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TRIGGER EFFECT Versitis Maximus (Lp only)
SERAPHIM The Light in The Distance (cd and digital)
GRAY GHOST Succubus (digital only)
The Atlanta/Pittsurgh/Providence cult has returned with three new songs!
THE OMINOUS ORDER OF FILTHY MONGRELS Bastards Demo (digtial only)
This will be the soundtrack to your ass-kicking!
The Obelisk wrote: I can say with confidence The Ominous Order of Filthy Mongrels have the capacity to destroy whatever’s laid before them. Indeed, that could be you. Most definitely on the radar.
Check out the video review on Annie Christ
Deafsparrow wrote: ... The aural equivalent of the initiation into the MS 13......It hits you. It beats. Relentlessly. If you are lucky, it’s a knockout, unconscious bodies do not register the pain until after consciousness has been regained, you see. Bastard hits you hard and takes you down
RAW RADAR WAR White Death 7"
The latest release from these New England thrashers! 5 new songs that solidfy their unique bran of d-beat meets....well, d-beat.
CHARLES WAYNE TARRANT !!!!
By far the coolest thing the label has ever done!
GRAY GHOST Deep in the Shallow End
Slow, heavy, dissenting chaos toard oblvion.This is GRAY GHOST's second Ep, thier first for CHainsaw Safety. These new songs add more depth and layering than their first record.
Scenepointblank wrote: Atlanta-based outfit Gray Ghost return with their debut full-length. Following up their self-titled EP from last year, the band continues to evolve their sound. Still loosely based in the realm of hardcore, the band's sound is a progressive mixture of drone, hardcore, and metal. “Siberian” sets the pace with its driving rhythms and excellent guitar riffage - think Isis and Giant but with a bit more aggression. “Saints” is more of the same; a thick low-end and gritty riffs are matched with throaty bellows. Gray Ghost has definitely improved their songwriting capabilities - the flow of the songs is much better and they just feel more complete as they pass by. Deep in the Shallow End is going to be an underappreciated release in 2009; so if you're reading this and you like what you're hearing, tell everyone you know about Gray Ghost
allmetalresource wrote Atlanta’s own Gray Ghost are out to harvest despair and nihilism, at least that is the sound that is evolked from their new EP, Deep In the Shallow End.........know exactly what music they are setting out to create, and are probably very in tune with the scene they participate in.
siczine wrote The music sets the mood without delving too deep into the metal realm while breaking all of hardcore's historically limited boundaries. Gray Ghost are extremely tight in their presentation and have no unnecessary gimmicks or over-excessive breakdowns and drop-D tuning ..... love atmospheric albums, even if the air they are creating is dark, thick and dense and the fact that this record isn't too long in running time makes it even stronger..... Check these guys out, I think most will be pleasantly surprised.
punkews.org "... it's still a pretty compelling listen of burly, slowly suffocating, doomy hardcore. Think the speed of later Baroness with the aggression of their early period and the discolored brick wall of sound newer acts like Tides and Rosetta employ. .... murkier and more throbbing than its predecessor, a mean, prowling beast that gives little space to breathe, let alone move. Grainy, growled vocals are buried in a mess of bulky, skulking guitars and bass, merely acting as another layer in a thick attack. .... solid -- and I do mean solid -- release. Deep in the Shallow End is a massive, grayscale monster whose features happen to just be a little less defined this time around. ..."
PULLING TEETH Witches Sabbath IV
This is the fourth installment of the limited edition PULLING TEETH 7" series. Join the cult!
Hot off of a split with Chainsaw Safety favorites Pulling
Teeth, Britain's Frightener blast through 13 tracks of blistering
metallic hardcore, blending the Cleveland metalcore sound
of Integrity and Ringworm with more straightforward metal,
like Entombed and Terrorizer All the while keeping things
heavy and dirty.
