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Hard charging, utterly arse-kicking raw D Beat WAR, played without pretence to the loving formula. Massive rumbling Guitar and Bass sound, jaw-breaking lockstep rhythm section and Dis worship bellowing vocal,  mostly free of Metal influences or blast beats. It’s catchy, violent D Beat Hardcore done right. The production is expectedly rough and ready, yet very loud and imposing, with the vocal sat just underneath the dominating instrumentation. The (kind of dopey/fucking cool) cover art looks like it’s going to involve some Stenchcore sound; that actually isn’t really the case, although there are some sort-of Stenchy atmospheric moments, this is further from that vast Thrashing type sound and closer to devotionally raw Crust/D Beat Punk. Brash, Brutal and Battering! An axe in the face of ‘Neocru$t’.

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Raw Punk hell from Sweden. D Beat, Raw Punk… It’s all similar shit, really, and it’s all touched on or wrestled with here. Raw tinny Guitar, scratchy Punk destruction, D Beats, hollow howling yells, catastrophically thin, noisy, and full of weirdo aggression. Hissing, furious Punk of a wild and yet predictable nature (in a good way). There’s definitely some cross pollination from influences Stateside, also; this kind of reminds me of recent Hardcore champs Gas Rag or Culo, as well as your more expected European/crustier influences. Flat, painful and pissed!

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Lo-fi rehearsal jam from X-Ray Fiends. 3 tracks of surfy, garagy fun-nihilism and good time destruction. Dirty-nailed Punk/Surf played for noise and speed. Sounds a little like a less-massive Pissed Jeans playing fuzzed-out Mummies covers. Each instrument sits nicely next to or on top of the last, with a wobbly and spacious rehearsal room sound. Upbeat goo goo muck for the deranged. Perfectly cruddy Black Sabbath cover is perfectly cruddy. Sweat dripping, lo-fi psychedelic and all around a good fuckin’ laugh. Recommended hotbox listening.

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Immutable Grindcore fury from the US. Landfill is Will Olter from Methlab Explosion, Hot Babes and a few other bands and projects, with Andy of Gonzo favourites Captain Three Leg on Vocal duties for this release only (I belive Landfill change vocalist from release to release). They kick out 10 tracks of raging Grindcore full of hate and piss, thrashing Punk 3 chord Guitar destruction, crusty influence and just a shed load of total fucking rage. Fast and irate. Really genuinely angry sounding shit; a trait common through Will’s various projects. Andy’s angry dad Vocal tops this one off nicely, replete with his usual grump lyrical stylings. Excellent stuff. Suppression are legends and do their thing here with the usual gusto and aplomb; freak sauce Grindcore/Power Violence implosion, weirdo noise(core) atrocities committed on the unsuspecting. Rattling Bass, insane Drumming and Vocal regressions into the reptilian. Blown out recording quality, lots of echo effects, uniquely strange and angry as only Suppression sound. Grab a tape if you can! Indispensable.

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Chainsaw Death! 4 tracks of promising Swedish Death Metal, made dangerously by young Americans, sharing members with the excellent Grindcore band Fiend, among others. Savage divebomb solos, horrible flesh ripping Riffs and lowest necro Vocal, tightly played but not clinical or even remotely techy. HM2 guitar pedals, Punk mentality and playing – fast and loose, no triggering or anything here. Savage and necrotic OSDM played right by Punks. This is another of those recent Death Metal demos that received a great deal of hype when it was released, and it’s not without merit. Dig it, Ghouls.

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Noisy Crust from Seattle, featuring members of the now defunct and fucking almighty Acid Feast, Tripping Corpse, Hideous Creep and others. D Beats, huge Crusty Guitar tones, lots of mid paced stomping, blast beat parts and wasteland mutant Vocal grunt. The kind of Deathly Crust that tickles my pickle. Loud, blown out and not entirely melodic, noisy and deadly. Boneheaded Crustcore for post-apocalyptic skull collectors; simplistic in the best possible way, no frills, just crusty CRUSH! Cool demo, this one.

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2 tracks of Master Crafted Heavy Metal of a very high calibre, made by Punks from various well-renowned Metal and Hardcore Punk bands. Two tracks of  galloping poser death; Soaring and kind-of intricate melodies, thunderously simplistic rhythm arrangements, melodious solos and full throated Vocal battle glory, with a sound similar to the older end of Power and Speed Metal. The song craft on display is epic and majestic, but the production is on the more demo side of things, rough hewn yet clearly audible, with the Guitars and Bass in particular battling for space, allowing the bass lines to often dominate (not a bad thing). None of your canned ‘retro’ vibe here either, just Heavy Metal played lovingly by devotees. Ride!

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