Agrimonia - S/T (SWE)
Antimob - ST (GR)
Καταχνιά - ST (GR)
These folks come from Gothenburg in lovely Sweden and deliver the goods! Death and black metal soaked doom, with hints of crust, as well as atmospheric and epic darkness. The guitars range from devastating heaviness to gloomy acoustic sections, with piercing leads that flash through the darkness every now and then. If you've ever wanted to know exactly how your favourite metal, crust, and doom bands would have sounded like if they were one band this is where you should turn.
Whoever has the need to get the best record around in Greece, just get this.
2nd (with darker cover) press of this masterpiece.
Καταχνιά released their first LP after almost 1 year of continuous lives around Greece. The complete tracklist finally became available in physical format for our pleasure.
From members of “Επιθανάτιος Ρόγχος” Salonika city.
Detritus - S/T
M:40 - Historiens Svarta Vingslag (SWE)
Hibernation (Χειμερία Νάρκη) - Into The Silence Of Eternal Sorrow (GR)
Nine attacks of pure mid nineties eurosquat-crustcore that comes in its raw and angered nature with the filthy grinding metal guitar chords and slashing cymbals and thundering drums going steady forward and forward. Two female vocalists vomit their complains and disgust in a dual treatment and i can tell you they are pretty unamused.
Crust/hardcore from Lidköping. Twelve songs of total fury! The songs are mixed with slower parts, which keeps the record as a whole interesting and focused. Crustpunk has never - and will never be - better than this.
This is raging! 10 songs that are bursting of energy and rage! Hints to Amebix and Axegrinder are obvious, at least the athmosfear they create. Songs are sometimes quite slow and heavy, they are also not afraid of using a keyboards, the rest is upbeat, harsh, metallic crust with fe/male vocals. Production is top notch as is the cover art and the 20-pages full colour booklet. Awesome!
Rawside - Outlaw (DE)
Last Legion Alive / Hellstorm - Split LP (BE/GR)
Downfall Of Gaia / In The Hearts Of Emperors - Split (DE/SE)
Hardcore Punk from Coburg, Germany.
Rawside were founded in 1993, broke up in 1998 and came back together in 2002 with a slightly changed line-up.
An amazing split 12" with the Hellgium crew from LAST LEGION ALIVE (members of SILENCE MEANS DEATH,LINK..) they make a blackened crust metal with influences ANTICIMEX,BATHORY,VENOM, DOOM and ENT early,SLAYER and others trash black metal 80s...Really excellent!!! HELLSTORM from Greece deliver us mix between crust core and death black metal with nice lyrics and a fuckin rhytmik section...
Excellent artwork by STIV VISIONS OF WAR
Up and coming German crust act DOWNFALL OF GAIA traverse more
harrowing emotion than many bands do in their entire discographies. Both
intensely atmospheric and relentlessly hard-hitting, the band takes
hardcore fundamentals and pushes them to emotional extremes, flickering
between fragility and ferocity.
IN THE HEARTS OF EMPERORS from Sweden founded in 2009 is a 4-piece band
from Nykping/Sweden. Who perfectly combine different elements from doom,
sludge & post-rock and give it a special touch by the emotional vocals
and long instrumental-parts. A band with much potential in the footsteps
of Cult Of Luna & Envy.LP comes in a super heavy gatefold cover and in
beautiful red 180gram heavy vinyl and with a beautiful poster artwork!!!l
My Turn - Athens (GR)
Anopheli - A Hunger Rarely Sated (USA/UK)
From Ashes Rise - S/T
MY TURN, is a straight edge/vegan hardcore band from Athens that. Since 2010 when they formed they have been one of the hardest working and honest bands out there. Athens is their new album that came out earlier this summer.
Musically speaking the band is obviously inspired from bands like Youth of Today, Verse, H2O etc so if you are into this type of music you will probably find a lot of interesting stuff here. Athens contains 10 songs with a great production and the guitars here are doing a fine job with the leads spicing up the sound. Songs like Photos on the Wall, We Kissed Goodnight and Orange Juice to name just a few are excellent samples of melodic hardcore/punk while the use of gang vocals on songs like Bitter Smile, makes them more intense. As for the lyrics they are really emotional dealing mostly with personal issues.
