Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WARRIOR KIDS LP, MERCILESS GAME 8", SETE STAR SEPT / PENIS GEYSER split EP, FATUM LP, URBAN WASTE 12" EP

WARRIOR KIDS - Les Enfants De L'Espoir... 12" $12.00
(KATORGA WORKS//USA)
"This is the official U.S. reissue of the classic debut LP from Marseilles, France's Warrior Kids. This comes at a very crucial time, as it marks this classic skinhead/oi band's 30th year of existence. Appearing on various classic oi compilations, the original incarnation of Warrior Kids released a 7" single and this phenomenal LP, Les Enfant De L'Espoir. Warrior Kids remain one of the archetypical of the French oi bands, alongside Camera Silens and Komintern Sect and this is long out-of-print/expensive LP is now made available to the record buying public once more. Remastered by Josh Bonati." -KATORGA WORKS




MERCILESS GAME - Genjitsu Wo Kutabare 8" $7.50
(SPHC//USA)
"Merciless Game is a project band started as a solo endeavor by one dedicated individual and currently featuring members of xBrainiax, Lotus Fucker, and Chaos Destroy. Negative and spiteful noise punk a la Dust Noise, Screaming Noise, Expose, etc. Primitive and brutal." -SPHC




SETE STAR SEPT / PENIS GEYSER split 7" $4.50
(SPHC//USA)
"Sete Star Sept is literally the best grind band I've ever seen live. For being just bass and drums, their recordings here sound massive, dense, claustrophobic. Wild arrangements hint at chaos yet they're too musically tight to just be randomized. This is how grindcore should sound to me: the destruction of music/art/everything. True professionals.

Penis Geyser's side was culled from tape recordings of this recent US tour. Again, the complete abandonment and destruction of musicality to express true feelings and energies. I love noisecore and these guys are reigning world champions." -SPHC




URBAN WASTE 12" EP $9.00
(MAD AT THE WORLD//USA)
Nice, legitimate reissue of this classic USHC EP, originally released in 1982. This reissue went unavailable for a spell, but now it is back in print.

"A re-issue of the sole EP by one of the most sought after and enigmatic bands from the earliest days of New York hardcore. Despite the obscurity of the original release, Urban Waste was made famous through their signature style of blown-out, over the top hardcore punk replete with trademark menacing buzzsaw guitars and piercing vocals." -MAD AT THE WORLD




BATTLETORN - Reflect The Filth 12" $8.00
(MAD AT THE WORLD//USA)
"Despite becoming a two-city band in 2007, the NYC / Nashville thrash-duo William and Omid soldiered on and continued to lay musical waste to all that crossed their path, managing a tour of Japan in the process. The ingredients to Battletorn's vision are few and simple, but they deliver such a ferocious thrash/ punk/ metal/ hardcore mania that you'd never guess there's only two of them. Perhaps the words of others describe them best: "With nothing to hide behind, be it longwinded, cryptic lyrics, 'majestic' album art or dense and overdone production, Battletorn come quickly, come prejudicially, and it’s all over before one’s able to really process what has transpired." (LeftHandPath) Reflect the Filth will be the band's final full-length offering, and compiles 8 studio tracks recorded at The Thousand Caves with Behold... The Arctopus' Colin Marston at the knobs on the A-side. Side B has a complete live set (clocking in at 15 minutes, it's the band's longest) recorded in Tokyo on the last night of their Japanese tour." -MAD AT THE WORLD




FATUM - Skverna 12" $10.00
(GASMASK//CZECH REPUBLIC)
Heavy and ugly stenchcore from the loins of mother Russia. This Moscow group's guitar tone is ugly and the vocalist sounds like he is gargling glass. For fans of classic crust like Deviated Instinct and Axegrinder. Includes a BATHORY and HELLHAMMER cover.




FESTA DESPERATO - Nový Babylon 7" $4.00
(GASMASK//CZECH REPUBLIC - PHOBIA//CZECH REPUBLIC +5)
Harsh 8 song EP from the Czech Republic's FESTA DESPERATO. The EP title translates to 'New Babylon.' This band mixes hyper fast and hectic Swedish käng drumming with dark and heavy guitar tones. It would be very easy for a band like this to just fall into the pile of yet another Eurocrust group, but I find FESTA DESPERATO easily rises above the blob mass of uninspired boringness. The lyrical content is pointed and interesting, songs are short and savage. It's nice to hear a band like this that doesn't put me to sleep, this is a keeper for me.




restock: Vaccuum 2nd EP

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