Friday, December 14, 2018

Reality Parts #1, #2, #3, and #4!jlBEAAgZ!dTmKCxlds2L2lWyhIACxgmasusCHxaxOLAXcFDfva-U

Name: Reality compilation series 
Label: Deep Six Records (USA). 
Featured bands: Excrucitating Terror, Lack Of Interest, Despise You, Spazz, CROM, Man Is The Bastard (Part #1); Asshole Parade, Excrucitating Terror, Dystopia, Infest, Despise You, Lack Of Interest, Suppression, No Comply, Noothgrush, Spazz, Purgatoria, Man Is The Bastard, Capitalist Casualties, Stapled Shut, Enemy Soil, Evolved To Obliteration, Bad Acid Trip, C:### (Part #2); Los Crudos, The Locust, Su19b, Infest, Ruido, Jenny Piccolo, Halo Epidemic, MK Ultra, Black Army Jacket,  Visual Discrimination, Charles Bronson, Peter Mangalore, Dropdead, Corrupted, Phobia, Hellnation, Benümb, Bred On Deception (Part #3. This is indeed my favorite part of all); 324, Haymaker, Hawgjaw,  Low Threat Profile, Inspite, Manchurian Candidates, Progeria, Toshiro Mifune, Overpowering, Ruido, Unruh, I Found God, Lack Of Interest, Su19b, Damad, Sepsism, Stress, Self-Inflicted, Pretty Little Flower, Dudman, Lana Dagales, Bred On Deception, Halo Epidemic and Hpylori (Part#4).       
Format: LP/CD.
Country: USA.
Release date: 1996 (Part #1), 1997 (Part #2), 1999 (Part #3) and 2002 (Part #4)

Coucou, les! We're back with another short yet wholesome entry (Ay, así papu. Qué rico! Ehem, ok...) before 2018 dies for good and once for all (DIIEEEE!). So, this time I will publish a compilation series I've also wanted to feature long time ago: Reality. Originally released back in 1996 (Part #1), 1997 (Part #2), 1999 (Part #3) and 2002 (Part #4) by Deep Six Records (US), this compilation series was also an important "ABC to" different extreme hardcore punk variants such as powerviolence, grindcore and sludge in late-90s and early-00s. As a curious fact, Lack Of Interest, whose drummer also runs the label, is the only band featured in every part of the comp series, except the third one. Other bands featured in more than one part are Excrucitating Terror, Spazz, Infest, Despise You, Man Is The Bastard, Su19b, Halo Epidemic and Ruido.

Now, note that if you follow this humble blog, we've already featured some other collections such as Blllleeeaaaaauurrrgggghhh! and Cry Now, Cry Later, among others, whose content is pretty similar, if not the same, to the Reality compilation series'. Indeed, heavyweights such as Spazz, Charles Bronson, Infest, Capitalist Casualties, Man Is The Bastard, Dropdead, Los Crudos, etc. are included. But you can also find some others that don't come to mind so easily like Excrucitating Terror, Gasp, CROM (All hail the CROM), Noothgrush, Suppression, Asshole Parade, Dystopia and  Corrupted. And, last but not least, this compilation series, features some international participants such as Overpowering (Spain) and Haymaker (Canada) that got some praise and recognition in the US and also includes other cryptic jewels such as Peter Mangalore, Unruh and Lana Dagales, as well.   

Lastly, click on the image above for downloading all 4 parts in one file. Every file contains artwork, inserts, layouts and lyrics' sheet, except for the fourth part. I'd like to thank Fucked By Noise blog for providing the files (Thank you so much, pal!). Some artwork, inserts and lyrics' sheet were taken from my personal music library.  Highly recommended if you dig extreme hardcore variants such as powerviolence and grindcore. Enjoy and until next time. Kisses and hugs!

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Worlds Shortest Album compilation!u8oiyQRK!O9vrjkCKa5Uzng15nnjsHpFl5you_OTfzslgKvPkX3M

Coucou, les! We're back with a quick yet unexpected entry. Hélas, I had to discard some of the last special posts of the year I was working on since they were notoriously ambitious and I don't have so much free time either. I'm really sorry for the high expectations but I'll try to re-arrange and organize them for being published some time later in 2019. But, in the meantime, as a way of me racheter, I decided to post some short yet wholesome (Ay, qué rico. Papuuuuu! Ehem, ok...) entries like this one before this fucked up year finally comes to an end. Finally, I'm also compiling and digitalizing some physical editions of different colombian hardcore punk records whose respective entries I still have to update (If you read carefully the blog, you already know which ones are) and I'm finishing my list of the best picks of 2018 as well. This list will be published during the first or second week of January, however. With all that written, let's begin. 

