Thursday, September 30, 2010

Extinction Of Mankind / Phobia - Fearing The Dissolve Of Humanity [2010]

Genre: Crust / Grindcore

Just decided to check out Extinction Of Mankind (UK), I've known of them for a while but never got around to actually giving them a listen. As of right now I've heard their full length "The Nightmare Seconds" and this release, this one definitely coming out on top. Great straight up crust here. Nothing special, nothing very different, just good crust. Great release for fans of Instinct Of Survival and Guided Cradle. I can't really say much about Phobia since I'm not really into Grindcore, you be the judge on that. Production is good throughout the album.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Poison Idea - Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes (1984)

Genre: Hardcore Punk

Perhaps Poison Idea's heaviest and fastest release, RCAPA proves to be quite a fun listen. Not much to be said about this release, I'm running low on creative juices right now so all I can say is it's a great album and sits right next to Kings Of Punk as my favorite Poison Idea release. Fans of Black Flag, The Exploited, Misfits, Direct Control, Wasted Time, and GBH ought to check this out.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Poison Idea - Kings Of Punk (1986)

Genre: Hardcore Punk

"Kings Of Punk", a well fitting title for Poison Idea's 1986 release. A worthy competitor for my favorite Poison Idea release. Songs like Lifestyles, Ugly American, Made To Be Broken, Out Of The Picture are perfect examples of what make this album so great. Great for fans of The Exploited, Unruled, A Global Threat, Bad Brains etc.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Anti Cimex - Scandinavian Jawbreaker (1993)

Genre: Crust / D-Beat

I've heard the name Anti Cimex passed around the internet here and there but I never bothered to check them out. Then, while poking around, I discovered that Tomas Jonsson (ex-Wolfpack) was the frontman of Anti Cimex. I immediately checked them out and I am beyond impressed. For those of you that listen to Wolfpack, you know damn well that Jonsson is one of the best crust vocalists of all time. This album has a very old school metal feel to it. Think complete Motorhead worship, with d-beat drumming and Jonsson's ear drum stomping vocals. The production is great, the drums in particular are very clear and the snare sounds amazing. I can't encourage you enough to check out this album. Very refreshing for those new to the band. For fans of Wolfpack, Inepsy, Motorhead, and Wolfbrigade.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Avskum - Folk Som Har Sånger Kan Inte Dö (2010)

Genre: Crust Punk / D-Beat

"Folk Som Har Sånger Kan Inte Dö", I don't know what that means, what I do know is that this is another great release from Avskum and it's definitely worth checking out. The same old Avskum here, top notch straight up D-Beat with a certain catchiness that sets them apart from the rest of the Swedish Crust bands. Definitely check it out if you're into Behind Enemy Lines, Victims, Wolfbrigade, Cop On Fire, and Pisschrist.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Victims - Neverendinglasting (2001)

Genre: Crust / D-Beat / Hardcore

Victim's debut album Neverendinglasting could very well be their finest work. Assuming most of you who are reading this have already heard ...In Blood + Divide & Conquer, this albums sound seems to fit snuggly in between the two, despite being released before both. The production is near perfection, clear and audible but raw enough to retain the classic crust sound. The songs on this album tend to be shorter than Victim's other releases, not a single track breaks the two minute mark. Definitely a great album for all Wolfpack, World Burns To Death, and Nuclear Death Terror fans to check out.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Unruled - Butchers Of Warfare (2010)

Genre: Hardcore Punk

I've been meaning to post this album for quite some time now but I could never find a decent download. But damn will it be worth the wait. Unruled's "Butchers Of Warfare" is easily my favorite full length release of 2010 so far. Unruled formed back in the early 80's in Montreal but didn't stick together long enough to release anything but an EP. Now they have reformed with Chany & Sam of Inepsy as permanent members. First thing I've got to mention about this album is Pat God's interesting guitar work. I've never heard somebody use delay like this, especially on the title track, Iraq Attack, and Screams Of Fear. Chany's vocals are exceptionally good on this album as well, perfect choice for a frontman. The production is another strong point here, I haven't heard bass guitar sound this good in a long time. Any Inepsy, GBH, Discharge, or Exploited fans will drool over this album.

The Desecrators - Speed Up The Death Process LP (1986 / 2010)

Genre: Punk / Thrash

A fellow poster over at AllMetalForums introduced me to these guys today. Apparently The Desecrators formed back in 1984 out of the broken remains of Destructors, a band featuring Gizz Butt. Gizz Butt was also a guitarist in English Dogs at one point. This album here was apparently recorded as a demo back in 1986 on a shit 4-track recorder and has quite a history behind it. "Speed Up The Death Process" is an incredibly old school sounding album. Imagine a Punk Rock band in the middle of the NWOBHM, taking influences influences from both the Thrash and Traditional Metal scenes. What we hear throughout the albums is heavily Metal influenced Punk in the same vein of GBH, Discharge, Misfits, and English Dogs with tons of tasty riffing. The production is classic and sounds like it came straight out of the 80's Punk scene. Definitely an interesting release from an interesting band with quite a long history. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Global Threat - What The Fuck Will Change? (1999 / 2002)

Genre: Hardcore Punk / Street Punk

Politically charged street punk from Maine (later Boston, MA) with your typical punk attitude. Songs about hypocrisy, false patriotism, anti-violence, anti-racism, and American culture done well. The production is fairly gritty at times but works nicely for what they are playing. Every song is as great as the last and I doubt any fans of any punk will reject this album. "What The Fuck Will Change" is for fans of The Exploited, Discharge, The Varukers, and The Virus. Enjoy.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Toxic Holocaust / Inepsy - Split (2010)

Genre: Metal Punk / Thrash

I've been waiting for this split for quite some time now and it was definitely worth it. A promising four track dosage of two of my favorite bands covering eachother's tunes. Inepsy decided to do "Hell On Earth" and "Atomik Destruktor", and Toxic Holocaust did "Bombshell Rock" and "Conspiracy World War III". It's great hearing each band put their own personal spin on the songs, and both bands did a great job! Joel Grinds vocals sound really good on here as well. Definitely check this out if you are a fan of either band. Inepsy is really kicking ass this year.

Inepsy - Madness & Overkill (2010)

Genre: Metal Punk / Rock & Roll

Sometimes I can't even believe that this band exists. They must be the only band left on Earth playing music like this. Never before has a band impressed me this much. Inepsy continues to release top notch Discharge / Motorhead inspired Punk & Roll every time they lay their fingers on their instruments. This EP is incredibly refreshing for Inepsy fans. They have started to move back towards their older style and seem to have found middle ground between City Weapons and No Speed Limit For Destruction. This is easily my favorite 2010 release as of now. This band will blow your mind.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cop On Fire - Discography 12'' (2008)

Genre: Crust Punk / D-Beat / Punk

Cop On Fire is a killer Spanish Crust band with a really catchy sound. This album is a collection of all of their tracks as of 2008, which is simply both their split with Visions Of War and their self-titled LP, 14 tracks in total. The production is fairly good throughout the compilation, it's hard to tell the difference between the split and the LP since all of the track are mixed up together. Cop On Fire is quite a surprising find, I haven't seen much discussion regarding them around various forums and it seems they are pretty underground even in the Crust scene. Definitely a great addition to anybody's Crust library. Check it out if your a fan of Avskum, Instinct Of Survival, Pisschrist, or early Victims. Enjoy.