These guys put down some intense hardcore that veers between old school hardcore and more modern, metal based hardcore with breakdowns and lots of leads, but they manage to bring both sides together with ease. I was really apprehensive about what was going to be on here, but these guys just play the hell out of these songs and I just had to play it again. Two great singles which are both worth every penny that you need to spend on this release. I had heard that this was going to be heavier than their last release and it is, but not out of the realm of what you wanted to hear from these guys, not too much metal, just enough to make it sound fresh, and not tough guy crap either, which is always the wrong move. This came out as a release of 100 limited edition clear & white mix and 400 solid red limited edition. These guys have a long and great career ahead of them if they continue to put out releases like this. (Rick E.)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frequency-Deleted-Records/170173704287 http://www.frequencydeletedrecords.com/home.html https://www.facebook.com/swampsma http://swampsma.bandcamp.com/
Wow, talk about going by fast, this single shoots by just under nine minutes for all eight songs to blaze past you. These guys play some tight and really well done hardcore that is slower in some parts to bring out the heaviness of the band and faster to rip your head off. They really can do the slower, heavier stuff well, and the songs all flow into one another so well, that I couldn’t believe it was over so fast, just when I was getting into them…bam…it’s over. The hardcore is pretty metallic, but with the heaviness, they have their own feel to them and you want to hear more, which is really what a god single should do, make you want more. I think that these guys would really be great to see, especially if you get near the bass bin, the bass is really important and makes this for me, not to sell the rest of the band short, especially the good vocals on here. This came out on 500 records, 100 on coke bottle clear and 400 on kiwi green color. (Rick E.)
http://www.frequencydeletedrecords.com/home.html https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frequency-Deleted-Records/170173704287 http://trenchfoot.bigcartel.com/ http://trenchfoot.bandcamp.com/album/endless-disgust https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trenchfoot/215241175182169
This is one crazed single with screaming, shouting, feedback, hardcore and some death metal making this one heavy as hell, pardon the pun, release. This is not for the faint who want some nice, neat little trendy band, but want something that will challenge them and probably piss off people with. A great bunch of songs that follow along from the beginning right up until after death and then you have hell to finish it all. The songs are super short with the release only being around nine minutes in total, so it goes past pretty fast, and you really have to listen to the lyrics, which thankfully are printed on the other side of the single’s cover. This is a great, super heavy single that will please a whole range of people into heavy, extreme music, one that can be appreciated by them. It came out as 400 on black/white splatter, and 100 on glow in the dark vinyl. (Rick E.)
http://www.frequencydeletedrecords.com/home.html https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frequency-Deleted-Records/170173704287 https://www.facebook.com/narrativesnc http://narratives.bandcamp.com/album/hell-is-here http://nrtvs.tumblr.com/
These two bands are perfectly suited for a split-release, they both are great hardcore bands with some metal and thrash mixed in. There are some brutal vocals on this release with both singers shredding their throats for you, the bands both giving their all with some tasty guitar work, punishing bass and drumming just hitting you as soon as the needle drops. The only thing that I didn’t like was how fast it all goes by, just over thirteen minutes and it’s finished, so you need to go and put the baby on repeat, especially with the cool download card that comes with it. The vinyl came out in five hundred copies with one hundred on mint green vinyl and four hundred on split green / gold vinyl, so hurry up and grab one fast, this won’t last long, not with the intensity and awesomeness of these two bands. (Rick E.)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frequency-Deleted-Records/170173704287 http://www.frequencydeletedrecords.com/home.html https://www.facebook.com/revengehc https://www.facebook.com/hateyourgutsct?fref=ts
Some awesome hardcore on this cassette that threw me for a loop when I first listened to it. Nice raw throat vocals, super hard drumming, some nice guitar work, bass that’s just throbbing throughout this album just made this a treat to listen to. These guys play like they are coming after you, and they just kick ass with the power that they put forward on this release. Some nice pissed off hardcore always clears out the crap on my playlist and I’ll be using this album to knock the crap away for sure. Nice and chunky, just a great release from these guys and the label, can they put out something that I don’t like…I hope not! I need to hear more from these guys, so get out there and do some more music!!!! (Rick E.)
