Thursday, November 26, 2009

Trial - Are These Our Lives?

Trial - Are These Our Lives? (1999)

Not very often do you come across a perfect hardcore record. Well, luckily for you, this is one of them. Strong, insightful, political lyrics refined with a strong, technical sound. I seriously get chills from listening to this record from start to finish every time. I was even fortunate enough to see this band in their most recent (and most likely final) reunion in Chicago earlier this year. Trial is easily in my top favorite hardcore bands of all time, and it's all thanks to this record right here. Enjoy.

Social Justice - Unity Is Strength

Social Justice - Unity Is Strength (1989)

Such an awesome, underrated band. I think this record repressed in 1995. Social Justice was from California and drew influences from bands like Uniform Choice, Bad Religion, Suicidal Tendencies, and Insted. Seriously this band is so underrated and if you haven't heard of them or this record, get it right now! Enjoy.

Blank Stare - S/T

Blank Stare - S/T (2008)

This is Boston straight edge band, Blank Stare's LP and it's pretty damn good. This band recently broke up, which is kind of a bummer. It's fast, it's pissed off, it's edge, it's Boston hardcore. Enjoy.

Remission - Accept

Remission - Accept (2009)

This is the full length from the Chile sensation, Remission. I personally love this band as they remind me of Verbal Assault and One Step Ahead. If you're a fan of those bands, definitely check this out and purchase the record. Order it here: Enjoy.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Iceburn - Moon/Brew #9

Iceburn - Moon/Brew #9 (1994)

I don't know much about this band to be honest, but there was a request for this 7" by someone who sent me a bunch of sweet music, so this is the least I could do in return. But from listening to this record, I can say this band is pretty much a jazz band. I mean the punk influence can be heard, but this is like straight jazz, which is awesome of course. So, Tim, I hope this made your day, haha. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brink - Garage Dayz

Brink - Garage Days (2009)

This is the demo of a new Michigan band called Brink. It was recorded in a garage (hence the name of the demo) and it's actually pretty good for that quality. It was a strong Lockin Out feeling. It reminds me of Breakdown a lot with some Underdog which I can always get down with. Definitely check out this demo if you like those bands or Lockin Out. Hopefully this band puts out some more material with better quality because they are pretty damn sick. Enjoy.