Posted Dec. 10, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
This year I was so psyched! I am a big horror punk fan. There are three bands I really, really enjoy. Calabrese is one of ... read more
Posted Dec. 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m.
Some soft strumming on the guitar draws your attention. Post-hardcorish emo vocals ask you if you ever wondered what it is like to kill someone. ... read more
Posted Nov. 4, 2019, 9:49 p.m.
Loud Love is a Belgian five piece that released their debut EP on White Russian Records. Everyone in this record has past experience in other ... read more
Posted Oct. 14, 2019, 7:36 p.m.
Every once in a while I enjoy reviewing something that is out of my comfort zone. Uma Galera is one of those bands. I selected ... read more
Posted Sept. 23, 2019, 9:30 p.m.
Hybrid warfare is a strategy that combines political -, conventional -, irregular - and cyber warfare. Thank you, Wikipedia, for this insight. Malvina uses the ... read more
Posted Aug. 13, 2019, 1:19 a.m.
What I like about loads of European bands is that they sing in their native tongue. Sure, you’ll find bands everywhere that write at least ... read more
Posted July 29, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Sometimes, no matter how much you like a band, they just fall off your radar. Not because of you being uninterested. Sometimes it just happens. ... read more
Posted July 23, 2019, 1:02 a.m.
Some bands really know how to unite. Drei Affen is one of those bands. They make a sport out of uniting labels on their releases. ... read more
Posted July 2, 2019, 1:37 a.m.
Vånna Inget is a band I almost forgot about. That’s what six year of absence can do. Things have not been completely quiet during those ... read more
Posted July 2, 2019, 1:09 a.m.
With the music world transferring more and more to a digital world I sometimes feel that the artwork that acompanies an album has become less ... read more
Posted May 20, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Every now and then I come home from the supermarket and think to myself, while unpacking: I should not have gone there while being hungry. ... read more
Posted May 6, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Is artwork an important part of a record? I tend to think so. I am bit old-school and like to listen to a record with ... read more
Posted April 8, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Recently I picked up my longboard from the barn where it was in hibernation for quite some time. I have been cleaning the bearings and ... read more
Posted April 1, 2019, 5:20 p.m.
What’s in a name? Radical Fun Time. Well, it is radical. Just take a look at that artwork. Someone had fun with that! It hurts ... read more
Posted March 11, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
When I received the promo for Born To Be Mild the first thing that struck me was the artwork. It matched with the (previously discussed) EP, ... read more
Posted Feb. 18, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
The Ejector Seats is a bit of a mystery band to me; it’s pretty hard to find anything about them online. I've learned about two ... read more
Posted Feb. 11, 2019, 5:21 p.m.
Does fun belong in music? Or more specifically: does fun belong in grindcore? And I don’t mean the porn or gore variant (I admit, some ... read more
Posted Jan. 28, 2019, 8:04 p.m.
The last couple of years the Macedonian punk scene was a revelation to me. Fonija, Bernays Propaganda and Noviot Pochetok became personal favourites while other bands like Xaxaxa have had ... read more
Posted Dec. 10, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Let me tell you something about reviewing and how it is decided what will get a review on here. Sometimes it is very straight forward: ... read more
Posted Nov. 19, 2018, 8:18 p.m.
Musicwise I grew up in the '90s. Unlike my peers I did not enjoy the punk of that time (Green Day and The Offspring), nor ... read more
Posted Nov. 5, 2018, 8:25 p.m.
Sometimes I like my punk straightforward. Give me some power chords, play them high speed, high energy for one to three minutes and I’m a ... read more
Posted Oct. 1, 2018, 8:41 p.m.
Last year White Russian Records made me very happy by releasing Travoltas’ comeback album Until We Hit The Shore, which ended up being my favourite record of ... read more
Posted Sept. 18, 2018, 11:07 p.m.
Austrian touring machine Astpai are ready to release their sixth full length album unto the world. Astpai has held a low profile recently. Their previous ... read more
Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
Currently I am recovering from a heatwave that seemed be going on forever. Unfortunately for me I am not very good at dealing with high ... read more
Posted Aug. 20, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Smash Singles collects all previous releases of Fashionism. Four singles to be precise (released between 2015 and 2017): Smash The State (With Your Face), Quit ... read more
Posted July 30, 2018, 7:35 p.m.
