Tuesday, 10 October 2017

COCKNEY REJECTS






















"greatest hits vol. 1"
Year:  1980
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!



















This is the debut album of Cockney Rejects. Inspired by the critically reviled working-class rock of Sham 69, the Cockney Rejects helped give voice to the street rock subgenre tagged "Oi!", partly thanks to the group's 1980 song "Oi! Oi! Oi!" The Rejects' sound was loud, brash, and crudely performed, with an irreverent sense of humor and an inclination toward mindless anarchy that made them appealing to frustrated lower-class youth and the growing skinhead movement (left-wing and right-wing). The Rejects initial output was voluminous; their first two albums were both released in 1980 and jokingly titled "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1" and "Greatest Hits Vol. 2". In 1981 they recorded a false live concert entitled "Greatest Hits, Vol. 3: Live & Loud", featuring false "live" versions of their best-known songs (actually recorded in a studio with a false audience), and "The power and the glory" still in 1981. The latter album found the group trying to broaden its approach, employing acoustic guitars, keyboards, piano and a more melodic orientation closer to new wave or pop music. "The wild ones" (1982) and "Quiet storm" (1984) marked a shift toward heavy metal; unsure of their direction and the group disbanded late 1984. Cockney Rejects reunited in 1990 for the album "Lethal", a new attempt to suggest heavy metal public which became in a complete commercial failure. In 2002 was the turn of "out of the gutter", "unforgiven" in 2007 and "east end babylon" in 2012, these three albums positively acclaimed by followers, public and medias. ~ Steve Huey
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"greatest hits vol. II"
Year:  1980
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  16
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!

















This is the second official album of the band released still in 1980. Despite the title, it is not a compilation at all, but just the second studio album which contains sixteen new songs in the same style as their debut: simple, basic, short and direct Oi! music with lyrics related to: parodies, sense of humor, football, working class pride, etc. It is usually considered better than their debut album because it's maybe better in all senses: technical level, quality sound, lyrics, etc.
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"the power and the glory"
Year:  1981
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  34 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:        Oi!





















This is the third studio album of the band, released in 1981 and it became softer, slower and more melodic and clean than their two predecessors. A little bit close to new wave or classic pop, but just a bit. There are even some kind of ballads such as: "It's over", "BYC" or "On the streets again", using instruments as acoustic guitars, keyboards, piano and also some kind of electronic effects and sounds, but still keeping their usual lyrical themes: sense of humor, parodies, football, working class pride, etc.
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"back on the street"
Year:  2000
Label:  Victory
Format:  CD
Tracks:  16
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!





















Actually this is a compilation or collection of sixteeen songs made from 1979 to 1990, recorded again in a new studio, with a new sound and Cockney Rejects musicians, who had a true better technical level than their beggining. The album was issued through three different labels and also different title: "back on the street" (Victory Records), "greatest hits vol.IV" (Rhythm Car Records) and "here they come again (Anagram Records). sixteen old songs which sound better, faster, great and powerful.
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"out of the gutter"
Year:  2002
Label:  CO
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!


















after three failure attempts of heavy metal and some periods of inactivity, Cockney Rejects fortunately come back to their roots. After two decades these "new" Cockney Rejects comes with this "out of the gutter" in 2002, their best work since 1981. Here the band finally come back to their roots of pure and simple Oi! music, with perhaps some touches of classic rock'n'roll, besides on guitars, riffs, vocals and chorus. Enough of low cost "heavy metal"... Cockney Rejects are come back!
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"unforgiven"
Year:  2007
Label:  G&R
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  39 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!







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"east end babylon"
Year:  2012
Label:  Cadiz
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!





















Perhaps it is not exagerate to say that this album is one of the best but the best of their entire musical career since their beggining in 1978. Elaborated and original songs, using keyboards, spoken words and chorus, with a very good technical level and excellent and clean sound production. It continues to be Oi! music, but more mature, with more details and well done. Lyrical themes are as always: parodies, sense of humor, football, working class pride, etc.
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Friday, 29 September 2017

PRIMEVAL SOUP



















"to the great calamity of the inhabitants"
Year:  2017
Country:  UK
City:  Brighton
Label:  Pumpkin
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  42 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:        Prog Punk

















Formed from the ashes of Collective Responsibility in late 2009, Primeval Soup started jamming in a squat in Brighton, UK. After a brief period as a 4-piece the band shifted to a 3-piece. They played a handful of shows in early 2010 under various names but came to settle on Primeval Soup in early spring. Playing an energetic mix of punk, ska and progressive rock their first bunch of songs were a chaotic mix of these genres, which can to remind bands such as: CRASS, Conflict, Oi Polloi or Citizen Fish, to mention a few ones. In the spring of 2015 the band underwent a line-up change seeing Twiggy now solely doing vocals with Toby picking up the guitar, long time drummer Joe moving on to play with Kilnaboy in Wales and being replaced by Jim. This shuffle has continued to add to a more diverse sound and acceptance into the small non-corporate/free festival scene in the UK with regular appearances at Alchemy, Surplus, Dirty Weekend and many others. Tours accross northern Europe and regular jaunts to Holland and France have helped the band gain recognition outside of England. A new studio album called ‘To The Great Calamity Of The Inhabitants’ was recorded in the Summer of 2016 and is the first recording with the new line-up. It is due for digital release in October 2016 and vinyl and CD release in early 2017.
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Friday, 22 September 2017

