to live in discontent (2005/JADE TREE)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. The Richmond boys of STRIKE ANYWHERE have made their career by delivering hardcore anthems peppered with a radical worldview. This is a collection of rare and unreleased material including the long out of print "chorus of one", outtakes from "exit english", and an assortment of classic cover choices including COCK SPARRER, DAG NASTY, and GORILLA BISCUITS. "to live in discontent" is a must have release for any fan of the band’s raucous rally cry - a definitive insight into what fuels a revolution, and a glimpse into the history that will thankfully keep it burning.
gospels for the deceived (2009/CRUCIAL ATTACK)
HARDCORE. Where the first 2 releases on Crucial Response Records had a strong CRO-MAGS feel to them, the sound has evolved into a heavier and more metallic kind of hardcore. On "gospels for the deceived", their sound has changed even more. STRIKE FIRST blends R.J.'s haunting roars with blazing guitar riffs, solos and crushing drum beats to create another 25min. of pure rage. The 11 songs point out that STRIKE FIRST's musical power and rage have risen to new levels. This progression will be heard as the album unfolds it's metallic crossover heaviness. The band once again proves that they have found a great way to balance on the fine line between oldschool hardcore and heavy trashmetal. LP comes with gatefold cover
Requiem for the aftermath (2005/CRUCIAL RESPONSE)
The material on "Requiem for the aftermath" can be easily compared to 'Chantdown babylon’ but its more intense and hard hitting with eleven songs to boot. STRIKE FIRST quickly established a reputation as being one of the hardest-working and most aggressive hardcore bands in the dutch scene.
no bears on the track (2003/SIX WEEKS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. STRIKER hail from the badlands of Sweden and the caustic sounds they detonante capture the intensity and the greatness of the Swedish hardcore-punk scene. Combine the raw, aggressive simplicity of legends such as CRUDE SS and SKITLICKERS with a impending sense of world destruction and that only hints at the power this band achieves. This band features members of the legendary Swedish punk band RÖVSVETT and the pedigree shows. This CD contains both demos, remastered and packed with punch!
the fuse is lit (2013/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. Out-of-print since the mid-2000s, "the fuse is lit" has undergone a deluxe re-treatment by Bridge Nine. This re-issue features 6 studio tracks that originally appeared on the album on side-a, and a great 7 song "live at cbgb's" set from 2001 (which perfectly captures the band's energy) on side-b. They play hardcore raw, fast and furious, the way it was meant to be. The music is tight, rabid, angry and in-your-face. All of the audio has been remastered specifically for vinyl as part of Bridge Nine's 10th anniversary repress series. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card.
STRUCTURE OF LIES
Abacus (2002/DEEP SIX)
DEATH-METAL. Arizona-based bruti-colliders STRUCTURE OF LIES return with a soul obliterating new release of devastating technical death. "abacus" is 5 intense tracks played fast, furious and viciously heavy in the vein of CARCASS, AT THE GATES and SUFFOCATION. Features former members of UNRUH and WELLINGTON, so you know it's gonna hurt.
This thirteen song discography CD captures the entire STRUGGLE experience on one disc. It includes all of their records as well as the songs from the STRUGGLE/UNDERTOW split 7" and one song from the Give Me Back comp LP. The CD also includes a live video in QuickTime Movie format, though unfortunately the video will only play for PC users. The CD features all new art and photos. It does not include the Seth Tobocman art from the LP nor most of the writings from the 7". It does feature a hidden treat (if you can find it).
MELODIC-PUNK. STRUNG OUT successfuly pull off being pop-punk but without being pop. there are also some cool hardcore songs on here. This full-length has that cool unmistakable STRUNG OUT sound, and is infectiously catchy.
agents of the underground (2009/FAT WRECK)
MELODIC-PUNK. With blisteringly fast riffs, crushing rhythms and powerful vocals, "agents of the underground" is quintessential STRUNG OUT, yet, as with each succeeding release, the band manage to evolve their sound. From the very 1st moments of the album the success of the collaboration is apparent. With passionate melodies that recall STRUNG OUT's earlier albums and the ruthless aggressive music that has progressed over their recent releases, "agents of the underground" can be hailed as the perfect culmination of all their past efforts.
an american paradox (2002/FAT WRECK)
MELODIC-PUNK. The 4th album from this technical and aggressive, yet melodic and emotional Southern California quintet. Fusing punk, melodic hardcore this record will not fail to disappoint.
blackhawks over los angeles (2007/FAT WRECK)
MELODIC-PUNK. 7th full-length albums into the game, STRUNG OUT still has something to show the scene they so feverishly helped build. "on blackhawks over los angeles" STRUNG OUT effortlessly perfect the melding of technical musicianship (rooted in metal) within a melodious structure. STRUNG OUT has never been a band that succumbs to the trends of the moment. While sustaining their heavy melodic approach and commitment to their loyal fanbase, STRUNG OUT is prepared to show the world the fabric of their staying power.
exile in oblivion (2004/FAT WRECK)
MELODIC-PUNK. Technical and aggressive, yet melodic and emotional, STRUNG OUT fuse punk, melodic-hardcore on this, their 5th full-length album. Very original, a little more melodic then there other albums but not to much to take the fun out of the record.
live in a dive (2003/FAT WRECK)
MELODIC-PUNK. "live in a dive" caputes 21 of everyone's favorite STRUNG OUT songs recorded live - with perfect sound quality.
prototypes and painkillers (2009/FAT WRECK)
MELODIC-PUNK. In the wake of 6 full-length albums, 2 MCDs and a slew of appearances on various compilations, STRUNG OUT have amassed numerous unreleased and rare tracks, which can all be found on their latest release "prototypes and painkillers". Spanning the length of their career, "prototypes and painkillers" is a comprehensive collection comprised of 25 blistering tracks, including 7 previously unreleased and 11 out of print songs. LP includes digital download card of all 25 tracks.
suburban teenage wasteland blues (1996/FAT WRECK)
MELODIC-PUNK. One of the best STRUNG OUT records by far. It's fast, kick your ass punk-rock with lyrics that everyone can relate to. A must buy for any STRUNG OUT fan!