This EP is voted best album of 2018 by half of the band according to the sticker on the CD. That should tell you something ... read more
Posted June 18, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
Just look at the name of this band. Any associations? Mine was: ah, Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, Killimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, must be working along the same lines. ... read more
Posted June 11, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
Feed The Cat is skatepunk band from Toulouse, France. Never Press Rewind, Except… is their second release after the EP Kick The Fat. Their sound is undeniably skatepunk. ... read more
Posted June 4, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
Loads of bands that I follow or followed start out pretty heavy and during their career start to get (a bit more) mellow. Sometimes this ... read more
Posted May 17, 2018, 4:46 p.m.
Do you like to be challenged every now and then? Just so that you are forced out of your comfort zone? Some say the best ... read more
Posted May 9, 2018, 11:32 p.m.
Some bands need a couple of albums to find their sound, their niche if you like. Other bands seem to have stumbled upon their sound ... read more
Posted April 9, 2018, 11:31 p.m.
If you think this band has something to do with Sun-0)))))))))))))))))))) or Deafheaven (even after looking at the artwork), please look on! You will not find anything of your ... read more
Posted April 2, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
Shortly after releasing their debut full length I had the opportunity to have a chat with Barren Womb. They then told me they liked playing ... read more
Posted March 19, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
The Great Divide came to my attention four years ago when they released their second release White Bird. At that time The Great Divide reminded me ... read more
Posted Feb. 26, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
Wake is a Canadian grindcore act. One of those grindcore-acts that have taken care of me not growing tired of the genre. The unrelenting speed ... read more
Posted Feb. 19, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
After a couple of years of reviewing I’ve got a love-hate relation with genre definitions. I love ‘em because it makes my job so much ... read more
Posted Jan. 29, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
Every now and then I find it entertaining to randomly pick something out of the promo-bin without overthinking what to review. Sometimes this way I ... read more
Posted Jan. 2, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
One thing I love about split albums is that there’s more often than not one band on it that is new to me. I’ve discovered ... read more
Posted Nov. 21, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Why do I do this? I just reviewed the vinyl release of Myteri’s debut album and now, a couple of weeks later I’m already listening ... read more
Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Would you have told me 20 years ago I would enjoy music like Trachimbrod I would have stared at you in amazement only to laugh ... read more
Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
This is a sweet and short three track 7’’ released by two befriended bands. This EP had me interested when I saw ESC Life was ... read more
Posted Oct. 23, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
How do you keep up to date with new music? I have the luxury of being a reviewer. I’m informed on a constant basis (and ... read more
Posted Sept. 11, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Crutches strike again by doing what they do best. Playing d-takt, mangel or crust or whatever you want to call it. 2015 saw the release ... read more
Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
Why I choose to review Radiation I can’t exactly recall (perhaps sharing members with Rorcal and Vuyvr did the trick, perhaps it was just the description “post-hardcore” that triggered ... read more
Posted Aug. 14, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Fonija became one of my favorite punk bands… correction: favorite bands with the release of Mojot Pekol. I never heard of this Macedonian band before that ... read more
Posted Aug. 7, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Is this bandname some sort of challenge the bandmembers set for themselves? A goal to achieve so to say: be remembered? Is this debut full-length ... read more
Posted July 31, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
It’s time for me to admit I enjoy reading promo blurbs. Every promo either talks about a revelation in an existing genre or about a ... read more
Posted July 24, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
Singles are something I usually avoid when reviewing. I find it difficult to say something that makes sense with so little to work with. For ... read more
Posted June 12, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
It’s only been four months since I was struggling to determine what Blessed was doing on their first EP. I have come back to that ... read more
Posted May 22, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
This was a tough nut to crack. Wow! Why, you ask? Well, this is way out of my comfort zone. It’s as simple as that. ... read more
Posted April 24, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Reunions make me cringe. I’ll just say it like it is. I dislike reunions. A lot. I am always afraid a band will ruin their ... read more
Posted April 10, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
English record label Drunken Sailor Records released this sweet and short EP. For some reason that made me believe Liquids are an English band. And ... read more
Posted Feb. 27, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Do you ever play games where you imagine what would have happened if an artist or a band would have had other influences than they ... read more
Posted Feb. 6, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Don't you just love how you know what you're going to get from just the name of a band? Just think of all those verb-the-noun ... read more
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