Monday, 25 February 2013

Demos 2011


Right ok so I'm being a bit naughty here... If you didn't know already or didn't read my previous Antisect post HERE these absolute Anarcho/Crust legends are back, they have been kicking around with a reformation and recording since 2011 now i don't know the full story but from what I can gather Pete Boyce the original singer was maybe part of the reformed Antisect there were maybe possible fall outs and in the tradition of punk, people are remaining tight lipped but there's still a bit of bitching going on!  I don't know the full story and i don't wish to get the facts wrong what I've said is just the vibe i get from what i have read online I've said it before i'm interested in the music! So because of all this there's now an "Official" Antisect website and page on Facebook and an "Unofficial" Antisect page on facebook, the "Unofficial" being the one run by Pete Boyce! Now on  his unofficial page Pete has posted up loads of  youtube videos of 2011 demo versions of Antisect tracks some old some new some with vocals and some just instrumentals I don't know if he sang on the tracks with vocals or not like i say i don't know whats going on all i know is theres new Antisect shit and I gotta have it! So this is where i've been a bit cheeky I decided earlier this evening that listening to the individual songs on youtube and on his page was a right pain in the arse and that it was a shame that I couldn't collect them all together in one place somehow.......  and PING! a lightbulb goes off over my head and I remember that i have a youtube video to MP3 convertor in the computer so I basically ripped all the videos to MP3 and here ya go 46 Minutes of Antisect in the studio in 2011 Heres the tracklist....

1: New Dark Ages
2: Yet They Still Ignore
3: Heresy
4: Bedlam
5: Out From The Void Pt. 2 (Different version than the one on the 2011 tour 10")
6: Behind The Lines (Inst.)
7: They Came (Inst.)
8: Tortured And Abused (Inst.)
9: We Think You Know/Ritual (Both Inst.)
10: Channel Zero Reality (Inst.)
11: Ritual (Partial Vocals)

I can tell you now if you're Antisect fan but you can't be bothered with the Instrumental tracks you still NEED this for the 5 Vocal tracks, and you can always use the 5 instrumentals for some Crust karaoke!! I converted these from youtube files like i said but i then ran them through the media player and burned them to a disc and ripped em back in so you get the best quality i can make it, it's at 320kbps and sounds fucking decent to me but do bear in mind how i sourced them!

I'm not gonna go into too much blurb about this music It's Antisect if you don't know them already you probably wouldn't bother reading this if you're already a fan as you should be you'll be a gibbering wreck trying to click on the link below!

2011 DemosMediafire

If any members of Antisect or friends come across this post and want it taken down fine just ask and I'll remove it no problems but please message me before taking any kind of action. Thanks.

Lord By Sword!!!


Sticking with the Sludgy/Metal theme here's Lord By Fire from Richmond Virginia USA. I was gonna upload their stuff myself for this blog but when I was looking for a pic i discovered they offer almost everything for free at the wonderful Bandcamp! I found these guys back in the pre-facebook days on myspace liked their sludgy metal a lot and got chatting to them on there and bought their first CD "Sword" which is where their woeful tale begins the band were actually called Sword and their debut CD was called "Lord By Fire" but they came out same time as a certain other rising band and were politely contacted by now HUGE Texan stoner titans THE Sword and politely asked to change their name! So to save a lot of hassle they just switched the title of the EP and the name of the band round and became Lord By Fire! Lucky for them it's a pretty cool name or that their first EP wasn't called Brutal Shit or they would've been in trouble!

Onto the music most of the guys in this band were in a metallic Hardcore outfit called My War who only did 1 demo (Which they kindly enclosed a copy of when they sent me my Lord by Fire CD) then they broke up and became Sword then Lord by Fire. When you listen to their stuff as well as huge slabs of riff heavy stoner sludge you will also hear little flourishes of Metallic hardcore especially in the vocals which are quite raw and not your typical style you'd expect for this kinda music! Closest thing i can compare them to is some of the half decent British metal bands that were doing the rounds in the early part of the millenium like Charger, Raging Speedhorn or Iron Monkey (Though without Johnny Morrow's unique sick vocal style) Tho they are not exactly like any of them but if you like those bands and that sorta style this is right up your street!

So The Links... I've given you Bandcamp links to the Sword CD EP from 2005 , their second EP "Relics" from 2010 and a link to the $2 pay download of their 2008 7" but in order to make your little collection complete and free I've also given you my free link to the 7" so you can take it for free or pay a measely $2 and give them some support it's up to you. As a bonus i've uploaded the My War 2006 Demo as well cos it's really good and not a million miles away from what they ended up doing with Lord By Fire it's also  obscure little piece of their history and not available anywhere else online (tho they may still have some of the CD's lying around mail them through bandcamp if you really want one)

SWORD CDEP - Bandcamp

RELICS EP - Bandcamp

LORD BY FIRE 7"

Buy download for $2 HereBandcamp

Or Take It Free HereMediafire


MY WAR DEMO 2006 - Mediafire

I'm directing you to their bandcamp to save my online space for other things as these downloads are exactly the same as mine except for the debut "Sword" EP which I actually own, but on the CD the tracks are mixed into each other, the free download they are offering has the tracks separated which after downloading it and listening myself I have to say works MUCH better and quality wise theres no difference between my CD rip and their freebie. Also the first two bandcamp links you don't even have to suffer the guilt of entering 0 in the "pay what you want" box it's a simple free download just click on the links and Bandcamp will do the rest! pretty decent these Lord By Fire fellas!

13



So to any fans of heavier music I'm probably preaching to the converted here but anyway 13 were what is commonly known as a "Sludge" band from NY who were active in the early 90's and they have become kinda a cult band because they have virtually no discography yet everyone who is serious about their heavy music loves them (including me) and I'm always seeing crusty punks with 13 patches on their rags and recently saw a pic of Ste from Extinction Of Mankind wearing a 13 T-shirt (or a patch can't remember) which leads me to believe that there's prob more 13 patches and shirts out there than there are records!

