Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Victory At Sea "Carousel"

Here's a fun fact regarding this band but really doesn't have much to do with this band: I met Rye via the totally sweet makeoutclub website nearly a decade ago over our common love for this band. Internet indie rock geeks unite? Shut up.

I used to work with their bass player Mel. He was awesome.

This may be the most depressing record I own next to GY!BE records. This was originally put out on the Dischord imprint label Slowdime, but re-pressed by Kimchee Records shortly after Slowdime had folded. Listen to "The Blizzard of '78". My favorite track on the album. This is recommended listening for somber rainy/snowy days for sure. I used to ride the trains in Boston during snow storms listening to this record. Way awesome.

P.S. This was put on megaupload instead of mediafire because I'm not giving mediafire one red cent of my money and it was too big to host there on their free plan.

Danny Lilker.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Murder City Devils - In Name and Blood

My all time favorite band.
That's all the review you get.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Scarlet - Breaking The Dead Stare ep

For some reason, I dont think this is the right cover for this EP. Maybe that one os from the re-issue? Who knows.

This EP is the band's first release. Released on Tribunal Records in 2000. This EP is fucking sick. Metal, Metal, and more fucking Metal. If you have not heard this EP, but have heard the rest of the bands material, you will be surprised on how different this EP is from the rest.

It's nothing groundbreaking. it not your typical metal-core chugga chugga bullshit. The dudes vocals are fucking sick. Evil Evil Evil.


KUMITE - demo

i found this demo from the band KUMITE. They were a band from Gainesville, Florida. I don't have the cover for this cd, i remember them giving me the demo when they played Cleveland Fest. They game up to play the show with Gunmoll and Army of Ponch. I remember these dudes being fucking nice as hell. And i can't remember for the life of me what other bands they were in, but i know they played in other G'Ville, bands.

give it a whirl and enjoy. if you know any more info, please post it.


Blue Skies Burning - Last Leg of My First Race

I don't like writing reviews. This band fucking ruled. Blue Skies Burning was from Toledo, Ohio. They played music of the "screamo" variety. My friend Mike G did the artwork for this album. Our old band played shows with them. They fucking rule. Did I mention that they rule?


32 Songs About Drinking - Too Many Records

it's fuckin' christmas. what better to do than sit around and drink with family. Am I right? So here's to you and your holiday. drink a few and listen to some good tunes

1. Mata Ratos - Expulsos Do Bar
2. Wretched Ones - Pissed It All Away
3. Blanks 77 - Party Train
4. The Flies - The Queens Parade
5. Big Comb - In My Glass I Swim
6. Hudson - Loaded
7. The Fumes - Muscle Cars, Rocker Chicks & Cigarettes
8. Motherload - Lilac City Rock N Roll Odyssey
9. Vi Thompson Overdrive - Busch Pilot
10. Solid Statesmen - Never Underestimate The Power of Free Beer
11. Primitive Tribes - Searching Through The Couch For Change for Beer
12. Strawman - Wound Up
13. Broken Toys - Hungover Again
14. The Independents - Beer Song
15. Oxymorons - Cheap Beer
16. Pigweed - Free Beer
17. Sick n Tired - I'll Drink To That
18. Rights Reserved - Thanksgiving
19. No Kill I - Traunya
20. Los Huevos - Dixie Fried
21. Elmer - Here's To You
22. Pounded Clown - Red Eye
23. Velvet Pelvis - He's So Punk
24. Nobody's - Hey Doofus
25. Shit Smell - Drunk Again
26. Mickey and the Big Mouths - Beer and Gear
27. Baba Booey - Baba Booey Messed Up
28. All You Can Eat - Ride The Demon Brew
29. Sea Pigs - Barfly
30. Apostles on Strike - Schaefer Beer
31. Crusties - Beer SLob
32. Actionaries - Keystone Kopz


(Young)Pioneers / The Van Pelt split

I love both these bands and so should you.
Merry Christmas, Go Fuck a Snowman.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Beast - Demo 2008

Some seriously pissed off hardcore.
Pissed may be an understatement.
Hate everything / Worship nothing.



