8.18.2017

M.D.C.

























"millions of dead cops"
Year:  1982
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  R Radical
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  27
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Punk





















For Black Friday, MDC reissued their classic album, Millions of Dead Cops. The CD version also includes the Multi Death Corporations EP, the Millions of Dead Children EP, the Stains EP and almost an entire live show at CBGB's from 1983, along with some previously unreleased tracks. All of the songs were remastered, making the sound quality excellent compared to most hardcore albums. Being a fan of MDC, I was most interested in the live show. The only real complaint I have about it is that the last song of the set gets cut off in the middle of it because whoever recorded it ran out of tape. Other than that, it is a great display of MDC's strong ability to perform. The quality of the recordings is pretty decent, as well, especially considering when and where it was recorded. I was pleasantly surprised to hear just how clear the recording was. With many live hardcore recordings, the quality always seems to be relatively poor (The live tracks on Negative Approach's Total Recall come to mind). The previously unreleased songs "(R)Evolution in Rock," "Pay to Come Along" and "Pecking Order" are able to be found on the Millions of Dead Cops/More Dead Cops compilation from 1988, leaving me to wonder why they are labeled as unreleased. However, "Corporate Deathburger" and "Dick for Brains" from the original Stains 7-inch were unreleased until now. The Stains EP is a good way to close out the album by showing how MDC's style shifted between their first EP and later releases. I would highly recommend this album to anyone who is interested in hardcore. Fast music, extreme political stances and powerful lyrics are three things MDC provides on this reissue of a hardcore classic.

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"millions of dead children"
Year:  1984
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  R Radical
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  22 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Punk





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"more smmoke signals"
Year:  1986
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  R Radical
Format:  CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  28 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore         Punk





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"millions of damn christians"
Year:  1987
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  R Radical 
Format:  CD
Tracks:  14
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Heavy Metal



















Here above you can read "punk - heavy metal", but in fact this is the most varied stylistic MDC album ever. With songs which go from blues to hard rock to heavy metal to punk rock or simply hardcore. Distorted and acoustic guitars, voices and spoken words, and a high technical level which can to remind some mainstrem Metal rock stars. But MDC continues to be MDC, and lyrics and attitude are identical as always. Excellent album and maybe the best but the best next to their debut "millions of dead cops".
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"metal devil cokes"
Year:  1989
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  Boner
Format:  CD
Tracks:  16
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Hardcore        Punk








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"Hey cop! If I had a face like yours"
Year:  1991
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  R Radical
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Punk




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"Shades of brown"
Year:  1993
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  New Red Archives
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Hardcore          Punk





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"magnus dominus corpus"
Year:  2004
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  Sudden Death
Format:  CD
Tracks:  18
Time:  37 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:       Hardcore        Punk





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"mein Trumpf"
Year:  2017
Country:  US
Label:  Primordial
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Punk






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PYREXIA























"system of the animal"
Year:  1997
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Serious Entertainment
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  24 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk         Death Metal


















Pyrexia usually record ortodhox death metal, with this exception of 1997, which the band enter into the field of hardcore, punk rock and slow and dense "beatdown" in the pure New York style. For those who like bands as Sick Of It All, Biohazard or Snapcase, this is a highly recommended album. Even the lyrical themes turn of rather to social issues, politics, anti-racism, etc. Despite the excellent result Pyrexia come back to their death metal roots in posterior albums until nowadays.
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8.14.2017

BAUHAUS




















"the sky's gone out"
Year:  1982
Country:  UK
City:  Northampton
Label:  Beggars Banquet
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  11
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Post Punk



















leftist post-punk band started in Northampton, UK in 1978. The group consisted of Peter Murphy (vocals, occasional instruments), Daniel Ash (guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums) and David J (bass). The band was originally named Bauhaus 1919 in reference to the first operating year of the German art school Bauhaus, although they shortened the name within a year of formation. Generally considered one of the first gothic rock groups, Bauhaus were known for their dark image and gloomy sound, although they mixed many genres, including reggae, garage-rock, psychedelia and funk. Bauhaus broke up in 1983. Peter Murphy began a solo career while Ash and Haskins continued as Tones on Tail and, later, reunited with David J to form Love and Rockets. Both enjoyed greater commercial success in the United States than Bauhaus had, but disappeared from the charts in their homeland. Bauhaus eventually reunited for a 1998 tour and again from 2005 to 2008.
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8.13.2017

ENTOMBED























"clandestine"
Year:  1991
Country:  Sweden
Label:  Earache
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  9
Time:  43 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk         Death Metal



















