June 25, 2013
Hardcore Punk, Music, Punk, Reviews
hardcore, music, punk, records, review, Reviews, The Instigation
Got eight minutes to spare? Sure you do. Why not spent it listening to an awesome hardcore record? The Instigation is a four piece band from four different countries (Japan, UK, China and Canada); they’re here with their first 7″. They’ve released it themselves, its hand numbered and limited to two hundred copies. So needless to say if you get a chance to snag a copy, don’t sleep! They’ve got a great sound that throws together 80’s hardcore and thrash, they remind me kind of Dean Dirg and a version of Razors Edge with the pop stripped out. The record has four of their songs, all of them are awesome and as a bonus they do a great cover of ‘White Minority’. I’m going to go ahead and say anyone that likes good hardcore will be into this.
1. Foreign moron
3. White Minority (Black Flag Cover)
4. Misery Guts
5. Crack Baby
Get it from The Instigation HERE
Get it from Grave Mistake Records HERE
Get it from Discogs HERE
June 21, 2013
Baltimore, hardcore, Kerum, Municipal Waste, punk, review, Reviews, Selfish, shows, the bloodshed, thrash, Tragedy
Bloodshed – Baltimore, MD
November 19th 2002
This was my first time seeing any of these bands, the first time I’d even heard of Selfish, it was my first (and I think last) time at the Bloodshed, and it was a great night. Even though I only went to the Bloodshed once I do miss having it around because it seemed to be a great place, this show was a fucking lot of fun.
Tragedy – This was my first (of three) times seeing Tragedy and it’s still the best I’ve ever seen them. They were simply stunning, they were on their game and it was perfect. Everybody that saw this show/this set knew that this was something special right here. Tragedy that night was simply a band that couldn’t be ignored.
Municipal Waste – Municipal Waste was the big take home band of the night, they were just insane. This is still the best (or maybe 2nd or 3rd best) I’ve ever seen them. Tony crowd surfed while doing Captain Ron, there were lampshades flying in the air while they were playing, it was just amazing.
Selfish – Selfish is a hardcore band from Sweden and they did blow me away. They were so fucking good. After seeing them I went and bought as much Selfish stuff as I could find, still today this stands out as an out of this world set. I wish I’d gotten to see them again.
Kerum – Kerum did their thing, their set was good but nothing mind blowing. A sold opener.
April 3, 2013
Hardcore Punk, Music, Reviews
hardcore, music, NOFU, punk, review, Reviews
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