Note: Is that Seoul? Holy fuck!
Hey, les chaton.ne.s!. We're back with this impressive south korean (!) hardcore punk compilation released this year by Family Values Records. I must confess that the south korean hardcore scene is pretty unknown for me. In fact, the only band that I knew, before discovering this compilation, was Scumraid because I had the opportunity to saw them this year in Paris and they were such a blast. I was really impressed and wanted to know more bands from that interesting asian country.
Now, I was surfing on the web and, for a strange reason, I found this superb compilation. This record wasn't supposed to be featured here today, but I needed to share with you this little mine of gold. As the name suggests, it contains the following 14 bands from the capital of South Korea: Dead Gakkahs, Huqueymsaw, Dead Chunks, Gonguri, MyMan Mike, S.A.G.A.L., Scumraid, ChristFuck, The Kitsches, Jordan River, Gukdo, Find The Spot, Yuppie Killer and Octopoulpe. There's nothing to envy to their american and european homologues. It's a pretty solid work: good execution and instrumentation with a high-valued production respecting the D.I.Y. aesthetics of each featured subgenre.
Regarding the sound, we have short, fast and loud hardcore punk the way we do fuckin' love it, papus and mamus. The bands explore different styles such as d-beat, crust punk, grindcore and thrashcore, and, of course, the weird experimental group playing with sounds like noise, electronica and other musical forms beyond human comprehension, that is featured in every modern hardcore/punk compilation, is here.
Finally, you should download this outstanding compilation. I couldn't believe the awesomeness displayed by these outstanding bands. Click on the image above and you'll be redirected to the official bandcamp account, where you can get it for free or paying the price you consider right. Support it. It's worth it. Oh, and I almost forgot, Scumraid makes a fantastic cover to Electro Hippie's classic Mega Armageddon Death, which is one of the shortest grindcore songs ever written. Cool. We do hope to feature more material from these bands in the near future. Highly recommended. Enjoy and until next time. Kisses and Hugs!