Monday, December 22, 2008

Saves The Day "Through Being Cool Sessions"

I'm not sure if I'm the only poster on this blog who likes this band, but hopefully someone reading likes them! Basically this is the band goofing around in the studio, playing songs from Can't Slow Down, and Through Being Cool. It's a really fun listen, and is really cool, because it almost has kind of a vibe like you're hanging out, listening to the band practice. I got this off of a fan site a few years back. It's a regular listen for me. Hopefully people enjoy this!

1. Intro
2. All-Star Me
3. The Choke
4. Interlude
5. Shoulder To The Wheel
6. Holly Hox, Forget Me Nots
7. The Last Lie I Told
8. Houses And Billboards
9. Sometimes, New Jersey
10. California (Instrumental)
11. The Vast Spoils Of America (From The Badlands Through The Ocean)
12. Hold (Various Mishaps)
13. Hold


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Wrangler Brutes - Zulu

This one is for Rye, because I know he likes Born Against as much as I do.

"Boasting members from Born Against, Nazti Skins, and Men’s Recovery Project, Wrangler Brutes wax nostalgic for the west coast thrash/punk of Suicidal Tendencies and The Vandals, all while incorporating some common influences – Aggression and Hell Awaits era Slayer - with some uncommon ones – most notably the angular guitar style of the Magic Band’s Zoot Horn Rollo.
West Coast thrash is a genre defined by its breakneck drumming, throat punishing vocals, and sprinting guitar lines. Wrangler Brutes behave accordingly, adding bits of humor here and there with vocal cameos from ex-Circle Jerk Keith Morris, and Circus Lupus howler Chris Thomson. These moments do little to empower the music, distracting instead from the inventive guitar work - Stewart Voegtlin"

Myspace (I'm assuming not official)


Zeke/Disfear split 7"

This is a split between two bands that don't really fit together on a split.... or maybe they do. It was part of the Relapse singles series and I think it has been repressed a few times.
The first side is by Zeke, who are one of my favorite bands. Satan, drug infused, fuzzy rock and roll from Tacoma, Washington. Toned out rock... dirty and fast like it is supposed to be done.
The second side is from Disfear. Tomas Lindberg.... what more do I need to say? These songs are a little more rock compared to their usual D-beat style, but very good nonetheless.

Get It.

Deflesuary - Promo 2008

This is a little outfit from Lancaster, PA. What do I know about Lancaster, PA? I know that it is home to my hillbilly heritage, the Pennsylvania Dutch. It is also home to a lot of fucking Amish. This release is not by the Amish, but by 4 dudes who can turn out the death/grind/metal in a great way.
While this is only 3 songs, it is fucking brootal. Old school death gutteral awesomeness.
This also includes a cover of Integrity's "Abraxas Annihilation" which is a total plus in my book.



Saturday, December 20, 2008

Absu - Tara

The Short: Blackened Thrash out of Texas

The Long: this is the sound of demons loading up on trucker speed and raging all night in a hotel room on the surface of a comet hurtling around the sun at 350,000 miles per hour. holy fucking hell this album is fast. both the guitar shredding and the drums are in a neck-and-neck race to see who can break the sanity barrier, however i have to award Sir Proscriptor for driving me to curl up in the fetal position on my couch due to too much exposure to sheer double-bass punishment of the most fiendish degree. you might think that an album built around such a confounding amount of speed and complexity would get "same-y" or exhausting, but i think what sets 'Tara' apart (and into Instant Classic territory) is that the attention paid to each riff, each vocal phrasing, and each blistering fill results in recognizable song structures and not just moments in which your brain can grasp onto a 4/4 time signature before the band speeds off into Nonsense Town again. there's even a much-appreciated acoustic guitar respite on track 11, giving your soul a chance to stop bleeding for 90 seconds before being thrown back into Satan's Cuisanart once again.

