Posts tagged "powerviolence"
#131: THE KILLERS - “voice of reason”
i guess there have been various bands called THE KILLERS long before NEW ORDER used the fictitious name in the video to the song “crystal” and THE KILLERS (pop-rock-band) from las vegas went big. this 7” is by a powerviolence-/fastcore-band from the late 90ies.
i remember lots of people talking about this record or band, because some ex-members (or at least one) of CHARLES BRONSON were in it. and CHARLES BRONSON was, together with REVERSAL OF MAN, one of the most popular powerviolence bands (at least here in vienna) of that time.
the record was released on a german label called chappi records in 1999. the 11 songs are really straightforward fastcore/powerviolence with some nice moshparts. lyricwise you get lots of political topics (e.g. a hate-song against nike), which is quite typical for that era.
by the way: that’s for sure the heaviest vinyl-7” in my collection. i just put it on a scale: it weighs 70 grams!
#77: THE END OF THE CENTURY PARTY - “songs - dances - drums”
if you are into 90ies-powerviolence, this 7” has to be in your collection. the 8 songs (recorded in october 1996) have everything that made powerviolence so awesome. you’ll hear the whole programme from really fast grindcore to slower mosh-parts. especially the screaming voice and the drum-work are outstanding.
there were lots of bands doing that kind of sound in the late 90ies, but THE END OF THE CENTURY PARTY together with REVERSAL OF MAN belonged to the best ones.
#36: CHARLES BRONSON/QUILL - “split”
i never was fascinated of japanese grind-/hardcore-bands. most of the time it just was curiosity, how they sound like. but japanese labels (nat records in this case) and bands often got really great “partners” for split-releases.
i think i’ve only listened to the QUILL-side of this 7” twice. the first time after buying it and the second time now. 9 songs of japanese-grind-core with a pretty good voice - but just the screaming-parts. anyway.
but damn - CHARLES BRONSON are so great. i haven’t listened to them for a while now. the 7 songs (recorded in 1996) totally blow me away. really fantastic powerviolence. incredible. definitely one of my favourite hardcore-bands.
#34: CAPITALIST CASUALITIES/STACK - “split”
damn - i really like those CAPITALIST CASUALITIES-songs. especially the double-bass-mosh-part on “slave” is awesome. exactly the kind of powerviolence i like. and i just figured out that they are still around playing shows.
the STACK-songs are quite good as well. especially “six six six pack”, which actually are six songs knitted together to one. this has a very nice mosh-part in it as well. the other songs are more grindcore than powerviolence.
all the songs were recorded in 1995 and released on six weeks (usa) and equality records (germany). the 7” comes with a text-sheet that explains communication with the pragmatic metacommunicative axioms of paul watzlawick. a part of the hardcore-scene in the 90ies was really sophisticated.
#17: ASMODINAS LEICHENHAUS - “s/t”
ASMODINAS LEICHENHAUS play this furious kind of german powerviolence that totally blows you away. there’s only one disturbing thing: the mosh-parts that totally keep you in the “flow” most of the times get cut off by the super fast grindcore-parts. so you can’t really get into the songs. which is hard anyway, because they are quite short. there are 12 songs on this 7”, which has a killer-sound for a 1997-recording (and a really nice booklet as well). i’ve never seen a show of ASMODINAS LEICHENHAUS, but i guess those must have been damn energetic.
it’s really interesting to read the lyrics of the songs - that are at least 12 years old. nowadays the argumentation maybe would be a little different, but not that much has changed. “schutt und asche” for example deals with destroying the nature and could have been the soundtrack of the cop 15 (united nations climate change conference) last week and of it’s failure as well.