I’m going to start with some releases that kept me busy throughout November, even though some of them weren’t released in November, but that’s when I chose to listen to them anyway. As I’ve said before, only fresh stuff. Order of appearance has only to do with the order I thought about them while I was writing this.
Dirty Wombs – Accursed To Overcome
Hardcore punk, Iron Maiden “s/t” & “Killers”-era solos and Japan’s Burning Spirits fetishism through the prism of Greek DIY scene’s aggressiveness.
Screamo/hardcore punk coming straight out of Athens’ black hole. Pure screams that seek a way-out found their home in the emotional and dark music of Mavro Gala.
Angry, feminist & political hardcore punk from Austria that’s here to stay. For fans of G.L.O.S.S. and TORSO.
The trio from Canada is back with a terrifying record where they enrich their noise rock homage of their previous album “Success” by adding their infamous metallic hardcore aesthetic.
The interbalkan DIY noise rock alliance of Greece and Bulgaria in a cassette format is not something to pass easily by.
Furiously political black-metal-meets-crust from Berlin with a fairly modern metallic production that kind of alienated me at first, adds much to their destructive intentions in the end.
Living Under Drones – Our Convulsing Stomachs Swallowed Our Exhausted Selves: This Is the Manifestation of an Almost Pathological State of Terror
Foggy Ioannina gave birth to nothing less than the sweltering haze that answers to the name of Living Under Drones. Their latest endeavor leaves back their post-rock forms and gets on with 90’s post-hardcore and noise rock influences through technological, Lynchian nihilism.
For lovers of British post-81 hardcore punk, this full of reverb effort from the band from Thessaloniki will leave them more than satisfied.
The one-man-band of Christoffer Öster (ex-Totem Skin) is on the same page after their self-titled debut. That means we’re dealing with four more melodic blackened crust epics that keep the quality at the top.
Weak Ties / The Gentle Art Of Chokin’ – Split
This is a record that is consumed as fast as a tequila shot of politically charged powerviolence between two powerful German bands.
“Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV.”