POST-HARDCORE. Originally issued on 7" in 1997, THE LOCUST's 1st GSL release has sold over 15000 vinyl copies to date! Recorded with the band's original four-piece lineup, the songs are a primitive yet frightening indication of things to come. Now, the 9 original songs have now been digitally remastered and the sonic improvement is drastic. CD features 2 re-mastered bonus tracks, both of which were issued on very limited compilations in the mid '90s and have been unavailable since.
safety second, body last (2005/RADIO SURGERY/IPECAC)
POST-HARDCORE. Everyone knows THE LOCUST, and everyone knows what they are about. They are constantly changing and always pushing the boundaries of the punk and hardcore scene. With their follow-up to "plague soundscapes", THE LOCUST present "Safety second, body last". Recorded by Alex Newport, this album flows like a classical symphony, flying through 5 movements at lightning speed.
a sunset panorama (2005/BAD TASTE)
LOGH's 3rd full-length and first for Hydra Head brings to mind a melancholic mix of such greats as SONIC YOUTH, MOGWAI, and LOW. In September 2004, the band recorded "a sunset panorama" in a studio with Pelle Gunnerfeldt (producer of the Hives etc.).
the raging sun (2004/BAD TASTE)
LOGH filters the finest elements of indie-rock, poetic tone and intelligible songwriting through a Nordic perspective and into a record that pulses, swells and sighs with effortless synergy. "the raging sun" brings to mind a melancholic mix of such greats as SONIC YOUTH, LOW and MOGWAI.
iron balls of steel (2012/SOUTHERN LORD)
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. Instru-metal/progressive act LOINCLOTH formed following the demise of death/doom act CONFESSOR and were joined by members of BREADWINNER and HONNOR ROLE to round out the lineup. Punishing riffs and a mean rhythm section were all they were interested in - no acoustic parts, no pointless leads, no repetition and no vocals! To them, metal was getting punched in the face by sinister riffs while a tight rhythm section kicked them with counter-beats to the gut! The quartet reject the use of vocals to present a riff-laden brand of metal akin to that of DON CABALLERO, RUSSIAN CIRCLES and DISRHYTHMIA. Thick 180gr vinyl.
last city (2008/REACT WITH PROTEST/SLAVE UNION)
POST/SCREAMO-HARDCORE. Short and sweet, thats how LOMA PRIETA’s "Last city" release could be described. This Oakland CA band plays speedy, screamo-hardcore with impressive technicality, running through time signatures and epic melodies with incredible ease. As the mathematical riffs swirl around cymbal crashing and rapid fire rhythms, the howling vocals provide the emotional release for all the tension that’s built up. The occasional piano melody and gentle guitar parts help balance things out as well. For fans of LA QUIETE, CLIKITAT IKATOWI and NEIL PERRY.
LOOK BACK AND LAUGH
by the pound (2005/LENGUA ARMADA)
HARDCORE. Twelve hard hitting '80s style hardcore tracks with raging vocals from this great Bay-Area band. LOOK BACK AND LAUGH features members of YAPHET KOTTO, TALK IS POISON and DEAD AND GONE so you know they have a high quality resume!
LOOK BACK AND LAUGH
state of illusion (2007/D.I.Y.)
HARDCORE. This great Bay-Area band plays ‘80s style hardcore with raging vocals. This is a relentless barrage of raw and frenzied assault with raging full-throttle politically/socially charged vocals. "State of illusion" picks up right where their previous stuff left off. This one featuring some of the band's most assaultive recorded material to date. CD edition compiles the 4 tracks from the "state of illusion" 7"/12", the "street terrorism" 7" and the LOOK BACK AND LAUGH side of the split with DROP DEAD. Their best release so far!
down with the ship (2012/FACEDOWN)
HARDCORE. LOOKING FORWARD is back with their 1st release since 2005. "down with the ship" features 6 new hardcore anthems that LOOKING FORWARD is well known for. For fans of COMEBACK KID, DEFEATER and BANE. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card and is limited to 500 copies.
the path we tread (2005/FACEDOWN)
SXE-HARDCORE. "the path we tread" is 19 energy packed hardcore anthems from Maryland based xLOOKING FORWARDx. After a previous release on Blood and Ink Records and countless tours, xLOOKING FORWARDx are ready to step up to the next level and take the crown in today's hardcore scene.
