August 29, 2012

Get Fucked Up

Finally, the first LP from D.C.'s Sick Fix is out.  Sharing members with Coke Bust, (and I'm sure other bands) Sick Fix plays hardcore in the vein of the aforementioned, Blank Stare, Poison Planet, etc.  Their prior EP was released on ThirdxParty Records if that's any help with what they may sound like.  This LP is good.  Really good.  Kind of an odd release for A389 Records (since there is nothing really metallic, or metal about this) but I love that Dom branches out and releases things that aren't always similar.  I love that he releases whatever the hell he wants.

For me, the highlight of this record is the drumming.  Chris Moore, who also plays drums in Coke Bust, Magrudergrind, and Disciples of Christ is behind the kit in this band as well.  I love the start/stop drumming of his other bands, but I think this is Chris' best recorded effort.  The pace, fills, and creativity on display are all top notch.  He is easily one of my favorite drummers in the genre.

Limited to 150 copies, on 'dirty orange' vinyl.

While I was picking up this record, I also snagged one of the last copies of the 7" that A389 put out for Gehenna's recent east coast stint.  This 7" combines the songs that were on the band's splits with Blind to Faith and California Love (also released by A389).  To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of the first two tracks, but the one on the B side sees the band getting back to basics.

Black vinyl, hand-numbered out of 125 copies.  This is number 120.


  1. Liking the blog so far, great score with the latest Gehenna EP