these otherworldly beings will be playing Maryland Deathfest in May and also have a new album coming out in a few months. good stuff to know, however i prefer to not think of Absu as just a band and rather a time in which hell's minions decided to try out "what the humans call heavy metal", resulting in 13 songs of such a deific supremacy that mere mortals can only shudder in their wake.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Tiltwheel "Sister Series" 7"

Ok, so I'm just going to outright say that Tiltwheel has rapidly become one of my favorite bands ever. Probably one of my favorite pop punk/power pop? bands ever.

This 7" is part of a series of 7"s called the "Sister Series". The idea is to do sort of a split idea, but on two separate 7"s (in this case, the other 7" is done by Toys That Kill), and even have each band cover one of the other band's songs on their 7". It's pretty rad.

First song is one of the most positive and awesome songs about friendship ever. I love it.

I shouldn't even have to tell you that you should buy this. Fucking go buy it. it's mad cheap and it's available from the following places as well as the Toys That Kill portion! Buy the fucker from these places:

Accident Prone
Little Type (this is where i ordered it!)

Dinky Licker.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bluetip "Join Us"

I fucking love Bluetip. Ex-Swiz? Fuck yeah. Too bad like all the greats, these guys called it a day.

It's got that trademark 90's Dischord sound. At least to me. Great songs with no bullshit and no filler. Is it bad that I listen to more shit from the 90's than I do this decade?

I gotta get ahold of that EP they put out on Slowdime.

If you like this, get it from Dischord.

Dead Lift.

Bitter Tongues "Clovis"

You know how most bands say "we're influenced by/sound like Quicksand, man!" and then you listen to them and find out it's total bullshit? That's not how it goes with this. These dudes sound legit like Quicksand. A more pissed off Quicksand. Which is awesome.

Fuck the label it was put out on, though. I'll probably get sued for posting this even though the label and band both aren't even operating anymore. Maybe I'll get sued less cause they're my buds and I want to spread good jams that a shit label sat on and did nothing for? It's better than no promotion. My old band was supposed to do a split with these dudes but it never came to be since both bands seemingly just ate shit and broke up.

If you dig it, message the band on their myspace and see if they have copies. I urge you to give the band your money, and not the profiteering shits that clutter the independent music community.

Delicious Latkes

One Life Crew - Justice

this one is for jason. you don't have to like it, you don't even have to listen to it but you at least have to know who they are and where they're from. It's slightly racist, definitely not PC and tongue in cheek skits/lyrics that make you facepalm and say...Really? Cleveland's own, One Life Crew. I give this a 3 out of 5 because it's hilarious they actually took themselves seriously, fruits. and yes it really is 41 songs long

01. Opening Bell
02. Get Off Da Nutz Of Da One Life Niggas
03. Why Can't We Get Along?
04. Sportbike Attack Intro
05. Sportbike Attack
06. Pure Disgust Part 2
07. Behind The Hoods Intro
08. Behind The Hoods
09. Calypso Louie Intro
10. Calypso Louie
11. Guilty
12. America First
13. Cease Assistance
14. Coatrack
15. Blood Is Thicka Than Water
16. Waste Of Space
17. Our Fight '90H8
18. Vegan Cause
19. In The Crosshairs
20. Indians
21. Ebonic Plague
22. Swingin From The Nutz Of The One Life
23. Shiv In Your Back
24. Brit Pig - The Price Of Royalty
25. Jesse Jackson
26. Poverty Pimp
27. Emo Faggarios
28. Too Much Authority
29. Day By Mutha Fuckin' Day
30. Mr Reeves
31. Clean The Cages
32. On The Cuff
33. Poolside Intro
34. Poolside
35. One Life Drug Free
36. American Hate-Edge
37. The Prohibition 2000
38. Da Scrilla
39. Final Word
40. Get Off My Nuts
41. Golf Outtakes

Elephant Man - Self Titled EP

I don't know much about this band. I don't know the history, the members, the cool limited edition color vinyl, the broads they've banged..... nothing.

