Monday, May 31, 2010

Funeral Oration - "Shadowland" EP

Funeral Oration, a legendary band from Holland, are one of those bands that I always dismissed, mainly because of all those Hopeless Records pop-ska-punk compilations, but I now realize the error of my ways. Here is their 7 song EP from 1984, "Shadowland". the first 4 songs are amazing fast melodic hardcore with great vocals and stick in your head choruses, and the last 3 songs are more Bauhaus than Black Flag, if you know what i mean. this is an amazing release, and is highly recommended. i have been wearing it out for weeks now. if "live in lies" isn't one of the best punk songs ever, then I give up.

oh yeah, the last 2 songs are in one mp3.....

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mental Shock - '09 Demo

Here is Mental Shock's 2009 demo. Mental Shock was a short lived band, playing 3-4 shows and recording this as our only legacy. M.S. was dave doing vocals, alex on guitar, neal on bass, and me on drums. this band was short lived because it was hard to practice, me and alex live in kingsport, dave in johnson city, and neal lived in virginia, which was where our practice space was also, and it was just hard to make the commute all the time. but here is this, 10 tracks, one instrumental, and one napalm death cover, as Mental Shock's lasting legacy.

we also recorded 3 songs in a studio but we STILL haven't gotten these from the guy who recorded them....if we ever get those i'll post them up here also. but for now.....

Friday, May 28, 2010

Forward - "While You Alive" EP

Here is Forward's first EP, the fantastic "While You Alive". Forward features members of Insane Youth AND the mighty Death Side, most notably the vocalist, who is one of my favorite punk vocalists ever. this ep shreds, and you're doing yourself a favor by getting it now. classic burning spirits hardcore punk fucking rock!

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tenebrae In Perpetuum - "Onori Funebri Rituali"

Here is the debut full length from Italy's now defunct Tenebrae In Perpetuum. my italian is very rusty, but I'm guessing their name translates roughly to "darkness for eternity" or something similar, which is a great name for this band, who offer up eight tracks of trebly-guitar-tremolo picked hyper speed black metal that is cold and grim as anything from scandinavia.

Anti Cimex - "Raped Ass" EP

this needs no introduction. classic, ripping scandinavian punk rock that should be in everyones music collection. one of my all time favorite releases.