Horda - Tolerância Zero

Combate Brutal - LP -

1288_horda_tolerancia.jpgFull length album of this Portuguese project is out after two years from their single on their home label Combate Brutal. LP was released in 2x100 copies (with gold and black cover) + 20 test pressings. Cover is variaton on Goya´s famous painting “Saturn eating their children”, inside is paper with lyrics and photos plus big poster with front cover. Together you may check 10 songs in Portuguese put equaly on both sides of the LP with 45 rpm. Song titles are Duro (Hard), Inimigo (Enemy), Lado a Lado (Side by side), Guerra nas Bancadas (War on the Terraces), Ergan os Copos (Rise your Glass), Tolerancia Zero (Zero Tolerance), Pisando Forte (Hard step), Violencia, Nunca Foste (You´ve never been) and Skinheads. On Violencia is done official video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfxLNHxwbCM. Rattus is taking care of vocals, guitar and bass, Joao plays drums. Beside this in songs Lado a Lado, Pisando Forte and Nunca Foste you will hear saxophone (which they have also on their debut single) which reminds me old French bands and from the new ones Insidious Skins for example. In last piece Skinheads can be hear also samples. This reminds me other Portugal bands like Gume (where Rattus is playing also) or Nucleo Duro (with their darker sound). It is mainly slower middle rhythm with more spoken vocals (faster is song Inimigo) with strong singalong vocals and significant bass line and heavy drums (which are not based just on bass and snore drum). Lyrics are quite obvious from song titles – typical street and skinhead topics. I really like all mentioned songs with saxophone. This is absolutely cool album for all music fans and all collectors.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 22.07.2022

Nápoi!ka - Další doušek

DIY - CD -

1287_napoika_2.jpgSecond CD from this band under Giant Mountains is out again in DIY style as a digipack with seven songs (song Vztahová is there in two versions). Song titles are Radikál (Radical), Vztahová (About Relationship), Vendeta, Liga (League), Neviňátko (Innocent) and Život je boj (Life is Fight). Guitar and bass are really cool - just check both in Vztahová or guitar in League. If I didn´t know that Slut is singing I will not recognize him and whole album reminds me early albums from Operace Artaban. I really like Vendeta which is dedicated to our ex prime minister, I like both versions of Vzrahová and the last and faster one Život je boj. Other sonfs are about drugs (Neviňátko), association Patriotic League which can be see nowadays again (League), overview and misunderstanding (Radikál) or life struggles (Život je boj). Booklet is perfect and rich with lyrics in CZ and EN, photos, pictures, posters, thankslist of band members, etc….You can order it again through ceskej_lev@centrum.cz. Nice one and keep on playing boys!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 20.07.2022

Laki & Järjestys - Uusi aika

Hell Stone Records - LP -

1286_laki_full.jpgFirst full album of this Finnish band is out on CD/LP and the title can be translated like New Age and you may check 9 songs in their mother tongue on it including Sparrer´s cover I´ve Got Yout Number under the name Pidä varas). Playing time is around about 25 minutes. CD version will be out as a digipack in the middle of July with bonus songs from the first EP, gatefold LP will be out at the end of the year. Song titles can be translated like Streets of Tomorrow, Fire still Burns, Evil World, Horizon or song dedicated to Rebelllion festival or Fair Game II (on their first EP is first part of this song). Whole album is well done and I like when the band sings in their native language...I really like (best from the LP) second song Huomisen kadut (check it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl5CgM0RPVg), then Rintamamiestalo with fine acoustic beginning and covered vocals or classic fast one Perjantaina illalla. Fine piece.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 27.06.2022

Hammer and the Nails - s/t

Lionheart Records - EP -

1285_hatt_sac.jpgBoston based bandwhich has already released many singles has now brand new EP, now out through Lionheart Records. EP was made in four versions (green and red cover with soldier – 110 and 125 copies, 10 gold test pressings and 325 with bunker cover). Together you may check four songs – Sparrow and Crow and It´s Never Enough on side A, theese songs are new and re-recorded East Meets West and cover from post punk/new wave band XTC No Thugs in Our House on side B. The first song Sparrow and the Crow is absolutely great and it follows the footsteps of their previous albums and it is about hypocrisy. Second one It´s Never Enough has great guitar which is little bit drowned in strophes but during refrain it rises. Original version East Meets West can be checked on We Breed Ugly compilation. This version is new recording and it is about the clash of cultures. I can not rate the cover because I don´t know the original tune. To the EP is added paper with lyrics, small card with info about your version and sticker. This is perfect EP and who like Boston bands must have this in his collection (if it is possible to buy it somewhere).
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 14.06.2022

Sabotage - Alla Uppgifter Om Att Motståndet Skall Upphöra Är

Club Underground Records - EP -

1284_sabotage_new.jpgAll Information, that Resistance Should End Is False…is the title of last EP from Sabotage with three songs - Rock Mot Globalismen (Rock Againt Globalism) and Gränsvakt (Border Patrol) on side A and Masspsykos (Mass Psychosis) on side B. They play in three pieces line up (guitar and bass is recorded by Erik) but live line up is in four pieces. EP is limited to 300 copies on black vinyl plus five testpressings. Songs on A side has around about five minutes each and you will really like it. Rock Mot Globalisten is faster piece with clear title, second one Gränsvakt is even better (guitar is perfect!) with lyrics about how border patrol risked their lives to protect motherland and nation from enemy. Last piece Masspsykos is about the topics which cause mass hystery se dotýká témat, která způsobují masvou hysteria (change of climate is mentioned). Song is again in middle rhythm with perfect combination of guitar riffand drums at the end of the song. Graphics is quite similar to previous pieces – head of gryf, band photos, paper with lyrics and short thankslist. Lyrics are perfect about the things which make angry a lot of people. Rock mot globalismen, rock mot liberalismen! Perfect.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 16.05.2022