So when i said they have virtually no discography what I mean is criminally this band never got to release an album just 1 demo, 1 7" on their own 3 Split 7"'s and 3 tracks on various comps a total of 12 tracks (not 13 which would've been so cool) just under an hour of music is all they left behind at least as far as my extensive searching on the net can tell me, anyone knows different let me know!
So I was looking for some 13 stuff digitally online to replace my long gone vinyls and I managed to round up all of the material I mentioned above I then compiled it in chronological order, cleaned it up a little, re -tagged it, burned it to CD and then ripped it back into the computer! Just so there was as good as possible a complete 13 discography at 320kbps for me and now for you! If you like your music Slow, Heavy, Dirty and Sludgy and you're a fan of Winter, Hellhammer, Noothgrush, Grief etc and wonder where the likes of Coffins and The Body get their ideas from this is most definitely for you! I have no idea why no one has compiled or remastered this material and given it the full official release it deserves, so until someone does, this is as good as it gets. I like to think this kinda thing is what i started this blog for great bands like this with a minimal discography and hard to find vinyl only releases, drawing it all together and keeping it available for people who want to hear great bands like 13. If I was younger and richer I'd certainly be making some sort of attempt at doing official discographies of great "lost" bands like these.And as their records are all long out of print and fairly collectable (there's NOTHING on this discography comp you could buy new) I'm hoping that if any of the band come across this then they'll have no objections to me keeping it out here on the net however if they do please contact me and it's gone please don't crush me through mediafire as i put a lot of hours into it!
My original idea for doing this post was a few days into doing this blog during a very drunken blogging session i noticed a post on facebook from Alicia Morgan of 13 saying she had received copies of the 13 releases from someone and she was really glad of it because she had lost everything 13 related in a house fire and me being drunk I thought "Heyyyy, that suxxxxxx I've got alllll the 13 stuffff in one file I'm gonna upload itttt and send her the link mannn she'll be stoked" when i sobered up i realised that I'm sure that she was stoked to get the records replaced but some uber geek fan or other member of the band has bound to have winged her a copy of her own recordings by now! anyway while the file was already in there I thought I'd do this post all the same and share the awesome sludge juggernaut that is 13 with you lot! There's a ton of bands doing this kinda stuff out there but they can't touch 13  these guys are one of the originators of this sound and one of the best.Go Get DOOMED!

13 - DISCOGRAPHYMediafire

*NOTE* Please don't expect super clean high quality sparkling sound from this, this is downtuned and dirty music recorded cheaply and half of the tracks are only available on vinyl so have obviously been taken from these sources, however I have just listened to the whole thing myself whilst writing this and as far as I can hear only track 9 - "Whore" and track 10 - "Wrong" (Both taken from seperate split vinyls with EYEHATEGOD) are a bit poor quality-wise but I did a bit more research and looks like both these tracks were recorded on 4 track in 1994 so I'm guessing they may possibly be rehearsal room recordings tho this is just my reading between the lines not fact! Don't be put off by my inbuilt quality control alarms going off here because other than the tracks i mentioned this is as solid and as decent quality a round up of their discography as I've heard available anywhere and i've listened to it frequently!

SLEEPER CELL


I discovered these through a review in Maximum Rock 'N' Roll I think, liked the sound of the review and bought em up on vinyl subsequently the CD version of the album contained both their EP's on there making it a discography CD which is where i sourced this from (My own CD ripped at 320kbps as usual) but because I'm slightly OCD and like things presented as they were released I've broken it up and tagged it all in folders with relevant covers etc.! Anyways... these were a short lived hardcore/crust band from Boston MA. USA feat ex members of Balance Of Terror (if that means something to you I've never heard of em, maybe I should look into that!) They did 2 S/T EP's and a S/T LP and then they were gone! Firstly the 2 x EP's, these are really fucking good and they don't fit quite so neatly into the "Crust" mould and are comparable soundwise to  Talk Is Poison  (see my previous post on T.I.P. HERE ) That is whilst fast and using the Traditional D-beat they obviously have influences outside of the Crust arena theres some good powerful mid-paced parts and there is also some great tight fast drumming and abundant fast snare rolls on there which coupled with the great drum sound is definitely a nod to the classic sound of their hometown (Jerry's Kids, Early Gang Green etc) Which being a fan of classic Boston hardcore definitely appealed to me. These EP's have thick and loud sounding guitars and bass and shouted more than growled vocals but overall they have a slight Hardcore edge to their sound which elevates them a bit beyond your average downtuned brutal growly type crust! also the songs like Talk Is Poison are memorable and don't just blur into one anther and sound identical to each other either which is great! These 2 EP's were recorded at one session but released on 2 x 6 track 7"'s on different labels but again like Talk Is Poison they don't name their records so in the file i've tagged them for the record labels they were released on these are again another short lived band who i think were highly overlooked and that's why I'm posting this file.

Now onto their debut album I was highly anticipating the album and i had to wait a while after it was released because the vinyl version came out first before the aforementioned "Discography" CD so every week I was messaging Partners in Crime "Is the CD ready yet??" because as I said loved the EP's and I was dying for the album! I have to say I was a little dissapointed as they had toned down their thick heavy edge and the vocals were toned down just ever so slightly and I felt the album just didn't match up to the ferociousness of the EP's It's not THAT major a difference between the EP's and the album don't get me wrong I just felt there was a bit more hardcore and a bit less originality to me......
........ however it's time for a classic Dave EPIC fail, when I'm doing these posts i usually listen to what I'm writing about as i'm writing it because in some cases I haven't listened to things in a while and i'm choosing things on my memory of them being great and or overlooked in some cases! So I have been listening to Sleeper Cell as i type this and after i did the extremely positive blurb above about the EP's I was thinking how do i explain the album being a bit lame?? so this is when i had just finished typing the above less than positive paragraph about the album a minute ago so  i thought I'll skip along a bit and re-listen to the album before i say anything else thinking I was still listening to the EP's at this point, but, when i opened media player to skip on I realised i was halfway through the album and it was kicking my ass as much as the EP's!! So sometimes i guess I'm full of shit why the fuck i thought what i did about the album as i have written above I have no idea because listening to it right now it really is NO less intense or fast or great as the EP's so thats a big bonus for everyone me included! This happens to me all the time my girlfriend is forever getting me when playing music I'll say "this is really good who's this?" and she'll say "It's (whomever) you said you fucking hated them last time I played this" OOPS! However this does not mean my blurbs on here are not accurate as I've said i do listen to everything before and during the writing it up so if i say it's good it's based on my past opinion and my opinion on re-listening, otherwise it wouldn't make the cut! I left the negative paragraph about the album in just to illustrate that sometimes things are better after you go back to them again and I guess to show I'm at least honest :-) Fuck it man just stop listening to me now and go listen to Sleeper Cell instead.... (File contains both ep's and the album a complete discography)

SLEEPER CELLMediafire

Sunday, 24 February 2013

MUCKSPREADER (No One Talks About Them At Crusty Parties!!)


