FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
Seven ways to scream your name (2003/FERRET)
EMO/POST-HARDCORE. Emerging with a hardcore sound that's as fueled by melody as it is by intensity, they themselves are as schooled in the guitar skills of the metal greats as they are in the thrilling abandonment of punk rock outbursts. Emotionally resonant without resorting to cliches, technically proficient without being self-indulgent, and intense without being pretentious, theirs is the sound of teeming frustration, anger and heartache articulated in an utterly fluid, convincing and above all, real way. "7 ways to scream your name" is the United States introduction to the best the UK has to offer.
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
Tales don't tell themselves (2007/ATLANTIC)
EMO/POST-HARDCORE. In "Tales don’t tell themselves", FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND have penned their catchiest, most mainstream-friendly album to date. The band’s previous album, saw Bridgend’s emo-tinged rockers soften their sound slightly, hardcore breakdowns and shrieked metal vocals receding and a more tuneful, melodic edge coming to the fore. On this 3rd full-length the band walk further down this road. MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE should watch their back. Elsewhere, though, there’s signs of a growing songwriting maturity that might one day spring FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND out of the punk ghetto for good. FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND are eager to extend their musical palette. An impressive evolution!
the godsent (2011/PAIN OF MIND)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This is the vinyl version of FUNERAL ORATION's "godsend" demo from 1984, which was only available on it's original tape and as a very low-budget bootleg released a few years ago! The material on this demo is one of the best and intense recordings FUNERAL ORATION ever did and it's a pity that it hasn't been available as a proper release in the last 20 years! For those who are not familiar with the FUNERAL ORATION. They were one of the longest running and most influential bands from holland playing snotty and angry hardcore-punk, which became very special throught the melodic vocals. They also could be called the european version of HÜSKER DÜ!
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vultures at dawn (2011/PROSTETIC)
DEATH/BLACK-METAL. Drawing inspiration from GORGORTOTH, DAWN, DISSECTION and BEHERIT, the 4th full-length, "vultures at dawn", sees the band mix their blend of Swedish and Norwegian influences info 44min. of music that hits the nodes of doom and thrash but still stays black-metal. Vinyl comes on 180gr with a limited edition poster.
california's dead (2009/TANK CRIMES)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Awesome new sign of life from California's FUNERAL SHOCK. Yet again ugly hardcore-punk from members of CAPITALIST CASUALTIES, SPAZZ. This is a one-time pressing of just 500 copies which comes in screen printed covers.
HARDCORE-PUNK. West Bay hardcore-punks FUNERAL SHOCK blaze through 3 songs of early '80s styled tunes with ex-members of SPAZZ and CAPITALIST CASUALTIES playing music akin to bands like NEGATIVE FX and BLACK FLAG. This is dirty vintage American waster hardcore at it's best!
Paint thinner (2008/COWABUNGA)
HARDCORE-PUNK. San Francisco, CA's FUNERAL SHOCK continue with their hateful, negative hardcore-punk sound, starting this 7" off with a BLACK FLAG-sounding instrumental intro, then busting into 3 more tracks of straightforward hardcore-punk in the vein of FANG, BAD POSTURE and BLACK FLAG.
HARDCORE-PUNK. Debut release from West-Bay California punk junkers. This is dirty vintage American waster hardcore, sounds simular to NEGATIVE FX or BAD POSTURE. Pissed off as hell! Contains ex-members of SPAZZ and CAPITALIST CASUALTIES.
s/t (2004/SIX WEEKS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Twelve shots of early '80s gutter-core ala VILE, BAD POSTURE and BLACK FLAG from the Bay-Area. Warning: this is not "nice" music for kids. This is fucked up hardcore-punk hell-bent on drug abuse and fistfights - like a bottle breaking across your face! Limited to 800 copies.
Winds of hell (2007/NUCLEAR WAR NOW)
Australia has recently been producing some of the best underground metal that has been heard in years and FUNERARY PIT is no exception. Featuring members of GOSPEL OF THE HORNS, DESTRUKTOR, and DAMAGED, FUNERARY PIT play merciless death metal with a slight nod to old thrash and black metal. Their brutal "Winds of hell" demo was too unholy not to be committed to vinyl. Thus Nuclear War Now! and Dissident Records have united to ensure that this release sees the dark of night. This debut EP by FUNERARY PIT is certain to be regarded as a classic of this era of Australian metal.
and then you fucking die, man (2010/INIMICAL)
HARDCORE. Authentic '80s styled post apocalyptic speedy death/thrash hardcore at its finest. After escaping the vast dimensions of space and time, FUNEROT has returned to the dust of Earth to explore the hall of a dingy mausoleum. This full-length deliever 14 tombs line the interior split between opposing walls. The stench of death permeates. Outside amongst the rotting vines and curled branches is built a locked gate which in the iron is scripted "and then you fucking die, man".
stranded in time (2008/CLARENCE THOMAS)
HARDCORE. Full on old-school thrash from the Pacific Northwest. Three songs and a cover of WEIRD AL's "funzone", with sci-fi and trash lyrics and artwork. "stranded in time" is definitely their best release to date. 500 copies got pressed.
s/t (2012/P. TRASH)
PUNK-ROCK. This 7 song record from Calgarys FUNFUNS was supposed to be released on Going Gaga Records, but that never happened. Members of ZEBRASSIERES went down to Portland to record this nice splatter. This is the band that happened before ZEBRASSIERES, but it's more straight forward power pop and punk than ZEBRASSIERES. Think STEVE ADAMYK BAND meets RAMONES! Limited one-sided edition comes in black vinyl fixed into deluxe silk-screened covers, printed on thick recycled/natural paper.
don't make me meg (2011/DIRT CULT)
PUNK-ROCK. This is the debut from Chicago powerhouse, FUR COATS, featuring members of DAS KAPITAL, DIRECT HIT, NO EMPATHY, THE TRAITORS, etc. These songs carry on the great tradition of melodic Chicago punk, and the hooks will get stuck in your head for days. Don't believe me? Limited to 300 on black vinyl!
life lessons (2007/A-TEAM)
BEATDOWN-HARDCORE. In early 2005, five friends from the Emerald City, WA got together and decided it was time to show the world that the Northwest isn’t all “stage-dives and high fives”. Drawing influences from bands such as BLOOD FOR BLOOD, MADBALL, BIOHAZARD and FURY OF FIVE with more of a beatdown influence than most bands from their area, plus the addition of modern hip-hop elements, FURIOUS STYLES was born. So prepare yourselves because FURIOUS STYLES is taking over!