Friday, June 27, 2014

IT'S NOT FOR SALE - Nikdar Nazaj EP

Excellent dirty and melodic punk from Yugoslavia. Their sound reminds me of the classic Greek punk sound mixed with the rich guitar melodies of bands like HUSKER DU. This is their first EP from 1990, but according to Discogs they also did one other EP and two albums. The first track alone (the most HUSKER DU influenced one) is worth the download! Enjoy! 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

TOTALITÄR - Allting Är På Låtsas EP

TOTALITÄR is one of the greatest hardcore bands of all time. Period. Words cannot describe how much I love this band. No matter what I'm into at any given time, I can always put on TOTALITÄR and commit to being 100% stoked. I've refrained from posting their records here because they seem to be pretty well covered on the internet, and I don't have much interest into putting energy toward posting easily accessible releases these days. This EP, although not being particularly old or special in any way, seems to be one of the most elusive TOTALITÄR records, so I've decided to share it. By claiming that it's not "special," I surely do not mean that it's boring or inferior in any way. It fucking destroys, and is in the top tier of their material, or any hardcore material from any period from any region, ever. For expanded analysis on the greatness of TOTALITÄR, see the "Post Postscript" toward the end of Golnar's review of the LÖGNHALSMOTTAGNINGEN EP on the MRR site. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

6000 CRAZY / ANKER split EP

It's been forever since I've posted! Sorry!
Life has changed a lot. I live in a really cool house in Oakland with my awesome girlfriend now, and I got a part time job making ice cream! Life is good...

Anyhow, let's get back in the game with another release featuring Gunnar from SO MUCH HATE, SVART FRAMTID, etc. on vocals - this time years later in a Germany based band 6000 CRAZY. The style is very similar to SO MUCH HATE actually, except maybe a little less powerful in its delivery. ANKER were another German band with a sort of 90s melodic post-hc sound. I searched for this one for a long time before finding it at Blackwater Records in Portland earlier this year while touring up the West Coast. Now, back to the Honduras vs. Ecuador game...