The long awaited 3rd LP from these U.K. punk hopefuls definitely lives up to expectations - while they stick to their melodic skate punk roots, there is more maturity and depth to the sound, with added experimentation in both rhythm and song structure. As infectious as an embarassing rash.
An awesome, furious and precise debut which switches effortlessly between alternative rock melody and pulverising, passionate hardcore breakdowns. Heavy, melodic guitars and a vocal style alternating between sweetly voiced harmonies and bloody throat screaming are propelled by shifting, driving rhythms - a devastating release from one of the most promising hardcore outfits to emerge in recent years. Don't miss.
A taster for the these days consistently excellent Golf label, featuring two tracks each from Anberlin, The Hurt Process, Spoken, The Blueprint, October File, Beloved, Norma Jean, Underoath, Emery, and Stretch Arm Strong - yes, that's 20 tracks for a paltry four and a half quid. 22p each. I mean come on.
Inspiring and crisply produced pop punk blitzreig bop with a clean, punchy guitar sound, driving rhythm section and uplifting, clenched fist lyrics delivered through hip hop influenced vocal harmonies. The sound is a little harder than their previous two lps and probably benefits from that.
Taking influences from both early punk rock as well as classic ska bands, Subb has been a mainstay in the Quebec independent music scene. Their first full length release "The Highstep To Hell" came out in 1997 on Underworld Records and received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike. Now jump to March 2000, when Subb released their long-awaited follow up "Until The Party Ends" on Montreal's Stomp Records. This record was a new chapter in the bands young career mixing the raw energy of punk rock with sweet stylings of ska and reggae.
The Planet Smashers are among North America's premier Ska/Punk bands. Their repertoire of original tunes and energetic stage shows have catapulted them into the forefront of the underground music scene. This is the bands fourth album, the first to be issued in Europe. "No Self Control is a darker sounding CD with sarcasm, wit and irony and takes this Canadian band to a whole new level.
Gross out nihilists Poison Idea got together in Oregon in the 1980s and were one of the most influential bands on the underground scene of the mid-80s. Drugs, alcohol and a prediliction for burgers and fries turned frontman Jerry A. and guitarist Tom Roberts into blimps. By the time of 1992's "Blank Blackout Vacant" the band weren't the force they once were but as this remastered edition shows they still could motor when they wanted to. This particular release features extra tracks in the form of the "Religion and Politics Part 2" mini CD.
Formerly issued as two mini albums (one punk / one dub) now both are on the one CD. Snuff have always been at the forefront of the British punk scene and their brand of melodic punk rock lends itself well to dub. Dub main man Roop remixes rhythms and basslines around Snuff's melodies and brings all the expertise he gained working with the likes of Junior Murvin to make this a real urban dub treat.
Consumed play catchy melodies with powerful punk riffs and totally unsubtle Oi-style lyrics. They're well established in the British punk scene. This is their emphatic third album. "Pistols At Dawn" is an Andy Sneap monster production and moves them up a league into the heavy weight sluggers of UK punk rock!
Some of the finest skate punk on the planet comes from 4Ft Fingers who are without doubt one of the UK's brightest punk hopes. This second album produced by Dave Chang is full of infectious songs enhanced with a super thick production. The band's debut "At Your Convenience" was good but this is better and should see this highly talented and hard working band reach new heights.
Jimmy Eat World are currently riding high at the moment with their critically acclaimed new album "Bleed American" selling by the truckload and the band's video for "Bleed American" on MTV. This CD compiles singles, comp tracks and unreleased demos plus the three tracks from the bands split EP with Jebediah. Remastered classy stuff.
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