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HAMMERHEAD "Farbe/color" CD 4,-€
New songs from an old band. Hammerhead have set the standards for anti
social we-hate-everyone scum punk in the last couple of years and they’re
still not friendlier or nicer now. If you like your punk rock raw and
dirty and brutal, this is for you.
HEADSPRING “KA-FWAP” LP 2,- €
Noisecore with some DC-influences from rome/italia
HEROD „execution protocol“ CD 6,- €
Rising from the ashes of Dead To The World (Stillborn Records) comes
Buffalo NY’s Herod. 8 songs of heavy & technical metalcore.
Lot of eerie interweaving riffs lead by a dual guitar onslaught, plenty
of heavy crunch with fast paced songwriting overall. This rotates in
between breakneck speeds into slow, dramatic parts in the doom metal
vein, while Harsh, deathcore vocals and bleak lyrics round this out.
At times, the heaviness of Herod reminds me of bands like Disembodied
due to the drop tuned guitar sound.
HERODISHONEST / REBOUND split 7“ (ifsociety/combat rock/6 ply)
Thrash it up!! A hot split with the best new finnish hardcorepunks bands.
3 songs each!!!
HERODISHONEST „juggernaut“ CD 5,- €
Los Crudos and Minor Threat showed them the way. 4 chords, 40 seconds,
no bullshit. Ordinary looking guys from the back corner taking the stage
for 20 minutes. There is sweat on the stage and their brand new album
"Juggernaut is a killer!
HIGH BEAMS „Hallucination“ (dead beat recs.) LP 2,- €
Well if you’re like me, you thought that the Mullens were one
of the most real straight up late 70’s punk inspired rock n roll
bands that were around. They just got it when it came to playing this
style of rock n roll. They just had that soul and feel, that many bands
try and immitate, but just never really get there. Well when the Mullens
went on indefinite hiatus, I was waiting to see what bands these guys
would evolve into. I mean you know what they say, ‘you’re
only as good as the last band that you were in, and in the Mullens case
that would mean a HELL OF A LOT. If you WERE keeping track, 3 of the
guys formed the Sunday Drunks (pick up their S/T LP/CD, Great stuff),
and Matt Mayo went on to form this band... the High Beams. Well all
of you die hard Mullens fans won’t be disappointed. After moving
out to Seattle and trying out various bass players, and drummers, Mayo
finally clicked with Aaron Erisman (Bass) and Wayne Draves (drums) to
complete the final line up of the High Beams. Numerous months of practicing
and gigging helped prepare them for the rigorous recording of ‘Hallucination.’11
songs of straight up no frills late 70’s punk. This is the kind
of record where the more you listen to it, the more you get out it.
Unlike so many bands out there, the High Beams place alot of importance
on THE SONG. Not a dud in the bunch here, and each song conveys various
emotions including happiness, fear, desperation and dementia that all
of us have felt at one point or another. 'Hallucination' is a perfect
11 song medley of swaggerific loud brash punk meets down-home, feel-good
rock n roll! Just plop on ‘Living to Die’ for instance.
Straight up dark and bleak dead boys type ripper here bridged with that
Thunders-style riffage that just totally sticks. Now move onto the more
upbeat ‘Hallucination’ and ‘Rocking Horses’.
Although more bluesy and almost classic rock in nature,they still keep
the head a bobbin’ and the toes a tappin’. All in all a
killer debut here from Mayo and the rest of the High Beams. ‘Hallucination’
will trim through the other silly third rate rock n roll bands out there,
and leave you with the most stripped down dose of real raw rock n roll
action that we all desire. Rock on my brothers!! For fans of: Sunday
Drunks, Flash Express, Sons oF Hercules, Riverboat Gamblers, Jewws,
Clone Defects, Hunches, Sons of Cyrus, Wonky Monkees, Mullens, Radio
Birdman, Dead Boys etc
HIGH CIRCLE “SELL OUT 75-80”CD 2,- €
Apperently the first band that introduced SxE to the italian peninsula.
Melodic in the dag nasty vein.
HIGHSCORE “Unsuspecting actors in a bad soap opera” (stereodrive
recs.) LP / CD 7,- € / 6,- €
"Unsuspecting actors in a bad soap opera" is a 22 minute and
27 seconds to-the-point definition of no-compromise old school hardcore.
This record is just like an unstoppable steam engine and definetly marks
the zenith of Highscore’s work up to now. The band forges its
way through 16 songs that will simply leave you breathless. Meaningful
and heartfelt lyrics, with a strong focus on social and political issues,
are screamed out in one insane amok run accompanied by a thrashing,
blasting and never stopping instrumental zombie army. Imagine being
right in the heart of an avalanche rolling down the Mount Everest then
you get a clue what it's like to skateboard with highscore on your walkman.
This record is a definite must and consolidates their position as one
of the world's leading old school bands.
HIPPIES OF TODAY 10“ 5,- €
fast hardcore mixed with grind, crust, punk and metal influencies which
was recorded very well with ex-Soar and Season people. One of the best
HOTWATERMUSIC / RYDELL - (Scene Police 002) split 7“ 2,- €
Found some under my bed! And these are the last ones ever!!!! The 5th
press of this 6” which is hardly surprising as it’s a great
little slab of vinyl that everyone should own! Literally back by popular
demand it seems that all the kids love this - split record between awesome
hardcore favourites Hot Water Music and UK emo boys Rydell. It really
works as a - split with Hot Water Music delivering their reliable up
front rockin’ hardcore and Rydell grooving with their familiar
throaty emo. This is a great record in two main ways. Firstly it’s
a chance to own an exclusive version of one of Hot Water Music’s
best ever songs. Secondly it’s a chance to get to know Rydell,
who play addictive, heartfelt, rocking music and have been proving to
us for a while that we can expect more from the UK. If not for those
reasons it’s just a great record to spin and lift your spirits,
all you have to do now is decide which side to play again coz you’ll
be playing this one all the time - guaranteed!
HUNTER-GATHERER “low standarts for high fives”(Scene Police
019) CD 1,- €
It’s soooo much better than the - split CD with Rydell some time
ago, absolutely heratfelt and emotional music without coming across
as sappy or whiny. And they have beards, which is always a big bonus!
The best rock money can buy, hands down.
HUNTER-GATHERER / RYDELL split MCD 2,- €
Found some under my bed, get this gem while I still have them!! Goind