So I'm sure I don't have to tell any of you who are fans of the heavier stuff I post on this blog about Amebix and how damn important they are to the sound of most of the music we listen to these days? No Amebix would equal no crust punk simple as that, they were one of the most utterly unique sounding bands within the genre and their artwork music lyrics and sound is still heard and seen in almost every crusty band worldwide today. 
So I'm not gonna go into the history of Amebix we all know after "Monolith" Rob left the band and Spider,Stig And Smutpig started another band called Zygote with Tim (Ex The Smart Pils) who were  similar in style to Amebix but only lasted for one album. This is where i come in with this post after Zygote Spider went on to form Muckspreader (unfortunately i don't know who else was in the band info is sparse). Why this "other" Amebix related band have had little attention or been subject to a Re-issue CD or something I have no idea over the course of a 7" and a 10" these guys put out 7 tracks of the best Amebix styled metallic crust!(albeit with a little less gloominess and a bit more humour) I hear shades of great anarcho punk and bits of the bands that came later that were obviously influenced by Amebix like Deviated Instinct and Axegrinder. There is only a 3 track 7" and a 4 track 10" available by them (They also did a track on the Subhumans tribute album but I haven't got that) 
I got these off the internet but i did used to own both on vinyl. They are both decent quality Vinyl rips not too much crackle or distortion but the 7" recording while not too bad quality is a VERY quiet recording but if memory serves correctly it was a very quiet record on vinyl probably due to the fact that there's 7 minutes of music per side which usually makes for a quiet pressing but the quality is there so all you have to do is reach for the volume knob! The 10" is both good quality vinyl rip and decent volume as well! Both files come with all the cover art and inserts scanned as well.
I think it's criminal that this important and really good band are as relevant to the post- Amebix history as Zygote both in sound and the fact that Spider is in the band as well, and don't even get so much as a whispered-under-the-breath mention in the astoundingly brilliant Amebix documentary "Risen!" Muckspreader are that shameful Amebix cousin that no one talks about at parties but if you're a fan of Amebix or of that totally unique (and never replicated) English style of late 80's metallic crust (early Hellbastard, Deviated Instinct, Axegrinder etc etc) This is BEYOND essential listening! Someone for fuck sake remaster and compile these on a CD cos it's a shame they have become a bit of a buried relic and Amebix fans new and old NEED to hear this band.

MUCKSPREADERMediafire

DEATHTOLL


Deathtoll were (I say were cos their last release was in 2005 so I'm assuming they are no longer around) from Oakland California and featured ex- members of Attitude Adjustment of all bands which is truly surprising cos they couldn't be further away from A.A.'s tight crossover sound if they tried! This band are great straight up, no frills, no metal, no melodic leads, fast and heavy D-beat they remind me a bit of an Americanized version of Extreme Noise Terror simply because of their speed and some of the riffs are played in a similar style to E.N.T. (tho not ripped off) but these guys have a sound all their own and they are definitely not as ragged and harsh sounding as E.N.T. (and they don't have Dean Jones brutal-from-hell cement mixer vocal style either) they also remind me a little of Pro -life control/Fuck Peaceville era Doom as well but again not as ragged and distorted! Good sounding production where everything is clear and even in the mix and the guitar sound is good thick and heavy without being downtuned and metallic or ragged, overdriven or overdistorted! I say d-beat but this is purely restricted to the beat their drummer uses as they are faster than your average Discharge clone band and they don't recycle Discharge riffs either! I like the vocalist as well because he is projecting anger and aggression without descending into the guttural growl usually associated with this kinda stuff  and you can actually discern a lot of what's being said without the aid of the lyric sheet!
I like Deathtioll a lot and I'm gutted that the file i present here (An EP & a split CD 13 tracks 24 minutes!) is all the stuff they've done I wish they'd kept at it cos their style definitely stands out and the fact they are definitely within the crust punk genre but they don't adhere completely to all the typical hallmarks of that sound and i like their no messing approach  for example it's the little touches they add that make them so good like in the first verse of "Even The Score" (1st track on split CD) halfway through the first verse the drummer switches from his high hat to his crash cymbal and it just kinda ups the tempo without actually speeding up nothing technical or flashy but it just makes me go ARRRRGGGHHH! FUCCCK!!!! I also like the fact that the lyrics are plain and simple no quotes from anarchist professors, classic novels or university graduate speak just straight up fuck you this fuckin system is fucked and we're fuckin pissed about it!
So what you get in this file is everything they've done their debut CDEP (might have been released as a 7" as well) and their side of a split CD with Blown to Bits (I've only put the Deathtoll side in the file as no direspect to BTB but they're pretty average) as per ususal ripped from my own CD's and uploaded at 320kbps for maximum effect!
As far as the heavier stuff I've been posting on here I've mostly been posting stuff that i keep calling epic crust y'know fast,heavy guttural vocals, melodic leads epic breakdowns, download this if you fancy something a little different from that style check these out no less intense than anything else I've posted but certainly a different approach!

DEATHTOLLMediafire

Shades Of Grey & Mässmörd

So a double header of more destroying Swedish Crust here Firstly Shades of Grey (Left hand pic), these guys must have been cursing their choice of name recently due to the popularity of a certain housewife-porn novel! I'll say no more!!! I came across Shades of Grey whilst going through a crust blog about a year ago I was reading a post about deceased Swedish crust titans Mässmörd (now known as Future Ruins) and the description sounded good so i downloaded their stuff and i was highly impressed but one of Mässmörd files I downloaded was a split album with Shades Of Grey and again it was one of those chance discoveries that was pure luck!

Shades Of Grey are absolutely ripping Taking the D-beat/Crust type template but with some excellent melodic guitar touches and utterly agressive female vocals (this is one female fronted band you couldn't compare to Sacrilege!) one minute you're barelling along at full speed then BANG you're in the middle of an crushing epic breakdown! Although this style of "crust" can be a bit samey these days Shades..sound while based within the metallic/crust/d-beat framework has excellent playing, great breakdowns and those brutal female vocals just give them an edge to me that puts them well ahead of the vast pack of bands doing this style! I've given you the CD version of Shades Of Grey's only album  "Freedom/Incarceration" (at 320kbps from my own CD) as it has their 5 tracks from their split with Mässmörd as bonus tracks so that rounds up their recorded works to date though i've been able to find little information on this band I have to assume that as the album came out in 2009 that after 3 + years of no activity or news they are more than likely split up which is a shame but if anyone knows different please let me know as i tried messaging them  through the email adress on the CD but got no reply!

Shades Of Grey CDMediafire

And onto Mässmörd (right hand pic above), so i explained above how i came across these and theres not much i can add to that but they were so fucking good I tracked down both albums and the split on CD and bought them! what i know is they broke up and reformed with 1 new person and are now called Future Ruins and under this name they are still doing very similar music so the reason for the name change seems strange to me! So here again is some heavy,epic crust with great breakdowns and melodic flourishes very similar to Shades Of Grey except with male vocals instead of female! I think they were very well suited to doing a split CD together! I'm running low on descriptive terms for this kind of stuff and i don't like comparing or pigeonholing bands too much if you like modern crust punk Mässmörd are among the best of this style, so below you will find links to both their albums and the Split CD which is everything they did. there is a lot of this stuff out there and in a lot of cases it's fairly easy to come by if I've put it on this blog you can be guaranteed it's here because it's either unavailable elsewhere in the quality of rip I'm providing (320kbps all the way if i own the CD's which in the case of both bands here I do) or the band is doing the crust style better and more gripping your attention than the mass of bands doing it! Mässmörd & Shades Of Grey will kick your fucking arse so go get em...