OLD-SCHOOL HARDCORE. Capturing a pure and honest sound reminiscent of earlier days of hardcore, Southern California's LOOKING UP present their debut release and 1st full-length for Panic Records. The band gives a youthful enthusiasm and spirit that shines through in all 12 songs on this recording, with fast drums and guitars with occasional melodic breaks bringing to mind the sound of TURNING POINT, TEN YARD FIGHT and YOUTH OF TODAY.
discography (2009/LENGUA ARMADA)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The CD includes all of their 7"s, their split LP with SPITBOY, their full-length LP, as well as compilation tracks, alternate versions of some songs, and 12 live in the studio tracks. et this legendary CD before it is once again out of print. This complete discography from faved-out hardcore powerhouse LOS CRUDOS contains 27 tracks of energetic and political hardcore-punk that takes no quarter as the band takes on themes of racism, Latino issues, revolution, and more. Get this legendary CD before it is once again out of print.
The perfect moment (2005/METAL BLADE)
NOISE-METAL. Das Debutalbum des Quintetts aus Dallas fuer Metal Blade, auf dem es eine unglaubliche Dynamik versprueht und sich unaufhaltsam nach vorne schiebt. Zwischen nervenaufreibendem Screamo, vertracktem Noisecore und entspannten, cleanen Passagen bahnt sich dieses 8 Song starke Monstrum unaufhaltsam einen Weg durch die ganze Einheitssuppe. Neben den kraftvollen Gitarren, die ihr staccato-riffing gnadenlos runterreissen, und der gewaltigen und bessessenen Rhythmussektion, ist es vor allem Saenger Michael Hall, der durch sein Facettenreichtum den Songs ihre Marke verleiht. Das Spektrum reicht dabei von gnadenlosem Screamo, ueber tiefstes Growlen, bis hin zu sehr entspanntem, cleanem Gesang, wie er gleich beim Opener ''The beginning' beweist. Aber auch die Vielfalt der einzelnen Parts laesst zu keiner Sekunde Routine aufkommen. Dennoch klingt alles wie aus einem Guss und ist weit von Mathcore oder anderen frickeligen Spielarten entfernt. Keine Frage, hier handelt es sich um Metal der modernen Art. Ein sehr atmosphaerisches, aufreibendes und schlichtweg brutales Album!
i have ghosts and i have ghosts (2007/MAGIC BULLET)
HARDCORE-PUNK. In the tradition of their forefathers DRUNK INJUNS, THE FACTION, LOS OVILDADOS, this isn't a god damned career. It's a passion fueled by the fondness for being able to play exactly what you want however you want to like-minded people. People who like to skate, who are excited, who like fast, noisy punk rock. "i have ghosts and i have ghosts" is 8 songs of all it needs to be. Four dudes blasting away at catchy, concise and to-the-point noisy hardcore-punk that incubates a brief respite from this shit life.
LOST PATROL BAND
automatic (2006/BURNING HEART)
PUNK-ROCK. When REFUSED broke up in 1998, frontman Dennis Lxyzen started two projects, one being THE (International) NOISE CONSPIRACY, and the other being a solo project called THE LOST PATROL BAND. 'automatic' is tighter and a bit punkier than the last one even though pretty much every song has a great pop hook to it. Dennis says that it is a celebration to the punk rock that he first discovered in his teens with bands like BUZZCOCKS, THE JAM, RAMONES and so on but also an attempt to recreate some of the more amazing and obscure bands that he has fallen in love with over the years like PROTEX, POINTED STICKS, CARPETTES, THE KIDS and so on. LOST PATROL BAND featuring nowadays members of THE (International) NOISE CONSPIRACY, THE VICIOUS, and THE REGULATIONS.