SPLITTING HEADACHE The
World is My Aim
The New Jersey quintet returns with a new 7” as their
Chainsaw Safety debut. SPLITTING HEADACHE combines the classic
elements of West Coast punk /hardcore with the despondent
sound of the Midwest early 80s sound. Six new songs about
everything that’s not right in this world: and that’s
just about everything!
Al Quint/Sonic Overload wrote "Splitting
Headache’s latest missive shows the band in typically
ass-kickin’ mode. Fired-up hardcore punk with some sputteringly
inspired lead riffs. If offering a comparison with Tear It
Up (some of these folks’ previous band) is allowed,
this is a more refined approach, not going for the double-speed
thing that TIU sometimes relied on. It’s a more reasonably-paced
speed attack infused with strong, but not leaden breakdowns.
The life of pain and disillusionment continues for Mr. Dave
Ackerman, at least from a lyrical standpoint. He says “ten
years later and nothing’s changed.” The intent,
though, is a critique of someone else pissing their life away.
Hell, switch that to 25 years and you’re on to something—OK,
that’s not completely true from these quarters. Whatever
demons are being fought off, I suppose this kind of outlet
keeps ‘ya at least PARTIALLY sane."
This is the debut full length cd. This quartet plays gnarled
and discordant hardcore, sounding as dark and brooding as
ever. It's pummeling down tuned hardcore that nods to the
black clad crust with a more modern take on the d-beat phenomena.
Expect lots of vocal tradeoffs between straight yells and
lower shouts, while the music hits on everything from pounding
chord progressions and surging fast paced crust to borderline
caustic speeds with intense picking patterns and lots of dissonant
wrote "This could start a heated debate, but Disnihil
might be the most promising band currently playing D-beat
hardcore. Those missile-fired drums, barked vocals (with a
pinch of melody and range to them, though), crust punk filling
and carefully metallic shades are here on Disnihil's first
full-length in spades, and it's rarely been done better in
the last few years...."
Al Quint / MRR wrote " A strong debut
album from this Swedish inspired band from NY....Hellthey
even offer a Sabbathy tip of metal...A chip off the FROM ASHES
RISE block andthose are winning qualitites"
MRR (#294) wrote " Fast and competent
modern American(ized) dis-beating thier own way with octave
chords...not unlike the sounds of FIGHTING DOGS and BALLAST....
This is a decent, if not classic Dis-disc".
and Revolt wrote: " Thrashy hardcore is some of the
best music out there, and it’s sad that more people
don’t recognize this. Very rarely will you find anything
else so pissed off, so ripe with aggression and fury. Disnihil
is this brand of angst ridden hardcore, coming out of NY that
just sort of lays waste to everything in their path. I knew
absolutely nothing about this band going into the review but
in the little bit of time that I’ve had the cd in my
possession, I’ve grown to love it.....I needed something
fresh and new, something with enough venom to kill a herd
of cattle. I’ve found it alright, Disnihil is everything
you could want out of a crusty hardcore band. End of discussion.
Praise of False Hope
This is intense grindcore from ex members of ANODYNE and
KALIBAS. Short fast and powerful is the method of their songwriting
and it comes across. 8 blistering tracks compiled on one 7”.
Maximum Rock'n'Roll wrote: FUCKIN' HELL!!!
Nothing gives me a bigger boner than coming across a record
that totally flat-out destroys. I was not that familiar with
this band, though with a name like Defeatist, I was hoping
it was going to rock out a little bit from the get-go, but
I didn't have a clue. I think I can honestly say this is the
best 7" I've heard in six months. Non-stop jugular attack
set to strangle the life out of you. Buzzsaw guitars, plummeting
drumming and flesh-searing vokills. Nice and simplistic silk-screened
cover and beautiful black vinyl make this package complete.
With all of the trouble and delays In Praise of False Hope
endured, it was well worth the wait. Defeatist is the band
most bands wish they could be.
Razorcake Online: This is intense stuff.
Eight songs on a 7" of brutally heavy, angry hardcore.
