Posted on April 3, 2013 by Uncle Critic
I’ve listened to many pop punk bands from Italy, but this is the first hardcore band I’ve heard from there in a long time. I don’t know what it is about Italian bands but they just seem to do it right. As far as I’m concerned all the best hardcore bands were around in the 80′s and 90′s and that’s exactly what NOFU sounds like. These songs fly by, most of them clocking in at around just a minute long but that’s just perfect. I don’t know Italian so lyrically I’m pretty clueless but my ears still dig what they’re hearing. I can’t express how much I fucking love this stuff, I miss when hardcore sounded like this. People who miss the great days of hardcore need to check out NOFU, you can get it off the band’s bandcamp or if you like the dreaded tape format it’s being released that way as well.
1. Ciò che resta, Noi lo istituiamo
2. Mancano nomi sacri
5. Uniti nell’abbraccio
6. Take all the drugs away from Claudio
7. Anni ’80
8. Immagini sfocate
Get it from NOFU HERE
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Posted on March 5, 2013 by Uncle Critic
This split is probably the most insane Drunken Sailor Records has ever put out, at least it’s the most insane thing I’ve ever heard. A Page of Punk is an insane Japanese thrash band in the vein of Nice View, Breakfast and Razors edge. If you look at the track list you may think they get an unfair amount of songs but almost all of their songs are only seconds long. They don’t have time to fuck around so they blaze through their side of the split with amazing precision. I fucking love this band so much! Werewolves On Motorcycles have a fantastic fucking name but the band doesn’t quite live up to it (to be fair who could?). They remind me of an early 2000′s hardcore band that blends in rock and a touch of screamo. They’re pretty good but I feel I’d be way more into them fifteen years ago (fuck typing that makes me feel old as shit). They’ve only got four songs on here but they make the most of it with them. Werewolves On Motorcycles put forth a good effort and a great name, they were good but their side of this couldn’t come close to touching A Page Of Punk’s. If you like hardcore, fast punk, thrash or power violence then I highly recommend checking this out, it’s pretty incredible all around.
A Page Of Punk
2. Fuck, Fuck
9. Just Like Masai
10. Borstal Breakout
11. Little Bitch
13. Unlisted Extra Track
Werewolves On Motorcycles
14. World War III
15. The Burning Moon
17. Life For Pint
Get it from Drunken Sailor Records HERE
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Posted on February 16, 2013 by Uncle Critic
In my younger years I was really into hardcore, though not so much anymore. For me to really get into a hardcore band now they have to be more than a cut above the rest, and that’s what Remain In Vain is. They’re one of the better hardcore bands I’ve heard in a really long time. They’re here with a five song ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’ EP; all five of these songs are really good. I listened to this thing like six times in a row before giving it a rest. I always like bands that have a self titled song because it’s almost always a great song, and Remain In Vain helps prove that rule with theirs. ‘Grind My Teeth’ is probably the best hardcore song on this EP. But ‘Remember When?’ is right out the best song, it’s pretty fucking incredible lyrically and could really be a great song by a band doing a much different style of music too, it’s that diverse sounding of a song. If you like hardcore Remain In Vain is a band that needs to be on your radar.
- Grind My Teeth
- Someone To Watch Over Me
- Remember When?
- Remain In Vain
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Posted on December 7, 2012 by Uncle Critic
For the most part as far as I’m concerned the best days of hardcore are now in the past, but every once in a while a band pops up that reminds you that there’s still some life there. Losin’ It is one of those bands; they’ve got five songs on this 7″ that remind you of the old youth crew days of hardcore. Just listen to ‘Fuck Off’ and tell me this isn’t what good hardcore use to sound like? They’ve got the drilling guitar that sounds like a monster is rampaging toward you with fucking perfect vocals to match. If you liked hardcore records in the 90′s you should be checking this one out.
1. Danger Zone
2. Fuck Off
3. Glory Days
4. Check Your Head
5. Use It Or Lose It
Get it from the Life To Live Records HERE
Get Danger Zone from Amazon HERE
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