Monday, September 29, 2014
Here is a two song ep from New Jersey's Altered Boys, and let me tell you that it is fantastic. Everything that Altered Boys has ever put out is fantastic, and I think they really are one of the more under rated bands right now. They play that USHC sound that everyone seems to be doing right now, but they do it very well. This is on yellow vinyl and out of /150, and it's still available. Head to their bandcamp for a free download as well.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Here is a group from my hometown (San Jose, CA) that has been making alot of noise lately (literally), Permenant Ruin. Featuring members of In Disgust, Hostile Takeover, Busted Outlook and Condenada. This is some super fast, raw noisey, thrashy, d-beaty, angry stuff. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then get into at Warthog Speak because there are still copies of the red second pressing out of /150 here.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I've had really strange luck with any thing to do with Caught in a Crowd. Last time I ordered a CIAC record, it was pretty much a fiasco but I finally got what I wanted. This time around when I knew React! was releasing their ep, I figured I would have no problems...
So I order it the day it comes out, and it takes months and a bunch of unanswered emails to finally get here. Apparently my first package was lost in the mail. It's funny because I've never had an issue with React! until ordering this... so it made perfect sense that Caught in a Crowd would be involved. Luckily for me, they took the lost package on the chin and sent all my records over to me.
Regarding the record itself, it is a beautiful lay out and an excellent recording. Brilliant straight edge hardcore played the way it should be... Fast and angry.
It was /130 on clear with black smoke, /220 on purple, /300 on white, /400 on black.
Right now I'm too lazy to look through my old pay pal logs, but I don't remember if the black smoke copy as on my original package order or if React! threw it in to make up for all the lost time. Either way, I'm happy to have it! Can someone confirm if this was in the original package deal?
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Here is one of Flatspot's latest releases, "Paid in Full" by Milwaukee's CROSS ME. This is some very good metal influenced hardcore that draws some influence from New York acts like Madball. At first, I thought I was listening to the new Criminal Instinct record, because the Cross Me singer's voice has an uncanny resemblance to the Criminal Instinct singer's voice. They also remind me of Alpha & Omega. Don't expect anything new or mindblowing with this release, but this is definitely some good solid hardcore, and it's an easily enjoyable listen at that. I got the pre order package with "Yellow"/Black mix on /100, Clear on /250 and Black on /650.
Here is the backside of the "yellow" and black, which is clearly light green... looking sharp!
Came with a sweet poster. I wish I had won one of the Cross Me test presses with the Eric B and Rakim cover. If I see one pop up on the bay I'll probably be in the mix. For your enjoyment, check out the real Paid in Full below: