Hard Wax - Don´t Stop the Beat

Rebellion Records/LSM Vinyl - LP -

1290_hard_wax_dont_stop.jpgThird full album of this ultramelodic bovver rock/mode beat band is out on their home label and you may check eight new songs on it. In band are some new members - Ronny (The Reapers, Crown Court, Day Drinker) and Matt (Riot City Radio). Since the first tune Don´t Stop the Beat you get what you expect – steel guitar with nice solos, keyboards in the background and nice melodies which make your ass shake. Similar are next songs - This Town, perfect Black and Blue, with nice guitar, going through Sinkhole and another perfect tune called Genocide Baby!, with great refrain, No Mess No Fuss (check it on https://youtu.be/ckYeGDBbY60) with some guest singer I think so take your time and hear this song, last but one Out of Our Way which is one of the best tunes from the album and last one Shadows of the Night which close the album perfectly. In booklet are many colourized and previously unpublished photos. Perfect, consistent album which prove the fact that Rebellion did not release bad stuff.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 05.10.2022

Live by the Sword - The Glorious Dead

Rebellion Records - EP -

1289_gloriousdead.jpgThis CD/maxi LP is taste from this Dutch/US band before release of their full length called Cernunnos (March 2023) and it contains five songs and only Sacrifice will be on the prepared album. Other four songs are just on this mini album. Songs are The Glorious Dead which is acoustic, Sacrifice, well known piece The Green Fields of France (but played in rock version similar to version from Fist of Steel), In Memoriam and the last one which is acoustic version of Into A New Dark Age (known from previous album). The band has new drummer – Sander from The Devil´s Blood. So from five songs are two acoustic ballads with perfect Erick´s vocal. In Sacrifice you may hear their streetorck/metal rhythm underlined with new drummer and Wouter´s solo at the end. Lyrics of this song was written by Richard from Solstice (British metal band). In Memoriam is just spoken word to music and it is tribute to all who died in battles for our freedom. Again great drums. Lyrics have common denominator and it is war and her impact but also self sacrifice and values which are not common in modern age based on consume. Cover is painted by Johan Prenger who is responsible also for cover of their previous album and which depicted burial site in Regte Heide from 2000 BC. Perfect non-cliché taste before full album!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 30.09.2022

Horda - Tolerância Zero

Combate Brutal - LP -

1288_horda_tolerancia.jpgFull length album of this Portuguese project is out after two years from their single on their home label Combate Brutal. LP was released in 2x100 copies (with gold and black cover) + 20 test pressings. Cover is variaton on Goya´s famous painting “Saturn eating their children”, inside is paper with lyrics and photos plus big poster with front cover. Together you may check 10 songs in Portuguese put equaly on both sides of the LP with 45 rpm. Song titles are Duro (Hard), Inimigo (Enemy), Lado a Lado (Side by side), Guerra nas Bancadas (War on the Terraces), Ergan os Copos (Rise your Glass), Tolerancia Zero (Zero Tolerance), Pisando Forte (Hard step), Violencia, Nunca Foste (You´ve never been) and Skinheads. On Violencia is done official video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfxLNHxwbCM. Rattus is taking care of vocals, guitar and bass, Joao plays drums. Beside this in songs Lado a Lado, Pisando Forte and Nunca Foste you will hear saxophone (which they have also on their debut single) which reminds me old French bands and from the new ones Insidious Skins for example. In last piece Skinheads can be hear also samples. This reminds me other Portugal bands like Gume (where Rattus is playing also) or Nucleo Duro (with their darker sound). It is mainly slower middle rhythm with more spoken vocals (faster is song Inimigo) with strong singalong vocals and significant bass line and heavy drums (which are not based just on bass and snore drum). Lyrics are quite obvious from song titles – typical street and skinhead topics. I really like all mentioned songs with saxophone. This is absolutely cool album for all music fans and all collectors.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 22.07.2022

Nápoi!ka - Další doušek

DIY - CD -

1287_napoika_2.jpgSecond CD from this band under Giant Mountains is out again in DIY style as a digipack with seven songs (song Vztahová is there in two versions). Song titles are Radikál (Radical), Vztahová (About Relationship), Vendeta, Liga (League), Neviňátko (Innocent) and Život je boj (Life is Fight). Guitar and bass are really cool - just check both in Vztahová or guitar in League. If I didn´t know that Slut is singing I will not recognize him and whole album reminds me early albums from Operace Artaban. I really like Vendeta which is dedicated to our ex prime minister, I like both versions of Vzrahová and the last and faster one Život je boj. Other sonfs are about drugs (Neviňátko), association Patriotic League which can be see nowadays again (League), overview and misunderstanding (Radikál) or life struggles (Život je boj). Booklet is perfect and rich with lyrics in CZ and EN, photos, pictures, posters, thankslist of band members, etc….You can order it again through ceskej_lev@centrum.cz. Nice one and keep on playing boys!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 20.07.2022

Laki & Järjestys - Uusi aika

Hell Stone Records - LP -

1286_laki_full.jpgFirst full album of this Finnish band is out on CD/LP and the title can be translated like New Age and you may check 9 songs in their mother tongue on it including Sparrer´s cover I´ve Got Yout Number under the name Pidä varas). Playing time is around about 25 minutes. CD version will be out as a digipack in the middle of July with bonus songs from the first EP, gatefold LP will be out at the end of the year. Song titles can be translated like Streets of Tomorrow, Fire still Burns, Evil World, Horizon or song dedicated to Rebelllion festival or Fair Game II (on their first EP is first part of this song). Whole album is well done and I like when the band sings in their native language...I really like (best from the LP) second song Huomisen kadut (check it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl5CgM0RPVg), then Rintamamiestalo with fine acoustic beginning and covered vocals or classic fast one Perjantaina illalla. Fine piece.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 27.06.2022