BeforeI start, I’d like to apologize. My computer is not letting me insert the proper symbol, so I have to type AE instead. That being said…
Amazing! It would seem as if these folks are incapable of writing bad material. I’ve had this album in my possession for a little while now and it keeps getting better with every listen. New things seem to pop up while trying to follow the densely woven melodies. In true crust form, the title track opens with political news samples, then blasts right into high speed melodic crust that has a bit 0f a Tragedy feel to it. Drukner, the second track, switches between rhythms and time signitures with dizzying grace. As they blas through the 3rd track, the melodies fall aside and are consumed by an early 90s black metal melee with a very minimalist feel to it, but maintain the duel vocal style that carries their sound. Quite a contrast from the lush body of their more melodic songs. FORRAEDERI continues this grim and frostbitten onslaught through to the intro of the last song where they reign the terror back in and it explodes back into melody then slows into doomy riffing over blast beats, a pause, and back to work. Seven songs is definitley not enough. It’s like eating at NOMA: they serve seven tiny, eplosively beautiful courses that leave you wanting just a bit more, but this album is totally affordableand you won’t get anything weird like scavenged moss seasoned with ants. The vocals might be the best I’ve heard in a really long time, too. One low and gruff, the other higher and raspy in an apocalyptic compliment delivering the socio-political commentary that FORRAEDERI write so well. And to wrap it up, this album comes with a banger of a huge fold out poster. That’ll do FORRAEDERI, that’ll do. (Jake)
D-BEAT HJERTE RECORDS http://www.dbeathjerterecords.com
For the last year we have been pressured by outside forces to keep the “retail” prices high for Profane Existence releases. We’ve never been able to get used to seeing our records priced at nearly double of what we traditionally sold them for. Profane Existence has always vehemently independent and our recent experiment with an exclusive distributor has pushed us outside of our comfort zone. Effective immediately, we are lowering our mail order prices across the board, back to where they were in 2011 (in fact less than 2011 in most cases). In the USA, most 7″s will now cost $5, CDs will be $6.66 and LPs will be $7.98 – all prices including postage. We do still have some older Profane Existence magazines left and they are also appropriately DIY priced.
We do still plan to keep the limited edition singles series going, but due to the economy of scale (or lack thereof), these records will still be significantly higher than mass-produced PE EPs. We will release a low-priced CD version, containing six complete EPs each, shortly after the release of 6th, 12, 18th, etc. PE also has quite a line-up good new releases planed for 2013, plus some some classic PE releases coming back with low-priced vinyl and CD versions.
We apologize for the lack of DIY spirit PE has displayed for the last year or so. We’ve all been busy with other aspects of our lives and regret that we let things slip out of whack for so long. Rest assured we are taking corrective steps to get PE back on track and to help keep DIY punk a force to be reckoned with!