I heard them on a comp off 625 Thrash awhile ago and they were just one of those bands that stood out to me.

Blistering hardcore with slower riff heavy parts. Vocals that will make your balls drop. Do your homework.

Nice Black Flag cover too.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Extreme Noise Terror - Law of Retaliation

new album from the UK grind outfit. definitely seems like more of a stripped-down throwback sound compared to "Being and Nothing", which is what originally got me into these guys in the first place. they definitely decided to go with more sampled intros this time around, which i'm always a fan of. the intro to "Low Life" especially brings a smile to my face.

i'm running out of descriptive things to say, pretty disappointing for my first post. if you like fucking grind, you probably already know about ENT, and probably already snagged this. keep it brutal.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Freewill "Almost Again"

I don't know a whole lot about Freewill as a band. I found out about them a year or so ago on the Dag Nasty website, Daghouse.com. I know they're from Southern California, and gigged around the SoCal area from 1988, up until their breakup. I would tell you when that was, but any info on this band is hard to come by, it seems. The band is basically an even more melodic, West Coast version of Dag Nasty. I don't know how Dischord missed out on putting this out, to be honest.

Originally, this was supposed to be released on Wishingwell Records as an LP. For whatever reason, while plates, and I believe even test pressings were made, the record never saw the light of day. Somewhere along the line, German label Lost & Found records acquired and bootlegged the album on CD. With Lost & Found being based in Germany, they don't have the best distro, so even on CD this is still a difficult find.

A great release for any melodic hardcore fan, especially fans of Dag Nasty who will probably love this. "Disappear Here" is the standout track on here, without a doubt.


Anodyne/Keelhaul Split 7"

This 7" was put out in around 2002. If you don't know these bands by now, shame on you.

Keelhaul is Cleveland fucking legend, man. Most of you who read this are from Ohio. Get into it. This song has guest vocals from Joe from Craw, another great band.

Anodyne was a band that started out in Boston, and ended up in New York, with a vast catalogue of releases on labels such as Level Plane, Escape Artist, Alone Records, and a slew of others. Abrasive "noise core?" I guess people called it. It's all metal to me. They do a Throbbing Gristle Cover on this.

This is still available from the label who put it out. It's only 3 fucking dollars. If you liked it and want to make a better rip of it than I did, GO FUCKING BUY IT.

Dude Love.

Rye Wolves - Oceans of Delicate Rain

RYE WOLVES hail from the murky depths of the southern Willamette Valley of Oregon, USA. 'Oceans of Delicate Rain' is their first full length recording and showcases the band's extraordinary talents at songwriting and musicianship across all that is heavy. From canyons of psyched out doom into stratospheric bottom heavy spacerock, RYE WOLVES traverse a globe swathed in oceans of discordant metal and mountains of math rock.
Being only three strong, RYE WOLVES is truly a group effort with all members equally contributing to the crushing audio barrage. RYE WOLVES are one of those rare bands who manage to both challenge and entertain the listener by turns. From the ferocious opener 'Frank Miller' to the subtle menace of 'Blood Moon' and on to the epic 11 minute plus 'No Matter' that closes the album, RYE WOLVES bring a mixed palette of the ultra heavy with complex and demanding sounds and time signatures, and a living breathing vitality of essence.
With mastering duties provided by audio genius James Plotkin, 'Oceans of Delicate Rain' shreds speakers and buries nations under its epic, monumental sound.

This has been on repeat for me all day. One of the top releases for 2008. Think Pelican if they made better, heavier music and had really fucking awesome vocals (case in point, track 3: Precipice).



