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  • 01. Worms
    02. Cyst
    03. A Disappearing Act
    04. Unquiet
    05. The Burial Tree
    06. Departure
    07. Harvest The Discontent
    08. Serum
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    AGRIMONIA

    Host Of The Winged

    [engl] "The wait was long, but now it's ready! A dignified follow-up of their first album! An intense Dolp from this dark crust band from Gothenburg. I haven't really enough words to describe this brutal yet twisted attack on my eardrums. Eight songs in just over 72 minutes(!) of death and blackmetal gloom with a healthy dose of crust punk influences leaving me speechless. "
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    01.02.2012
     
  • 01. The Unknown Bury Me
    02. The Decay
    03. Scars Make Life
    04. Leaves Fall Rotten
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    AGRIMONIA

    s/t

    [engl] Their "demo" cd hit me by surprise and I really couldn't refuse to put this out! These folks come from Gothenburg in lovely Sweden and deliver the goods! The demo (minus 1 song though) that you'll find on this black piece of vinyl hold 4 times thundering death and black metal soaked doom, with hints of crust, as well as atmospheric and epic darkness. The guitars range from devastating heaviness to gloomy acoustic sections, with piercing leads that flash through the darkness every now and then. If you've ever wanted to know exactly how your favourite metal, crust, and doom bands would have sounded like if they were one band this is where you should turn. I won't namedrop anything, just ask you to take me on my word that you really need to check this out if you've been even the slightest intrigued with what's written above. Even though I could drop many influential names, as well as list several of your favourite Swedish crustcore bands in the "members of" department. (Kleister)
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.02.2012
     
  • 01. It Festers In Their Hearts
    02. And Still We Suckle
    03. Modern Day F-Word
    04. Of Enemies In Mirrors
    05. The Power Of Medusa
    06. A Backlash Is Here
    07. Corporate Tyrannicide
    08. Stillborn (With Hardware)
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    ANTI-PRODUCT

    The Deafening Silence of Grinding Gears

    [engl] After Operation have split up some members formed with their friends a new collective called "Protestera". In comparison to "Operation" they deliver more midtempo A-Punk, but nonetheless it's way more aggressive than Operation ever were. On top of it they added a drum machine to their line-up & somehow they managed it that it sounds like a real drummer!! Overall lyrical topic is the title "The Struggle Continues". The Lp comes with a 32 pages booklet filled with political lyrics and indebt explanations about the topics they're dealing with in both Swedish & English. Raging stuff!!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    30.11.1999
     
  • 01. Conviction
    02. Desperation
    03. The Gift Of Life?
    04. In Darkness /
    05. Common Ground
    06. Traditions
    07. Blue By Day, White By Night
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    CONTRAVENE

    A Call to Action

    [engl] European pressing of this raging @-punk release that was put out on Tribal War Records early last year. Eric and Shelly from Catchphraze Records are among the members of Contravene, an action minded anarcho-punk band from Arizona. Powerful and slightly metaltinged music back up a female vocal charged assault with angry and well-written political lyrics. Mostly fast and upbeat but they're also not afraid to put in more melodic and calm parts That reminds me often of bands like Nausea on one, and early Chumbawamba on the other end. They do a great cover of One by One's "Common Ground" from the "In the Spirit of Total Resistance" comp.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.03.2003
     
  • 01. In The Unknown
    02. A Waking Dream
    03. Ex/Communication
    04. Livestock
    05. Through The Wires
    06. Closed Circuits
    07. Underneath Branches
    08. The Portal
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    COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON

    Through the Wires

    [engl] "This is the second full-length release from COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON, a 3-piece based in Seattle, WA whose sound originated in apocalyptic crust and progressed into more melodic, post-punk territories over the past eight years of their tenure. Thick layers of reverb and chorus-effected darkwave riffs, sometimes reminiscent of early KILLING JOKE or CHRISTIAN DEATH, weave in and out of the lines between punk, hardcore, and d-beat crust, while retaining a unique identity in each of the eight tracks on the album. Lyrically this album addresses the conflict between the artificial and natural worlds, and the struggle to preserve humanity in an increasingly digitized and bleak dystopian future. Through a reconnection to nature the path toward destruction can be altered, and thereby escaping the psychological constraints of the modern age.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.05.2012
     
