12.06.2013

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"indeStroy"
Year:  1989
Country:  UK
Label:  Manic Ears
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  1
Time: 40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental





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"disgrace to the corpse of Sid"
Year:  1989
Country:  UK
City  Yorkshire
Label:  Manic Ears
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  101
Time:  43 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Crust Punk




















We were originally trying to track down enough of these to make it Record Of The Week, arguably one of the greatest records from one of the greatest, most ridiculous and utterly genius crust / grind / noisecore bands EVER. Maybe described as Anal Cunt crossed with Napalm Death, or early Carcass via Lawnmower Deth, or Amebix crossed with Electro Hippies, or something equally ridiculous and nonsensical. Andee bought a copy when he was in Japan, and considered the whole trip a huge success, based on his procurement of said cd, which should definitely give you an idea of the sort of high regard we hold this glorious piece of sonic filth in around here. Sore Throat were born of the same scene that produced Carcass, Napalm Death and the various other legendary early Earache bands, but the group were extremely opposed to commercialism in all forms and took great pains to musically talk shit and call bullshit on bands they considered to be sell outs, even bands on their own label. Frontman Rich Walker, who would later go on to play in doom metal outfit Solstice and who runs the Miskatonic Foundation label, was a legendary shit talker, who purposefully alienated bands, labels and whole scenes, which only made Sore Throat that much more fun to listen to, and fun to see piss of all the bands around them, in that way they were sort of like a proto Anal Cunt, and in fact, the A side of this, their final record, Disgrace To The Corpse Of Sid, definitely set the template for Anal Cunt and other noisecore outfits, short sharp blasts of chaotic noise, many as short as a few seconds, 90 songs in 22 minutes, so many that they're all clumped together so as to not exceed the limit of 99 songs on the cd, all these brief blurts and blasts laced with weird buzzes and bleats, strange effects, processed vocals, bizarre samples, the sound often drenched in effects and reverb or totally dubbed out. It may be noisy and brutal and blown out, but it's also weirdly listenable, and we often find ourselves listening to the whole of side A, a twisted fragmented noise grind songsuite that NO band since has come close to matching. In fact if this disc was just those 22 minutes, it would still be worth it. But this disc also includes the rest of the Disgrace To The Corpse Of Sid record, which displays the band's other side, longer songs, midtempo, crusty doomy punk rock, more like Amebix or Doom (which featured members of Sore Throat) or Antisect, churning and heavy, dirgey and crusty, swaggery and snotty. As if that weren't already enough grinding crusty noisy bliss, the rest of the disc is filled up with Sore Throat's equally ruling first full length Unhindered By Talent, which is way more punky and thrashy, pounding d-beats, grinding riffage, bellowed vox, wild squiggly guitar solos, but even then, the band was already well on their way to becoming grind/noisecore legends, with Unhindered featuring tons of sub 30 second songs, with 14 or 15 not even cracking the 10 second mark, plenty of goofy stuff too (a killer, warped reinterpretation of Sabbath's "Iron Man" called "Iron Lung"), but also some seriously fierce heaviness, and easily some of the best punkmetal crust EVER. Needless to say, TOTALLY RECOMMENDED, cool artwork with extensive liner notes and lyrics, and be warned, it took us ages to get enough copies to list, so when we run out, it might take us a while to get more, if we even can.
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"Death to Capitalist"
Year:  1988
Country:  UK
City:  Yorkshire
Label:  Acid Rain
Format:  EP
Tracks:  80
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Grindcore




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"Never mind the Napalm here's"
Year:  1989
Country:  UK
City:  Yorkshirre
Label:  Manic Ears
Format:  EP
Tracks:  22
Time:  16 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Crust Punk




















They formed in 1987 and along with 7 MINUTES OF NAUSEA , are clear dictionary definition for the noisecore label. Ie hyper songs faster, hyper short (less than 1 minute) , practically without a base structure and a lot of improvisation , and of course, wrapped in a thick layer of NOISE crude , rude and totally LO FI . Their sound does not come from either the INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, comes from the fact clubbing ROCK instruments and bring GRINDCORE to its breaking point , to the point : with clipping noise without structure , without letters , without prior testing and turning discs in tens of compilations of tracks (with title or not) . The record before us is a compilation of different material and comes with a whopping 86 tracks of noisecore inaudible that sometimes rubs the SHIT . The other feature of SORE THROAT , is his fascination with all the iconography surrounding the band SEX PISTOLS . Jamie Reid , the artist who designed the collages , photo - montages , paintings and related drawings SEX PISTOLS , always been admirable by SORE THROAT , who covers many Demos EP's or used without hiding . The album became a true historical document to understand the history and evolution of NOISE , but is very long and is hard to hear it all at once. 
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