Sunday, December 14, 2008

House On Fire "Demo EP"

House On Fire were a really great punk band from Gainesville, Florida. The band featured members of Discount, Panthro U.K. United 13, The Draft, Army of Ponch, and Unitas. Basically, the lineup was a No Idea Records fan's wet dream. I got this demo from the guy who was doing The Draft's Merch when I saw them. It's 6 tracks of super solid hardcore punk rock. Oh also, the singer of this band, Alex Ulloa, formed Black Cougar Shock Unit not longer after House On Fire's breakup. Reccomended for fans of stuff that doesn't suck.


Boyracer "More Songs About Frustration And Self Hate"

I think this was the first Boyracer LP. I'm too lazy to go check, though. A great indie/pop/punk band that started out in the UK, disbanded, then reformed with a whole new line up at the beginning of the decade and is now based in Arizona or something? Heard some of the newer tunes on their myspace, but I like these way more. Here you go. As always, if you like it, buy it.

Donkey Lips.

Capitalist Casualties / Hellnation [Split] [2008]

Eleven years in the making, a monument to all-out meltdown thrash. Nine political hardcore blasts from Capitalist Casualties (first recording in 9 years) on the Iraq war, environmental destruction and a fish. Twelve brand new, carpet bombing detonations from Kentucky bastards Hellnation: annihilating, catchy and relentlessly pissed off.

1. Capitalist Casualties - Drainage Ditch
2. Capitalist Casualties - Suicide Mission
3. Capitalist Casualties - Irukandji
4. Capitalist Casualties - Selfish Parochialism
5. Capitalist Casualties - Golden Handshake
6. Capitalist Casualties - Deferment
7. Capitalist Casualties - Striations
8. Capitalist Casualties - Corporate Retreat
9. Capitalist Casualties - Trenchant Analysis
10. Hellnation - War Report
11. Hellnation - Stabbed To Death
12. Hellnation - Bought & Sold
13. Hellnation - No Life Left
14. Hellnation - Terms Of Surrender
15. Hellnation - In Ruins
16. Hellnation - Initiation Rites
17. Hellnation - Cop Rock
18. Hellnation - Mission Accomplished
19. Hellnation - Heroic Denial
20. Hellnation - Turn For The Worse
21. Hellnation - Can't Start Over

Pass: 666wicked666.co.nr

Friday, December 12, 2008

Palehorse "Habitual Linestepper" EP

All Bass/Drums/Vocals from this UK based band. Love this stuff. Their LP they put out prior to this is amazing as well. I first heard it when I was reviewing records and it showed up on my doorstep in Boston. One of those bands that never stopped getting regular rotation in my daily listening habits.

Listen to this. Then go buy this and their full length "Gee, Ain't That Swell". Thank me later.

DL Hughley.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Emperor "Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk"

I'm not some black metal connoisseur or anything, nor do I care to be, but I can safely say that this is my favorite Emperor record. So listen to it or don't.

I remember being in high school and seeing all the fucking loser twerp dickheads wearing Emperor shirts so I put off listening to this band for the longest time. It seemed that people who liked Emperor at the time also liked Insane Clown Posse, so at the time I was turned off from it. Later on I just realized that everyone has musical tastes that make me want to shit fire on someone's face.


Monday, December 8, 2008

SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE - Diary (Sub Pop 1993)

i had sex for the first time listening to this cd.

track list:
1. seven
2. in circles
3. song about an angel
4. round
5. 47
6. the blanks were the stairs
7. pheurton skeurto
8. shadows
9. 48
10. grendel
11. sometimes


BOY SETS FIRE - This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice is Being Born (Magic Bullet 1997)

This six song ep is Boy Sets Fire's first debut and the first release on Magic Bullet Records.

While only six songs long, the album packs emotion, power, politics, and aggression into each second. Song topics include education, political parties, corruption in politics, and more

No matter what the approach, the songs are endearing and for 1997 they marked a radical change in how many approached the hardcore sound, picking up where many bands like Endpoint and Split Lip left off and taking things to the next level.

