1.03.2018

VOICE OF ADDICTION






















"the lost art of empathy"
Year:  2018
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  none
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Prog Punk




















Voice Of Addiction are politically charged and socially conscious Chicago based punk-rockers. V.o.A. has been around over a decade doing 1.200 shows across US and Canada. Having five official releases and independently selling 6.500 physical copies these boys have proven they are a force to be reckoned with. V.O.A. realizes how important the live show is to their career & never fail to deliver a highly dynamic and energetic performance in which all are encouraged to participate. Both a new full-length physical album and a feature length documentary are due to be released in 2018.
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CHAOS UK





















"compilation"
Year:  2017
Country:  UK
City:  Bristol
Label:  none
Format:  digital
Tracks:  15
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk        Hardcore



















Unofficial but very nice compilation with fifteen tracks appeared in five EP's recorded by the band from 1993 to 2016. Here are we go with this great and already legend band which is still quite unknown even in the hardcore punk scene. Their sound continue to be noisy and dirty, and quite speed tempo, in the UK 82 bands, you know. is moderately fast, but not hardcore. And also never forget the jokes and good humor of the singer, Simon, with a peasant and almost rural voice... ha ha! Chaos UK started late 1979 and still active despite all these years. They have made good splits next to Extreme Noise Terror, Concrete Sox, Fuk or Raw Noise to mention a few. So this compilation exist at the moment just on digital format but is a perfect way to enjoy these guys during fourty minutes. Enjoy it

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"covers"
Year:  1998
Label:  Discipline
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock








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"the morning after
the night before"
Year:  1997
Label:  Cleopatra
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock









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"one hundred per cent two
fingers in the air punk rock"
Year:  1993
Label:  Century Media
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk        Hardcore








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"enough to make me crazy"
Year:  1991
Label:  Toys Factory
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  11
Time:  31 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore





















This was the first CHAOS UK album from the 90s decade and included some new tracks and also old classic songs. Firstly released by brittish label "Vinyl Japan Records" in 1991 and late there were different releases in labels such as Toy's Factory Records (in 1992) or "Creative Man Records" (1998). I think the problem with CHAOS UK is they have made too much compilation, live albums, ep´s and splits next to other bands... and sometimes it's a little bit difficult to know wich are their official full lenght albums. This one here like other titles (of course) is an official album and perhaps one of its complete discography, despite is also maybe one of the most forgotten. Very good quality sound, production and also good songs. The band started in 1979 and is still active, making live concerts from time to time in UK, Europe, USA and Japan.
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"Live in Japan"
Year:  1991
Country:  Japan
City:  Kawasaki
Label:  Dojo
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore



















CHAOS UK are an english hardcore punk band formed in 1979 in Portishead, near Bristol. They played fast aggressive hardcore punk rock initially. The original line up of Simon on vocals, Andy on guitar, Chaos (aka "Lice") on bass and Potts on drums recorded two EP's and a full LP for Riot City Record. In the process they along with fellow Bristolians Disorder and Stoke's Discharge revolutionised the hardcore punk scene. In particular the Japanese 80's hardcore punk bands were heavily influenced by CHAOS UK and Disorder's brutal take on punk. CHAOS UK's debut LP was notable in the fact that the band's label claimed it was the "fastest, noisiest LP in the cosmos" in the short lived "Punk Lives" magazine; vocal duties on this recording were also handled by bassist Chaos.

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12.31.2017

BLOODY PHOENIX



















"war, hate and misery"
Year:  2007
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Rescued From Life
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  26
Time:  29 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:        Grindcore





















formed in 2001, featuring ex-members of LA's cult grinders Excruciating Terror. Blood Phoenix takes up where ExTx left off - blistering straight forward old school grindcore ala early Napalm Death. Their 2007 release "War, Hate & Misery" marks a return to old-school grindcore.
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12.30.2017

DYSCARNATE



















"and so it came to pass"
Year:  2012
Country:  UK
City:  Horsham
Label:  Century Media
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  44 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Death Metal




















Modern death metal is in an identity crisis, with bands not being able to decide whether they want to venture out into the new wave of "old school" death metal or follow the masses and be technical messes or the thousands of other genre leanings. Dyscarnate, however, are pretty fucking clear about what they want to do: play kickass riffs. Top to bottom this album is just riff after riff. Borrowing heavily from the ideas of early Obituary, Jungle Rot, and modern Behemoth Dyscarnate is perfectly content with being a band that is purely about linear death metal.

Little needs to be said about the guitar sounds from a technical perspective other than I think the distortion pedal I know guitarist/vocalist Tom Whitty throws in his loop (you can see as much in 'In the Studio' videos online) gives the guitar sound a more compressed sound, which when combined with the fuzzy bass sound allows for a sort of fizzing pop on top of the mix. It's really unfortunate because if this had a sound more like Dying Fetus's newest Reign Supreme the album as a whole would benefit. The riffs are, of course, fucking incredible. Ranging from the high octane chugging of "In the Face of Armageddon" to the pounding grooves of, well, any song on the album this record has balls. Whitty's no nonsense style definitely adds to the overall brutality, but leaves the album one dimensional for the first few tunes.

Unfortunately, this album is incredibly one dimensional. By the time "Grinding Down the Gears" is roaring through the headphones, you just want anything else. Then another hardcore breakdown fucking barges in and just tramples all over you. It becomes riff chaos after that as everything just swirls in and out of your ears, causing the rest of the album to go sort of un-listenable. Some might find this overwhelming powerhouse of riffing enjoyable, but at this point all these breakdowns and double bass patterns are becoming too similar. Not entirely devoid of being memorable, thanks to the killer fucking chorus sections like in "The Promethean", but so similar that it becomes pretty grating. This is super unfortunate because the final track, "Kingdom of the Blind", is so chock full of adrenaline and ferocious riffs that you just kind of forget about listening to it. (*Review by Aker ).
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12.06.2017

DISASTER STRIKES





















"in the age of corporate personhood"
Year:  2017
Country:  US
City:  Boston
Label:  Alternative Tentacles
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Punk




















Formed in 1999, Disaster Strikes have crafted their own unique brand of punk and hardcore inspired by Econochrist, Dead Kennedys, and Crass. However, like all Alternative Tentacles artists, their politically informed, impassioned music is not easily pigeonholed. Disaster Strikes is one of the wave of east coast bands recently joining AT's roster, and is easily one of the funnest and most politically active. Singer J.R. works as a union organizer, a job which lends his lyrics a truth based in his real life activism for the working class. The band combines a wide variety of influences, not just punk, to produce the hard-hitting and diverse music that is Disaster Strikes.
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11.27.2017

DEAD ENDING




















"shoot the messenger"
Year:  2017
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Alternative Tentacles
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  20
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore



















Dead Ending, the new hardcore punk band from Vic Bondi (Articles of Faith), Jeff Dead (The Bomb), Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio), and Joe Principe (Rise Against), has set a release date for their debut EP. The self–titled record will be released May 15, 2012 via Alternative Tentacles Records. Veteran musicians making veteran old school hardcore in the vein of bands of early 80s decade. Highly recommended for those lovers of classic sound and don't miss this band.
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