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03 October 2009

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Newest release on the great DISTORT REALITY label. So new in fact that it only came in the post this morning! SSR play raw blazing downtuned dbeat crust punk and are made up of members of AGHAST. Shin at Punk N' Destroy picked up on the fact the photograph on the insert has them posing in a similar vein to KURO and that's definitely part of thewhat they are going for here musically! There's elements we've come to identify with the different 8os scenes that perfected their sound from the original DISCHARGE template - Japanese, Swedish and Finnish hardcore most notably - while the wild reverb-heavy vocals also bring to mind more recent bands like INVASION/DESTINO FINAL. The tense,crazed, all over the place hardcore punk is perfectly balanced out finally by a slighty (!) slower number that I swear sounds somewhat like 'victimised' by CHAOS UK!! D-beat punk destruction at it's finest -

CONDENADA - mother tongue - 7" - £3.50 SOLD OUT CONDENADA are fucking great "all girl queer punk band" from Chicago and after their raging debut on Lengua Armada and their split 7" with SIN ORDEN, they return with their third vinyl release. 4 more tracks of furious kick ass fast hardcore punk with lots of energy and power, all wrapped up in a beautiful screenprined sleeve -

PRIMATES - control salvaje - 7" - £3.50 Their vinyl debut was both fucking raging and criminally overlooked! Let's see if the punks get get their heads out of the "Japan/Sweden" worship for two seconds this time and pay some attention shall we? Barcelona's PRIMATES return with another slap of totally raging, fast yet catchy as fuck, hardcore punk with some seriously killer female vocals and hooks. Fucking Spain just keeps delivering the goods, so start paying attention! -

BAILER - sing it like a victim - lp - £8 SOLD OUT
Emo from the hazy days of 2005. Elements of Policy Of 3, 400 Years, Boilermaker, Yaphet Kotto etc. fused into a more updated version of the sound. Collective Zine loved it, so if that means anything to you, this may be for you. Note the copy for sale is screenprinted on a grey background, not the blue as pictured, in case that somehow matters...? -

BURNT CROSS - lp - £7
I've now got the last 10 copies of the BURNT CROSS lp for sale, so snap it up if you sti9ll need one!! Here's what MRR had to say about this great record: "from the band name, album title, and black and white cover featuring a pile of skulls, I'm assuming this isn't power-pop. Guess what--it's not powerviolence either. This is hard anarcho-punk that sounds a lot like EXIT-STANCE, LIBERTY or a tougher SWARTZENEGGAR. This band is a two-piece comprised of two brothers from the UK. It's pure DIY, recorded in the bedroom with an 8-track and drum machine. It's well done, and they have a solid political street punk sound that fans of CONFLICT will like. Good lyrics on a variety of topics make this a very worthwhile release. Good stuff." -

TRIOXIN 245 - 7" - £3
The 2nd EP for this band from Quebec. 4 trax of Motorcharged dbeat hardcore punk that even includes a Venom cover. Members of GERM ATTACK and BASTARDATOR. -

MASAKARI - eden compromised - 7" - £3
"After one listen to Eden Compromised, it's not surprising to find that Masakari take their name from a battle-axe used in ancient Japan. The four songs that make up this debut 7” are as destructive as a blow to the skull with such a weapon. “The War Within” is a thundering, metallic slab of meaty riffs and pummeling, chaotic drums. I hear a lot of d-beat and crust influence in this song, and the others as well. Obviously Masakari take heaps of influence from giants of the genre His Hero is Gone. But Masakari are not a knock off; there is some nice mid-tempo open-chord riffing going on too, which is quite cool. “Forever Cursed” takes a slightly more hardcore approach, “Vanquish” and “Egoism in Harvest” round out the EP and are equally as heavy - the production of Bill Korecky (Keelhaul, Integrity) suits the band well. The former opens with ultra heavy slow riffs, the latter features impeccable drumming on display." -

IRON BOOTS - demo '04 - 7" - £3
"Grave Mistake revs up this third pressing of Iron Boots' incredibly solid debut, Demo 04. Initially issued in '04 as a cassette by the Virginia Beach hardcore act. Though these were seemingly the first songs the band recorded, they're pretty goddamn great and surprisingly fully formed despite usually lasting no longer than a minute and a half. It's mid-`80s-style NYHC with a modern touch. The playing is scrappy but hard, and the vocals are choppy and raspy yet actually have a bit of playfulness to them. There's nothing tough or overly moshy about this release; it's got the perfect level of the latter, actually. It's just energetic, well-done, scrappy hardcore songs that many bands haven't been able to compete with on their debut."

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