REVIEWS: some reviews part II

I’m getting a lot or review request, so many that I hardly can keep up, so here is another batch of records you should check out:


ROYAL OI! Is a Glasgow based Oi! band fronted by raspy male and furious punk female vocals. These dual vocals certainly give the catchy songs full of skinhead, punk and football clichés that something extra making ‘Bootboys and Hooligans’ not another twelve-in-a-dozen Oi! album. This is their first full length and it is a co release by Rebel Sound Music, Crowd Control Media, & LastPunkRocker Records! More info about the band on their facebook page.

Kala_thesis_2500x2500KALA was founded two years ago in Austria. In 2014 they released a first EP ‘Antithesis’ and recently the follower ‘Thesis’ got released worldwide digitally via Uncle M Music. Thesis is for the fans of desperate sounding post hardcore with an atmosphere known from bands as Defeater, Modern Life is War, … but not with a copied sound. Check out the Kala facebook page for more info.

10984101_956979657687552_6814290753806552821_n_3The British – Canadian band LAST CRUSADE recently released S/T début EP on vinyl through Rebellion Records. Unfortunately for the fans, the band already called it a day but not without leaving an EP with a rough edged 80s sound: raw, powerful, sharp and with a good rock and roll beat. More info on Rebellion Records.

TLUF_Machtwort_CoverThe new TAUSEND LOEWEN UNTER FEINDEN album ‘Machtwort’ is out and it is available digital, on CD and on Vinyl. The album is released through Let It Burn Records. ‘Machtwort’ is quality hardcore. The album is solid as a rock and full of straightforward hardcore songs. It is melodic and not overdone on the brutality. Tausend Loewen Unter Feinden is one of the coolest new hardcore bands coming out of Germany lately. Check for more info.

HumanTouch-MentalChill_CoverTausend Loewen Unter Feinden labelmates HUMAN TOUCH are about to drop their first full-length ‘Mental Chill’ on vinyl and digitally on 27 November. ‘Mental Chill’ is a must have for the fans of trashy 80s NYHC inspired hardcore. With rough around the edges songs that are full of anger and bulking with social criticism ‘Mental Chill’ is becoming one of my most favourite Let It Burn Records releases so far. Check the band out here and pick up this great hardcore release, info here.

ThankForNothing_Cover_final_revised_web_originalDEAD ON A FRIDAY is a three-piece melodic punk rock band from Queens, NY who released a new record called ‘Thanks For Nothing’ through VLE Records earlier this year. If you are a fan of Pennywise and Bad Religion, then you can pick up ‘Thanks For Nothing’ without hesitation. Go check it out.

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