Inget Liv Ingen DödMediafire

Split W/ Shades Of GreyMediafire

UnleashedMediafire

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Talk IS Poison


Back in the late 90's Talk Is Poison appeared with their debut EP "Straight To Hell" on Prank records  and when I first heard this EP I knew I was on to something truly exceptional. This band are amazing and back then they were pretty fucking original too. Take the sound of the heavier early US Hardcore bands (for Example say "Damaged" era Black Flag ,Christ on Parade, BLA'ST! or Pain Of Mind/Word As Law era Neurosis) and mold it round a late 90's era Crust/Punk template and you get the sound of Talk is Poison! Thick & heavy (though not downtuned or metal though) guitars and unusual song structures great passionate shouted vocals and lyrics, it's hard to put descriptive terms to Talk is Poison as again they don't neatly fit into a particular hardcore genre but I would say these would definitley be enjoyed by fans of Dead And Gone, Born Against, Econochrist,Devoid of Faith etc y'know really great hardcore that is intense, political but just adds enough of something fresh and new to not just be another crust/d-beat etc type band.really powerful music. They seemed to disappear in 2000 after their initial EP a split and the "Control" EP but they returned in 2010 with a new EP and started touring again but seemed to have dissapeared...again!

So this file compiles their complete discography to date and unfortunately it's not that much (21 tracks in less than half an hour) what you get here is a bit of a mixed bag source wise so I'll tell you what's in the file here and where it came from just so you know

"Straight To Hell" (1998) taken from my own 320kbps CD rip
Split EP W/ Deathreat (1998)  taken from same 320 Kbps CD rip
"Control" EP (1999) Taken from pretty decent quality vinyl rip
"Rage To Infinty" EP (2010) Downloaded from internet pretty decent vinyl rip.

Please note none of the Talk Is Poison EP's have actual titles, the titles I've given are the ones they are commonly known by and usually titled from the first song on the EP otherwise they'd all just be called Talk Is Poison EP and it'd just be confusing! So the files are all tagged and seperated and in individual folders with artwork so when youn extract it should be perfectly organized!!
Get Crackin on this great band!

TALK IS POISON -  Mediafire

VICTIMS


Ok so it isn't exactly rare this album but theres a good reason this is here and it's this.... I FUCKING LOVE THIS ALBUM! Joking aside this album is not easy to come by on CD you want the vinyl you will find a 100 people from a dozen sites glad to sell it to you but try finding it on CD it's a fucking nightmare! I've been a fan of Swedes Victims since I got their "Neverendinglasting" CD in 2000 they were by far one of the best bands doing "crust" at that time it was so fast and so fucking heavy and definitely giving the likes of Skit System and Wolpack the undisputed kings of fast & ripping Swedish crust punk at the time a SERIOUS run for their money.and all this from a 3 piece band as well! Anyway by the time "...In Blood"  came out I had joined a band who weren't crusty or punk in any way and becuase I was hearing and playing something different I started broadening my listening to loads of different stuff and having a rest from punk/ etc so they had kinda fell off my radar, so when they finally returned to mind years later I downloaded this album. Now, although a 30 second google search will easily net you a free download of this album I have tried several times to download it (probably about 10-20 different links) and i could not get one decent copy of it at all. All  i could get were either really poor 128 kbps files, vinyl rips or untagged messes or in a couple of cases completely wrongly tagged! So just last year after realising that these downloads were just shit, it was doing my head in that much i decided to just bite the fucking bullet and buy it! As i said it's not easy to come by on CD and when i finally found one for sale it ended up costing me about £12 including postage (not far off what you'd pay for a new cd somewhere like HMV) but it was so worth it, first time I put this in my CD player and played it i realised that even tho i already knew the album really well that the downloads I had listened to of it had really sucked the life out of the recording! This is one of THE most ferocious hardcore albums i've ever heard ranging from fast as fuck d-beat to powerful mid paced stuff theres no let up from the opening second to the ending chords it has thick heavy guitars pounding drums and seriously great ragged vocals and the production is amazing (It reminds me of the production sound of the early Swedish death metal stuff that was done at Sunlight studios without that specific Sunlight guitar sound that Entombed made famous) theres nothing really "new" here but Victims do it with a style and ferocity that just left a lot of the bands playing this style in the dirt! I've got all the Victims albums but this one was definitely their best in my mind although the others still have that ferocious heavy sound theres a lot more melody and a bit less pace in their later releases! So backing up to the beginning of my post... my reason for putting this not so rare but still utterly fucking ripping album up here? Simply so unlike me you don't have to put up with shit quality versions anymore or pay £12 for a CD I've ripped this from my CD and uploaded it at 320kbps so FINALLY there is one version on the net that has the quality to do this destroying album justice! (I noticed that when i put this album up that the file was 3 times the size of my original download so it's gotta be good). Download and wreck shit.....

...IN BLOODMediafire


Requiem


So back to the heavy shit again, Here we have Requiem from Greensboro NC USA, Here's what I've been able to find out, this is their only album as far as I know it's from 2005 and on the awesome Crimethinc. records and features people who have been in  Umlaut, Blacken The Skies, From The Depths and Catharsis, apparently the band had no intention of commiting their music to tape just playing live,according to Crimethinc. blurb about them on their page but they decided finally to make this here album and what an album it is! Even though this clocks in at only about half an hour it feels longer (in a good way) and the songs have a real "widescreen" scope to them. Take a template of Crust & D-beat add some Anarcho punk a touch of classic hardcore, a little post metal and some violin and you get this album theres everything from Raging hardcore to beautiful semi acoustic & violin parts and considering that theres no real "long" songs on this album to give it such an accomplished and just epic feel is no mean feat! The production is also sharp leaving nothing muddied or buried in the mix, it was recorded at The Jam Room (Clutch, Baroness, Kylesa etc) by Jay Matheson with Philip Cope (Kylesa) as technician.
I cannot recommend this highly enough If you wish to buy one you should be able to pick it up fairly easily (Crimethinc. Still sell it for a mere $10 and I've seen it on discogs.com on CD for about $5) it comes nicely packaged as well with a die cut stencil outer sleeve containing beautiful art script, great intelligent lyrics and text  throughout the 16 page booklet. I suppose this would probably fit the "melodic/epic crust" tag but I think these guys whilst maybe would fit that description take that format and make it something that is entirely their own, I defy anyone who likes any kind of underground punk/hardcore whatever to not find something they like about this album a truly overlooked utter gem! I'm so glad i found this.

