Crown Court - Sect Fifty Nine b/w The Scum

Rebellion Records - EP -


1263_cc_sfn.jpgFifth EP/single of this band from London which play since 2013. EP is limited to 500 copies (150 black and 350 yellow) and both songs can be checked on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW7ASkY28Fc and both songs deal with football (first one is number of sector where band goes). Music is straight forward with fast rhythm of the drums and guitar with no booster effect and together with bands like B-Squadron, Arch Rivals or (disbanded) Last Crusade makes new blood of British Oi! music. First piece Sect Fift Nine is faster, second one The Scum is slower and more melodic (mainly in refrain). Cover is in blue/yellow colours and on the backside is nice photo from away match. Perfect.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 30.07.2021

Still Defiant - Fight the Evil

Rebellion Records - EP -


1262_sd_fte.gifThird EP from this German band is out in 500 copies (150 black and 350 orange) and you amy check two songs on it - Fight the Evil (https://youtu.be/RwA4duKZfbY) and Digital Age. Music is similar to their previous releases and this three piece line up really know how to play. First song starts with nice bass and guitar tunes/riffs and it has great refrain with vocals of all band members. Second song I like more. It has darker sound again with nice tunes of bass and guitar and reminds me The Transitions from Australia little bit. Both pieces are in middle rhythm with clear vocals without roughness and hardness and it listens very well. Cover is done in similar way as previous stuff – punk font, two colours graphics, etc… I wrote more about the band in previous review on their full LP from 2020. Nice single!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 28.07.2021

Jednota Kolín - Kuráž na život

DIY - CD -


1261_JK_KNZ.jpgThird album from this band is out again in DIY and you may check it all songs on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIFzlop6h1s. There are some changes in line up and from the original line up is there just singer and guitarist. They play still in five and during recording there is also support from third guitarist. Album is called Kuráž na život (Courage for Live) and to this song there is also video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP65j3ra-9s) with legend from the boxing ring Rosťa Osička. Together you may check 12 songs and in the last one Poháry (Goblets) there is accordion (by Průža from Arrogants and Driák). Songs varies from harder pieces (Vítr – Winf, Šváb- Cockroachor 1437) through melodical pieces (Pěsti ve tmě – Fists in Dark, Tak jako správnej chlap – Just Like the Right Man, Poháry - Goblets, Louky - Meadows) to almost country stuff (Tak nejedeš sám – You Are not Alone) and slower (but strong) pieces (Lidice). If you check the song titles and go through the lyrics you will recognize that there are many patriotic/historical songs (Topoly – Poplars, Lidice, Pěsti ve tmě about fallen boxer and gunner from Liberator bomber Vilda Jakš or hussite one 1437), friendship/hostility (Poháry, Švá), online age (Telefon), love (Tak jako správnej chlap) to for me little bit naïve (but it is probably the purpose) songs like Louky and Tak nejedeš sám. The band has perfect sound, singer can sing hard and also melodic, guitars with bass are perfect (just check solos in Telefon, Šváb or Kuráž na život). Each song is different but there is no weak piece. Booklet was done by Tlustej Tony so you may expect perfect work – lyrics, photos,from recording/shooting and short thankslist. This is top CZ/SK album from 2021!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 01.06.2021

Bent out of Shape/The Boldness - s/t

Demons Rum Amok Entertainment - EP -


1260_20210317BOOS_BOLDNESS_SPLIT_ARTWORK_FRONT.jpgSplit EP from Dutch band Bent out of Shape and The Boldness who come from Bali in Indonesia is out on Demons Run Amok and each band has there teo songs in English. BOOS has there True Colors and We Rule OK and The Boldness Skinhead Warrior and Bintag Boys (which is cover from The Stomper). BOOS plays in four (but with two guitars) and since the first song you will really hear it. I described them in the review on their debut EP. It is middle rhythm and fitst song is anthem about true friendship which is shown in hard times (dead of friend, divorce,...). Their second song is nice singalong whcih desrbibe the band. The Boldness are playing in three (but you will not hear it). Bintag Boys is nice singalong about Friday night and Skinhead Warrior is the “hardest” song from whole album (hardest is meant in context with three other songs). Cover is nice drawn by guys from Tattoo Ronda. Inside are lyrics and on the back side are band photos. Fine
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 21.05.2021

Butcher´s Nail - Para Bellum

Oldschool Records/Askania Productions - CD - 49:36


1259_BN_PB.jpgSecond album of this all star band from another side of the pond is out (so far) on CD through Oldschool/Askania Productions with 13 songs including spoken intro. Line up is similar to their debut No Will No Way so it means people from Alliance, Shock Therapy, Kriegs Legion, ... The band plays dirty rock´n´roll with perfect guitars and bass and singalongs which goes straight under your skin. I really like their lyrics because they go straight to the problem and they describe current situation in the States and whole world so - You Don´t Matter and Protest? are about “peacefull and right” protests, Serf´s Up and It´s Sick is about big differences between social classes and difficult life of workers, When did Punk Rock Get so Safe? which asks THAT question why the fuck we should take care about what we are saying and reading in punk rock or the last one Pay Attention which is about corporations which control and own everything. Good one is also depressive piece You Don´t Belong which is completely sung by female (similar to Free Me From the Dark from their first album). Booklet is done in b/w in simple style – celtic entagled symbols, lyrics, short thankslist and photos of band members. This is perfect balanced album for me without any weak song.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 20.05.2021