MÖRSER / SWARM, THE
split (1998/PER KORO/SPIRITFALL)
HARDCORE. * WAREHOUSE FOUND * Some records are so singular and arresting in their power, they seem to have their own gravitational pull. This split 7" is one of these. MÖRSER from Germany shouldn't need any introduction, but perhaps do. This band is SYSTRAL's evil twin, and issues forth an brand of grinding metallic hardcore that leaves nothing standing in its wake. The 2 tracks included here are no disappointment to anyone who has heard this band before. These are on of their earlier recordings before their sound started to fade into metal. THE SWARM completely destroys with 3 tracks of suffocatingly heavy Swedish influenced hardcore. Take the heaviest breakdowns, the most brutal speed, the meanest thrash parts, the most insane vocals, and you may be able to picture out how THE SWARM sounds like. [PK 025.5]
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horrible night (2013/RISE ABOVE)
DOOM-METAL. First gathered together in Southampton, UK in the year 2000 - with the formative ambition of being slower and heavier than the slowest, heaviest band you can think of - MOSS is known for unleashing true audial darkness and claustrophobia upon their listeners. While no longer obsessed with extremity for its own sake - with weirdly infectious riffs, eccentric vocal melodies - MOSS remain heavier-than-thou, broadening their horror beyond any imposed 'scene' expectations. With 6 tracks, MOSS proves more than ever why this English cult band is regarded exactly as such. While still no easy pill to swallow for the uninitiated, over its duration "horrible night" will demand complete mind control.
complete discography (2012/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE)
POST-PUNK/EMOCORE. MOSS ICON was founded in 1987 and pioneered a progressive, highly emotive sound that stood in stark contrast to just about everything even remotely considered punk-rock at the time. They more resembled an inspired marriage of the bleak post-punk leanings of JOY DIVISION with the raucous riffage of THE WIPERS, albeit less accessible thanks to MOSS ICON's more sinister tone. Remastered and packaged as a DoCD or 3xLP collection, each format is housed in a deluxe triple-gatefold jacket, complete with original lyrics and rare live photos.
MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD
do not resuscitate (2011/MORSECODE/BULLET TOOTH)
HARDCORE. Sometime toward the end of 2006, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD vanished. Word eventually spread that MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD had begun work on a new album. Let's be honest: a band like them doesn't name their record "do not resuscitate" unless they've got nothing left to lose - and this is when a band is at their best - when they have nothing to prove and they don't owe anything to anyone. Colored, limited vinyl edition includes a MP3 download card.
MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD
HARDCORE. Their take-no-shit work ethic has become notorious and remains unparalleled. This band is carrying Gotham City hardcore into the next generation. From their lyrics and music straight down to their stark black and white aesthetics, you know where MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD is from and where they stand. Haunting melodies and heavier-than-gravity riffs have become MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD modus operandi.
MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD
nothing in vain (2002/TRUSTKILL)
HARDCORE. The members of MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD forged their names in the NYC hardcore scene over the last years with a band called INDECISION, who was revered for their relentless touring schedule and unparalleled work ethic. After INDECISION's untimely demise, the founding members formed MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD and word spread like forest fire. More melodic than INDECISION, while still keeping their heavy side too.
MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD
our lady of annihilation (2003/TRUSTKILL)
HARDCORE. "our lady of annihilation" renounces the religious lunacy of those who would kill for what they can't prove exists. All of this behind the backdrop of the tragic, disfigured NYC skyline. MOST PRECIOUS BLOD does not submit, they will not bow to misery and self-pity. From their lyrics and music straight down to their stark black and white aesthetics, you know where MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD is from and where they stand.