STORM HEAVENMediafire

NEW BRUTALISM


So was gonna tag this post under the "Now for something..." header but decided these guys are way tough enough to sneak in the hardcore back door! So these 3 guys are one of the most interesting outfits I've come across in a long time! Not Only do these guys play some of the best Shellac/Fugazi/Guitar noise inspired shit I've heard in a long time they are also part of a collective of highly innovative engineers (Check out their page on facebook here -> Obstructures ) they make speciality tools, wallets and the best thing they also make their own Guitars out of aluminium (see above pic, they also make them to order for customers, they use aluminium due to the tonal properties of the metal etc) I also believe some part of the collective is involved in architecture as well, if you like the music do your own digging cos they are a really interesting collective!
So the band... I came across their first collection of material "1999-2001" about 3 years ago on a blog site one day just randomly surfing for stuff I downloaded it and as soon  as I played it I was absolutely knocked on my ass and hooked there aren't that many reference points for the style they play, in the past I've said " if you are sick of the fact that there is just not enough Shellac material available then you should check these guys out!" I feel this is selling them a bit short tho as the Shellac comparison is definitely justified  they are definitely more agressive in their playing than Shellac but are definitely drawing on similar influences! And these guys sure can fucking play that's a certainty, the majority of their material is recorded with Bob Weston at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Recordings Chicago so their recordings have a really great sound and the drums just sound awesome! So as you can see the Shellac connections just keep coming PLEASE DO NOT write them off as mere clones tho! I would recommend these to fans of Fugazi, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, No Means No, Jesus Lizard, Slint that sorta stuff cos you will hear elements of all sorts of things within their sound!
Onto your Links the first thing you need to know is that instead of track titles NB use numbers so when you extract the files don't think I've been lazy it's meant to be like that! So heres what I've given you... "1999 - 2001" CD which collects their "A Diagram Without Scale Or Dimension" & "Structural Gymnastics" 12"'s plus one unreleased bonus track."2001 -2003" CD which collects their "Turbo Record" 7" "A Record Of American Fury" LP their side of the split 7" with Hit Self Destruct and 1 bonus unreleased track. The "Territorial Reconstruction" CDEP and "Actual Record" album I 've also added the "Brut Unison" compilation CD they did which contains 7 New Brutalism tracks and 5 Tracks each from Villa Brut, Beton Brut, and Soldat Brut all of these bands are part of the "Obstructures" collective I mentioned before and all the bands on the comp feature at least 2 of the 3 members of New Brutalism and to be honest there's not a great deal of difference in the sound of each band so it's a further 66 mins of New Brutalism & Related awesomeness! This stuff amounts to almost their complete works to date
It took me close to 2 years to track down the 5 CD's that are presented for you here (in glorious 320kbps quality of course!) and because of their relative obscurity and the fact i put a lot of time and money into collecting their material I was almost tempted to be all precious about it and not to upload anything and just direct you to their stuff and let you do you're own digging but these guys are one of my total favourite contemporary artists and they are just TOO good not to be sharing! However this is not the full story there is one further double album called "Personal Record" which they posted tracks from on their myspace page from that I spent many hours on the net trying to find it to no avail.... until New Brutalism set up a bandcamp page so if you read the below blurb you will see why i was unable to download it or buy it...

THIS MUSIC WAS WRITTEN, RECORDED AND PRESSED TO A ONE OFF DOUBLE LP IN AN ALUMINUM CASE FOR STABILE AND HIS BRIDE AS A GIFT IN THE YEAR 2009. PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THESE DIGITAL FILES WILL HELP TO PAY FOR THE PRESSING OF A DOUBLE LP WHICH WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL. IT WILL EITHER BE CALLED "IMPERSONAL RECORD" OR "APPETITE FOR APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION" THOSE THAT PURCHASE THE FULL DOWNLOAD WILL RECEIVE HALF OFF THE DOUBLE LP WHEN IT IS RELEASED.

You can now buy it from their bandcamp page here... Personal Record for a mere $10 which is what i did and as i have a lot of respect for the music and the people involved I think since you're getting the majority of their stuff free here if you like the stuff I've put up here you should give them some support.
I know I'm violating my own blog rules here 1: by directing you to a "pay" download link and 2:Not giving it up for free here, but as you can see they are going to use the funds to make a vinyl version for the public (half price if you buy the download) so I really think they're not being greedy capitalists and have quite noble intentions which many bands who make you pay for their downloads most definitely do not! Anyway rant/waffle etc over These guys are fucking great go get them.....

1999 - 2001 - Mediafire

2001 - 2003 - Mediafire

Territorial Reconstruction CDEP - Mediafire

Actual Record - Mediafire

Brut Unison CompMediafire


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Four Tet - The Early Years




So back in the late 90's I started getting into a lot of music that is usually described as "Post Rock" if you don't understand the term bands as different as Tortoise, Shellac & Neurosis have all been tagged as Post Rock which apart from applying to Tortoise I would disagree with most well known exponents of the style would probably be Godspeed You Black Emperor but those guys are way out in a class of their own!! to me it is basically mellow mainly instrumental, slightly experimental music with a vast range of influences played by guys who really fucking know how to play but ain't showy about it (really know how to play as in the way say John Mclaughlin really knows how to play not Eddie Van Halen!!!) anyway one of the first "Post Rock" bands i discovered were a little known band from the Manchester area called Fridge, however one of the members of Fridge (drummer Adrian Hebden) achieved much more success from what was originally his Fridge side project Four Tet. I'm sure that name will be quite familiar to most? But, before he became quite successful with his Four Tet releases on Domino records home of "cool alternative" in the UK he had a few releases on now defunct and sadly missed label Output records run by Trevor Jackson (best known for his 90's remix work as The Underdog and later for his Pop outfit Playground) anyway I think the stuff Four Tet did on Output was by far their best and Output now being out of business those early Four Tet releases are mostly out of print, tho it is mostly cheap to buy Output stuff, due to the reputation of Kieran Hebden for Four Tet and by association Fridge both projects releases are usually at the higher end of the price scale, so I decided that maybe some people would like to check out Four Tet's pre Domino work if you were maybe unaware he had a fairly established career with Four Tet pre-Domino? So I've compiled all his Ouput work for you,In the first file is his debut 7" as 4T Recordings, the "Thirtysixtwentyfive" EP (which was released as a 3-sided dbl 12" and on CD the clue to this lengthy track is in it's title!) and the Glasshead/Calamine 12" I've also seperately uploaded the CD version of his Debut album on Output "Dialogue" which contains the 3 extra tracks that appeared on the "Misnomer" 12" so these 2 links/files neatly round up everything Four Tet did on Output before moving to Domino records and progressing away from the Post Rock type stuff and heading more into an electronic/dance style (albeit with his own quirky take on it). My favourite of these records by far is the "thirtysixtwentyfive" EP it's mellow almost jazz like style is a pure pleasure to listen to and is over before you realise it's been on over half an hr! Anyway check it out see what you think if you're unfamiliar with Four Tet I suppose I would recommend this as a good place to start tho I would think probably his Domino stuff is obviously more popular and maybe more accessible. Also I would recommend you go to the discogs Output Records page here.....

http://www.discogs.com/label/Output

....If you're into something different and interesting music wise theres a lot of good stuff on the label and it's certainly eclectic! I definitely recommend the DK7 album "Disarmed" and Dead Combo : Dead Combo album the former were doing similar things to Underworld but with much more "mood" and not quite so "Club-Friendly" the latter are like early Suicide on steroids crossed with the Gnarliest parts of Death In Vegas!!! or alternatively pick up one of the 4 Output comps titled Channel 1-4 or the "I Hate Music" comp boxset and work you're way from there as Output has been out of action since 2006 you can pick up everything I've mentioned used on amazon for literally pennies like i said it's only Four tet and Fridge that hit the higher end of the price scale! If i remember correctly i think i picked up all 4 of the Channel 1-4 comps for a good bit less than £10 including postage the Dead Combo album cost me about £1.50 (Inc Postage!) there's a wealth of great stuff at lunch money prices kids go get it! anyway heres your Four Tet Links....