  • 01. We Follow
    02. Vile Corpse
    03. Existence
    04. Animated Corpse
    05. Broken Mind
    06. Earth's Defiant
    07. All Superior
    08. The Void
    09. Suffocation
    10. Life Internal
    11. Scars Of Past
    12. Sluglord
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    CROSS STITCHED EYES

    Decomposition

    [engl] Decomposition, the second full-length by US / UK / German collective Cross Stitched Eyes, follows in the tradition of anarchist punk and demonised death rock (Rudimentary Peni, Amebix and Killing Joke). Embracing the many irrational and visceral shades of this style's darkest corners, the album decidedly rejects traditional copy-and-paste guidelines of musical conformity with a puncturing attitude. The harsher side of Cross Stitched Eyes derives directly from the band's artistic influences and its deconstructed presentation. Decomposition's leadoff track "We Follow" evokes reactions to seemingly unchanging lifestyles with a vitriolic diatribe. Others like "Animated Corpse" and "Earth's Defiant" display a lyrical depth seldom heard these days. At times benign, at others aggressive, Decomposition explores the complicated relationship between dark and light in a repulsive world filled with gloom. 12 new tracks recorded between 2010 and 2011 and mastered by Skott Brown of the Phantom Limbs.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.05.2012
     
  • 01. Your Choice
    02. Trash
    03. Back From The Dead
    04. Dying Every Day
    05. Sky Rape
    06. A Is For...
    07. Gospel Fucker
    08. Circle The Wagons
    09. A Convenient Excuse For Stupidity
    10. Living Death
    11. Think It Through
    12. Must We Divide
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    DETESTATION

    s/t

    [engl] "A final repress of the mid ninties classic Skuld release of Portland's DETESTATION. An absolutel classic of nineties anarcho-hardcore punk that sounds like a mix between Nausea & Sacrilege with some influences from old Swedish bands and highly angry socio-political lyrics. Existing between roughly 1995—1998 or so, Detestation was a rather surprisingly prolific group during that time. This repress of the band's 1998 self-titled LP collects some of their finest material. Though the mandatorily interconnected Portland lineup contains pre-/post- ties to Defiance, Masskontroll, Resist, Hellshock, and Severed Head of State, among others, Detestation's rather commonplace brand of 90's crust punk remains a well rooted benchmark for the scene, and with good reason. Thanks in no small part to some scorching female vocals with great vocal arrangements, the band's lightly metallic power chords tended to be a little tighter and more memorable than most, thus Detestation is rightfully remembered as one of the finest of the genre.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    12.04.1998
     
  • 01. Now And Forever
    02. Control All Delete
    03. Leaning With Intent To Fall
    04. The Growing Minority
    05. Illusion Of Love
    06. Number One Hypocrite
    07. My Meds Aren't Working
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    DYSTOPIA

    s/t

    [engl] At last the final Dystopia full length will see the light of day! This record contains 6 new tracks, plus a cover of an unreleased song by Dino's old band CARCINOGEN. Recorded at Tim Green's LOUDER STUDIOS during various sessions between 2004-2005, this record is the last chapter of Dystopia's existence writing bleak and heavy doom ridden punk. Crazy shit as we know them for! Comes with a 20 pages fullcolour booklet with lots of collages.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.02.2008
     
  • 01. The Marry-Age Meets The Kiss Of Death
    02. Inappropriation
    03. Violent Measures
    04. You Can't Stop Me
    05. The Fight Inside Me
    06. Where Did You Go Wrong?
    07. As Civilians Die Again
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    HARUM SCARUM

    Suppose We Try

    [engl] The second full length release from this Portland USA based group of women. They lost their raucus crusty vocalist and the band became a far more enjoyable three piece playing powerful anarcho punk with a strong feminine twist. A split release with the band´s Hex records.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.08.2001
     
