Wednesday, 17 December 2014


"If you mind there's no problem..."
Year:  2000
Country:  Spain
City:  Madrid
Label:  Fragment rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  18
Time:  32 min.
Lyrical themes:  politics , social issues
Genre:  rock
Style:     Grindcore

EXPIRATION as a band started playing primitive death metal in 1995 and evolutioned to fast, simple and direct grindcore with short songs and mince-core lyrics (social issues, politics, anti-war, animal liberation, etc.). Their last long album “If you mind there’s no problem…" (2000) is probably its best album and was made, distributed and promoted by the straight edge label “Fragment Records” in CD format. In this album the band name was changed as a kind of joke to “Xp.rätion”. After that they recorded an EP split with the belgian grindcore band Agathocles and finally in 2002, the four members decided to disband. Some EXPIRATION members founded later another band called “Looking for an Answer", which is still active and quite well known in the underground scene. This album is not the typical noisy and ultra lo-fi grindcore but a collection of eighteen songs with a good technical level, good sound and well produced, quite different than a lot of grindcore / noisecore bands from the 90s decade. Despite the result satisfactory and good, the album had not much popularity nor success and the band disbanded in 2002.
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"Everyday slaughter"
Year:  1996
Country:  Sweden
City:  Nyköping
Label:  Osmose prod.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  28 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk     D-Beat

Swedish d-beat band formed in 1989 (as Anti-Bofors). Disfear got started in 1989 as Anti-Bofors and became a household name when the Tomas Skogsberg-produced “A Brutal Sight Of War” recieved rave reviews. Since then, Disfear has released three albums and toured – if not the world – at least great parts of Europé, appearing at countless hedonistic rock festivals where drunk people wear funny hats. In 2006 Disfear conquered new territory, when a long awaited tour of USA and Canada finally came about. The new album “Live The Storm” was also recorded over there with Kurt Ballou (Converge) handling the oh so important knob twiddling. And a great sound it is, dense, dark, yet multi-dimensional…
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014


"Tell us the truth"
Year:  1978
Country:  UK
City:  Hersham
Label:  Polydor
Format:  CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Oi!

SHAM 69 formed in Hersham, Surrey in 1976 (the 12 November issue of NME notes they were rehearsing at this time, although only Jimmy Pursey would remain from this early line-up 12 months later). SHAM 69 lacked the art school background of many british punk bands of the time, and brought in football chant back-up vocals and a sort of inarticulate political populism. The band had a large skinhead following (left wing, right wing and non-political), which helped set the tone for the Oi! movement. Their concerts were notoriously plagued by violence, and the band ceased live performances after one of their gigs at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1978 was broken up by National Front skinheads fighting and rushing the stage. In 1979 the band was dissolved but in 1987 Pursey and guitarist David Parsons reformed the band, joined by new personnel. Although subsequently going through a number of lineup changes, Sham 69 remained active and was still playing shows as of 2014.
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014


Pyrexia - 1997 - System of the Animal @320 kbps"System of the animal"
Year:  1997
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Serious Entertainment
Format:  CD
Tracks:  8
Time:  23 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues , politics
Genre:  rock
Style:     Death Metal      Hardcore     

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Picture of Les Partisans
"Planet Marx"
Year:  1997
Country:  France
City:  Lyon
Label:  Teenage Rebel rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Lyrical themes:  socialism , real life
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk     Ska

LES PARTISANS started as a band in 1994 in Lyon (France). After recorded two demo tapes and one EP, they decided to recorded a long album with better sound conditions than before and more technical support too. It was difficult to find a label to make, distribute and promote punk-rock bands in the 90s, LES PARTISANS  decided to contact with a german veteran label "Teenage Rebel Records", which was and is run by Rüdiger Thomas since 1988. The final result was better than expected and the disk had quite succes in the french underground scene. The band continues still nowadays active, mixing punk, and ska with intelligent lyrics inspired (probably) by classic bands like The Clash or Sham 69.
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Year:  1984
Country:  France
City:  Bordeaux
Label:  Sydney Town
Format:  LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  47 min.
Lyrical themes:  socialism , real life
Genre:  rock
Style:     Street Punk

This is the CAMERA SILENS debut album from 1984, and I think is essential and must band when we talk about french punk and skin-head culture. I personally listened to them few months ago, but just at first listen and liked. Do not sound exaggerated and ultra-violent Oi! as some "ambiguous" bands (Combat 84, Condemned 84, etc.) but more like bands closer to the classic 1977 rock sound and also closer to socialism political stance, something like The Clash, Newton Neurotics or Red London. CAMERA SILENS have written some songs about Saturday night parties or the taste of beer, but they are not at all a nihilist, individualistic and pessimistic side to any adverse situation. The band transmits throught its music a kind of force of resistance to adversity. As I mentioned before, this was his debut album and I think it is the best of his discography, the most fresh and young. The band started its activity in 1981 in Bordeaux and decided to disolve in 1989.
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Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Picture of The Search For Something MoreThe search for something more"
Year:  2003
Country:  US
City:  Appleton , Wisconsin
Label:  Kung Fu Records
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Pop     Punk

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