Track List:
1. vehicle
2. in the wilderness... no one can hear you scream
3. endorsement
4. blame (live at eleven)
5. my won restraints
6. resurection


Eating Glass - Feed them to the Vultures

Nine fast, pissed tracks of thrashy hardcore punk influenced by bands like Cut the Shit, Wolfbrigade and XFilesX. Do it. Do it. Do it do it do it do it do it. These hard working, prematurely balding kids rule. Their shit is fast, reckless, sincere and sincerely pissed off, the real Southern Ontario shit - and the record features some prime morbid cover art by Jeff Beckman.



Sunday, December 7, 2008

CHINA DRUM - Goosefair


Track Listings
1. Can't Stop These Things
2. Cloud 9
3. Fall into Place
4. Situation
5. Simple
6. Biscuit Barrel F. M. R.
7. God Bets
8. Pictures
9. Find the Time
10. (Had a Good Idea on) Monday
11. Last Chance
12. Take It Back
13. Meaning
14. Better Than Me/Wuthering Heights



Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cattle Press - Hordes to Abolish the Divine

Staten Island's heavy-as-shit head hammerers roars triumphant with eleven mass-loaded tracks of metallic, doom implosion. Features ex-members of Slap A Ham recording crushers IABHORHER.

You need this in your collection, trust me.



Get Bent "Demo"

Not really an upload so to speak, but I love this band, and their demo is freely available on the internet via another sweet website called if you make it, but sharing is caring and spreading awareness about incredible bands is ultimately why I signed up to do this whole blog thing, so check this out.

Dudes from NY. Reminds me of Piebald and Small Brown Bike kinda. Vocals very Piebald. Love it!

Make with the DL.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Remember the late 90's when that whole resurgence of post indie rock everyone called "emo"? And remember how every band wanted to have that sound...

That's basically what you have here. Although it was like 2002.

I got in the mood of finding a bunch of old local bands and came across this. I had the privilege to play many of shows with these fine gents.

Starcrossed was from Kent, Ohio and threw in a nice balance of singy rock with a bit of screaming in the background.

Track list:
1. fiesta
2. bending
3. epic


Bossk ".2" EP

UK based Neurosis/Isis/Cult of Luna styled stuff. This is their 2nd EP, which features my favorite Bossk song.

These guys recently called it quits but have all of their collected releases (2 EP's and a dvd I believe...) as part of a 3 disc box set. so if you dig this, I strongly urge you go pick that up.

Make With The DL.
RFTC, the followup to their major-label debut Scream, Dracula, Scream. After all, diversity isn't Rocket from the Crypt's bag -- they just love rock & roll, baby, and all of the sleaze, leather, booze, bikes and babes that come with it. Before, they kept raw by producing their own records, but here they hired an outside producer in Kevin Shirley, who previously worked with Journey. There's not a trace of Journey on RFTC, but Shirley has given the band a bigger, glossier sound that may distress longtime followers, who were into the whole MC5/Stooges/Stones biker vibe of the earlier albums.

I totally copied that from allmusic



Goatsnake - Trampled Under Hoof

Although this is an EP, only three of the disc’s five tracks are new. From the sludge that hits you on the first note of “Portraits of Pain,” it is clear that Goatsnake is moving away from simple stoner rock and into something much heavier. Anderson’s guitar is tuned down into the realm of muck and mire. As with previous releases, Pete Stahl’s vocals are perfect for this type of music - completely intelligible, but solid. “Black Cat Bone” picks up the pace a bit before progressing into the nine-minute epic “Juniors Jam.” The faint strains of a harmonica coupled with animal sounds near the end of the song serves as a nice break before the two covers on the EP.

Neither of the cover songs are new - they are just a bit harder to come by in the Goatsnake catalogue. Both were recorded with the band’s original lineup still intact. Up first is a cover of Saint Vitus’ “Burial at Sea” which also appeared on the group’s split with Burning Witch from 2000. The tastiest offering on Trampled Under Hoof is easily “Hot Rod” - a cover of a Black Oak Arkansas song from 1973’s Raunch & Roll Live. This gem is probably unknown by younger fans, but Goatsnake created an absolutely stellar rendition for their final track.



