Friday, February 24, 2012

Tempe SS - "Heroin Heaven Demo"/Avon Ladies - "Overlords Chambermaids" split Cassette

Tempe SS are truly ugly hardcore featuring Philly Mike Pinto. The vocals are snotty, gruff and in your face. Seriously one of the best front men I've ever seen. It opens with a raging cover of "Mad At The World" by YDI. On the B-Side of this tape you get a preview of the upcoming Avon Ladies 7" "Overlords Chambermaids".

Somewhere within the Tempe SS demo you will be given elaborate directions that I urge you to follow.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cülo/Tenement - Split

Two modern masters of their craft on one split 7". Each bringing something unique to the table. While each side has it's own distinctive feel that may clash with the other side at times this is not some split with a throw away side. Instead it's two incredibly solid bands doing what they're best at. This a split I can promise you will listen to both sides of.

The Cülo side is heavier and gruffer than their earlier material, while keeping their distinct sound. This is their best stuff yet. Truly menacing punk. Meanwhile Tenement play 90's garage tinged pop punk, like you've come to expect. I like this a little better than their most recent LP, but not by much. I don't really have much to say about them other than I think they're the best pop punk band going right now.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Divine Right - Pray For Me

Nasty hardcore from Chicago. This band's demo was solid, but this straight up blows it away. It's like Negative Approach meets Void. Pounding, mid tempo, riffy and noisy. I guess there's members of Loser Life too. Anyway, it's fucking good. Get down with it.

Violent Future - Demo 2012

Fucking killer stomping hardcore from Toronto (Surprise, surprise). Fans of Negative Approach, the first Agnostic Front 7" and the Abused will not be disappointed. The vocals sorta remind me of Sex Vid and fellow Toronto bangers Urban Blight. The music itself has a similar vibe to Urban Blight, but it's a little more complex, which is cool.

The demo can be ordered by emailing xricksmithx (at) hotmail (dot) com. 6.00 PPD Can, 6.50 USA, 9.00 World.

Don't miss out!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Walls - The Future is Wide Open

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The latest from WALLS, one of the greatest bands of the last four or five years, and without a doubt the best live band I've seen. I could say a lot about this record, but it speaks for itself.