The cookie monster vocals are there, the dark brooding guitars
and smashing drums and bass. They compare themselves to Disrupt
and Napalm Death and that's good enough for me. I don't know
if I could take more than a 7" worth of this, but it
made me wash dishes like there was no tomorrow! (Buttertooth)
Pulling Teeth from Baltimore, MD play fast and furious metal
influenced hardcore. Imagine a cross between Systems Overload-era
Integrity and Left For Dead / Haymaker (mixed with a little
Napalm Death/Slayer for good measure). Features ex/current
members of Slumlords, The Spark, Taken By Force and Never
Enough. (vinyl version released on A389 Records).The re-issue
cd features videos Dom's Brithday party (Full Integrity set
with Dwid on vocals); a live PT set; and the festure vdieo
wrote :"It’s basically straight up metallic hardcore,
but it’s sort of a unique blend in that despite its
blatant heaviness and frequent forays into all out thrash
metal riffs, the hardcore aesthetic is never overshadowed.
It’s clearly more metal than most hardcore bands, but
at the same time it’s far more hardcore than most metallic
hardcore bands, if that makes any sense at all. On occasion
they’ll even toss in a sludgy sort of undercurrent to
some of the more metallic textures, not to mention a few borderline
grinding blasts of speed, and of course there’s also
the fact that they bust out shitloads of chaotic, Integrity-esque
leads, so… combine all of that with a slew of tempo
changes and an unyielding sense of energy and you’ve
got yourself a fuckin’ winner, man. Only a couple of
tracks break the two-minute mark, and several are less than
a minute, so you’re left wanting more… which is
always a good thing. Keep an eye on these fuckers, ’cause
this is good shit.
wrote "Pulling Teeth writes some seriously sizzling and
concise metallic hardcore, and it's bound to satiate the appetites
of all sorts of listeners. The band's newest offering, the
14-minute Vicious Skin, is fast and pissed-off enough to appeal
to the traditional hardcore crowd, heavy and crunchy enough
to incite violence, and flashy enough to draw in thrash connoiseurs.
Best of all, it all sounds natural.
wrote "...all expectations of what a proper release would
be are exceeded on this recording....... the songs that comprise
it are excellent examples of hardcore done right. It's something
fresh and a little different, and that's what hardcore needs
- a little variety every now and again."
wrote "...I am excited that a label I love is putting
out a band I like, and this record is awesome. Pulling Teeth
does a great job of blending metal and harder edge hardcore..“Vicious
Skin” has a little something for both he older and younger
crowd. It also never loses steam; each track is as good and
energetic as the last.
wrote "Go out and buy Vicious Skin right now. Order it
online, steal it from a friend, I don’t care, just get
this record somehow....."
wrote "...It's been a while since I've heard a band that
recalls this time period as precisely as Baltimore's PULLING
TEETH. "Vicious Skin" sounds like it was written
and recorded in 1986 and locked in a box underneath a bunch
of dog-eared Thrasher mags until last year. Vocalist Mike
Riley seethes, shrieks, and shouts lyrics like "Plague!
Famine! War! Death! We brought this on ourselves!" through
track after track of rage and rancor. The guitar team of Tony
Hare and Dom Romeo deliver eleven short tracks of brain-crushing
speed, stop-on-a-dime chugging, and even some wailing solo
flashes from time to time. "Vicious Skin" starts
with slow-tempo crush, and takes off in a whirlwind of speeding
thrash like an eary ACCÜSED track. The intro to "Prepare
for the Worst" is textbook SLAYER, and "Sand and
Cells" has an old-school VENOM flavor, despite the tough-guy
punk chorus "Eat / sleep / work / die!" repeated
just enough to encourage mild furniture smashing. Even the
disc artwork is top-notch, with strange monsters, upside-down
crosses, decaying cities, skulls, guns, and severed limbs."
wrote "....the apocalyptic Holy Terror vibe is dependably
brought to life once again .....As metal as Pulling Teeth
may be coming across, the songs are short, dirty, and punk
enough to merit comparison to bands like The Swarm, Haymaker,
and Left For Dead. The creation of Vicious Skin may have been
assisted by the old-school revival sweeping the hardcore scene,
but it has strong ties to the nineties sound, which should
ensure it isn't forgotten by next week."
wrote "One second Pulling Teeth emits a crossover, pseudo-metal
bombardment, the next the group spews crusty filth, making
Vicious Skin a tough-as-nails, if all too brief foray into
neck-snapping territory. ....In spite of the brevity herein,
this one will get you smashing pictures and flipping over
couches with the same quickness."