The Worlds Shortest Album is a grindcore compilation released back in 2013 by Earache Records (UK), one of the world's most renowed and influential grindcore and extreme metal record labels, during their record store day (April 20th) that year. This collection was a 5" vinyl packaged in a 12" gate fold sleeve and also had a limited edition of red-colored vinyl (200 copies). But the real catch of this record is undoubtedly its length time: 13 songs in 83 seconds. 83 fuckin' seconds. I'm not sure if this compilation is already regarded as the shortest album ever but I dare to say it certainly is (at least within the whole hardcore punk spectrum).

Now, the featured bands are: Napalm Death (UK), Morbid Angel, Brutal Truth, AxCx, Lawnmower Deth, Insect Warfare (US), Painkiller (UK/US) and Wormrot (Singapore). Note that the featured tracks roughly last between 4 and 10 seconds each. The name of each band technically speak for themselves so, you won't have a valid excuse for not getting it. The only thing that really caught my attention was Morbid Angel's contributed track since it's instrumental and completely different to their iconic death metal savoir faire. Pretty cool, though. Also, the compilation does feature Napalm Death's You Suffer and Brutal Truth's Collateral Damage tracks, both included in the Guiness World Records Book as the shortest song and the shortest song featured in a musical video ever, respectively. Finally, ignore the fact that AxCx are included. I know they're either loved or despised but their musical influence in grindcore, notably the noisecore variant, is enormous (Sigh...)

Lastly, click on the image for downloading this record. Artwork, inner sleeve and track listing are included in the file. All-in-one. The original release didn't include lyrics' sheets for obvious reasons. As a curious fact, I could rip each song individually since the record had little silent moments between the songs (This was probably done for filling up space in the vinyl ha ha ha). Do you think you're busy enough in your boring adult life without time for listening to some good ol' fashioned grindcore? This record will definitely help you. For sure. Highly recommended. Enjoy and until next time. Kisses and hugs!     

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Ultimate Screamo Mixtape

Featured bands: Wherebirdsmeettodie, Kishote, To Be Gentle, Elle, To Be Gentle, Boneflower, Lentic Waters, Sans Visage, The Ultimate Screamo Band, The Longer We Stray From The Light, Canine, Descubriendo A Mr. Mime, Respire, Absent, I Hate Sex, Heavy Weather, Jet Black, The Tidal Sleep, Shizune, Viva Belgrado, Bria Tharen, They Sleep We Live, Frail Body, Keyes, Knarre, Fallow, A City Sorrow Built, Closer, Tenue, Rha., Rend, Barrow, Drei Affen, Comadre, Crowning, NIBOOWIN, Terry Green, Vientre, Anteater, Aviator, Escapado, Les Mauvais Jours, When All We Love Is Lost, Øjne.       
Release date: November 30, 2018 (Digital edition)

Coucou, les! We're back with another quick update. Just like the previous post, I also was wondering why there hasn't been more emo/screamo-related compilations lately. So, the broken and deaf heavens somewhat heared my pleadings out and I discovered this amazing international sampler curated by someone in Hanover, Germany which was also released today in digital edition. And that was only a few hours ago...Nice. 

Now, you'll find in here more than 30 bands around the world playing this brand of emotionally-driven hardcore punk known as screamo (or skramz for the trve kvlt connaisseurs). The musical execution is a mix of both chaotic and melodic music with political and personally-charged lyrics. Indeed, many of these acts are fairly renowed since they're one of the most representative nowadays in the subgenre such as Comadre (USA), Drei Affen (Spain), Øjne, Shizune (Italy) and The Ultimate Screamo Band (Canada), for naming a few. But there are also some emerging acts such as Respire (Canada), Kishote (Germany), Tenue (Spain) and Elle (USA), and, of course, Vientre from Colombia, which has been one of best our picks in prior years. I'm glad south american bands are getting attention abroad but there are more hidden jewels within these lands of tropical anarchy...

Finally, click on the image where you'll get redirected to the official bandcamp account and listen to this amazing sampler. Try also to look for each band's individual works and support them. It's totally worth it. I hope to see in the near future more compilations like these ones with more south american and south east asian bands. Highly recommended. Enjoy and until next time. Kisses and hugs!