GRINDCORE AGAINST TRUMP


















"grindcore against Trump"
Year:  2017
Country:  US
Label:  Posers Inc
Format:  cassette
Bands:  25
Tracks:  25
Time:  25 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:        Grindcore








 








"grind against Trump" is a compilation featuring 20 + grindcore, crust punk and powerviolence bands and the first release from Posers Inc. 70% of the proceeds from this compilation will be donated to SPLC to help combat hate groups across the country.
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

CAREER SUICIDE





















"machine response"
Year:  2017
Country:  Canada
City:  Toronto
Label:  Deranged
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  16
Time:  26 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore



















Career Suicide is a canadian hardcore punk band formed in 2001 in Toronto. The band's first live performance took place in January 2002, with first recorded output soon to follow. The band has gone on to record several full-length albums and singles on various international labels. The band has completed multiple tours of North America, Europe and Japan and continues to record and tour actively. Guitarist Jonah Falco and former bassist Mike Haliechuk also play drums and guitar, respectively, in the band Fucked Up. Career Suicide are known for having an old school 80s hardcore punk sound.
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Thursday, 31 August 2017

ANTI-SYSTEM






















"at what price is freedom?"
Year:  2017
Country:  UK
City:  Bradford
Label:  Boss Tuneage
Format:  LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  30 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore


















Anti-System are a anarcho-punk band active in the 80s. They are regarded as an influential band in the crust punk genre. Original line up consisted of Phil, George, Dom and Dave damned on vocals, following their first gig at the Palm Cove in Bradford, dave Damned was replaced by Nogsy. Formed in Bradford in 1981, with a line-up of Phil(Drums), George(Bass), Nogsy (Vocals) and Dom Watts (Guitar) the band recorded a demo whose tracks found their way onto a Pax Records compilation. Their debut release was the five-track 'Defence of the Realm' EP which was followed (on Reconciliation Records after the closure of Pax Records) with the 'No Laughing Matter' album and the 12" 'A Look at Life' EP. Like some other anarcho-punk bands of the time the band were promoters of animal rights causes, their debut EP being a benefit for animal welfare groups and prior to the recording of the A Look at Life EP there was a necessity for a new line-up as two of the original members had been imprisoned for various animal rights actions. Mark Keane and Michael Teale were imprisoned in 1986, shortly after recording "a look at life" in 1986. The band come back in 2014 and recorded new stuff in 2017 through also british label "Boss Tuneage Records", an album full of agressivity, speed, noise and political lyrics. The issue had two different cover, back and artwork, which you can see here below. ANTI-SYSTEM are young again no doubt!
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

LITTLE MURDERS


















"and stuff like that"
Year:  2016
Country:  Australia
City:  Melbourne
Label:  Swerve
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Mod         Hard Rock



















Named after the 1971 Alan Arkin-directed film, Rob Griffiths formed Little Murders in 1979 and they soon became the most influential mod band during the late '70s and early '80s in Melbourne, Australia. The band's debut single, "Things will Be Different"/"Take Me I'm Yours," (December 1979), quickly sold its initial 1000 copies and remains a classic Australian pop record of the time. They released two more singles on the Au-go-go label: "High School"/"Trouble With Love" and "She Lets Me Know"/"It's Over." Guitarist/vocalist Rob Griffiths released the single "Melody"/"Waiting" during this time under the name Dance Set in 1981. By 1982 the lineup comprised Rob Griffiths, Rod Hayward on guitar, Chris Hunter on bass, and Michael Barclay on drums. Unable to secure a new record deal, Griffiths broke up the band in December 1983. The band had a revival of sorts in 1985 when Polyester Records issued the "100 Drugs"/"The Beat Goes On" single (recorded in 1983 and 1979, respectively). Au-go-go issued the retrospective album of singles and unreleased work titled Stop! in 1986. A full revival followed in late 1995 when Griffiths recorded a new album, ...And Stuff Like That, with Rod Hayward, Phil Wales (guitar), Craig Pilkington (guitar), Tony Ennis (bass), and Dave Foley (drums). The album was released in June 1997 and comprised new and previously released material. Griffith's took Little Murders on the road with another lineup consisting of Tony Ennis, Paul Thomas (guitar), and Michael Barclay (drums) from Weddings, Parties, Anything. Their second album, First Light, was released on the Swerve label in September 1998 and produced the singles "10,000 Guitars" and "Andy Warhol Retrospective." ~ Brendan Swift
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Saturday, 5 August 2017

