Sunday, 10 March 2013
HAIL TO SWEDEN!
So after doing the Cracked Cop Skulls post and mentioning Shitlickers i decided that it was about time we had some classic Swedish hardcore up here so I decided to make a mega post of Swede-KANG-Punk essentials for you (Note that Kang is swedish for boot and is the term used to describe classic 80's Discharge worshipping Swedish hardcore! However Boot-Punk makes me think of skinheads and OI music so hence KANG) Now a lot of these are so obscure that information is ultimately unavailable i have picked up on these myself either through replacing tapes from back in the day with mp3's or through bands mentioning them as influence or covering their songs so with a few exceptions I'm not gonna be able to tell you much about the bands just maybe a bit about the music so here goes!
*NOTE* first off before you go any further if you are expecting top quality pristine recordings/MP3's here then you might as well skip to the end this is cheaply recorded raging fucking studs & spikes hardcore at it's most raw and agressive most of these are probably vinyl bootlegs of old demo tapes recorded in the 80's etc and all of this has been painstakingly trainspotted and downloaded from various sources round the net i put it all together here to save people who want to check this stuff out from having to spend the time and effort I did to find it however as far as info goes do your own research I can't do everything for you!
There is NOTHING here of unlistenable quality however some of these may be a little quiet all you have to do is turn the volume up as i'm sure the band would've asked you to do on the original records! Download and play fucking LOUUUUD!!!
Agoni - Know nothing about these except they were one of the bands covered on Doom's "Hail To Sweden" EP but the 6 songs here are from the awesome bootleg "Stockholms Mangel" which compiles some of the only recordings of some of the bands featured here Raw swedish punk D-Beats and thrashing guitar!
Anti - Cimex - So these are probably one of the best known Swedish bands from the classic 80's era Featuring members of The Shitlickers and post Anti-Cimex members formed the mighty Wolfpack you get all the classic recordings in this file, includes their 3 tracks from "Really Fast Vol 1" Comp LP "Anarkist Attack" EP "Victims Of A Bombraid" EP "Raped Ass" EP and "Anti-Cimex" 12" I haven't included either of the albums as they fall outside the period i'm documenting with this post.chaotic, fast, loud and noisy D-beat (before it was called D-beat and actually the influence for a lot of D-beat bands) ESSENTIAL
Asocial - There are various releases out there demo's cassettes etc but I've given you what i consider the best stuff which is the 2 x 7" EP's they did "Der Bittra Slutet" & "Religion Sucks" The former suffers from weak production leaving the sound with little bottom end and the guitars a bit thin! however "Religion Sucks" really hit's the nail on the head this is a fucking juggernaut from the awesome d-beats to the fucking loud thick guitar and howling vocals this is one of my favourite records of this era!
Bombanfall - Know nothing about these or this their one and only EP "Åsiktsfrihet" from 1987 I don't know if it's their only EP or a demo bootlegged to vinyl or what all i can tell you like Asocials second EP above this is a fucking Juggernaut it has pretty good production and the drums sound like their drummer is pounding lumps of wood with hammers! great thrashing guitar and deep shouted swede style vocals this is a RIPPING EP I only heard this fairly recently and i was gutted i didn't get to it earlier total classic!
Crudity - This is a bootleg EP called "The Total End" Discography EP know nothing about these again except that they were covered by Doom on the "Hail..." EP 12 tracks of Ripping fast D-beat from 1985
Discard - "Death From Above" Ep which was released in 1990 but is actually their demo from 1986 More ripping D-beat from one of the earliest bands to have a Dis- in their name and use the Discharge writing for their logo! Again classic Swedish sound enough said!
Protes Bengt - right bit of a Kang supergroup here feturing members of Filthy Christians,Mob 47, Rojers and Desperat this isn't your typical D-beat tho theresa bit of that in here this is almost what you might call Proto-Grindcore they did a 7" and a tape I've given you both in the file the 7" has 32 Tracks on it ranging from blasting fast numbers to D-beat all with a thick and heavy sound and Per from Filthy Christians on vocals so this is some fast thrash with seriously brutal vocals.The closest comparison for the time would be some of the more crazy fast boston bands from that era like Deep wound & Siege but the vocal styles are vastly different! however due to the fact of the people involved and also the fact that PB are simply fucking GREAT I'm posting this!
Rojers - Know nothing about these except again Doom covered a track it fits well with the rest of this post there are only 3 tracks in the file taken from the aforementioned "Stockholms Mangel" comp more thick heavy classic swedish D-beat
Shitlickers - Featruring Jonsson from Anti Cimex i think this was the only EP they ever did this is from 1982 and is 4 tracks of serious blown out raw D-beat sounds like every Disclose record ever made! also fetures the oft covered "War System" Totally classic
S.O.D. (Sound Of Disaster) - Sound of Disaster did a self titled EP in 1985 and then 6 more tracks from the same session were released in 1990 on an EP called "Speak swedish or Die" so this file contains all 12 tracks. Killer fast D-beat Swedish style.
OK so there ya go a Classic swedish hardcore starter kit for all the old heads who might want to replace their aging tapes and vinyls digitally and a history lesson for the young crusties looking to trace the roots of their favourite bands I'm sorry for the lame descriptions and my lack of knowledge but it is what it is with the exception of Protes Bengt all the bands here are Fast,Raw,Blown out D-beat hardcore there's really not much else to describe it except this shit is essential! Go get em you'll see what i mean! there are some GLARING omissions here i know but there will be a few more posts rounding up the likes of Mob 47 & Totalitar shortly
AGONI - Mediafire
ANTI CIMEX - Mediafire
ASOCIAL - Mediafire
BOMBANFALL - Mediafire
CRUDITY - Mediafire
DISCARD - Mediafire
PROTES BENGT - Mediafire
ROJERS - Mediafire
SHITLICKERS - Mediafire
SOUND OF DISASTER - Mediafire