Facção Opposta - Da Luz À Obscuridade

Combate Brutal Records - LP -

1123_f_o_LP.jpgWe have to wait on LP version of the Da Luz À Obscuridade from Facção Opposta for two years since it has been released on CD. This LP version was released by Combate Brutal Records for which this was the first LP release. It is limited to 200 copies – 100 with black and 100 with white cover + 20 test pressings. Vinyl is black. Compared to CD version there is just 8 songs (4 on A and 4 on B side) including cover Dans Les Tribunes from Komintern Sect with Wattie from Lion´s Law on vocals. LP version is without song O Tempo Passa from split EP with FAVL. Playtime is around about 30 minutes. Cover is paper with new graphics – death (maybe because of the song Anjo da Morte), band members photos and tracklist plus paper with lyrics, thankslist and photo from the gig. Detailed review you may check on BB in CD review so this will be quite brief. Band is playing in middle rhythm, their sing in Portuguese (with nice singalongs like in title song or in Farsante), they have two guitar and you will surely hear it (like in Recordaçöes or Veterano do Ultramar). I leave the rating as same as in CD version so 9 from 10. You may look forward to their future split EP with Spanish Asedio.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 19.03.2018

Tear Up - Playground Politics

Rebellion Records - LP -

1122_tearup.pngTear Up is British band which comes from the city of Watford and this is their debut album which is out on LP (300 copies) on Rebellion Records. The band has already released EP from 2015 called Fuckin´Av It and instead of the song Moose on the Loose (originally from Vicious Rumors) is everything here on that LP also (but I do not know if it is re-recorded or not). So together on LP you may check 12 songs including The Business cover – Real Enemy. I will compare them with B-Squadron (from new bands) because their sound kicks you back to the 80´s but compared with the sound of their colleagues from Leicaster (whose sound like Condemned 84 or Combat 84) Tear Up is more into Cockney Rejects or Sham. From the first to the last song you will be guided by the rude vocal of singer Jamie. The band plays in four and it is typical middle rhythm British Oi! with some guitar solos (like in Playground Politics, King of the Car Park or No Big No Clever). Topics of the songs are web heroes (Fuck Boy or Playground Politics), irresponsible parents (Dead Beat Dad), no smoking law in the pubs (Smoking Ben), unemployment (This is England) or Jimmy Savile from BBC who was found guilty from child abusing. On the cover is nice old photo of fighting kids. Who likes typical British sound, Tear Up is hear for him.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 7  •  Date: 09.03.2018

Doubling Boys - Bide Luzea

Primátor Crew/No Turning Back/Tough Ain´t Enough - EP -

1121_db_ep.jpgDoubling Boys is five piece band from Basque country which has already released CD Denbora Aurrera Doa in 2010 for example and this album is also out on LP through Primátor Crew. The band plays quite long (their debut was released in 2006 and the band was founded in 2004) and this is their first new stuff since 8 years (line up changes, etc…). EP contains three songs - Bide Luzea on side A and Skinhead and Bad Reputation on side B. Cover can be translated like Long Way. EP is limited to 500 copies, it contains insert and it is out due to cooperation of three labels. First two songs are in Basque language, third one is in English. If you like slower Oi! with nice vocals and melodies, bass solos in the background and singalong refrains, you will receive this from Doubling Boys In their songs Bide Luzea and Skinhead. The last one Bad Reputation is fastest and it contains playful rock´n´roll guitar. Again I have to say that native language fits more to the bands and Doubling Boys proves it again. I do not know much about the insert because I have just electronic copy but the cover is done well. If you like melodic stuff like Codi de Silenci, you will love this. Nice one!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8/9  •  Date: 16.02.2018

Para Elite - Do What We Do

Streetrock Records - LP -

1120_pe_dwwd.jpgThis is the last album of the US band Para Elite which was released in 300 copies (100 black and 200 red/black) on Streetrock Records. The band was disbanded because singer Sean moved into another state. On LP you may find seven songs (including re-recorded Don´t Wanna Hear, which you may know from split with Total Annihilation and cover He´s Red from Skullhead). So it means five new songs which are called Do What We Do, Take It or Leave It, …to You, Funeral Pyre and One Voice in the Crowd. Line up is similar as on previous album . four pieces with one guitar., but the guitar is really great with solos (just like in Don´t Wanna Hear or the last one One Voice in the Crowd). The guitar is really cool and it sounds differently in each song. I was quite surprised with the song Take It or Leave It with keyboards and tambourine which is into mod beat sound like Secret Affair or The Manics. Some songs have nice rock sound like the first one Do What We Do. Lyrics are about giving back the cult and Oi! into the right hands and about the fact that we don´t really want anyone to told us what to do and what should we think (Do What We Do, Don´t Wanna Hear), about the fact that we don´t want and we can´t be what we are not (Take It or Leave It), song for those who don´t give up the fight and who still stand against all (…to You), about dying nation which is led by fools (Funeral Pyre) or about the fact that you should face the problems and you should not hide and keep on slowly dying every day (One Voice in the Crowd). Inside is paper with lyrics, band photos and thankslist. Are you into pure skinhead bands with no compromise attitude – so check Para Elite.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8/9  •  Date: 14.02.2018

Nalkas - Rock´n´Calle

Total Noise Records - EP -

1119_nalkas.jpgNalkas is brand new band from Chile (city of Puerto Mont) and they have two Orgullo Sur members in line up (singer and guitarist Willy and bass player Carlos who helps also on vocals). On Total Noise Records is out their debut EP (but as 12´´) with four songs in Spanish - Perdedor (Loser) and Los Mejores Tiempos (Best Times) on side A and Nunca te Dejaré (I´ll Never Leave You which is in spite of romantic title about booze :)) and Rock´n´Calle (Street Rock) on side B. The band plays in four and they have two guitars. Sound of the band is more dense to me then Orgullo Sur (just check the beginning of Los Mejores Tiempos, which has also great solo guitar at the slow beginning and fast end) which is done by the main guitarist Alex I think. Guitar is really plaful and in each track is nice solo. Most of the songs are in middle rhythm but the last one Rock´n´Calle is the fastest and Nunca Te Dejaré is most melodic. If we compare them with Orgullo Sur (which are really melodic) this band is little bit more melodic then them and Spanish language really fits into this kind of music. Vinyl is black and inside is paper with lyrics, band photos and photos from the Puerto Mont area. Nice piece. By the way some songs are on youtube.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8/9  •  Date: 05.02.2018