Clandestine is the second studio album by swedish metal band Entombed. It was released on November 12, 1991, in Europe, and on February 11, 1992, in North America. It helped establish a distinctively Swedish sound in the death metal genre. This is the only Entombed album on which original vocalist L.G. Petrov does not appear and despite the whole is quite death metal, all songs here are full of rhythms, structures and speed closer to punk rock, hardcore and besides british band Discharge (with their typical D-Beat style).
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"wolverine blues"
Year:  1993
Country:  Sweden
City:   Stockholm
Label:  Earache
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  9
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Metal




















swedish band started in 1987 under the name "Nihilist", which changed to Entombed in 1989. They started as extreme metal band, but they evoluted mixing all sort of music styles such as: garage rock, punk rock, hardcore, thrash metal, heavy metal and rock'n'roll. Sometimes they have not well accepted by the ortodox metal-heads but just the opposite for those who are not Metal followers. This "wolverine blues" could be their best example to show their attraction to bristish legend band Discharge, and in general all scandinavian punk hardcore bands as: Anti-Cimex, Driller Killer, Disfear, Mob 47, Totalitär, etc. If you like Discharge ‎"hear nothing see nothing say nothing" or "never again", it's your are going to love this album.
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"DCLXVI to ride, shoot straight
and speak the truth"
Year:  1997
Country:  Sweden
City:  Stockholm
Label:  Music for Nations
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  39 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Heavy Metal








 









This is the fourth album by the band Entombed, released in 1997. DCLXVI is 666 in Roman numerals. The cover art features a statuette of the Aztec god Mictlantecuhtli. This album shows a continuation of the metal punk sound previously established on 1993's "wolverine blues", but eschews most traces of hardcore and death metal in favor of a punk rock, garage rock and heavy metal influenced sound. Entombed are the originators of that extremely low, evil guitar sound, that became a trademark for Swedish death metal and many bands who also wanted that sound. It was year 1990 when the band's debut album 'Left Hand Path' came out, sending waves for years to come. But Entombed themselves began to include more rock'n'roll and punk music influences on their third album already, the legendary platter 'Wolverine Blues'. Brilliant album
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"same difference"
Year:  1998
Country:  Sweden
Label:  Music for Nations
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  44 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Alternative Rock






















"same difference" is the fifth full-length album by swedish band Entombed. It was released in 1998. This album shows the band moving into a commercial alternative rock sound, and is generally considered the band's weakest moment both by fans, and by the band's former vocalist, LG Petrov. Why is it alternative rock? Well, because there is that rock and roll feel throughout the entire album, provided by the paced drums, the pummeling repetitive guitars and the swingy mood they convey. Apart from that, there is that heavy down-tuned feel portrayed by the atmosphere created around every single track, one that will resemble something in the vein of a slowed down Nirvana, Pearl Jam or Soundgarden, 90's era (the songs “Clauses” and “Kick in the Head” being fit examples), or even a spaced out Stone Temple Pilots from their early 90’s works (in songs like “Same Difference” or “High Waters”). You will eventually find yourself nodding confidently to these tunes, because they invade your brain and linger inside addictively. Despite all, I definitively like this album.
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7.28.2017

THE JAM


























"in the city"
Year:  1977
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Universal Music
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Mod        Punk


















"in the city" is the debut studio album by British mod revival band The Jam. It was released in 1977 by Polydor Records (Universal) and featured the hit single and title track "In the City". Weller's guitar style on the album is very much influenced by Pete Townshend and Wilko Johnson. The album includes two cover songs, "Slow Down" and the theme to the 60s television series, "Batman", the latter of which had also been previously covered by The Who, The Kinks and Link Wray. The band was the most well known of the british mod revival happened from 1977 to 1982, and they were inspired in the 60's music but also strongly influenced by punk rock in some aspects as: speed, raw sound, simplicity and conscious lyrics, social issues, working class pride, etc. In their third album The Jam became closer to classic pop and new wave.
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"this is the modern world"
Year:  1977
Country:  UK
City:  England
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Mod        Punk



















"this is the modern world" is the second studio album by British band The Jam, released in November 1977. The album was released less than seven months after their debut album, In the City. The front cover photography was by Gered Mankowitz. As its predecesssor this second The Jam album keep quite similarities both, of 60's music and punk rock as their congenres. It's difficult to choose one of them, because both are very similar.
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"all mod cons"
Year:  1978
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Mod        Pop


















The Jam continues here with their usual lyrical themes: love, scooters, social issues, working class pride, etc. but strictly musical they started to move to sounds softer, smarter and cleaner than their two first albums. This is also an essential The Jam album no doubt.
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"setting sons"
Year:  1979
Country:  UK
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Mod        Pop





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"sound affects"
Year:  1980
Country:  UK
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  11
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Mod        Pop





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"the gift"
Year:  1982
Country:  UK
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  11
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Mod         Pop





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"Tribute"
Year:  1996
Country:  various
Label:  Flavour of Sound
Format:  CD
Bands:  20
Tracks:  20
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Mod        Punk





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PEACEMAKER

































"peace is the victory"
Year:  2007
Country:  US
City:  Pennsylvania
Label:  Clinical Archives
Artist:  Rich Hoak
Format:  digital
Tracks:  3
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Drone        Noise




















Rich Hoak is well known to be drummer in some grindcore bands as Brutal Truth or Total Fucking Destruction, but he run also small one-band projects recording music in the field of experimental music as: harsh noise, ambient, drone, field recordings, etc. Under the name of Peacemaker he recorded two albums well known in that small music scene "peace is the victory" and "alive on sunday", both avaible here on free download.
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