I had really been craving a melt lately and figured I’d throw one together. Not only is this sandwich easy to make but it turned out SO GOOD! This will cure your cravings and definitely leave you satisfied.
- Vegan Bacon
- Tofurkey deli slices
- Thousand island dressing
- Prepare preferred vegan bacon on skillet.
- As the “bacon” is cooking, prepare the sandwich. Butter outsides of bread then cut slices in half; add the Tofurkey, tomato, Thousand Island dressing, and finally the bacon once it’s done cooking.
- Put the sandwich in the skillet and flip once bread is golden brown. Repeat this step with the other side of the sandwich.
I used Tofurkey’s hickory smoked deli slices (brown box), Lightlife Smart Bacon and a multigrain bread for the melt in the picture. Add more veggies to the sandwich or a vegan cheese if you’d like.
Some really nice Swedish hardcore with more punk to them than just straight out speed of most hardcore bands. The singer sings on here which is a treat from all of the shouting, yelling that goes on most hardcore bands which is a nice treat, being able to hear the words, of course, I have no idea what the lyrics are because he sings in Swedish, but that’s beside the point. The band plays nice and tight, no crazy leads all over, just to the point guitar, strong bass work, some hard-hitting drums and some gang vocals done really well. This is a great example of getting it all right, the band playing well, the production keeping things clear, but not to tidy to make this a great hardcore album with no metal added, just well done hardcore. These guys really did a great job on this release, do yourself and them a favor and go check them out. I have to go and play this again, nice and loud and open up the windows to let the neighbors hear it too. (Rick E.)
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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.)
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Eight punk bands doing two songs each from bands from Latin America and the Caribbean are on this compilation to showcase the cause of how Cubans suffer from suppression and oppression and 25% of the profits of this release go to Cuba Skate, a U.S. based charity providing skateboarding equipment, clothing and better opportunities for Cuban youth. You get some punk, hardcore and even an alternative rock track on here with mostly really good production, just a couple of tracks being a bit rough, but hey, punk rock and it’s for a great cause, so I’m not going to bitch about it. The selection of bands was really good, nothing too overdone or monotonous, a bit of English mixed in with the Spanish songs, an all around good group of bands that I had mostly never heard of before. Pick this one up and help out the youth in Cuba, they could use your help, I know that when I was there on holidays in the mid 80s, I stood out from the pack with my colored hair, and these kids need help from being persecuted for their looks. (Rick E.)
What’s this?!?! Celtic punk on Profane!!!!! Yes, because the punk is so damn good, you have to get it so you can go to the pub and have some pints of your favorite beer and sing and dance like a crazy person. These guys have been going since 1990 and show no sign of slowing down or wear and tear, this is every bit the fast paced, booze-filled fun that they started with their first album. There are fast and slow songs on here, but none of them are filler, they show a talent for picking out good songs. There is a Christmas song on here to add to your punk or celtic anti holiday music mix, “Angel Without Wings / Merry Christmas Baby” that has Felicity Hamer (UNITED STEELWORKERS OF MONTREAL) doing a duet with lead vocalist Finny McConnell and it’s a nice song that will get played around the holidays in my house. You also get Jake Burns (STIFF LITTLE FINGERS) playing lead guitar on “Angels & Devils and “The Waiting” and Ken Casey (THE DROPKICK MURPHYS) singing on “Spanish Lady”, so there is some punk powerhouses on here showing them love. If you want some fun, drinking songs that will make you feel good, pick this up and play it loud, just don’t spill your pint, that would be disrespectful. (Rick E.)
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Coming from the frozen wastelands of Alberta, Canada comes a two-hour set of killer crust, peacepunk, thrash, UK82, squat punk, and assorted other sub-subgenres under the great ANARCHOPUNK umbrella. Doomed Society
is hosted by PE columnist/reviewer Damien Inbred. Back in the day, PE used to host this show along with other killer podcasts under the PE Radio
banner. When money got way too tight, PE Radio was dropped. Instead of throwing in the towel, Inbred found support from the online metal/punk radio station Brutal Existence
. Now Doomed Society appears every Sunday afternoon at 4pm EST.
Since the roots of this show run deep with Profane, I decided to get the word out with help from the PE site. Every week, I’ll post the latest setlist, and a link to where you can download the most recent episode!
Oh, and if you happen to be in the Calgary area, check out the monthly Doomed Society DJ night I have over at Dickens Pub. It’s a few hours of some mild fun and cheap drinks.
