They have released the above mentioned three records so far, and they are all of very high standard. As you can see the records have very similar layout, and the records’ sides are continuously numbered 1-6 as you can see on the photo below.
I’ll stand back, and let the music speak for itself…
I thought I’d never do this… A download only release on a vinyl blog. But then again – rules are there to be broken, right?
Sepik is all about groovy riffs and catchy choruses. The lyrics deal with not being too young anymore, dealing with tinnitus and other age-related stuff. I feel a deep bond with Sepik. This is a tribute to all us middle aged noiseniks.
It was released on Jay Randall’s Grindcore Karaoke label in 2013, and has gone unnoticed by the masses ever since – undeservedly so! Hence I decided to spread the word of this ought-to-be classic!
This is one of the best 1980’s compilations I know of, alongside A Vile Peace and Hardcore Holocaust, this is top notch! I especially like the variety of the genres on Hiatus. Gold, Frankincense and Disk Drive was a strange band to put on a punk compilation, but in a peculiar manner they fit comfortably. I suggest you track down a copy of this gem, the video below is of GF+DD, as I think they deserve to be heard more. Other good bands on Hiatus are Electro Hippies, Doom, Sore Throat and Extra Hot Sauce. Enjoy!
I got this fucker – or should I say Lotus Fucker ahahaha – in the mail today. Lotus Fucker is a band I don’t know anything about, apart from the fact, that I like their peculiar hardcore… Enjoy and go hunting…
Back in the olden days, I was a big fan of Attitude Adjustment and Attitude?. Condemned? is the band bassist Keith Chatham made after a relocation to Australia. Attitude? was for a brief time called Condemned Attitude, and the bands recorded some of the same songs. I might be mistaken on some of this, as I have this information from my faulty memory of articles read in xeroxed punk/hardcore mags 20-odd years ago. And it seems to be quite wrong, read their real bio here: https://www.facebook.com/condemned/info?tab=page_info
I ordered this lp at Radio Holm in Ribe, but forgot to pick it up, and later discovered it in the bargains crate – my luck. Musically it is dark, spaced out and a tiny bit experimental crossover.
Nevertheless, this is a good record, that still gets frequent spins.
Condemned? are still active and in 2011 released the excellent Condemned 2 Death cd.
This is a record I have been having dirty thoughts about since I heard of it. Unfortunately it was sold only on the Sete Star Sept 2014 North American tour, (comes with tour poster), and I am kinda living in Denmark, with no funds for going to a noisecore show on another continent.
Luckily my good friend Josh of Limbs Bin had the privilege of being the opening act for Sete Star Sept and Lotus Fucker in NYC, and he was kind enough to purchase this marvelous split for me. And slap my ass and call me Charlie if obtaining this isn’t well worth the trouble. Both bands deliver top work. An interesting detail is that 7S7 emulate Lotus Fucker’s hardcore, and Lotus Fucker in turn emulate the trademark 7S7 noisegrind. Also they have swapped artwork style.
I’m too stoked to write more, I’ll have yet another listen instead.
I couldn’t find a vid from this particular split, and I have chosen to link to a Lotus Fucker video instead, as I love the band a lot, and want to share the joy. And let’s face it, everybody knows how Sete Star Sept sounds…
Nails are to me a very anonymous band. I know next to nothing about them, and I’m not curious. But I like these two slabs o’ wax. A lot. Fast and fierce hardcore with elements of grindcore.
I honestly can’t rcall how I heard about them, I guess it could have been in a Decibel Magazine, or a review on the grindtodeath.com blog. But I can’t be bothered to find out.
The anonymity and my disinterest in knowing about the band even stretches to me not knowing to lyrical content or their world view. Things that normally are important to me. But you see, the music does an excellent job in itself, and I’m afraid to break the spell, if I start reading about them. I like the innocence in it, like it was back in the pre-internet days, where you sometimes got a tape in the mail, with music on it, about which you knew nothing – and had no means to gather information about. All you had was a band name and some titles, and that’s the relationship I want from Nails. All dirty fast sex and no emotions. And that is what I get.
About these two records, I like both a lot, but favor Abandon All Life just a tiny bit over Obscene Humanity.
Nothing to see here, please disperse, daddy’s getting fucked.
My copy is a wonderful piss-yellow. Gurgle!
Go go Tiki! Grindcore Pa’ina!!
Cloud Rat is one of my favorite alt-grind bands. The combination of thinking outside the standard grindcore formula, while retaining ferocity and anger pleases me a lot.
This lp was released last year, and I consider it to be the strongest work of Cloud Rat yet. The comparison to Fuck The Facts is tempting, but I consider Cloud Rat to be superior to FTF. Mainly due to the punkier vibe to Cloud Rat (I’m not very fond of getting too much metal in my grindcore…).
This lp here is a delightful package, a beautiful cover, and overall a nice record to look at and touch. Listeningwise it rules all the way through. The Neil Young cover song (Needle and the Damage Done) kick my viking arse to Valhalla and back.
This lp is another lifechanger for me. Basically I have tried to mimic side A in most of the music I have made since 1989…
For fuck’s sake, look at the tracklist:
This still sounds way more extreme, than most of the so called extreme music to follow it.
Side B is very good too.
It was released as MOSH10 on Earache.