Epic Neo-Crust like EKKAIA, ICTUS, old FALL OF EFRAFA of the amazing MADAME GERMEN!!! Anopheli is a project created between friends living in different countries. Jasmine, Brian and Josh all live in California and Alex (Light Bearer, Fall Of Efrafa...) lives in London. It started off as a lovely idea of immortalising a friendship with a musical project. Anopheli is taken from the word Anopheles, the greek scientific term for Mosquito, which means "good for nothing." This not describes the music that "stands out of everything"! - recommended!
When I first reviewed the F.A.R. Cd I was sort of dissappointed cos I knew there was no way I would review anything that cool again but...Here it is - the first LP and the 2nd 7" all on one piece of vynil. So not only do you have one of the best bands to come out of the US for years, it's now on the large format. Musically complex, rythmical hardcore in a HHIG, Tradgedy vein. Lyrically dark and depressing. All in all my favourite piece of noise to come out this year and it will take some beating.
Detestation - S/T (USA)
Momentum - Herbivore (UK)
Fall Of Efrafa - Inle (UK)
Finally the first full length Lp of this outspoken Anarcho-Punk band from Portland. They are made up of former members of Masskontroll &
Starved And Delirious. It reminds me a lot of a mix between Nausea & Sacrilege with some influences from old swedish bands with highly angry socio-political lyrics !
Momentum formed in 2011, featuring members of LIGHT BEARER, FALL OF EFRAFA and PLAGUE MASS. 2nd LP by this outstanding HC Band. Momentum is playing driving, melodic and pissed off DIY hardcore punk, both crushing and uplifting, ignoring sub-genres and getting back to the basics of why we love fast political music. The lyrics are all about veganism. 180 Gram Deluxe pressing with heavy cover and huge heavy booklet + lyric insert. Art by ALEX CF (Fall
Of Efrafa, Light Bearer and Momentum)
Double LP from the best defunct band around. The 3rd and last LP from “Fall Of Efrafa” derived from the “Watership Down” tale.
Nothing more, nothing less. The latest creation of Fall Of Efrafa back in 2009. The mighty rabbits reach to an end. The ultimate post-hardcore/crust album of our music’s history.
Beware..the fall is coming to all of you.
Get it now!
From Ashes Rise - Silence (USA)
Afterbirth – Your Gods Vomit In Disgust (PL)
Skitsystme – Stigmata (SE)
Released in 2000 “Silence” is yet one of my favourite From Ashes Rise album. This LP is printed by Skuld Releases.
The red clear created LP from the Polish punks. Released back in 2007.
Alright, got to admit that it took us time to get this available. Distorted ELP from the fellow Northern mates. Dark and fast played 12 tunes.
Tragedy - ST (USA)
Tragedy - Vengeance (USA)
Post-War Pedition - S\T (DE)
This is the one to take the blame. This is the record that we all loved this genre. This is way the are still the best in the globe. This is a Tragedy!
Most declare the ST to be the best. Others still think that Vengeance has more solid sound. Both know that Tragedy gave us this 2 gems in our neocrusty era. Only you know which is the one..
A death metal LP from the German Post-War Pedition. 2011 the release year. The LP closes with a Doom’s cover “Exploitation”.
Victims - Divide And Conquer (SWE)
Ictus - Ictvs (ES)
Zeroid – S\T (DE)
Hailing from Sweden, Victims set out to take no prisoners on “Divide and conquer” from back in ’06, and crash and burn their way through 15 songs rarely exceeding two minutes in length. As opposed to their more recent stuff that went for a more “metal” production, this one here retains a good DIY grit with thumpy kick drums, snarly bass, splashing cymbals and an awesome, mud-scraping guitar tone.
