July 23, 2012


Hot off the heels of their last release, comes the third EP from Hoax.  This band has generated a huge amount of hype over the past few months, maybe even a little too much in my opinion, but this is still a solid release.  Presented here are four tracks of the dirty, feedback laden hardcore that's to be expected from the band at this point.  I wouldn't say this is any better or any worse than their previous releases, so if you've enjoyed any of their prior material you will like this.

I hopped on this fast enough to get a copy on colored vinyl.  Not sure of the numbers yet.

Cool fold out sleeve.

Along with a huge fold out insert.

Another solid release from Painkiller.  Can't wait for that Prisoner Abuse LP to drop.

July 20, 2012

Delayed Response

Here's a post that I've been meaning to do for a while now.  I acquired three tapes through a trade with Sean over at Skull Fucked, which he released on his label called Delayed Response.

My favorite of the three tapes has to be Shackles' "Dissolve to Nothing" EP.  Metallic hardcore with some powerviolence influence - this is right up my alley.

Next up is the demo from a duel male/female fronted powerviolence band; Nazi Dentist.  This one also rules.

And finally the Menace to Society demo.  If you didn't know any better, you'd think this band was straight out of Boston.  Great original Boston Crew influenced hardcore.

All in all, a great trade.  I hope to keep in touch with Sean and be able to trade more down the line.

July 16, 2012

Look Alive!

Just a quick post about an update to the little tape label I have, http://lookaliverecords.com. New demo tape for the UK band Paranoid, limited to 25 copies. A serious rager or a demo. For fans of: Think I Care, Shark Attack, etc.

Pick up a copy here: http://lookaliverecords.storenvy.com/

Also, I'm posting this from my phone so it may not look that great.

July 7, 2012

Feel Like A Man

Record score of the day (or yesterday, actually) is one of my favorite releases from the original Boston Crew bands - the Negative FX discography LP.  This LP was originally released on Taang! Records back in 1984, but was re-released by Reflex Records out of Belgium in 2002.  This is the Reflex Records press.

I came across this copy in a local record store, and it was still sealed.  There was a short period when I was trying to decide whether I wanted to even open this (my inner nerd was telling me not to, to keep the value of it a little higher) but I decided I wanted to actually listen to it.  Crazy, right?

Included on the insert is a short biography of the band.  I didn't know they had only played 5 shows.

Here are fliers for the 5 shows they played.  According to the bio, they ended up not playing one of these shows.

One of the most important releases in the history of hardcore.

July 5, 2012


This is the new Water Torture EP - Shellfire!  This being my first exposure to the band, I was a little hesitant about them since I'd heard them described as 'bass/drum' powerviolence.  I'd heard the term 'bass/drum powerviolence' before, but wasn't too sure how a band having just those two instruments would sound.  Rest assured, it is actually quite awesome.  I had this weird preconceived notion that it would be a bassist playing standard notes without any type of distortion (that would be pretty awful, really) but the bassist uses distortion and different pedals to get a tone that almost sounds like an electric guitar anyway.  I'll be trying to track down past releases from this band after hearing this one.

Black vinyl, limited to 500 copies.

Came with this huge back patch.  I think I'm going to have to buy a jacket just to put this patch to use.