ENTOMBED





















"clandestine"
Year:  1991
Country:  Sweden
Label:  Earache
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  9
Time:  43 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk         Death Metal


















Clandestine is the second studio album by Swedish death metal band Entombed. It was released on November 12, 1991, in Europe, and on February 11, 1992, in North America. It helped establish a distinctively Swedish sound in the death metal genre. This is the only Entombed album on which original vocalist L.G. Petrov does not appear and despite the whole is quite death metal, all songs here are full of rhythms, structures and speed closer to punk rock, hardcore and besides british band Discharge (with their typical D-Beat style).
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"wolverine blues"
Year:  1993
Country:  Sweden
City:   Stockholm
Label:  Earache
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  9
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Metal

















swedish band started in 1987 under the name "Nihilist", which changed to Entombed in 1989. They started as death metal band, but they evoluted mixing all sort of music styles such as: garage rock, punk rock, hardcore, thrash metal, heavy metal and rock'n'roll. Sometimes they have not well accepted by the ortodox metal-heads but just the opposite for those who are not Metal followers. This "wolverine blues" could be their best example to show their attraction to bristish legend band Discharge, and in general all scandinavian punk hardcore bands as: Anti-Cimex, Driller Killer, Disfear, Mob 47, Totalitär, etc. If you like Discharge ‎"hear nothing see nothing say nothing" or "never again", it's your are going to love this album.
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"DCLXVI to ride, shoot straight
and speak the truth"
Year:  1997
Country:  Sweden
City:  Stockholm
Label:  Music for Nations
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  39 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Heavy Metal

















This is the fourth album by the band Entombed, released in 1997. DCLXVI is 666 in Roman numerals. The cover art features a statuette of the Aztec god Mictlantecuhtli. This album shows a continuation of the metal punk sound previously established on 1993's "Wolverine Blues", but eschews most traces of hardcore and death metal in favor of a punk rock, garage rock and heavy metal influenced sound. Entombed are the originators of that extremely low, evil guitar sound, that became a trademark for Swedish death metal and many bands who also wanted that sound. It was year 1990 when the band's debut album 'Left Hand Path' came out, sending waves for years to come. But Entombed themselves began to include more rock'n'roll and punk music influences on their third album already, the legendary platter 'Wolverine Blues'. Brilliant album.
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"same difference"
Year:  1998
Country:  Sweden
Label:  Music for Nations
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  44 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Alternative Rock




















"same difference" is the fifth full-length album by swedish band Entombed. It was released in 1998. This album shows the band moving into a commercial alternative rock sound, and is generally considered the band's weakest moment both by fans, and by the band's former vocalist, LG Petrov. Why is it alternative rock? Well, because there is that rock and roll feel throughout the entire album, provided by the paced drums, the pummeling repetitive guitars and the swingy mood they convey. Apart from that, there is that heavy down-tuned feel portrayed by the atmosphere created around every single track, one that will resemble something in the vein of a slowed down Nirvana, Pearl Jam or Soundgarden, 90's era (the songs “Clauses” and “Kick in the Head” being fit examples), or even a spaced out Stone Temple Pilots from their early 90’s works (in songs like “Same Difference” or “High Waters”). You will eventually find yourself nodding confidently to these tunes, because they invade your brain and linger inside addictively. Despite all, I definitively like this album.
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

ED GEIN























"smoked + bad luck"
Year:  2017
Country:  US
City:  Syracuse
Label:  Hex
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  16
Time:  32 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:        Grindcore


















It’s always nice to see that cover art isn’t a dying detail in today’s downloading-obsessed times, and this latest from grind/hardcore guys Ed Gein entices with not only an excellent album title, but very cool art as well — showing humans with Mack trucks as heads. This New York-based trio are armed with a political lyrical edge to boot, which helps give an extra push to their tunes. With an equally skilled take on grind, hardcore, punk and sludge, Ed Gein tend to keep their songs short and sadistically violent. (The band’s motto, after all, is "Go fast!”) With all three members singing, the urgency of the frantic music is escalated into realms of AmRep-style noise rock and angry punk; while no one player sticks out as being particularly proficient on his instrument, the three no doubt gel together perfectly. With cool, angular, driving bass lines keeping the rhythm underneath the noise, this never degenerates into something too unhinged; although the listener would be hard-pressed to remember one of these songs when all is said done, it still resembles music. Somehow managing to pay homage to both Unsane and Napalm Death at once. The band's lyrics, primarily written by bassist Aaron Jenkins, are politically charged and features social commentary, on topics including racism, sexism, homophobia, animal liberation, etc. this bass-heavy, extremely cathartic release is highly recommended.
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