DEVOLA - Playing the Game of Revenge and Winning Every Time (Mountain Sixteen)

This is brutal, spastic stuff here. Devola play that crazy grindcore/powerviolence sound but do it with a bit of noisy artsyness while they comment on social and politcal issues of importance. Think Brutal Truth, Monster X, and Deadguy.

track list:
1. 238/219
2. Red Light Thought
3. The Prozac Equation
4. This One Hurts
5. Exit Wounds
6. The Ultimate Plan
7. True Crime
8. Never to be Forgotten
9. Walking on Eggshells
10. Remembering Insignificance
11. Real Men Don't Wear White Hats
12. Well-Oiled Machine
13, Almost Negated
14. For A Cause
15 Pigeon Fight


BUCKET FULL OF TEETH - I,II,III (Youth Attack Records

The stunted bastard avant-grind brainchild from members of Orchid, Wolves, Ampere and Anton Bordman is ready to rear it's ugly head one more Formed in Early 2001 by Brad Wallace and Will Killingsworth, both former members of Orchid, Bucket Full of Teeth was conceived as a friendly venture in playing generic powerviolence but instantaneosly evolved into much more. The band quickly become more interested in pushing conventions of heavy music and punk rock, and in 2002 released 3 7"s simultaneously as a first attempt at personal experimentation and musical destruction.

track list:

1. It's A Set Up
2. Conditioned Response

3. Selective Amnesia

4. These Frequencies Are Ours

5. Self-induced Coma

6. If Everything Has A Price Then Nothing Has Value

7. Grind In A Tin Can

8. Pies In The I.v.

9. Dreams Of Dead Bosses

10. Sickened

11. Wake Up

12. Standing On Top Of A Mountain

13. Hollow

14. Exit Only

15. Psychosis

16. 23 Reasons To Play Grindcore

17. Coughing Up Wires

18. Empty Dreams

19. Empty Faces

20. Raised On Failure

21. Lost Keys

22. Null

23. Technical Desires

24. Dark Colossus

25. It's Heatin' Up

26. Listen:

27. Here's Your Warning

28. Morizar

29. Forktie Response

30. Broadcast

31. Anger Or Convenience?

32. Basic Delusions

33. 11302

34. Blast For Humanity



Find Him and Kill Him - Cut Them to Pieces

Find Him And Kill Him is a San Diego thrash band that mixes fast pissed off music with biting social whit.  A band that names themselves from of a movie like memento is definitely one worth listening to. For fans of American Nightmare, 9 Shocks Terror, A.N.S and Infest.

Track Listing
1. lets put the end in friend
2. excuses are what got us into this mess
3. the born loser wins again
4. the worst shit i ever heard
5. slaughtered and consumed
6. picard would be pissed
7. sunday morning at nunu's
8. waiting for the other shoe to drop
9. good hair, shitty people
10. robbed
11. cut them to pieces
12. thank you american express
13. punk is forever

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Oh Christmas Ale

GUILTMAKER - Driven By Arms (Kiss of Death Records 2006)

Guiltmaker is a fantastic post-hardcore indie rock band featuring members from such hardcore acts as Early Grace, Reversal of Man, and Combat Wounded Veteran.

Guiltmaker's surprise is that their sound could not be more different from those names than it actually is. Melodic, sometimes melancholic but always sympathic...

Track List:
1. Connected
2. Silent Eyes
3. The Current
4. Mark The Walls



God Is An Astronaut - Far From Refuge

post rock from Ireland. I suggest listening to this record at FULL volume. This is the fourth album from the trio. The musical talent of this band is mind blowing. For fans of Explosion in the Sky, Mono, and other Space-Rock bands that I'm not indie enough to know about.