The collection of this double-LP captures ICTUS in their last years, spanning the timeframe of 2006-2007. This period was extremely productive for the band, generating the split 10“ with OKBAN, the Split LP with THIS THING CALLED DYING and the full-length IMPERIUM as well as
multiple european tours. The resultant of this 3 tracks were
unpredictable - rageful and delicate, catchy and obtuse. Consider this as heavy, raw, dark, arty, hardcore, metal and extreme. Its just amazing. clear Vinyl with black splatter.
Only a few songs (12!) from the first ever released LP of Zeroid in 2001. Sounds incredible!
Conspiracy Of Denial - S/T (GR)
Masakari - The Prophet Feeds (USA)
Alpinist - Minus.Mensch (DE)
The first LP of these female fronted crusties. Release of the mighty year 2013. For all of you that love From Ashes and the extreme neocrust.
The Prophet Feeds"is the debut album from Midwest bashers Masakari. This band is amazing and this first full-legnth of theirs is relentless, unhinged, chaotic crust! Somewhat in the vein of His Hero is Gone, Tragedy and From Ashes Rise, but with a very distinct and brutal edge, Masakari fuses their apocalyptic crust with the raging power of Discharge/Disfear D-beat and the hard-edged Japanese punk stylings of G.I.S.M., with a smattering of blast-beat driven grindcore to drive it all home.
After their Demo and their Split LP with Finisterre, this is the third release by this outstanding band from Münster / Germany. These four young people have played countless shows in europe the last two years and should be well known for all those…
Boredom - Uber Alles (AT)
The Estranged - S/T (DE)
From Ashes Rise / Victims - Split (US/SE)
Boredom from Graz / Austria are pissed off with the gratuitous, ubiquitous filth of modern life and play loud and fast. On their new LP they deliver an explosive mix of d-beat and rockish hardcore and a progressive package of slow and melodic riffs that outburst in massif d-beat devastation. Erik is right, when he says, he wants to go out and punch random people in the face. It's so fucking brutal, i have to pull myself together not to completely destroy my room!
Past and present members of Portland hardcore mainstays such as Remains Of The Day, Hellshock, Warcry, Lebenden Toten, etc pull a 180 and dish out nine new tracks of icy, ominous postpunk. Since their last releases, The Estranged have dialed back the explicit aggression of their early records a bit, and dialed up the textured, atmospheric, layered sounds of prime 80s deathrock/postpunk. A little less US influence, a little more UK. A little less Wipers, a little more Cure/Chameleons UK/Joy Division, etc..
From Ashes Rise plays dark, slightly metallic hardcore that is not
unlike early His Hero Is Gone mixed with Scandinavian hardcore like
Skitystem and 80's UK crust like Antisect. Drawing on those influences
From Ashes Rise has moved this sound into it's own territory so to
simply label it "Tennessee style" hardcore would be oversimplifying
their sonic progression. Victims, from Sweden, play aggressive fast
Scandinavian hardcore not unlike early Skitsystem or Wolfbrigade. You
can hear the influence of early Swedish hardcore like Anti-Cimex,
Shitlickers and Crude SS mixed with the heavier sounds of 90's crust
From Ashes Rise - Nightmares (US)
Svffer - Lies We Live (DE)
Αρχη Του Τελους - Πτωση (GR)
Finally Havoc has licensed their third full length from Jade Tree
records. A truly amazing piece of vinyl, but also different and not as
straight forward than their earlier stuff. Which doesnÕt mean that itÕs
not as good. This record is a perfect mix of traditionalHc, amebixish
noise, Discharge and the good moments of Death Metal, but always with a
good memorable underlying melody! The production is outstandingly good
and powerful!! Lyrix dealing with war, oppression and alienation and the
cover looks cool as well, so get this record and go wild!!
Left speechless after a live in Berlin’s most favorite basement. We got the 7’’ and we now got their first LP. Grindcore/Hardcore dark anthems of the generous scene of Deutschland. Female vocals with members of Alpinist give you what you deserve for your motionless life.
New mastering of 2013s tape “Πτωση”. The post punk album of the year from the-close to be-legends of greek underground post punk scene.