  • 01. Vi Vil Ikke Ha
    02. Tro Håp Og Kjærlighet
    03. Mentalt Ute Av Balanse
    04. Så Diktatorisk
    05. Faller Du I
    06. Faller Du II
    07. Kjærlighetsbarn
    08. Skyldig
    09. Dype Spor
    10. En Dag Så!
    11. Jeg Vil Rive
    12. Ingen Fattige, Ingen Rike
    13. 90 Åra
    14. Hun Lever Ikke Lenger
    15. Er Du Stolt Av Å Være Hvit
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    KAFKA PROSESS

    Ingen Fattige, Ingen Rike

    [engl] Finally this project is finished! For all of you who aren't familiar with this Norwegian band, they existed from '84 to '87, were the following band of "Svart Framtid", featuring Gunnar on vocals who later after Kafka Prosess' decline, formed with other friends "So Much Hate" & were in my opinion one of the best HC bands that ever came from Norway or even Europe!! On here you find all the stuff that Kafka Prosess have recorded in their 3 years of existence incl. an previous unreleased 7" session.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    13.03.2000
     
  • 01. Und Täglicht Grüßt Das Murmeltier
    02. Ich Weiß Es Selbst
    03. Maulhelden Und Maulheldinnen
    04. Nicht_lustig!
    05. Grenzstadt
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    KOBAYASHI

    Sicherheitswahn

    [engl] Do not get mixed up with the band with the same name from Vienna / Austria. Kobayashi from Bremen play melodic, but fast & aggressive HC-Punk (Quarantine meets Verbal Assault??) with an urgent political message, sung mainly in German. The 7" comes with a nicely done sleeve + a booklet with the lyrics translated in several languages (French, Spanish, Polish, English).
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    02.07.2000
     
  • 01. The Other Side
    02. Personal Happiness
    03. Sacred Soull
    04. Obscured By Clouds
    05. Electric 2
    06. Lunar Sea Dub
    07. Evolution
    08. Violation
    09. Glenpean Dub
    10. Tablawarsab
    11. Birth Dub
    12. Truly Dread
    13. Sub Dream State
    14. Journey
    15. Personal Dub
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    LUNAR MUSIK

    Mixes for Eclipses

    [engl] The other side of CRESS, at least of one member. 15 dark & eerie ambient Dubcore-trips with heavy drumbeats, deep basslines and carefully selected samplings. The result are songs with an overall melancholic, athmospheric urban industrial feeling, but having the wrecking ball always in the back of mind. Comes in a Gatefold with 2 printed innersleeves with artwork and explanations of the songs.
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    02.04.2004
     
  • 01. Destruktiv Utveckling
    02. New Age
    03. Levande Produkter
    04. Förakt
    05. 500 År Av Förtryck
    06. Sjukt Begär
    07. Total Kontroll
    08. I Kampen För Frihet
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    OPERATION

    Destruktiv Utveckling

    [engl] Sad to say but this is their farewell record after an excellent Lp & a succesful tour with Detestation & Cress. 8 songs of angry, pissed off political HC with female / male vocals. Even a bit faster and more tight than their already excellent Lp. Lyrix are kind of indebt analysis of punk politics that remind me lot of Conflict & the likes. Very inspiring stuff - comes with Lp size booklet with translations + comments & a nice poster.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    30.11.1999
     
  • 01. Song For Jesse
    02. Guerre Civile
    03. Among The Rocks
    04. Prise De La Bastille
    05. Get A Fuckin' Life
    06. A Conversation With God
    07. July 20th
    08. Next Exit Wonderland
    09. Tea Party
    10. Mary Poppins
    11. No Stripes On The Moon
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    PETROGRAD

    Nineoneone

    [engl] Co-produced with Pozoin Banaketak this in the band's third and brand new full length album!! 11 songs of emotional powerful pop (punk) including a new version of "Next Exit Wonderland", and "Song for Jessie" that finally made it on an album! Coming with a 32 pages booklet, all original drawings by Muriel Moritz, an article by Noam Chomsky on the new war on terror and a lot more! Everything both in English and Spanish!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.03.2002
     