Track Listing
1. Radau
2. Far From Refuge
3. Sunrise in Aries
4. Grace Descending
5. New Years End
6. Darkfall
7. Tempus Horizon
8. Lateral Noise
9. Beyond the Dying Light

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Replacements "Tim" Re-Issue

Here's my first post. No introductions to this band should ever be needed.

This is, however, one of those new fangled re-issue discs that has a bunch of "previously unreleased stuff" (though a bigger MATS fan tells me none of this is really anything new). There's an acoustic outtake of "Can't Hardly Wait" with different lyrics that absolutely floors me every single time I hear it. Enjoy!

dl. right now.

Hot Snakes - Thunder Down Under

The formula for the Hot Snakes’ Thunder Down Under is pretty simple: Take all the band’s best songs, shift them into overdrive, and play them as tightly as possible for a live session on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

In the relatively short lifespan of the Hot Snakes, John Reis of Rocket from the Crypt and Drive Like Jehu’s Eric Froberg were one of the most potent duos in music. The two were the driving force behind the band’s immaculate style of hardcore garage punk, and their collective genius shines through on the live radio performance. From “Braintrust” to “Hi-Lites” to “Retrofit,” the band relentlessly pounds through their high-intensity songs nearly flawlessly.

Froberg walks a seamless line between snotty melodic yelling, and unchained emotion. The band hits their peak with the mesmerizing “Plenty for All,” with dreamy guitar playing juxtaposed against pounding drums and Froberg’s shouts of “Southern California, let's go! There's room for us all.” Thunder Down Under also offers up two songs not on their full-lengths, “U.S. Mint” and the impromptu off-key “Rock N’ Roll Will Never Die,” the one track that doesn’t perfectly hit home.

The only problem with Thunder Down Under is that it was released posthumously, and the music community is no longer graced with the Hot Snakes’ presence. Even so, Thunder Down Under is a fitting end to a band who deserves every bit of success and acclaim they received, and should have gotten more. As long as this disc is available, we can be certain that it’s true: “rock 'n’ roll will never die."


Early Man - Closing In

Just a couple of dudes from Columbus, Ohio thrashing their way through vintage metal. Nods to Iron Maiden, voice like Ozzy. Nothing over the top, but a fun listen.


Fifth Hour Hero - Not Revenge...Just a Vicious Crush (No Idea Records)

Prior to this release, Fifth Hour Hero's music reeked of potential like a motorcycle that'd been shipped in parts. The individual pieces were flashy enough when unassembled, but the whole wasn't ready to take off and roar on its own. Well, on Not Revenge... Just a Vicious Crush, it appears the Canadian quartet have done some assembly work: They've welded the bright-eyed abandon of Discount to the romantic melancholia of 24 Hour Revenge Therapy-era Jawbreaker, and powered it all with the stratospheric, we-die-together euphoria of Hot Water Music circa No Division. The result is a seamless combination of male/female melodies, and a wide-open musical throttle that roars on its own fuel from the first note and doesn't stop.


I SPOKE - A Collective Journey

Joe and I put this cd out on our record label years back. The label was called DS RECORDS. This was labeled as our 5th release somehow. Although I only recall putting out 1 other thing prior to this.

I Spoke is a hardcore/scream band from Toronto, Canada.
for fans of You and I, Saetia, etc..

track list:
1. a firefly tree
1. instrumental one


MY RULEZ - Summer 2008 EP

track listing
1. no reason
2. get off the tracks
3. promise land
4. serve and protect
5. x marks the gang


SPREAD THE DISEASE - We Bleed From Many Wounds (Eulogy Recordings)

Black metal hardcore from the icy caves of Canada. Fast, heavy, tight guitar riffing, with high-pitched black metal style vocals. Vikings in Canada, Eh?... who knew?


track list:
1. Quarantine

2. In Progress We Swallow

3. Her Severed Head

4. Shatter The Bolt

5. Hymn For The Unheard

6. Origin

7. Ephemerae

8. A Love Song

9. Common Grounds