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Spots / Interpunkce – Split 12″

Spots / Interpunkce Prague, Czech Republic

This is my first time with either band and it’s a sweet place to be.

Spots have been around for 25 years and, based on what I hear here, they must’ve been good and inspiring times. Whilst it may be a bit typical when it comes to the basics, they add a nice musical touch with a keyboard taking on […]

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SlutBomb – Empathy/Apathy SP

SlutBomb Ohio, USA

Ripping hardcore from the get go! With almost as many chord changes as there are words crammed into each two minutes of anger, there’s no time to get bored with SlutBomb. Those words take straight aim at legitimate targets in our fucked-up capitalist society, as well as some of the reactionary tendencies still sadly too prevalent in our supposedly radical and safe scene, […]

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Antidoto – Romper España LP

Antidoto Romper Espana coverAntidoto Madrid, Spain

Slightly fuzzed-out choppy hardcore with a classic European feel (i.e. more punchy than American stuff). There are also a lot of nice little hooks and licks that keep your attention. Nothing is much more than two minutes long, most songs are under, and they cram a lot in. Lyrics are more personal than in-yer-face political, but the connection between the […]

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Opposition Rising – Aftermathematics LP

Opposition Rising posterThis is the first vinyl release from the rapidly-expanding Riot Ska Records collective (among others), and it’s a great start for them.

Opposition Rising hail from Boston and band members have been heavily involved with the scene for many years. Their diverse tastes are reflected in the sound they’ve produced here, a pleasant cocktail of sharp old-school hardcore and dismetal with touches of what is probably best described as ska-crust. The production job is crisp without being […]

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