Albert Fish - Strongly Recommended

Zerowork Records - LP -

1228_ac_sr.jpgDebut album of Portuguese band Albert Fish is out on vinyl after 18 years. Single sided LP is on black was and it is limited to 200 copies and it is released on their home label Zerowork Records. Together you may check 9 songs (including instrumental piece Nothing instrumentálka) in English played by first line up of the band. In current line up remains just ne original member – bass player Rattus. Songs are remastered compared to previous CD version. Their music varies from melodic punk rock (songs Future, Alone or Sindelar) to faster HC songsa (Killing Time, Copycat Rebels or the last one Turning Point which has both attributes – melodic punk rock and HC). In Sindelar you may hear also acoustic guitar. Lyrics are about the fact that even you have some kind of nice promises the future will not be happy and easy (Future), melancholic Alone which is about tha fact that be alone and don´t care about the others is not always mistake or about the fact that you want to live in peace and free but the others didn´t let you (Wicked Scheme) or about so called rebels who are repeating given consume schemes (Copycat Rebels). Cover is done in similar way as on CD, on backside are lyrics, band photos and thankslist.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 7  •  Date: 22.09.2020

Squelette - Tentative d´Homicide

Bigorna Records - EP -

1227_squelette.jpgNew EP of this band from Paris called Squelette (Skeleton) can be translated like Homicide Attempt and you may check two songs on it. In band are people who arearound bands like Lion´s Law, Rixe, The Sultans etc... Band plays in classic four piece line up (vocals, guitar, bass and drums) with female on bass – Eve. Bigorna release EP in three versions (blue, red and black cover each limited to 123 copies) plus 23 test pressings with band photo on the cover. Songs are called Tentative d´Homicide and Passagers (Passengers). Musically it is rough French Oi” with the touch of classic bands from the 80´s but also newer bands like Oeil Pour Oeil. First song is really dark and hard and its title describes what is the song about (also the cover of EP deals with this topic and it is inspired by Jack the Ripper). At the end is some kind of interlunde followed by spoken vocal. Check the song here Second piece is more melodical (mainly refrain with deep choir in the background) and it is about life balancing of people after their thirties. At the end is again some kind of interlude. Graphics and the cover design is really great (but we know that Bigorna Records knows this very well). Whole cover is full of skeletons, skulls, spiders and webs. Paper with lyrics is cut into coffin shape and EP sleeve contains quote “nous les os qui sommes ici, attendons les vôtres” which is took from the entrance into d´Evora ossuary and it means something like “we bones who are here are waiting for you to join us.” There is also band photo and thankslist. Those who like the French sound check them for sure!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 21.09.2020

Still Defiant - s/t

Rebellion Records/LSM Vinyl - LP -

1226_still.jpgStill Defiant comes from Germany and they have already released demo and EP Till the End and on this album you may find songs from both releases. They are playing in three – guitar and vocals by Lars (Shaved Heads, Buzz Off!, Larry Noseman), bass – Matze (Endstufe) and Nikky on drums. LP is out limited to 500 copies (350 on clear vinyl with black splatters for Europe and 150 black vinyls for USA). Together you may check 10 songs in English (including covers - For You from Anti Nowhere League and Fatigue from Blitz) and in some songs you may hear piano (Fatigue) or tambourine. Brand new songs are two - SHR Rule OK (classic rnr) and Young Warrior (with slide guitar and female vocals). If you know project Lary Noseman you know the sound of Still Defiant – music is on the borders of punk rock, bovver rock, rock´n´roll, etc…(cover of the demo is based on Joy Division cover but drummer has Begbie´s head from Trainspotting). Whole sound is great and nostalgic and it has realyly 70´s/80´s feeling. Most of the songs are fast but there are two slover pieces – last one sie A - Total Surviolence and the last one Go Your Way with nice singalong. From the new bands I will compare them with No Resistance and their albums like VITRIOL or Nova Methodus. Inside is paper with lyrics and some band photos. Really worth listening
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 17.09.2020

The Reapers - Kill´em All

Rebellion Records - LP -

1225_reapers_kea.jpgSecond album from this band which was founded on the ruins of Discharger is out on Rebellion on LP and CD (where you may find three bonus tracks from Oi! Ain´t Dead compilation – Tough Control, I´ve Had Enough and Self Destruction). After spoken intro (from 1982 Vigilante movie) you may check to six brand new songs from them plus cover version of Fortunate Son (from Creedance Clearwater Revival) which is put into the harder and faster rhythm. From the first song Tained Streets the band really kicks your ass and balls especially with song Kill´em All which begins on the spot where Dsicharger ended with their Sword of Our Ancestors. Next two songs are really ultramelodic - Rat Race and From the Gutter which is the best song from the album for me with nice singalong at the beginning. Then came Skinhead Rock´n´Roll with fine bluesy rhythm and solo at the end. Whole song sounds like Chickwick bands with modern sound and arrangement. In similar spirit is their last new song called Through the Fires. Imagine faster Templars or Legionaires spiced with more rock´n´roll and you will receive the sound of The Reapers. Perfect album which will be out on 9th October.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 16.09.2020

Forca/The Sentinels - United as One

Skinhead Core Records - LP -

1224_forca_sentinels.jpgSplit tape of Portuguese band Forca (with members from Kontrattack, Asas da Vinganca, Honor Ferox, Doc 21 etc..., so it means Portuguese and Brazil bands) and US band The Sentinels where Steve from 86 Mentality used to play is out on Russian label Skinhead Core Records (which is run by Nick from Brutal Savage). For Forca it is debut release (even their members have many experiences in playing in different bands), The Sentinels has recorded one album and few songs for 211 Bootboys compilation. Each band has there four songs, album is opened by Forca, all songs are in their native language and first one is called Nova Praga (New Plague), followed by Odiados e Orgulhosos (Hated and Proud), Valhalla and Transvessais (originally written for Honor Ferox). Their sound varies from Chickswick bands (second song Odiados e Orgulhosos) to Hammer and the Nails/Battle Ruins. Tempo is faster with some guitar solos (like in Transvessais). The Senintels has there songs called Nova Minora, Social Insecurity, Brotherhood and Jaws of Life and all four are taken from their album Minority Report (but I don´t know if they are re-recorded or not). Sound of Sentinels is not so raw as Forca sound and also guitar tunes are more playful (like the beginning of Nova Minora). In Social Insecurity are nice HC tunes and in Brotherhood is some guest vocalist. Tempo is slower compared to Forca. Nice underground record!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 11.09.2020