  • 01. Intro
    02. Den Vita Döden
    03. Insurrektion
    04. Världens Vackraste Brott
    05. Krossa Honom
    06. Dagens I Lands Problem
    07. Ett Folk Har Rest Sig
    08. Arbetets Döttrar
    09. Därför Regnar Bomber I Huvudet Pa Små Barn
    10. När Bedövningen Släpper
    11. Drakar
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    PROTESTERA

    01.05.1886

    [engl] New full length from Protestera which gives us a new approach to society and its boundaries. Taking up where Rock n riot left off; raging speed and anger, as fast and aggressive and powerful a-punk could get. 11 songs in total (3 are re-recorded) that show that this band manages to invent themselves over and over again from release to release. The thoughtful lyrix and thoughts are printed in a 36-pages booklet with lots of graphics. The title really says it all; 01.05.1886. The date itself is when the Haymarker massacre took place where five anarchists where sentenced to death for throwing a bomb into a crowd of people. All of them where innocent. Although this was a long time ago, 140 years to be exact, the situation is basicly the same today. If you have an opinion about society that´s not really applied in today´s society, you still will be sentenced for your thoughts.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.05.2010
     
  • 01. Intro
    02. Kompromisslös Kamp
    03. Kärlekssången
    04. Ekokamp
    05. Vår Media
    06. Globalt Uppror
    07. Direkt Aktion
    08. Dom Kan Mörda Revolutionärerna Men Inte Revolutionen
    09. Folklighet?...
    10. ...Livsstilism
    11. Kamp Mot Murarna
    12. Outro
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    PROTESTERA

    Kampen Går Vidare

    [engl] After Operation have split up some members formed with their friends a new collective called "Protestera". In comparison to "Operation" they deliver more midtempo A-Punk, but nonetheless it's way more aggressive than Operation ever were. On top of it they added a drum machine to their line-up & somehow they managed it that it sounds like a real drummer!! Overall lyrical topic is the title "The Struggle Continues". The Lp comes with a 32 pages booklet filled with political lyrics and indebt explanations about the topics they're dealing with in both Swedish & English. Raging stuff!!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.07.2000
     
  • 01. Machine Of Arrogance
    02. Never Trust The Clear Blue Sky
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    RAYDEAD

    Machine Of Arrogance / Never Trust A Clear Blue Sky

    [engl] Early nineties austrian thrash-metal punk on Skuld Releases. Classic stuff!
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    02.07.2000
     
  • 01. Furder
    02. Empty Faces
    03. Armchair Critic
    04. Thatchula
    05. Eve Of The End
    06. Single Ticket To Hell
    07. State Of Emergency
    08. Kiss Of Death
    09. Lies Lies Lies
    10. Abuse
    11. Lucky Ones
    12. You Don't Care
    13. Eternal Tomb
    14. False Prophecies
    15. Ignorant
    16. Drugshit
    17. Live By The Bomb... Die By The Bomb
    18. Furder
    19. Bllind Eye
    20. Wicked
    21. Viviseccion - Tortura Innecessaria
    22. Defiance Of Power
    23. Prisoners
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    RIPCORD

