money for soul (2010/BAD AFRO)
GARAGE-ROCK. The '60s rock theme runs throughout the record. This vinyl re-issue could be used as soundtrack for those movies, '70s rock par excellence is what we get. It has this fuzzy flair from the garage bands of that time, with that dirty edge to it, which at times almost smells of some not all that legal substances. The songs are pretty simple, but they just have feeling, something that many bands these days are just lacking big time. Simple, effective, good, this is BABY WOODROSE!
third eye surgery (2012/BAD AFRO)
GARAGE-PUNK. All BABY WOODROSE albums have a different vibe and with "third eye surgery" they have made their space rock album. For the 1st time Lorenzo Woodrose integrate the heavy psych of his side projects DRAGONTEARS and SPIDS NOGENHAT with the fine song writing of BABY WOODROSE. No matter how much the fuzz guitar is wailing or the echo machine is tripping, there's always a good song hiding beneath the rumble. Several of them clocks in at 6min. so there are only 9 songs on "third eye surgery". Vinyl comes as usual in a nice designed gatefold-cover.
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Housed in a gorgeously hefty production, the long-awaited debut LP from Irealnd’s BACCHUS is a tense and hulking assault of millenium-era progressive crusty hardcore. With Elements of FROM ASHES RISE and KYLESA forming a raging, spiralling monument of caustic desperation, this is never reductive. Refusing to take the easy option and revelling in a staunchy progressive approach to hardcore, this is like NEUROSIS raised on amphetamine and tempered with weed: excellent. Thick 180gr vinyl includes a digital download card.
BACK OF THA NECK
Hated by all (2007/ROCK VEGAS)
BEATDOWN-HARDCORE. Originally recorded in 2004 and delayed for years, "Hated by all" is the only formal release from Boston's BACK OF THA NECK, who play a hard, heavy beatdown style of hardcore with a modern edge, in the vein of BULLDOZE, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR and HOODS.
we sang as ghosts (2005/SHOCK VALUE)
POST-HARDCORE. "we sang as ghosts" deliever 7 epic songs jumping all genres to create glorious electronic soundscapes. Mammoth riffs, pounding drums, and quiet country interludes. This dynamic record promises to satisfy any fan of innovative, heavy music. "we sang as ghosts" is 55min. and is sure to please fans of ISIS, NEUROSIS and RADIOHEAD.
BACK WHEN / SETUP, THE
POST/SCREAMO-HARDCORE. BACK WHEN returns with a pummeling epic 5 min. song which is a halfway point between the "swords against the father" 7" and their full-length "we sang as ghosts" while on the flip side Richmond's THE SETUP, fresh from their split on Electric Human Project, blast full-speed ahead with two brand new songs combining the finer elements of hardcore, punk, and metal with an ex-member of LIGHT THE FUSE AND RUN on guitar. Beautiful gatefold-opening packaging courtesy of Jonathan Tvrdik.
my broken world/in harm's way (2012/GSR)
HARDCORE. This Double LP brings together the "my broken world" and "in harm's way". BACKFIRE's music is aggressive and the songs are solid and strong. Everything is there, the razor sharp guitars slashing from left to right, the armoured tank artillery, the collossal earhquake like basslines, all mixed with the signature vocals that spew forth lyrics of angst and frustration. BACKFIRE succeeded in setting standards in the Dutch hardcore scene. The double LP is limited to 300 items, comes on colored vinyl, 180gr vinyl, is housed in a gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
still dedicated (2001/VICTORY)
HARDCORE. After 6 years toiling under the massive weight of the Lost & Found empire, European hardcore favorites BACKFIRE unyoke their burden, and find themselves in a dream come true-Victory Records. Twelve blazing tracks in the vein of fellow warriors WARZONE; MADBALL and 25 TA'LIFE.
through different eyes (2010/1124)
HARDCORE. Formed in 1991, New Jersey's BACKLASH set out to play simple New York-style hardcore influenced by BREAKDOWN, KILLING TIME and SICK OF IT ALL, and appeared on multiple 7"s and compilations. This release compiles all of their studio material on a double LP, served up in a gatefold cover. Limited to 500 copies. Includes MP3 download code.
MELODY-PUNK. Throughout the 5 tracks that make up their debut 10", "effigies", by Los Angeles/Oakland's BACKMASKER delves into territories that would please fans of HOT WATER MUSIC and PENNYWISE. While there's no shortage of riffs and headbangin' moments throughout the record, they also know how to expertly craft and execute memorable song structures and undeniable hooks. Features ex-members of SET IT STRAIGHT and DANGERS. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
maladapted (2012/TO LIVE A LIE)
POWER-VIOLENCE. BACKSLIDER return with another 7" of blasting upset-violence. Comparisons have been made to not only to LACK OF INTEREST and NO COMMENT but also to the MELVINS and SLEEP. The 6 songs are a slightly longer on this release.
s/t (2011/TO LIVE A LIE)
POWER-VIOLENCE. This same titled 7" is the new release from this mega-negative fastcore and power-violence duo from Philadelphia.
BACKSLIDER / CHAINSAW TO THE FACE
split (2012/GIVE PRAISE)
POWER-VIOLENCE. This is a repress of with brand new artwork - BACKSLIDER bring you their 1st vinyl release with this split 7". Nothing but non-stop fastcore from this Philadelphia 2 piece. You'll get 12 songs of upset violence on their side. CHAINSAW TO THE FACE from New Jersey bring you plain power-violence. Crushing breakdowns, blistering fast parts and the bleak outlook on life that is only matched by DESPISE YOU.
BACKSLIDER / NIMBUS TERRIFIX
split (2011/HAUNTED HOTEL)
GRINDCORE. From the ashes of Pennsylvania maniacs DEAD RADICAL and BARBARIAN LORD rises NIMBUS TERRIFIX, a barely comprehensible mind-fuck of mathematical time changes and off-the-wall hardcore destruction. Flip this little fucker over and you have BACKSLIDER, one-part blasting hardcore/power-violence, one-part brains burnt to a crisp sludge. Not for fans of weak, rehashed bullshit.
darker half (2011/REAPER)
HARDCORE. Uncompromising NYHC flag-bearers, BACKTRACK, have been working hard on their debut full-length, "darker half". Their album-titled single has already made its way around blogs, music news sites and message boards with more singles to be released all the way through street date. Since their 2008 demo release, they've released a string of 7"s, giving them 3 full years to hone their Long Island-inspired brand of NYC hardcore for their 1st full-length. Vinyl version includes a MP3 download card.