Stardom (2006/GONNA PUKE)
PUNKROCK. A brand new full length from the KINGS of Texas punk. These guys defined the Austin sound in the mid nineties, with a slew of records on Rip Off and Empty Records. Now their sound is back with a full CD of rare, unreleased and remastered tracks that are sure to sell out of the 1,000 copies very quickly. The Motards were with out a doubt one of the most influential bands of the mid 90’s, they may have been from Texas but they were the kings of the North West. Many bands started in the 90’s because of this band!!
gasoline blues (2012/MTX)
HARDCORE-PUNK. MÖTEX hail from Bielefeld, Germany and they fuck shit up since a decade. Members played in local bands, like HANSWURST SENIOR, ZZZ HACKER and PRATFALL. Their style is comparable to classic early hardcore-punk bands like CIRCLE JERKS or SNFU, with a hint of Texas cow-punk ala HICKOIDS and scandinavian punk 'n' roll in the vein of early HELLACOPTERS and THE BONES. The diverse songwriting is very much present on this full-length - you'll get catchy hardcore, mid-tempo punk, hook laden fist pumpers, and everything in between. Great sounding record that brings to mind the golden era of hardcore-punk. Stunning 180gr vinyl edition. It rocks!
MOTHER OF MERCY
III (2009/SIX FEET UNDER)
HARDCORE. MOTHER OF MERCY's debut full-length continues where they left off on their 2 highly acclaimed 7"s with a dark, heavy, hardcore sound with gloomy imagery, taking cues from bands like IRON AGE and BITTER END as well as the classic Clevo crunch of RINGWORM. Colored vinyl version includes MP3 download code.
MOTHER OF MERCY
IV: symptoms of existence (2011/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. Formed in 2007, MOTHER OF MERCY plays contemporary metallic hardcore that draws some of the best elements of '90s hardcore with a well-executed tinge of metal. Their music is raw, abrasive and dark - highly influenced by UNDERTOW, IRON AGE and metallic RINGWORM. With several prior releases, MOTHER OF MERCY's new full-length is nothing less than stellar and poised to be one of the best metallic hardcore releases of 2011.
are you tough enough? (2011/TAKEN BY SURPRISE)
POP-PUNK. Canada seems to be the new fertile ground for smashing power-pop. MOTHER'S CHILDREN hail from Ottawa, the same place as great bands like SEDATIVES, STEVE ADAMYK BAND (who they share a member with), WHITE WIRES and many others are from there. This 6 track MLP is the follow up to their well received full-length on Deranged. This is power-pop glam 'n' roll driven to perfection - that should be spinning on your record player multiple times a day. Take your personal hits from the "powerpearls" compilations add your favorite BOYS, STIFFS and FAST CARS records and imagine you would be warped right back to the '70s, where you would be seeing all those bands live on stage, because this is the moment when you realize that you are dancing and beerspitting right in front of the stage of a MOTHER`S CHILDREN show.
that’s who! (2010/DERANGED)
POP-PUNK. From Ottawa Canada, pumping out a unique style of high-energy power pop come MOTHER’S CHILDREN. The four piece got together to start a punk band in the vein of THE BOYS and TEENAGE HEAD with the pop sensibilities of THE RASPBERRIES and THE EASYBEATS, and the stomping rock 'n’ roll energy of T.REX and SLADE. The songs are innocent, unpretentious, exciting and filled with unforgettable hooks that sound just as good on your stereo at home as they would on a summer afternoon on the beach, blasting out a transistor radio. For fans of MARVELOUS DARLINGS, DEFECT DEFECT or THE STATUES.
i wanna be a cop.. (2010/HANDSOME DAN)
PUNK-HARDCORE. MOTHERFUCKERS easily pack so much attitude, crap and corruption onto one little slab of 7" that it’s scary. Yet again, the Calgary-based outfit tear through 6 pieces of crusty gutter punk. Still revelling in their '80s US hardcore collection, yet more recently comparable to the likes of the CASUALTIES, KRUM BUMS and other Mohican-sporting squeegee kids, these tasteless goons would make the DAYGLO ABORTIONS wonder how some bands could be so disturbingly sullied.
MOTHERSPEED / RETARD STRENGTH
split (2008/PARTY TIME)
HARDCORE. Hailing from all over California, MOTHERSPEED offer up 2 songs about the Sega classic "altered beast". Plus 2 CIRCLE JERKS covers! Fast, thrashy hardcore in the vein of LIFE'S HALT, NERVE AGENTS, INFEST, DYS. RETARD STRENGTH from Philadelphia play a rough and burly style of old East Coast hardcore, not really sounding like any band or anything but the style. They offer 5 songs on their side which 2 of them being covers - a song by LOAFASS and the infamous ARYAN DISGRACE tune which they chose as a cover. Full color cover for sheer absurdity, have at it!