    Discography #1: Damage is Done / Defiance Of Power

    [engl] "This material has been out of print on vinyl for nearly 15 years. This is the shit, though it is nothing more than just a raw thrash attack. It contains all the tracks from their selfproduced flexi and their first album on Manic Ears. RIPCORD definded the english hardcore between 1984 and 1988. Along with HERESY, the STUPIDS, DOOM and EXTREME NOISE TERROR, they were one of the best bands that England had to offer at that time when Cal had gotten his balls sewed on again and the technicolor punks from Kings Road became extinct. RIPCORD, though from Weston-Super-Mare would have loved being a D.C. (TEEN IDOLS / G.I.) or Boston band (S.S.D. / D.Y.S.), but they were one of these bands that could easily outrival their paragons. Their greatest recording event was the John Peel Session (featured on the ""More Songs"" CD resp. later on the Discography Pt. 3 LP). The entire RIPCORD catalog was re-released on 3 vinyl LPs in cooperation with Epistrophy in 2002 with a repress in 2014. Steve Hazzard and John later joined SPITE, John and Jim formed DUMBSTRUCK. Steve, Baz and John later also played in VIOLENT ARREST while Jim joined EXTINCTION OF MANKIND. A1-A9 originally released as The Damage Is Done E.P. flexi on Raging Records. Recorded at Diamond Demo's Studio, Bristol 25/5/1986. Rerecorded and remixed at Emergency Plus Studios, Bristol 31/5/1986. A10-B11 originally released as Defiance Of Power MLP on Manic Ears. Recorded at Sam Studio, Bristol March 1987. "
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.04.2014
     
  • 01. Intro
    02. So Strong - Aim To Please?
    03. Get Away
    04. On The Way Down
    05. No Reason
    06. Fools To Persist
    07. Collision Of Vision
    08. Resolute
    09. No Effort, No Thought
    10. Out Of Reach
    11. Barriers
    12. The Vain
    13. Passer By
    14. Cross-Culture
    15. Existence Without Cause
    16. Overload
    17. Passive Memories
    18. Infiltrate - Censorship
    19. Poetic Justice
    20. Collision Of Vision
    21. Can't You See
    22. Subliminal Decay
    23. Poetic Justice
    24. Subconcious Thoughts
    25. Starvation
    26. Boiling Point
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    RIPCORD

    Discography #2: Poetic Justice / Harvest Hardcore

    [engl] Official Repress of the second TRAGEDY Album on Skuld Releases, this time in the original package of the US Pressing (Tragedy Records) - This is the sound of impending doom! The songs are epic, melodic, powerful and crushing - all at once!! Tragedy is fast and extremely heavy hardcore with melancholic melodies and pissed off as fuck vocals. I would say that this record is even better than their first one, even when I thought that this is not possible. You can taste the athmosphere of the songs, while the music crawls under your skin - awesome!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.04.2014
     
  • 01. The Point Of No Return
    02. Not Fucking Fodder
    03. Never Knowing Peace
    04. Confessions Of A Suicide Advocate
    05. The Intolerable Weight
    06. You Are An Experiment
    07. Products Of A Cold War
    08. With Empty Hands Extended
    09. Tension Awaiting Imminent Collapse
    10. Chemical Imbalance
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    TRAGEDY

    s/t

    [engl] Official Repress of the first TRAGEDY Album on Skuld Releases, this time in the original package of the US Pressing (Tragedy Records) - From the opening acoustic intro to the last dark, thrashed out note this is one seriously intense album. The obvious comparisons His Hero Is Gone and From Ashes Rise are there for sure but to me this has a bit more of a straight up hardcore feel to it. That said though, this has some excellent heavy pounding drum beats happening and some changes in pace, pitch and mood that are so tight and sudden they scream for your attention. The harsh throaty vocals belt out lyrics that are written as single block paragraphs dealing with overtly sociopolitical issues all looked at from a less than positive point of view. This record is very heavy, very angry and although you will probably like it, it will not make you happy!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.05.2014
     
  • 01. Conflicting Ideas
    02. Call To Arms
    03. Vengeance
    04. Recurring Nightmare
    05. Beginning Of The End
    06. Night Falls
    07. The Day After
    08. Revengeance
    09. To The Dogs
    10. No Words
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    TRAGEDY

    Vengeance

    [engl] Official Repress of the second TRAGEDY Album on Skuld Releases, this time in the original package of the US Pressing (Tragedy Records) - This is the sound of impending doom! The songs are epic, melodic, powerful and crushing - all at once!! Tragedy is fast and extremely heavy hardcore with melancholic melodies and pissed off as fuck vocals. I would say that this record is even better than their first one, even when I thought that this is not possible. You can taste the athmosphere of the songs, while the music crawls under your skin - awesome!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.05.2014