CD and vinyl available
COBRA NOIR Barricades
This is the second full length cd (and first
for Chainsaw Safety). This hardcore quintet plays gnarled
and discordant hardcore, sounding as dark and brooding as
Lyrically, it’s a dredging bleak landscape for remnants
of hope. Musically it’s metallic hardcore that is not
unlike earlier projects such as THE BLACK HAND. These eight
new tracks continue their sinisterly dark sounding assault
of heavy drudging hardcore. (Vinyl version to be released
on Yellow Dog Records)
Take a listen to a track here
Pivotal Alliance wrote "Gnashing
of teeth is the end result of this harsh, crusted-over mindfuck
of reckless sonority. And that’s a compliment. Cobra
Noir explores the bitterest angle of hardcore music, torturous
"...there's nothing pretty about it. It might even be
uglier.....Cobra Noir knows how to write sturdy, weathered
hardcore that takes influence from Tragedy, Cursed and His
Hero Is Gone....... Cobra Noir, on Barricades, reminds me
of an aged, rust-covered car that still produces a spark and
fires up like it's new. There's a mighty engine beneath the
rugged exterior and, even though some would call it ugly,
others would say it's got personality. "
Al Quint / Sonic Overload
wrote "The second missive from Cobra Noir. Dark, howling
and heavy, but there’s
also an affecting warmth here, an enveloping quality on the
slower songs. The lyrics are fragmentary, expressing feelings
of helplessness in a decaying world. OK, that sounds kind
of pretentious—I suppose it’s a different way
of saying, holy shit, the world is fucked up and the doominess
of the music captures that mood. A reliance on speed on several
tracks, although the mid-tempo pound of “Monuments”
stands out here. I’m not always into this heavier sound
but these guys make it memorable.
Exclaim Magazine wrote: "
Proving that their debut was no fluke, Cobra Noir’s
Barricades, is yet another hammer to the face, this time delivered
with even more venom and malice. Just over 24 minutes of brooding
hardcore that rages with ferocity, it would give a Norwegian
black metal goon a case of fudge-laden Fruit Of The Looms.
Barricades channels the ravenous aggression of almost-forgotten
Canadian hardcore kings Union Of Uranus and the Black Hand,
both bands who clearly had metal in their hardcore before
the term “metalcore” held about as much weight
as “I promise.” Channelling these
influences through the confrontational grit and fortitude
of Discharge, the result is an endless barrage of bowel-rumbling
chords pushed through overdriven amplification, a vocal style
reminiscent of a sinner’s
froth-laden wailing as Satan plucks out his pubic hairs one
by one and drums that border on incomprehensible while still
providing the thrust necessary to make this behemoth blow
the stainless steel out of your lobes.
wrote :" The warm, dirty recording adds quite a bit to
the overall attack here, with a dense mix dominated by the
aptly gritty guitar tone, followed by percussion and some
absolutely wicked vocals. .....it’s a much more stripped
down framework. A few tracks hit on a cool sort of sludgy
rock vibe as well, which ....I definitely enjoy this album
more than the last, there’s just something about it
that feels more cohesive and forceful right off the bat. I
do think the vocals are a little more pissed and powerful
than the bulk of the music, but tracks like “Come Crashing”
branch out just enough to really point to bigger and better
things from these dudes...."
wrote "This gritty, focused record is one that really
has a lot going for it. The instrumentation is tight, the
vocals are full of anger, and there’s just the right
amount of discordant riffing to pull the two together. "
CD and vinyl available
This is the full length debut of NYC's most discussed ( and
praised) band of the last year. The cd features 13 songs of
heavy hardcore, mixing d-beat punk with classic NYHC. The
political and personal lyrics match the music, making this
album incredibly intense. It was produced by Mike Hill (Black
Box Rec.)and the artwork was done by Ryan Patterson (Auxiliary
Design) and it captures the dark presence of the music inside.
