all things old school: May 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

LEGIONS - The Gravestone Path

Location: Sydney, AUS
Release: Death's Grip, 2012 (out of print)

I'm posting this just to make sure more people listen to it, 'cause I already mentioned about it a few times before, the sick first record from aussies LEGIONS. It's a 4 song cassette EP, metallic hardcore played in the way Iron Age mastered it. Also check their split 7" with badass Downside, released last year. 

I listen to it consistently for quite some time now, the track Spite is a big hit:

Internal war I refuse to fight
Broken bonds retied twice as tight, true fucking paranoia
Thought I banished you from my life
But out of sight don't equal out of mind, true fucking paranoia

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Actually the main reason of this post is announce that a new record is about to surface on Broken Hive Records, rock on \m/

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DOGCHAINS - Give / Take EP

Location: Schweinfurt, Deutschland

DOGCHAINS' new EP has exceeded my expectations, it feels it came out from Youngblood's old catalog. Does Desperate Measures or later Lights Out ring a bell? Their 2012 Demo was well received but didnt stick to me, now is a different story. 

In Give/Take 7" there's a bolder songwriting and a better overall production. From all 6 tracks, Changes and Telescope are my fav, the last two are more slow paced 2-steps showing dat Justice/Mental influence, making it more diverse and fun to listen.

Straigth & Alert Records is a fairly new label with a few (but growing) solid records run by Raw Justice vocalist, based in France. Give / Take is their 5th endeavor, co-released with the cool dudes at Life To Live Recs (USA) and Dogchains' own label Balance Records (Germany).

Pressing info: black vinyl - 500, orange vinyl - 300, clear vinyl (preorder only) - 200.


password: S&A05DOGCHAINS

Sunday, May 11, 2014

SAID AND DONE - Better Days

Location: Noord-Brabant, Nederlands

5th installment by dutch SAID AND DONE, completing 8 years of existence and 4 since the last record "Weight of the World". From a 80's NYHC/Metal influenced hardcore to Grunge(?) they return in their 2nd full-length Better Days. Always a tough call for a band to shift styles and embrace other influences in the song writing, but this comes as no surprise as it happened before with Justice, for example, and worked just fine (after a few listenings).

Despite someone feel about overturns like this, Better Days is very addicting and will please fans of Supertouch, Gypsy, Daylight and those 90's indie/grunge bands everyone used to listen. The highlight for me here is the musicianship level and recording process (done in their rehearsal space!), oustanding. (For another measure) I was listening the other day to STP's Purple at the beach, this fits right in! 

First press consist of: 100 red, 100 white, 300 black.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

TOLERATE - Collections

Location: Syracuse, US
Release: Climbin´ Aboard, 2014

Climbin' Abord #22! This time around they offer us TOLERATE's discography on tape + live stuff. I listen to their S/T EP quite often, its a banger!

Behind closed doors you make your moves.
Stepping on others, making your own rules.
Speaking freely you waste my time.
It’s plain to see you’re no friend of mine.

Side A contains the S/T released on reaper records as a 7" and the summer 2012 demo released on stay alert records as a cassette. Side B contains a live set from Barrie, ON on june 24th 2013 at the diy art space. LIMITED TO 100 TAPES.


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