Four Tet - Output EP's etc.Mediafire

Four Tet - Dialogue (CD version)Mediafire

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Fugazi - RARE????


So another band that are very close to my heart and a music blog by me would not be complete without something by these guys! "But What?..." I hear you cry "We've all done the albums to death they are all over the net they even sell all their live gigs online so what could you possibly post that would interest us the typically jaded Fugazi fan eh Dave? ???" HA! well.... good question there isn't really much Fugazi that could be called Rare eh? but..... you may be surprised to hear this Fugazi having been a very self contained highly efficient well oiled machine  but before recording "In On The Killtaker" in Fugazi business as usual style they decided to try some outside production and who's services would they aquire for this awesome task but the mighty fucking collossus (at least musically speaking)  that is Steve Albini! Yep that's right folks according to the good ol' net in 1993 Fugazi recorded pretty much half of "In On The Killtaker" with Albini at the controls. Fugazi's reasons for not releasing the Albini version or pursuing the whole album with him are their own, tho I find it in one way a strange pairing and in another way a perfect one certainly in my mind the mix of those 2 elements is the musical equivalent of someones football dream team to me! So... when i heard about this I thought nah bogus internet bollocks but i actually managed to download the recording and it is definitely not the versions of these songs that were actually released on the album whether the below file is Fugazi recorded by Albini I've only got the internet's word for it and i'm sure some fucking Fugazi nerd will push his glasses up his nose and begin to shoot me down in flames with a "Actually i think you'll find...." but download it and judge for yourself it certainly sounds like Albini's hand in there to me and I'm a big fan of his work both musically and behind the mixing desk but what do I know? Judge for yourself.  And if that mighty file was not enough for you just to show you what a nice guy I am you will also find the one and only never officially released Fugazi John Peel Session from 1988 right underneath the Albini link! Go forth my friends and enjoy some prime quality Fugazi at their best!!
I'd like to add i was lucky enough to see Fugazi twice once in 87 in Glasgow and again in 2001 in Manchester The first time in 87 was probably one of the best gigs i have ever seen it was before "Repeater" and many songs off that were debuted but the highlight of the night was their version of  "Suggestion" during which they invited any women from the crowd to come up on the stage, take the mic and share their experiences and opinions on the subject matter of the song I watched this from the side of the stage and some of the horrific stories told combined with Fugazi's gentle improvisation behind them well i have to admit i had tears in my eyes! not many bands are as unique or truly special as Fugazi and we are definitely poorer in our culture for their absence.

Albini DemoMediafire

Peel SessionMediafire


Whalebones


OK so i did warn you that i wasn't restricting this blog to simply punk or hardcore so here's the first of many things i plan to upload that don't fall into that category
I can't remember how i discovered this band tho i think that they were thanked in the thanks section of an album by Black Mountain and having just discovered Black Mountain and loving what they do i was doing my trainspotting thing and greedily devouring anything remotely related to them!
So Whalebones this 5 track EP which i bought here Lucky Horse Industries would appear to be the only thing these guys have done and seeing as it's about 6 years old now I'm not holding out much hope for more releases from them! I can find no info on them on the internet just links to places you can buy a download of this or buy the ep itself (See Link Above) and i'm seriously gutted because these guys really impress me the opening track "Blood bank" is an absolute explosion of hammond organ and guitar and really sets the tone for the rest of the EP they are a six piece from seattle and i would place them in the Stoner/Psychedelic/alternative style but they are far from easy to pigeonhole! and Track 3 "Don't You Know" is just so fucking lush and beautiful with a chorus and hook that will stay in your brain for days! (I can hear it in my head already and i haven't listened to this in ages) I would recommend this for fans of US Christmas, Black Mountain, Howlin' Rain etc Just check it out man It's so fucking good or i wouldn't be bothering to put it here... GO GO GO!!!!.....

Whalebones CDEPMediafire

Antisect 10" 2011


Well I was as excited as anyone when i heard these guys had reformed (was not so happy when i discovered that they and Extinction of Mankind had played near me at one of my favourite venues in Liverpool the day after it happened!) So i missed out on the opportunity to see some great bands and to pick up this gig exclusive 10" (not that it would have been much good to me tho i still would've had one!) anyway theres been a bit of controversy flying around about this reformation, apparent band members betrayal of previously held beliefs and making money off the Antisect name/legacy etc. personally I'm just interested in the music and apathetic as that may appear I think at my age i have a far more realistic view on the state of things than i did 20 years ago and I'm sure these guys being older than me do as well. I'm just really happy that one of the best and most infuential and revered bands of the anarcho/crust/whatever scene are back! This 10" is great falling somewhere between the more heavy anarcho punk and heavily english accented vocals of their album and the more metallic/gruff vocals style of the "Into the Void" 7" but with a good modern production and sound. There are only 2 songs and I do have a bit of a niggle that seeing as how 1 of the 2 re-recorded songs here was 1 side of  their last release the "Into The Void" 7" from 1985 it does seem a bit of a strange release to herald the return of such a mighty band! Because, having had almost a full 2nd album ready before they split in '87 i don't know why they didn't give us 2 new songs?? Anyway dunno why I'm griping really, It's 2 more Antisect studio songs than we had before and they are back touring and planning more releases and for that reason alone it's enough to bring a smile to my face! I'm uploading this because it's the first new material from a great band in many years and it's only available on vinyl,no download, and in this case only available to anyone who went to the gigs they did recently. i think it's fair enough to give people an extra reason to come see you but it also perpetuates the exclusivity that is prevelant in this scene! As i'm sure there is a legion of rabid Antisect fans out there worldwide who couldn't go to gigs in the UK and are prob desperate to hear this, So... Thanks to whoever uploaded this originally (I got it from a google search) I've uploaded it myself and here it is for you... Enjoy

ANTISECT 10" - Mediafire

Friday, 15 February 2013

Hellbound/After The Bombs


So... sticking sith the Sacrilege theme here's a double whammy post for ya I can't get much info about either band but here's what i know There was a heavy female fronted "crust" band from Montreal Canada called Hellbound they did 2 split albums and a split 7" after they broke up 3 of the members formed a heavy female fronted "crust" band called After the Bombs (Pictured above) who did an album and 3 7"'s and split up! Sorry theres not much info about the bands on their records or online and try typing variations on "Hellbound" into google and see how many matches you find! The reason i post these is after saying in the Sacrilege post below that many bands would not exist without Sacrilege here's 2 prime examples Hellbound less so than After the bombs, Hellbound are some utterly destroying raging "Crust" Yanick's vocals are a bit higher in the mix on the Hellbound stuff than on A.T.B. of their 2 split CD's they did, the one with Despite is quite easy to find, but the other Split W/ Waves was a Japanese only release this is not so easy to come by for download or to buy so below you will find both of these in one file ripped from my own CD's @ 320kbps I haven't included the split 7" because I've only got an atrocious quality vinyl rip of it which would be pointless having and would ruin the impact of the 2 amazing Splits.