And hey, I just aired the first episode of the new year, which just so happens to be the first part of my HOLY SHIT 2012 best-of episode!
KICKER – kick off
KICKER – walking headache
KICKER – i think you’re shit
KICKER – innit
KICKER – lager and chips
HELLBASTARD – wolf song/arcadia
DRESDEN – endless discontent
DRESDEN – collateral damage
DRESDEN – closed casket funeral
PLAGUE DOGS – into the fire
PLAGUE DOGS – failure to thrive
PLAGUE DOGS – bastard land
PLAGUE DOGS – ugly as fuck
PLAGUE DOGS – lights out
WAR//PLAGUE – corpse in my mouth
WAR//PLAGUE – crusher
WAR//PLAGUE – pack of 1000 wolves
WAR//PLAGUE – earth & decay
WAR//PLAGUE – the holy blood
RAPE REVENGE – root of apathy
RAPE REVENGE – lawful of shit
RAPE REVENGE – all grown up
RAPE REVENGE – illusion of property
RAPE REVENGE – denounce them
RAPE REVENGE – donor’s list
RAPE REVENGE – herbivore
DEVIATED INSTINCT – blunt instrument
DEVIATED INSTINCT – architect of misery
DEVIATED INSTINCT – thorn in your flesh
DEVIATED INSTINCT – blandscape slavebait
TRAGEDY – no cemetaries here
TRAGEDY – close at hand
TRAGEDY – the grim infinite
TRAGEDY – darker days ahead
ARCTIC FLOWERS – true words
ARCTIC FLOWERS – procession
ARCTIC FLOWERS – strange ports of call
ARCTIC FLOWERS – the sleeping and the dead
ARCTIC FLOWERS – the wrecking
MISERY – progress (FLUX OF PINK INDIANS) [feat. al long]
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This six song EP doesn’t have a bad song on it, it’s a great sample of these three bands from start to finish. I liked the way that they split the bands up so you wouldn’t get two in a row from the same band. This had to be one of the better splits that I’ve heard in a long time, the energy doesn’t lag, the bands play their hearts out and it’s so full of energy that I had to listen to it a few times. You get punk, some poppier punk, a bit of faster, almost hardcore and just a great bunch of songs. There are female vocals on here, which is always nice to see on splits, great playing across the board, with some nice gang vocals, some woah ohs, and the sound of bands having a great time, that’s a nice touch since some bands get so into being serious that it gets boring, but these bands aren’t goofy, just having fun. One of my favorite records right now. (Rick E.)
This sixteen song release is a great compilation and all proceeds go to help fight breast cancer, so you can’t go wrong with it. You get tons of unreleased songs, as well as two cover songs, one is a BEATNIK TERMITES song “You’re All Talk” and the other is a RAMONES song “Rockaway Beach”. Very good production across the board from all the bands and it’s nice to see that these aren’t throwaway songs, but good songs in their own right. You get a ton of different styles on here as well, so that breaks up the album a bit since you won’t get tired of one style over and over again, like some pop punk, punk, a little hardcore and an acoustic song as well. Even if this wasn’t for charity, it would be a compilation to pick up just because it’s that good. A lot of thought went into picking the bands and songs and it shows with the quality of this very important release. Bands included: MIXTAPES, LANDMINES, SORE SUBJECTS, CAFFIENDS, THE FIZZY POPS, BE MY DOPPLEGANGER, FLAMINGO NOSEBLEED, THE DOPAMINES, UP FOR NOTHING, THE BOSTON THIEVES, IT GOES ON, THE PUTZ, LARF, LIPSTICK HOMICIDE, TEENAGE REHAB, DIRECT HIT!
These guys just kick ass! Sixteen fan punk songs that you just want to turn up loud and sing along too. They get a bit fast on here, but not really into hardcore, just fast, fun punk with some fun lyrics. The playing is pretty good, the guitar has some bite, some bouncy bass, straight forward drums and the singer is adding to the whole thing by having a clear, strong voice and he sings with a lot of energy, as well, the whole bands plays with such energy, that you can’t help, but enjoy this CD. The production is pretty good for a demo, so you will be able to hear everything pretty good, but if they got into the studio with a producer that could help them a bit, it would take it just to that next level, which I’m sure that they are more than capable of hitting. I hope that these guys stick around for a while, they are a really good band and you need to go check them out. (Rick E.)