Most recent 2 song "Desecration" EP put out by DC death metal champs Genocide Pact. Two more old school DM tracks that build on the sound of the demo, however this recording benefits from a fuller production. I scored the green variant, which was limited to 50(?) Bad Teeth Recordings delivers again. Looking forward to the upcoming LP from these guys.
September 23, 2014
Seeing as how I have this blog labeled as a "hardcore/punk/METAL record collecting blog, I figured I'd post about a recent death metal release. Here we have the debut LP from Finnish death metal band Corpsessed, "Abysmal Thresholds." Split release between Dark Descent Records in the US and Me Saco Uno Ojo Records in the UK. Corpsessed play a true to form style of death metal that pays homage to OG Finnish bands Convulse, Abhorrence, Demigod, etc. Killer debut LP from these guys.
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September 19, 2014
The influence that Madball has had on NYHC (and hardcore in general) can't be understated. Whether you love them or don't listen to them ever, you can't deny their importance. As for me, I'm not a die-hard fan of any sort, but the first EP "Ball of Destruction" is among my favorite late 80's (almost 90's) NYHC recordings. Featuring most of Agnostic Front at the time with Roger Miret's brother on vocals, it's basically an AF release. It even features several AF songs. So this is more of an AF release with a few member changes than anything, and it's great.
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September 16, 2014
Debut EP from the UK's Blind Authority, "No Future." Self Acceptance Records. Following an excellent demo this is six more tracks of the same Think I Care worship. Very good stuff on display here. This honestly does sound like it could be a long lost mid-era TIC recording, and that's not at all a bad thing (to me at least). Pick this up if you are into TIC and have the opportunity to do so, you won't be disappointed.
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September 15, 2014
After what seems like a hundred delays, and several years of no output, here is the latest offering from Boston's Step Forward. Comprised of the usual suspects this is some raging hardcore with influences from the old Boston and NY scenes. Truthfully, if you aren't familiar with this band's sound at this point you're probably not interested in them. I was able to get the limited clear variant when Painkiller put up orders for this 7". As expected, this is top notch stuff.
When Painkiller put this EP up for order they also put up their press of the newest Violent Reaction EP, "Dead End." Since I already posted about this EP twice I didn't think it needed its own post. However I will mention that this cover/art/layout is my favorite of the three. I also scored a(n ugly) color copy of this. I wish mine looked more like Sean's over at Skull Fucked. Oh well, at least it's a color copy.
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September 10, 2014
Promo tape for an upcoming LP from Boston's Death Injection titled "Don't Care." Three more tracks of some of the most pissed off straight edge stuff I've heard in a while, which is right up my alley. It was announced a few weeks back that their debut LP would be dropping on Triple B Records, which is awesome for them as I'm sure they'll get a lot more exposure, but it's such a weird pairing to me. Either way, it's one of my most anticipated releases for the end of this year.
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September 7, 2014
Here's the latest EP from Boston's Draize put out on Bad Teeth Recordings. Gold vinyl limited to 100 copies. To my knowledge this is the band's first release in 4 years. I hadn't really heard much about this band prior to snagging this EP but this is some really great stuff. To me this EP has some serious Mind Eraser vibes, which is always good with me. Not much to say about it other than if you like Mind Eraser definitely check this band out.
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September 3, 2014
Debut (and posthumous?) release from Richmond's Violent Outburst. Following a demo tape from 2012 "Survival Signs" houses 4 tracks of similar meat and potatoes 80's hardcore. With members of other Virginia favorites Wasted Time, and the more recent Mercy Killings, you know this has to be some ripping hardcore. Check this out if you're a fan of HARDCORE. Split release on Agitate Records and Tension Head Records. Green vinyl is limited to 100 copies and still available.
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