The other link is to the complete discography of After The Bombs The 1st EP "Terminal Filth Stench Bastard" pretty much carries on where Hellbound left off ripping fast heavy as fuck Sacrilege/Antisect influenced "Crust" but the other 2 EP's and especially the album is where you start to hear why A.T.B. would not exist without Sacrilege. The album "Relentless Onslaught" to me sounds like the album that Sacrilege could have made after "Behind The Realms..." The production on the album is great everything's really clear (except the vocals that are a bit low in the mix) and some of the guitar work on there is just amazing the songs are just epic without being too widdly guitar or getting boring, this album is definitely one of my top 10 favourites of this genre and i have played it to death! It takes the sound Sacrilege created throws in some Antisect adds their own touches and comes out with an album that's a tribute to it's influences but still sounds new it's just jaw dropping it's an absolute masterpiece and to split up after creating that is just seriously tragic! From what info I can find none of them have any other bands going either which is a shame cos their guitarists are just amazing! The Album & "Terminal..." EP are ripped from CD 320Kbps The other 2 Vinyl Ep's have 5 tracks total between them 2 of which are taken from the Moshpit Tragedy After The Bombs sampler so are CD quality the remaining 3 are from vinyl rips theres nothing really poor quality though so it's a safe bet this is prob best quality download of After the Bombs & Hellbound you'll find around the net.


HELLBOUNDMediafire


AFTER THE BOMBSMediafire

Sacrilege (UK) The Essentials!


Ok so Sacrilege music is not exactly rare or that hard to find for downloading but this band are very close to my heart so here's my Sacrilege story..... Back in the mid 80's when I was first getting serious about punk/hardcore my best friend at the time had been originally kinda mentoring me in punk but when i started to absorb it all like a sponge and gain as much knowledge and records as him we began to get a bit more precious and jealous about about sharing our discoveries and were always trying to one up the other with something new and he was always better at finding the good stuff than i was and refusing to tape them for me or loan them to me either! Anyways one day in 1985 or so I was in my local record shop and I found a compilation album on Conflict's Mortarhate records called "We won't be your fucking poor" a dbl album, I opened it up in the shop to have a look and because of the amazing graphics and the crazy amount of bands on there plus the Conflict connection i rapidly bought it. When i got home and put it on I had been expecting some crazy anarcho thrash (we were all about the faster! louder! back then) but anyone who knows this comp will know theres a little of that on there but there's also what I now know as totally classic anarcho punk and experimental music as well which was NOT what i had wanted as a 14 year old after the fastest loudest stuff i could get my hands on! Having blown my pocket money for the week i was a little bit gutted to say the least! Anyway seeing as it was new i had to give it a listen and as i progressed through the album there were however 4 tracks on that album that utterly changed my life musically the 4 tracks were by Diatribe, Dirge, Oi Polloi & Sacrilege! When i got to the Sacrilege track it just burst out my speakers slapped me around and was done in like 2 mins! During the course of the next couple of years before they went a bit more metal and a bit less Punk i was in constant contact with them by mail they kindly did me copies of their demos kept me up to date sent me flyers and news etc anyway these tapes etc all got lost in the mists of time but their music meant so much to me at the time not just because it was amazing music but after playing my aforementioned friend the Sacrilege track his jaw hit the floor because i discovered them and therefore they were MY band and when i got the demos and later the album it always stuck in his throat that i'd beat him to them and he was always trying to snag the tapes and the record off me! hey we were just kids barely in our teens it was all good fun and we are still friends to this day some 30 years later!

Anyway in the modern age of internet and CD there have been many Sacrilege bootlegs of the demos and albums but there are only 2 releases approved by some of the band (I believe vocalist Tam and guitarist Damian have never approved anything released after the band split up) and those are the double CD "Reaping the Demo(n)s" and the reissue of  "Within The Prophecy/Behind the Realms..." so as the title of this post says I'm giving you the essentials here, this is all the Sacrilege you will ever need ripped from the mentioned CD's and uploaded at 320kbps for maximum effect! I've put up The First 2 Demos Pre- "Behind The Realms..." plus "Behind the realms..." itself  which has a bonus dub mix of "Violation Of Something Sacred", The 2nd album "Within The Prophecy" and My own take on their 3rd and 4th demos, those 3rd and 4th demos basically contain all the tracks that were used on "Within..." in raw demo form so i re-arranged and retagged them so they are in the same order as the actual album so you can listen to both versions and decide which you prefer because on some of the demo tracks Tam's vocals are much rawer than the album versions which i personally prefer to her more melodic style so you have "Within..." the actual album and "Within..." the demo version which contains the bonus track "Insurrection" which was later re-recorded at the "Prophecy" session and used on Vol III of the infamous Music For Nations comp series "Speed  Kills" (I don't have this version to share however there is a video of this vastly different version on youtube) So there ya go hope I didn't bore you with my old man's tales of past glories? I questioned if i should put these up as they are so easy to find but i remember before i tracked down the CD's i had downloads of them off the net and they were SHIT quality so being the stickler for the best quality I decided that there should be a decent tribute to their amazing and highly influential music somewhere on the web! As the CD's are fairly hard to come by and the Albums CD is often expensive! If anyone reading this is unfamiliar with Sacrilege then i suggest you get going and download these right now these guys were way ahead of their time and have influenced so many "Crust" type bands it's unbelievable in fact i think MANY bands would not even exist without Sacrilege and i certainly Think that Tam was a huge influence on getting more women fronting Heavy bands! Certainly something well worthwhile!

DEMO 1Mediafire

DEMO 2Mediafire

Behind The Realms..  - Mediafire

Prophecy( Demos)Mediafire

Within The Prophecy (Album)Mediafire


Aggrenation



Downloaded these free from Bandcamp a few months ago I've posted direct links to both of their sides of the split albums they've done they are "pay what you want" on bandcamp so if you wish to have them free just type 0 in the price box when prompted, or pay them a little something if you want? below is what i posted on facebook after hearing them for the first time.....

FUCCCCCK!!!!!! I Just downloaded some stuff by Swedish band Aggrenation and I am absolutely blown away why I've never heard of this band before I do not know! Remember when Crust/D-beat didn't have melodic NOFX/"Insert Fat Wreck band here" lead work going on and vocals straight off the first Napalm Death album?? Well these guys are the SHIT! fast, tight, blown out, heavy (but not downtuned) with good shouted not growled vox and a very slight nod to Motorhead! For fans of Wolfpack (not Brigade), Skit System, Anti Cimex etc and quality old school Swedish D-Beat brutality! Like having a Tank with the word KANG spraypainted on the hull ride straight through your living room! AWESOME!


Ok so i get carried away sometimes! Go judge for yourself....


