Friday, January 25, 2013

Aussie Bias

For as much shit I talk about the "bias" of small town American bands and how no one shows them love, I am guilty of the same shit but in a different context. I bought this record by Australia's BLKOUT this past summer. I don't know why it's taken me half a year to give it a listen, but it is definitely really good. BLKOUT brings that NYHC "urban" style hardcore like Madball and Cold World, which is right up my alley! I have a feeling this is going to be a regular listen for me now. 

This album comes on Splatter vinyl which on the Six Feet Under site says there were 300 pressed with 100 going to each label. So does that mean 100 of 3 different colors, or 300 of all this color? If someone could clarify, please do. I am not really a fan of the artwork or the splatter vinyl on this. I am not a complete splatter vinyl hater (Mike, here's looking at you) but I do think there are certain standards for splatter vinyl to make it appealing. For one, I like to see at least 2 to 3 colors mixed in with the splatter. I think if this band had a better band name they would probably take off. I mean "BLKOUT"? It's disappointing to me that the music on this is so fantastic, yet the artwork and band name suck.

Come's with a poster. Meh.

I'm much more excited about this music video. Fucking awesome, spray painting the lyrics all over town. Yeah, these guys rule.


  1. A name like "BLKOUT" and splatter vinyl. I'll never give this band a chance.

  2. What is going on with that band name? I'm not sold on the vocals of this band. Not sure why

  3. it's a co-release of six feet under rec, resist rec from australia and demons run amok records from germany and the colour of your copy is the only one - so 300 on orange splatter. going to blog about my copy soon, too.