Anarcho-punk is still alive and well. But this is no nostalgia trip down memory lane though, this is a more of a kick in the teeth at the state of the world today. I’m sure there is no need no introduce or say much about either band if your reading this on Profane Existence, as Anthrax have been back again for a while. And haven’t dulled or turned into some sort of housebroken mild older version. They still sound as menacing and political as ever.
Burnt Cross certainly own a few Conflict albums, as you can hear the influence throughout. And the spiralling riff in ‘Anathema (Wings Of Fear)’ is reminiscent of Rudimentary Peni. But in saying all that Burnt Cross hold their own ground and certainly hold great convictions. I also really like the new dual/back and forth vocal style happening. It is music like this that makes you get up off your knees and wreak havoc, but in a clever way.
Lighthouse Farm Animal Sanctuary is based in Scio Oregon and they do their part in ALF providing a home for neglected / abused farm animals. Fully one third of bands on this comp are from Portland Oregon, and the list includes such greats as RESIST. The other bands either come from the USA, or as far away as Ukraine, making this an international release. Most bands featured are poppy street punk, but definitely not the kind yer gonna hear on the radio. BURNT CROSS from England coverthe CRASS song “banned From the Roxy”, which sounds absolutely perfect. Like a blast from 1978 and with better production than what they originally had. Other bands that do covers are the Young Turks and Raw Nerves, both of which are from Portland. Raw Nerves cover the Negative Approach song “Ready To Fight” perfectly, and Young Turks cover Bruce Springsteens song “Im On Fire” providing the necessary punk sneer, because the original really sucked! RESIST release a song which was originally recorded for their 7″ Profane Existence release back in 2009. It’s by far one of the best on this comp, straight classic style American hardcore. I recommend buying this not just for the CRASS song or the RESIST one either, but also because of the fact this benefits a grass roots organization that needs our help while they help those without a voice. Limited to 50 copies, and released by 1859 Records, and NXNW Recs.
LIGHTHOUSE FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY: http://www.lighthousefarmsanctuary.org/
1859 RECORDS: http://1859records.storenvy.com/
NXNW RECORDS: http://nxnwrecords.blogspot.com/2011/04/north-by-northwest-records-online-home.html
We’re making the old print issues of Profane Existence Magazine available as downloadable PDF files, and will begin working our way backwards through time. Here is the last edition of the printed PE magazines from Fall 2011…
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- Boneshaker Books interview
- BURNT CROSS interview
- KONTRASEKT interview
- DRIPFED interview
- WAR//PLAGUE interview
- Peace Ridge Sanctuary interview
- Moshpit Tragedy Records interview
- Featured artist Daniel Shaw
- Mosh Against Monsanto
- New band profiles
- Columns from Anti-Christy, Bitty, Stinkbot, Damien Inbred, Diamond Doug, Josh Mosh, Mandapocalypse, Leffer, Ben Axiom and Newt
- Letters, reviews and more.