Maximum Rock& Roll (#278) "13 seriously
great devastating tracks from this LI band that have the directness
and similar metallic crunk of Behing Enemy Lines or a less
overtly crusty Nausea. A tough , in-your-face attack of metal
flourishes, rampant tough riffing, pummeling downbeat lurch,
and slashing all out thrash, all mounted on a rock solid chassis
of sturdy, even-keel, stright up hardcore punk. Varied and
powerful vocals that push the lyrics with their clarity and
harshness, complemented by a confident band that deftly changes
styles and angles of attack. Expertly recorded with totally
burly, defiant, on-point lryics that question relegion, punk
and the current political situation. Killer!"
Razorcake(#33) "Lyrically it feels
like my dad is yeling at me for getting a bad report card"
Read more reviews :
bystanderfanzine , pastepunk.com
THE HORROR The
Fear, The Terror, The HORROR
The UK hardcore boozehound veterans have
compiled their first classic full length album: 18 songs in
22 minutes. On this album they tuned down and are playing
faster than ever before. The lyrical content on this album
targets everyone and does not make room for survivors. Prepare
to get you asses kicked by the fear, the terror THE HORROR!
Suburban Voice (blog)
wrote: "There's always talk
about this band or that being the next hot thing from the
UK and it's usually some watered down foppish shite, as they
say over there. Fuck ALL of that shite, er, shitThe Horror
are my favorite English band in recent years. Following a
pair of mini-albums (compiled on one CD awhile back), here's
their new album and it's just as wailing. Thrashy hardcore
that's succinct and to-the-point both musically and lyrically.
Songs that go from double-speed thrash to a more traditional
pace to mid-tempo ass-kick. The post-mortems on Reagan continue
with "Reagan's Out," and Maggie Thatcher doesn't
escape their wrath either ("Still Hate Thatcher"),
nor does the current (and unelected) White House resident.
I don't need to prattle on or come up with other adjectives
to express that this album hits hard."
Maximum Rock N Roll (#277) wrote: "Burly
RIPCHORD style UK hardcore with the straightforward stripped
down crunch of Boston '82 SS style hardcore. The throaty vocals
gnarl and growl over fast hardcore with pounding breaks, updated
through modern recording and the occassional shift in delivery
to extreme high-speed thrashing and modern power-violence
like flourishes. ....Blunt socio-political lyrics of resistance
and anger. Killer!"
read more reviews: punknews.org,
SICK OF TALK Debut
the suburbian wasteland of Long Island comes the debut 7"
of SICK OF TALK. Six songs of intense hardcore, mixing classic
NYHC with Infest. Putting your dancing shoes on and sing along!
(blog) wrote: "Big mosh buildups
and blinding speed. Tough and pissed-off, yet without coming
across as tough-guy core. Kind of in the same vein as Think
I Care. The sputtering lead on "Destroying" is pretty
cool. My only complaint is the snare is a bit prominent in
the mix but, otherwise, not bad at all."
