This trio powerhouse from Atlanta Georgia just recently formed in 2012 out of the ashes of previous ATL bands, including DISABLE. Turn A Blind Eye consists of 4 well produced punk rock anthems expressing their dissatisfaction with American society. The record opens with sounds taken from a police protest rally, and segues into the song Above The Law, an anti-cop ballad for the masses. The record closes with an instrumental guitar track which acts as a eulogy for the depressive song Rope’s End. In between is the street punk style hardcore melee that is DERNIER COMBAT. Heavily distorted guitar and bass layered over a rock steady beat that throws in lotsa fills and time changes. Production is crystal clear and as heavy as lead itself. Vocals are straight forward shouted out punk rock that reminds one of late 80’s hardcore. Musical influence ranges from POISON IDEA to ANTI-CIMEX, and lyrics deal with corrupt politicians, suicide, and depression caused by the ‘fucked up state’ we live in. Recorded / produced by the bands guitarist / singer and released on their own label Baby on Board Recs. Vinyl 7″ is limited to 300 copies of hand numbered ruby red wax. Download card / password included for track by track mp3 version of this great record. Digital package includes four cover songs, including such widely known bands as CHAOS UK and POISON IDEA. Make sure to get your filthy hands on this release, cos this is a hot record from the dirty south!
DERNIER COMBAT: http://derniercombat.bandcamp.com/
BABY ON BOARD RECS: http://babyonboardrecords.bandcamp.com/
Without hesitation on seeing this beautiful primal aesthetic cover, I had to stick it on. A hand-screened foldout cover with a twenty page booklet of lyrics and lyric explanations is great material to flick through while listening to an album. Asfixia from Bilbao (Basque country) are powerful yet sublime. They have this really raw crisp sound, dark and melodic at times with great rasping vocals. But now unfortunately are split up since 2007. Also included on this is a great version of the song ‘Product’ by the old German crust band Lost World.
Annunaki Revenge who are on the next side are also from the Basque country. Their side consists of six songs of crusty hardcore with gruff vocals. They but me in mind at times of the ferocious crusty Greek punk of the early nineties/late eighties. Then other times it can be very melodic but still very intense. As far as I’m aware they sing impassionately of the absence of hope in modern life. The release is a benefit for an anarchist printing collective based in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque country. Released by Stonehenge Records and Contraszt! Records
Contraszt! Records Bandcamp: http://diyordie.bandcamp.com/album/asfixia-annunaki-revenge-split-lp