Wednesday, May 27, 2009

6/5/09 Lotus Fucker, Sacrifidelus, Penis Geyer, Nukkehammer show

Lotus Fucker flyer

Flyer by Alex M.

365 E. 15TH STREET

LOTUS FUCKER - Distortion saturated hardcore noise from Baltimore
SACRIFIDELUS - On tour with LF, shares some members. The band says they are more along the lines of melodic, Polish, hc punk.
PENIS GEYSER - Ungodly time signatures.
NUKKEHAMMER - Don't worry about it.

I am really looking forward to this show. The LOTUS FUCKER demo is great. I believe this will be in my top 5 Columbus shows of the year.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

5/25/09 Project Hopeless (Sweden), Expendable Youth, Empire, Painkiller show

Project Hopeless flyer

MONDAY 5/25/09


I was pleasantly surprised when I got the Project Hopeless 12". The political nature of the album really reminded me of the 90s U.K. anarcho-crust punk bands like Disaffect and Sedition. It was often mundane at the time, but in today's climate, it is actually a breath of fresh air. Most hardcore bands of today don't dare have such starkly leftist lyrics...maybe out of fear of sounding too naive? This mixed with a brutal Swedish hardcore sound is a great mix, in my book. Either way, I am looking forward to this show. From here, it looks solid all the way around. I haven't had the pleasure of seeing Columbus' Empire in a while. For those outside of Ohio, they are our very own Integrity worshippers, playing heavy as shit hardcore. Great stuff. I am also interested to see Painkiller, I have heard good things.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

RID THE WORLD demo review

Label: The Sacrosanct Opuscule (USA)
Release Date: April 2009
Quantity: 100

Track List:
Guillotine Christ
Lapse In Intelligence
Never Left The Locker Room
Carbon Copied For Your Safety
Giving Up
Sick Combat

A lot of great bands get forgotten over the years but apparently not INFEST. The influence of INFEST on HC music seems to grow instead of wither as time goes on. When INFEST was around they didn't really fit in with any scene and went under the radar, Now INFEST seem to be one of the biggest influences in USHC. Much more so than the bands that overshadowed them during their existence in the late '80s and early '90s. At this point in 2009 there are lots of INFEST emulators, most of which i have not heard or wished I had not. I recently got the RID THE WORLD demo from Snake of TSO label who put this out. RID THE WORLD is a hardcore band from Cleveland, which is one of the best places for a hardcore band to be from. Killer TSO packaging in red and black. Good job guys. The logo and insert are direct rip offs from INFEST. Everything about the RID THE WORLD demo screams "I FUCKING LOVE INFEST", therefore I have high expectations. The intro is bad; some dude making jokes about religion, then the INFEST worship begins and RID THE WORLD deliver the goods! Kill the Peace! GO! The recording is good, the bass guitar is gross and should serve notice to "powerviolence" bands with weak bass sounds. You wussbags could learn from RID THE WORLD. The lyrics are topical/political and fucking pissed. I especially like the song about dog fighting, "Sick Combat". I'm also totally into the fact that 7 out of 7 songs have gratuitous use of the word "fuck". So hardcore Joe Denuzio would point and say "FUCK"! The last song, RTW has a slow part/breakdown that is so frickin' hard! Cleveland must quake every time they play it. It almost made me go out and get a crew cut. INFESTesque and fast HC lovers order this from TSO now. Shreds.