Friday, January 29, 2010

Atavistic - Equilibrium


Do you like old school crust? Me too. Atavistic was another British band similar to Amebix that was pumping out nothing but classic jams in the late 80's for all you good boys and girls to circle pit alone in your bedroom too. This EP came out in '87 on Loony Tunes records, you can get their only full length, Vanashing Point, here.

Dark Castle - Flight of Pegasus


Dark Castle is a two piece, boyfriend/girlfriend, doom band hailing from Florida. They're fucking blowing up right now; just announcing a European tour with Kylesa set for April. I've seen them a few times and they are crushing live. This is their first release, the Flight of Pegasus ep. My roommate bought this cd and it was taped between two pieces of cardboard with the album art/info glued on. I'm also just going to point out the awesome vocals are done by the chick, who happens to be pretty easy on the eyes.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Deadeyejack - Bastard Sons of the West


Stolen from the swamp, drummer from Deadbird's brother's band. Good shit. Think Deadbird but a little more rockin.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Black Flag - The Process of Weeding Out


We shall file this record along with side B of Family Man under the title of experimental Flag. It's all instrumental and fairly slow as with most of the band's later recordings, yet it is still better than most of the shit that is released today(and most of Black Flag's later discog as well, I said it). It plays more like a 30 minute long jam session, and sounds a lot like they had been listening to only Minutemen records before they went into the studio(nothing wrong with that of course). The title apparently has several meanings: one take on it was that Gregg Gin really enjoyed his weed...and who can blame him, the other being that they were trying to even more so alienate their fans who didn't care for the experimental nature that the band was taking. This is definitely Black Flag Mk. 2.

Amebix Redux

Who's The Enemy

No Sanctuary

Other than being one of the first bands to really develop the crust punk sound, and the fact that their guitar player went schizo in an airport, and the fact that they really don't seem to care for our lord and savior jesus christ, Amebix happen to be one of my favorite bands. Who's the Enemy('82) and No Sanctuary('84) are the bands first two releases, and like the Winter EP, really have more in common with the likes of Joy Division and Killing Joke than their later, more metal tinged, full lengths. I believe that Jello Biafra re-released No Sanctuary on his label fairly recently as a full length with both of these EP's and the Winter EP, BUT THIS ISN'T IT.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Brutality - Dimension Demented


If I mention Florida in the late 80's/early 90's...what do you think of? That's what I thought. This demo was released in '92 right before Brutality's first full length Screams of Anguish. If the song Lust for Sex isn't what you play every time you fuck then you are doing something wrong and this is the sign you have been looking for to go play ball for the other team.

Moss Icon - It Disappears


MORE MOSS ICON...sorry about the size of the album artwork.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Jawbreaker - Etc.


Jawbreaker is one of those bands that always puts a smile on my face. Its simple, its catchy, and its fun. It's nice to take a break every now and then from the rather aggressive/wannabe elitist world of music that comprises most of my listening taste. Etc. is a collection of b-sides and rarities that came out in 2002, several years after the band had broken up. Also has one of my(and everyone else's)favorite songs Kiss the Bottle. Here is a video of them playing it live at Vino's

Thursday, January 21, 2010


From Ashes Rise - Discography


Apparently this band is supposed to be re-uniting for what looks like one show on February 21, so to everyone who lives in Oregon...fuck you. Featuring members from all sorts of bands you have probably heard of(Tragedy, World Burns to Death, Deathreat, Remains of the Day, etc)and carrying through with the similar darkened/d-beat hardcore sound, this band rips. I'm not gonna lie, I used to be obsessed with this band several years ago and I haven't really listened to them that much since then. This isn't actually a full discography either, but rather something that was released back in 2000 and is essentially their album Concrete and Steel with a few extra songs(I'm not sure which ep's are on this).

Moss Icon - Lyburnum Wits End Liberation Fly


I've already posted another album from this band, so if you want a description I suggest you look here. This is their first and only full length to my knowledge released in 1994.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Moss Icon - Greta Garbo 7"


Usually when someone uses the word emo or emocore to describe how a band sounds, I get upset. Moss Icon is an exception to this rule. Them, along with a handful of other bands, came from what was known as the Revolution Summer. Basically, in the summer of 85, a bunch of DC bands pretty much invented the post-hardcore/emo genre. This is the second release by this band, all though it was also released as the Hate In Me 7", which is the first track on this record. I plan on posting more from this band later in days to come, so you better fucking like them. You should also check out Embrace, another seminal band from the same time period, with a similar sound.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wizard Smoke

Literally just stumbled upon this band. You can download one of their albums for free here. I won't lie and say its wholly original, but of all the newer bands playing "stoner/doom/whatever" music, this one stands out of the pack more than the rest

Jerry's Kids - Is This My World?


It doesn't get more essential than this album. I would type out a description, but it's all been said before. Classic Boston hardcore circa '83.

Integrity - Systems Overload


This album is 15 years old, hard to imagine really. Not that I bought this back in '95 when it came out...I was only 8. Integrity is still one of the greatest hardcore bands to have ever existed(since the '90s anyways)regardless of my current taste in music, or however "vocal test" Dwid can be, this record never gets old. I don't give a shit about your feelings towards Integrity/hardcore music in general, if this album doesn't make you want to run through your house and beat everyone down to the floor then maybe you should flip that Rush record over to side B and lock the door you fucking pussy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Robots and Empire - Omnivore


Robots and Empire are a relatively new band I discovered about a year ago, and then forgot about. Recently after restoring my my shitty ipod I was lucky enough to stumble on upon the "lost" files, and promptly gave myself a good slap in the face for letting this band fall off of my musical radar. Omnivore was the bands last full length put out back in '07, and probably my favorite release from them. Imagine if Quicksand and the Melvins fucked, and the resulting offspring was really into Deftones.