http://baldylonghair.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Through-Thorn-and-Brier/192796371505 http://ttabhc.blogspot.com/ http://throughthornandbrier.bandcamp.com/
Some nice anthemic punk rock on here, the kind that you can sing along to and dance around to really loud. These guys really kick some ass on this cassette, lots of hooks, great lyrics, a band that sure can play with feeling and has a ton of talent. The vocalist has some gruffness to his vocals which add a lot to the feel of the songs, great gang background vocals with some excellent woah ohs thrown in, the band has some great guitar work, not flashy, just nice and hard-hitting, the drums and the bass carry on behind with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. I’m really glad that I got a chance to check this out, they are definitely on my radar and I will be looking for more from this band in the future. (Rick E.)
http://www.thescandalsnj.com/ https://www.facebook.com/NJscandals http://baldylonghair.com/
Over the holiday season several thoughtful people donated their distros to Profane Existence with the charge that we get these records out there to “the people” and use the proceeds to either put out new Profane Existence records or spend it all on beer… they didn’t care. They were just happy to get those boxes out of their closet and into good hands.
We divided everything up and packaged it as one giant Distro Mystery Box filled with mysterious and awesome 7″s, 10″s, LP’s, CD’s and other goodies we stuck in there because we like you. We had enough items to make ten of these packs. Each pack comes hand numbered. I don’t really know why we took the time to hand number them when you’ll probably just toss the packaging… but we did it anyway.
Note: this box contains titles released by DIY labels from the US, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Brazil and other places around the world. This is different from the PE Vinyl Starter Kit or the PE CD Bundle.
The DISTRO MYSTERY BOX includes:
14 – 7″ Records
12 – CD’s
5 – LP’s or 10″s
1 – Profane Existence zine/CD combo
1 – Profane Existence Embroidered Patch
33 Items Total… and the price includes postage within the U.S.!
While at the local food co-op a few weeks ago I was thumbing through this issue after noticing that there was an anti-fracking article in it. Fracking is a huge issue in my area of New York, so naturally I was interested. Oddly enough, a voice in my head told me not to buy it. Imagine my delight when, shortly after that, I eagerly emptied a box of review materials on to the living room floor and this issue slid out. Well played universe, well played. As usual, my favorite section is the EF! News section that has updates on ecological political direct actions carried out around the world. Then there’s the prisoner update pages(Daniel McGowan is out now!) and a slew of great articles, such as the info on all of the farmer suicides that are taking place in India due to biotech giants getting involved with agriculture and a brief history of what Israel is doing politically, physically and environmentally to the land they are claiming as their God giving right. Plus there are articles on herbal healing remedies, notes on the 2012 Round River Rendezvous, Anti coal mining action in Scotland and a history of Luddism. As always, lots of great stuff, some common knowledge, some not, but always something new to learn. I hope we never lose this as a resource. (Jake)
Daily Planet Publishing Earth First! Journal / PO Box 964 / Lake Worth, FL 33460
NO MASTER – s/t 7”
NO MASTER bludgeons the listener over the head with a war hammer. Their attack comes from a dark, smoky, stench filled, crusty pit in the kingdom where DISCHARGE and VENOM stake a claim. Each beat is another blow to your face. How much longer can you it? Blood steadily pours from the gaping wounds in your cranium and your cheek bones have been pulverized to dust. The only thing keeping your eyes in their sockets is the muscle and nerves, but they too are starting to weaken and give. You are hemorrhaging profusely but NO MASTER will give you no quarter, they will show you no mercy. The D-Beat onslaught will continue until you have been reduced to nothing more than a quivering bag of goo and pulp. Die! I think you get the point and know where this is coming from. Totally blown out, the levels are clipping and the punk is crusty. The record kicks ass and is s hoot to listen to, there is so much aggression spilling out of it and I am certain that these dudes kill it live. It’s great to see a band like this come out of Kansas City. It’s time for a Denver / KC allegiance lets get this punk party started! (Josh Mosh)