Maximum Rock N Roll (#277)
wrote : " ...a band to keep your eyes open for, and
quite good for the style"
read more reviews : bystanderfanzine
vinyl version availale also
MURDERS Time to Kill Space CD
and overcrowded to the point of insanity, NYC's bleak political
and social realities have always shaped the music, lyrics,
and lives of the punk bands that inhabit it. CELEBRITY MURDERS
are simply the latest to scream back. This 17-song debut is
a product of their relentless live shows and frenzied rehearsals
in a city that won't let you sleep. The music is heavy, fast
and ugly: like the city they still call home. Their cover
is a custom piece from Rev. Kevin Slaughter of the Church
of Satan that reinforces the disturbing nature of the music
that's recorded. NYC is falling apart, here's the soundtrack.
magazine (Vol.12 #9) gave it a 10 out of 10 and called
it "....the hardcore album of the decade" (and they
&LETTUCE(#85) wrote "....Something about
this band will piss you off and they'll be pleased at that
result and leave you in the path of destruction that they
(#271) "...Crushing heaviness at times, without turning
into metalcore,screamy without the techno-core moments".
wrote "...Celebrity Murders is a great band and Time
to Kill Space is without a doubt, one of the best hardcore
albums to come around in a long, long time. This could quite
possibly be the only band strong enough to mount a resurrection
of the NYC hardcore scene that's lain dormant ‘lo these
more reviews: hanging
like a hex , bystander
fanzine , aversionline
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END OF THE UNIVERSE You’re the
is the debut release from these VA Beach hardcore veterans
that everyone has 'heard of'. Members of this band have played
in Channel, Converge and Jesuit. Their music is heavy and
brutal but not predictable by any means. Fans of Deadguy and
Coalesce will quickly add this CD to their collection. The
artwork is an original piece from Paul Romano (you know, the
PRESS (#58) proclaimed it "...the metal album
of the year" (check it out here)
like a hex
MURDERS One-Sided 7"
HORROR First Blood Parts I & II CD
The Horror make their recorded debut
with their "First Blood" 10" on Chainsaw Safety
Records. 14 songs of raw hardcore featuring members of the
long-standing UK hardcore band Voorhees. The Horror employs
a similar old Boston HC feel of Voorhees only tighening things
up, producing a faster and heavier sound with vocals more
along the lines of Void than Negative Approach. This cd combines
both the ir debut 10" and the Coalition 10". 28
furious hardcore anthems of pure pissed-off energy.
the reviews: qchc.com
formerly of Boston, currently of Brooklyn have been pounding
away at it since 1997. Keelhaul, hailing from Cleveland, also
formed in 1997. Both bands tour relentlessly. Both bands need
to be seen live to be believed. Both bands' sonic assault collects
all heavy and aggressive music that has come before and escort
it into the black hell of the future. For this release, Anodyne
contributed an original and a Throbbing Gristle cover. Keelhaul's
track features guest vocals by Craw's McTighe. These songs are
exclusive to this release.
BLACK HAND War Monger CD
This is Canada's The Black Hand debut full-length
follow. Politically charged hardcore that's combines the ferocity
of crusty hardcore with the heaviness thrashy metal with a raw,
crustcore feel - fast, faw, and rough, with great breakdowns
and rabid vocals. Though The Black Hand are definitely more
metal than these bands, this will definitely appeal to fans
of bands like Tragedy, From Ashes Rise, and Catharsis. Former
members of the also incredible Ire. The cover art is an original
composition from VOI VOD's Away.
This is the long awaited discography of
this much loved & short lived NY band. Fast, inspirational,
& intense hardcore played without regret. It can be accurately
compared to Infest musically, but taking it to the next level
with their ideals. Includes their 'Compassionate Revolution'
LP, debut 7", rare flexi disc, & much more.
This UK band documents another 5 new blazing
hardcore anthems. They shy away from their usual heavy Neg Approach
sound a bit, but still keep the rough '80s US hc sound full
on, as evidenced by the Agnostic Front cover. Gravelous vocals,
& straightforward hard fast songs like "More Violence
ARMY JACKET 222 LP
This is the debut full length
from the East Coast power violence legends. The band perfected
their style with this release. This is also the recording debut
for the drum machine known as Dave Witte!
STERLING Your Ghost Will Walk CD
Combining the elements of Lungfish and
Ignition on this debut release, Lord Sterling comdbine heavy
rock structures with echoing vocals. Their style has pioneered
countlees bands along the East Coast. This ten song cd is a
testimony to a time that never existed and a memory that hasn't