Split W/ Homino Lupus - HERE


Split W/ Nulla Osta
- HERE

Thursday, 14 February 2013

BURNING THE PROSPECT


I found out about these only recently and it wasn't till i was doing the Wolfbeast Destroyer post below and checking out who they had ex members of in the band that i now understand exactly why Wolfbeast Destroyer are so ferocious! I discovered this utter gem of a band unfortunately, way after the fact, this album is from 2009 I just got it late last year long after they had broken up which is a shame really as i had no idea there were any british bands out there doing this kinda thing,anyway this falls squarely into the same sorta style as the rest of todays posts fast,heavy and utterly ripping I have posted the CD version that i have because it comes with 6 bonus tracks. It's got a great production and is ripped by me and uploaded at 320kbps so if you liked anything else that I've posted today and are unaware of this band they are VERY worthy of your attention!

NO GREAT DESIGNMediafire

Or alternatively help fund future Wolbeast destroyer products by buying a copy from the band's big cartel
site it's only a fiver for 16 tracks of utter brilliance! plus they are also selling their 1st EP for 50p and 2 other ep's for £1.50 each!! that's a fucking bargain! One of those EP's is the split they did with Irelands amazing Bacchus (Ex members of The Dagda) which is how i came to find out about Burning The Prospect in the first place go get em folks....

http://www.burningtheprospect.bigcartel.com/#

By the way if anyone reading this has rips of the 1st Burning the Prospect EP or the split EP with Valhalla Pacificists please send me a link I love this band and would buy the ep's but once again no record player no more!

Wolfbeast Destroyer


With a name like Wolfbeast Destroyer I suppose a description is a bit of a moot point really but anyway....I heard about this British band last year featuring ex members of Urko & Burning The Prospect (Who are also a fucking great band I have posted their album HERE), I found out they had an EP coming out and you could download it for free or buy it on 10" vinyl I don't have a record player so I did a bit of surfing got the link and downloaded it. Firstly love the cover hit play on the media player and i was utterly gobsmacked No Insults to any of the great British hardcore bands out there right now but i would say this is the best British "Crust" Punk/Hardcore/Whatever release in years and these guys are prob the best band doing this style in this country why they don't seem to be generating a buzz I have NO idea!. Take every great influence that bands making this music usually draw upon mix them all together bring it bang up to date add a great production and you get this. From the minute you hit play this EP just pins you to the wall and rips your fucking face off! Heavy,Fast,Tight Angry and Fucking Brutal not for the faint of heart but gives me the biggest rush and makes me want to wreck shit every time i listen to it and that's really what you want from this kinda music right? Not that they sound particularly like any of them but this is a must for fans of the like of Tragedy, Wolfbrigade, Hellshock, Martyrdod, Massmord,N.D.T. etc etc but these guys are taking it to a whole new level! I will be most upset if they turn out to be one of these British bands who get together show some real fucking promise do a record then break up as seems to be a very common trait with UK Hardcore there's enough "Ex Members of..." in this country to make a hardcore orchestra (or 2)! Honestly trust me here 5 minutes of your time is all it takes to download this why are you still reading? go go go go!!!!

Wolfbeast Destroyer 10"Bandcamp

or buy it here - http://wolfbeastdestroyer.bigcartel.com/

(not my upload but checked and tested. link comes from the label that released the record and with the bands approval)

UPDATE - I have yet to get any information from any of the members of Wolfbeast Destroyer about their current plans/activities however I managed to pick up their 2009 Demo CD at the recent Vitriolic Response Gig (Cheers Rob) so in the interests of completion I have uploaded it here for you the 4 tracks presented here are all on the above 10" however these are their raw demo forms and pretty much as good quality as the 10" and seeing as how this demo and the 10" are ALL the Wolfbeast Destroyer there is and cos they are SO fucking great and I'm able to upload a 320 kbps Rip of it i thought you might like to have it readers!! Enjoy


2009 Demo  - Mediafire

A New Dawn Demo



This is a great demo by a new band from Southern California, Playing what i believe is called "Epic Crust" by the kids these days (Basically means it's in a similar vein to the originators of this style such as Tragedy and From Ashes Rise) What you get is fast d-beat drums, heavy guitar, great melodic leads &  great riffing! I will be well shocked if someone like Southern Lord (in their new crust punk phase) or hopefully some slightly more ethical label like Feral Ward don't pick these guys up. Tho their style may be slightly derivative and there is a lot of this type of stuff around these days this is only their first demo and it's so well played and shows a lot of maturity , good song writing and originality within their chosen style to stand out, I listen to a lot of this kinda thing and i wouldn't be posting it if it wasn't really fucking good! Go get it!

A NEW DAWN DEMOBandcamp

Night Nurse


Night Nurse : "From The Womb To The Tomb" demo These guys (&Gals) are a new band from Portland Oregon (The world crust capital!!) Featuring ex and current members of Hellshock, Detestation, Blood Freak & Social Infestation and if you are familiar with any of these bands then you will know roughly what to expect! when i heard about this band and saw the video they put up for this tape I was desperate to get my hands on the tape but couldn't, last week however they put it up on bandcamp but they had it posted track by track and all the files came down untagged so I have downloaded it and remedied this, they said feel free to share so to give some relief to their bandcamp site I decided to post it here. This is absolutely great heavy female fronted crust, I've heard people compare them to Entombed and Sacrilege (i think the Sacrilege comparison is simply the same cop out used by everyone when there is a female fronting a heavy band) Anyway I won't compare them to anyone else as i feel they are quite original but this is some really great heavy metallic edged well played and memorable crust all the hallmarks of the sound are there but these guys seem to put an original twist on it that separates them from the huge pack of bands of this style, go get it and see for yourself you will NOT be dissapointed!


NIGHT NURSE DEMO -  .Mediafire


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Getting The Music

Ok so theres gonna be music posted on here it will most likely be posted on sites like mediafire etc in the rar format in order to extract these files you will need a program to do it I recommend this one it's free and the one i use to compress and extract I suggest if you want to get any music you download it from here...

WINRAR


it's free and simple if you don't want to use this one just do a google search for rar extractor theres a ton of free ones.

Welcome

HERE'S THE LOWDOWN...


Hi Folks, well after much putting off here it is... my blog, I'm doing this to share music with everyone that wants to hear some interesting and unusual music, it will most likely be centred around punk,hardcore and general "Heavy" stuff because for the near 30 years I've been into music that's whats moved and inspired me the most, but the main thing is to have no expectations of this blog because even I don't know what I'm gonna put on here yet you can expect to find anything from acoustic and experimental music to jazz and grindcore whatever I'm enjoying that i think is worth sharing I'll put it on here I place no labels on myself or my music tastes.Also expect maybe some videos, random thoughts,reviews and whatever the hell I feel like posting! If any artists whose music is on here want it taken down contact me and act like a human being don't send in the lawyers! If you disagree with anything I write/post whatever then feel free to contact me but again act like a human being this is my blog so it's my rules I'm open to discussion but don't send me angry mails or comments I'll just delete them and ignore you.If you want to tell me a link doesn't work, request more music from any artists/labels that get posted, again feel free to comment/contact. The main thing I want to say is not to take this blog too seriously or have any pre-concieved ideas what it's about but the most important thing is to Enjoy it!,

Thanks for your time,

DAVE.