the goods with FACE VALUE. The band played a defining role in the hardcore scene of the late '80s and early '90s, turning out furious tunes at breakneck tempos and whipping crowds nationwide into a fine froth before calling it quits in 1993. This career spanning retrospective containing 31 songs plus an insane DVD of various live performances, photos and whatnot proves once again that you can't go wrong with Cleveland.
Nothing positive, only negative (2006/RELAPSE)
SLUDGE. Facedowninshit melds the ethos of hardcore and punk, the sincerity of blues, and a forceful urgency to create their own unique brand of southern fried dirt metal. On NPON, the trio delivers honesty that resonates in every word, every D.I.Y till-I-die riff, and through every last beat of the drums.
DEATH-METAL. Los Angeles metal septet THE FACELESS are the new face of technical metal in California, playing intricate songs in the vein of bands like BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, and MESHUGGAH and touring alongside bands like Arsis and All Shall Perish.