Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sleep - Dopesmoker

1. Dopesmoker
2. Sonic Titan (Live)

Sleep is a stoner metal band from San Jose, California
Dopesmoker is a single, 60-minute-long song that took 10 years to release.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Give - Boots of Faith 7"

1. Boots of Faith
2. Going Confetti

"Boots of Faith" is the latest single from DC's Give.
These two songs bring to mind bands like Rites of Spring, Embrace and Swiz.
If you like Revolution Summer era bands, this should be right up your alley.
Released and available on Deranged Records.
I can't wait for more material from this band.


Monday, October 18, 2010

OFF! - 1st EP

1. Black Thoughts
2. Darkness
3. I Don't Belong
4. Upside Down

1st EP is the first release by OFF! (go figure!)
OFF! is fronted by Keith Morris, who is best known for singing on the 1978 Black Flag EP "Nervous Breakdown".
OFF! members were also involved in Burning Bridges, Red Cross and Rocket From The Crypt.
If you like your punk or hardcore short and sweet, much like early Black Flag with Morris on vocals then You won't be surprised or disappointed either by this effort.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Nomos - Notes From The Acheron

1. A Witness
2. Changeling
3. O Fortuna
4. Mendicant
5. Pharmakon
6. The Fall
7. Vertical Slum (Swell Maps)

Here is the latest release from Brooklyn's Nomos.
Notes From The Acheron is a one-sided 12" with an etched b-side which is out on Deranged Records. On this they deliver six songs of their own and one cover to finish off the a-side.
All songs finish under the two-minute mark. Nothing ground breaking on this release to be honest, but all in all it is a solid release of fast hardcore punk and still enjoyable.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Kwik Way - s/t 12" (1986)

1. Go Die
2. Geezers/Nations Capital
3. Bald
4. Whatever
5. Don't Stop
6. Urban Wildlife
7. Pacifica On Saturday
8. Drink And Drive
9. Plane Trooth
10. Untitled

1982-1987 Kwik Way lasted, they turned out some great songs poking fun
at just about everything in the "scene" at the time.


Set To Destroy - Drink by Day! Swerve by Night!

1. Set to Destroy
2. Toke! Thrash! Beer!
3. The Day that Straight Edge Died
4. Skate to Hell (old Fecal Matter song)
5. Drink Positive (RKL cover)
6. Scrape my pipe
7. You're fake
8. Victorville

Thrash band from Southern Cali.