The first song I heard from the album was "Hell's Direction" and I gotta say it, it blew me away then and still do each and every time I listen to it. So you can't only imagine how stoked I was for the full album. Now that 'How The Gods Chill' is available for free streaming in all its glory, after couple listens I shake my head in disbelief at the dopeness this albums delivers.
After short intro, on the powerful opening track Blind the band brings heavy and aggressive groove, complete with crunchy riffs and tight drums. The strong vocals sounds right at home there no matter if it's classic, rugged hardcore delivery or more clean type of singing.
The rest of the tracks are equally dope. I can't pick my favorite one yet, they all sound damn near perfect to me. One of the thing I gotta give the band credit for is how they incorporate elements from various hip-hop classics, like the bass part in Cracks OF Hate which is the same as on Mobb Deep's The Realest. I am pretty sure the deeper you dig into this album the more you find stuff like that. All in all, it feels like a hardcore tribute to classic albums like The Infamous, Magnum Force or Dah Shinin'. Very dope!
Not to mention guest verses from Kool G Rap and Mayhem Lauren, to have these dudes on the album must have costed a fortune so don't be greedy and cop that album when you got a chance.
The debut demo from these Polish cats brings dynamic, hard-hitting and groove-heavy tunes that every serious hardcore kid will appreciate. If the band’s name makes you think of that Trapped Under Ice song, that means your mind is going in a right direction. No doubt that Baltimore band had some influence on the way Street write and execute their songs, but the band also pours a lot of their own ideas and energy in the songs. Not once listening to the demo you got an impression of them being second rate copycats. As for the lyrics, they’re bleak but in a down-to-earth way so you don’t have to work at getting to the crux of what a song is about. It definitely doesn’t mean there’s a lack of depth, the author is a truly tortured mind and it shows.
All in all, this is an undeniably good demo, with a dope combination of ideas, skills and genuine aggression that add some more depth to the stripped down hardcore tracks. The band has kept on getting better since this one came out so I hope to hear more from them in the future. If tapes are your thing, cop it here.
Ain't no slowing down for Human Animal dudes. The band has just released a split with Buffalo, NY’s Wreckage via Head 2 Wall Recs. Two tracks from each band, you can give it a listen here. This is some true aggressive hardcore shit right here! Banger!
My peeps in Concrete and Hammerfist hooked up for a split 12" release due out via Irish Voodoo Recs. Two tracks from the record have been unleashed to the net and you can check 'em out below. Look out for the LP to hit the streets later this summer.
These two tracks are hard as hell and definitely live up to the expectations I had for any new music from these dudes. Hardside is one of my favorite current bands and both Lawless and Forever are absolutely one of their top joints. The combination of harsh, agressive vocals with gritty singing parts get the job done as always, while musically this is one of their tightest job ever.
This is fresh joint from Cold World and it makes me even more hungry for band's upcoming album. I know this song dropped couple days ago and has been featured on virtually every hardcore blog out there, but this track is so hard I can't resist posting it anyway. Plus, I am pretty sure everyone who's rap education hasn't ended on Drake or Lil'Wayne recognizes the opening riff. Music make this thug calm down!
You might remember Life For A Life from an interview I did with these dudes back in 2012, but the band has been doing some cool stuff lately with music and shows so I thought I might catch up with them again and ask about some recent stuff. It took me about two months to post it, but here it is. Read the interview and then head to band's facebook and bandcamp to check music and keep yourself updated on the band.
Watch out for Pantah's debut ep 'Not For Me' to drop soon enough! The band will be releasing this gem via The Limit Records (NL), and the same material will be also availabile on tape through Cause & Effect Records (UK). One track from the upcoming record is already available for your listening pleasure. If the rest of the new tunes are as dope as 'Scum Of This Earth', they will get my money for sure. It seems that if you dig their first demo you won't be dissapointed with the new record. This is the same rugged, aggressive stuff with pretty crazy vocals. Go to band's facebook and click like button to get all the updates on the ep.