v/a - Total Noise #1

Total Noise Records - EP -

1140_total_noise_1.jpgOn Total Noise was released compilation EP with bands like Aggro Knuckle, Orgullo Sur, The Prideful and Battle Cry. Two of them (Prideful and Battle Cry) has recorded extra song for this EP, AK and Orgullo Sur has there songs which were already published (on split CD with Booted Cocks and on maxi EP). These songs are called Forward and Ruinas Del Estado. Prideful has there Burn the Red Flag and Battle Cry Won´t Go Away. Prideful sound is really rough, tempo is faster and guitar tune before strophe and after refrain is great. Title of the song is quite clear. Battle Cry from New York are plying little bit rougher and the song topic is also clear – golden times of skins which are coming back. Ruinas del Estado you may know from 2015 review. EP is closed by Aggro Knuckle and their fast metal sound and English which can be checked just with the lyrics sheet. Cover and also inside graphics is done in style of the original Total Noise EP released in 82 with bands like Dead Generation, The Gonads, The Business and Blitz. Ok so two new songs two previously released songs but from albums which are difficult to order. I hope that Total Noise will release some new stuff from Orgullo Sur, Battle Cry or some unreleased stuff from Prideful (like Riding the Storm for the unreleased split with Pressure 28). Inside is paper with lyrics and Total Noise plan for releases and also photo/logo of each band. Nice compilation numbered as 1st label release released now in 2018.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating:  •  Date: 29.06.2018

Vindvak - s/t

Powerfist Records - EP -

1139_vindvak.jpgVindvak is brand new band/project from Sweden (Norrköping) with bass player Johan from Sabotage and other members is from Nya Given and this is their debut EP released on Powerfist. I think it is just a project because on the backside are just two members.On EP you may check four songs in Swedish - Vindvak, Borgen (Bail), Stora Döden (Big Death) and Aeter Se Sol. Comapred to Sabotage which are playing mainly without booster this is more into classic rock sound, it is faster and you may hear also Viking rock influences. First song can be checked here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEFK1-bapvI and I have to say that it is really great even I can´t understand a word and there are no paper with lyrics. On youtube you may find also two other songs which are not on this EP (demo from 2017). Second song Borgen is lighter compared to the first one but just to the part where vocals starts. Stora döden has great guitar (like the title one Vindvak) and the last one Áter se sol has great refrain and backing vocals. All four songs seem to me very melodical and natural to me. In this point of view it is similar to Sabotage but the sound is completely different. It´s a pitty that it is just a project but Sabotage were starting also just as studio project. Also it´s a pitty that there is no paper with lyrics. But really col stuff indeed.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 29.06.2018

Battle Ruins - Glorious Death

Rock´n´Roll Disgrace - LP -

1138_br_gd.jpgSecond press of second official full length album from this Boston based band is out on Rock´n´Roll Disgrace now on blue vinyl and limited to 500 copies. Band is lead by Brendan and whole bunch around bands like Hammer and the Nails, Boston Strangler, Rival Mob, Stone Dagger, Lovely Lads, Peacebreaker, Magic Cirlcle, Mind Eraser, Soul Swallower, etc… The band plays in five pieces and they´ve started their career in 2009 with cassete, then came single and first full album. Since that time they become cult (just look at the prizes on discogs) and there are also three bootlegs of their songs released as three singles through Battle Ruins Fan Club. On this LP you may check eight songs and three of them you may know from promo cassette released last year - Glorious Dead Lay Under Waves, Slain Stripped Skalped and We Are the 10th Legion. Most of the songs are in middle rhythm (so do not expect any doom metal) with nice Brendan vocals with nice high tunes (Same Enemy, Atomic Fire or the last one The Day the Idols Fell) and great solo guitar but there are also faster pieces (Below the Black Sun and Slain Stripped Skalped). Do not expect any kind of cliché – these lyrics are about war (from Rome through Hiroshima to Vietnam), suffering, evil, glory, etc…and be ready for the fact that each song is a top one. Top of tops are for me Atomic Fire and We Are the 10th Legion. Inside the cover is paper with lyrics and picture of dragonship. Really cult album and full points from me!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 30.05.2018

Tachanka - Vengeance de Classe

Mendeku Diskaks - EP -

1137_tachanka.jpgTachanka is band which comes from Brittany and this is their debiut EP which title can be translated like Class Vengeance. Also the band title is quite unusual and it is machine gun pulled by horses. EP contains four songs Une Historie Qui Finira Mai (Story which Ends in May), Né Pour Être Chomeur (Born as Unemployed), Tous Des Salauds (All the Bastards) and title one Vengeance de Classe. Music is slower and sound is quite depressive, dark and post punk and most of all it reminds me Portuguese project/band Gume. At the end of the first song you may hear also female vocals. Most of all I like the second one Né Pour Être Chomeur with nice guitar solo and refrain. Next piece Tous Des Salauds is most melodic mainly in refrains. Guitar has great steel sound in all sounds. Whole EP can be checked here https://mendekudiskak.bandcamp.com. I do not know nothing more about the band and cover. Really cool release because of the gloomy sound and thumbs up for Mendeku Diskak for releasing such bands
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 7  •  Date: 10.05.2018

Hostile Minds - Life on File

Union Records - EP -

1136_hostile_minds_EP.jpgLife on File is EP from Hostile Minds released last year on Union Records (which is probably label which belongs to Hostile Minds). On EP you may check four songs. It is opened with No Fucks Given (with Carl from Komintern Sect on vocals) followed by Life on file, Diehards (there is a clip on this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6j_K4Dxjl0) and All our Lives (there is also clip on this piece https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nplhhBvWP4o). The first song kicks your balls - it has nice refrain and I really like the French part which refreshes the song. At the end is great guitar solo. Title piece Life on File is shortest one and whole song is underlined with higher guitar tunes. Diehards is another killer with significant vocals. Last one steps out of the line because it is ultramelodic singalong (in strophes Tom is supported with drummer vocals and in refrains sings whole band) and it is more into stly of Hard Wax (where Tom plays also). Cover is black/white and on the backside is band photo. Inside is EP on black wax. All songs can be checked on https://hostileminds1.bandcamp.com/releases. Great stuff.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 03.05.2018