Just got the latest 12" from Kromosom and after repeat listens I'd say this will probably be the Australian release of the year. This just fucking punishes! There's been quite a line up change since the demo recording with only half the members staying on and Yeap now taking on vocal duties. Half of the songs are from the demo but with this re-recording they sound even more crushing. This is a split release between 4 labels from 4 different countries so you should be able to find one in a distro near you.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Here's the debut record from Power Violence supergroup Dead Language. Members involved also play in Iron Lung, Walls, Pig Heart Transplant, Solutions and No Comment. It's hard to read exactly who does what as the lyrics, credits etc are all printed inside the sleeve. I think the whole concept for the artwork must have been to make everything hard to read as all the text on the front and back sleeve is a clear gloss. This is a nice smelling cover too, not that I usually sniff my records but I did notice this smelt rather pleasant and reminded me of trading cards I used to collect as a kid. It sounds just as good as it smells, damn good in fact. 20 minutes of the best modern power violence you're likely to hear this year! If you're into any of the aforementioned bands then you should go get this from Iron Lung Records now.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thou dropped 3 releases in the last few weeks and this is one of them. Even though this is a split, the aesthetics are still very Thou. I've noticed this with most of their splits that the artwork and font used seem to be similar throughout their releases, regardless of whether another band is on the other side. Just an observation after accumulating so many of their records. Thou's side has 4 new songs which includes a Cower cover that clocks in at just over a minute. I think that's got to be the shortest song they've ever recorded! Nothing new here really just more quality sludgery. I tried to get into the Cower side but it just wasn't my thing. You get that with splits sometimes, can't please everyone. Vendetta Records made 1000 copies with 100 being on red and 900 on black. Buy it here and download here.
Live video of Thou playing "Get Me Out" (Cower Cover)
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Here's a very nicely packaged demo tape from UK Hardcore band Stab. Painkiller Records did a US dub of this recently which sold out in a couple of hours. That pissed me off but I managed to find this original sitting in a distro so that's alright. Blown out, angry straight edge hardcore. Good stuff.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
This is Vaccuum's 5 track 7" getting a reworking by Pig Heart Transplant. The original songs were noisy as hell and being filtered through PHT has made them even more fucked (in a good way). Even better than the originals. Get it from RFL Records.
I probably didn't need another copy of this but it's such a great demo I'm worried my tape player will chew it up eventually. Total Fucker Records have made 50 hand numbered "official bootlegs" on home dubbed tapes. If you missed out on a first dub here's your chance. Kromosom have a new 12" out at the moment but it seem s a little slow making it into distros. Hopefully one will surface soon as I'm hangin to hear it!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
This post will probably make a few of you bummed out. It's taken a long time but I finally managed to get a copy of this little bastard. RSR made 50 of these silver covers with the first press and apparently there are also some with gold covers but I have never actually seen one before. There's a few releases I still need to complete my collection so if you have anything I'm missing please hit me up for trades or cash.
Extortion / Rupture - Split 5" (Gold Cover)
Extortion - Terminal Cancer 7" (Large Hole)
Extortion - Get Fucked 5" (Red Cover)
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
RSR recently put out this 2 track 5" by Extortion. Both songs are out takes from the 2007 Sick recordings so this is classic Perth line up here. Coma is a slow dirgy instrumental and Decompose is a ripper of a track that could have easily been left on the Sick LP. Only 300 of these little guys were pressed, all on black vinyl. 100 copies came with limited Chaos In Tejas covers but to make things even more frustrating for Extortion collectors there were half printed on red sleeves and the other half on orange sleeves. Add that to the never ending list!
Cheers for the vid Thomo
Monday, July 4, 2011
Morne have released this epic new album of atmospheric crust. I have given this many repeat listens already and it keeps getting better every time. This is what I was hoping the new Amebix material would sound like! Time will tell with that one but for now this is looking like one of the best for the year. These guys have filled the hole in this genre left behind by Fall Of Efrafa and if you're into that band I would recommend you give this a listen. This is the European edition on Alerta Antifascista. I got in quick with the pre order and scored the white with black haze vinyl limited to 100 copies. There's still black vinyl left at doomrock or you can wait for the US pressing which should be out soon.