Orgullo Sur - Viento Divino

Rebel Records - EP -


1267_osvd.jpgViento divino (Divine Wind) is 12th EP from Orgullo Sur I think and it is limited to 414 pieces (180 on yellow vinyl). On EP are two songs and the first one on A side is brilliant cover from Slegehammer (Kamikaze) and on B side is song Firme Y Fuerte (Firm and Strong). First piece is absolutely great even it is “just” oer version. Whole concept of the song is faster and sound is more modern than original and Carlos plays great guitar tunes and solos (especially at the end of the song). Video and lyrics on this piece can be found on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeQGOQ-giPs. Second song is faster and as I wrote in review on their full album Defiende Tu Hogar the rhythm of OS compared to previous albums is faster and I like it more than before. Again you may hear nice guitar and in both songs is also cool bass line. You may check the song here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9JfJdEAcxM. Graphics is done as tribute to Japaneese pilots so planes, sakur blossomns, toast before the last flight…inside are lyrics in Spanish plus short text in English about Viento Divino lyrics. Absolutely great!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 26.08.2021

Hammer and the Nails/Exili - s/t

Disco Nightmare/PST Records - EP -


1266_hatn_ex.jpgSplit maxi EP of US band HatN and Catalan Exili is limited to 500 copies on black wax and it is out on Disco Nigthmare/Pretty Shitty Town Records. Each band has there two songs - HatN has there End to Yourself and Not Yet Ruined and Exili´s songs are All Hail New Masters and Vella Glória (Old Glory). HatN are experienced band from Boston with many records behind them. Middle rhythm, intelligent lyrics, rough vocal and nice guitars…this is what you het from them and as a bonus you will hear keyboards at the beginning of Not Yet Ruined. First piece End to Yourself is spit in the face to all advocates of globalization, corporations and modern world where money has no real value and rich countries exploit poor ones. Second one is about the fact that sometimes you should work through the storm and dark to get in the better times. Both songs are fuckin´ great and I didn´t expect anything else. Exili comes from the city of Lleida and in their line up is Pep from Codi De Silenci. Band has already released two EP´s from 2018 and 19. Their first song is in English (which is for the first time, all songs from previous EP´s were in their mother tongue) and I have to say that their music is quite similar to HatN except the vocals which are not so rough. First song is about the fact that man should go always forward and be brave even the imaginary ship is broken. Song has great refrain. Second song is in their mother tongue and it fits better to the band (or to the vocalist). Both bands have two guitars and you may hear it in their music. When comes to the cover – it is perfect – unconventional motive drawn with water colours, initials (like in middle age books) and lyrics inside (with changed names in HatN side). This is absolutely perfect and must have release!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 13.08.2021

Driák - To není jak to vypadá

DIY - CD -


1265_driak_ntjtv.jpgFourth album of this punkrock band from the foothills of Krkonoše is out as CD packed in digipack with 9 songs on it including instrumental Intro. You may know two songs from videos - Tady je Krakonošovo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBXq5N7wGgA), which is ode to their region (which is really beautiful) and older song Starý rybář – Old Fisherman (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br2FyHv6mPY) – so together five new songs (there is also re-recorded song Poslední vlak – The Last Train from the last album). The band plays in six (three guitars but they never play live with all of them because one of the guitarist is fireman and he can´t attend every gig). On vocals is Průža from Arrogants with accordion. Topics of the lyrics are serious and non-cliché – Sorry Jako (about our prime minister), Atentát (about Operation Anthropoid), Boží mlýny – Wheels of Justice (about the fact that one day everyone should pay their bills), To není jak to vypadá (Things Are not How They Look Like) then personal song Poslední Vlak (about the death of close person) ond Na tenkém ledě – On Thin Ice (about the fact some things are forbidden – like dating your friends girl). Musically it is fresh punk rock with accordion in spirit of bands like The Rumjacks or Tři Sestry or Cenzúra (if we stay in our area). Průža knows how to sing melodicaly (like Na tenkém ledě or Boží mlýny) and harder also (Sorry jako, Atentát or To není jak to vypadá), songs are slower (beginning of Atentát, Poslední vlak) but also faster (To není jak to vypadá or Sorry jako), but all are really melodical. CD is packed in colour digipack with lyrics and contacts but no band photo. Really nice punk rock with something to say.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 11.08.2021

The Trade - s/t

Rebellion Records - EP -


1264_thetrade.jpgThe Trade is Dutch-British project with Lliam (guitar in Close Combat and Priorities), Ronny (drums in The Reapers, Discharger) and Toma (Hard Wax, Hostile Minds, Arch Rivals) in line up and this is their debut single. This project has been in their minds since 2019 and this is the result. Two songs in English - All Grown Up (https://youtu.be/nyOLCHbMYsY) and The Chosen Few (https://youtu.be/JJWHSrthJ6s) on EP limited to 300 pieces (100 white and 200 black). Tom´s spirit from Hard Wax can be heard mainly in second songs The Chosen Few which is more into bovver rock with silent guitar at the beginning which come into nice solo. First song has great melodical refrain. Both songs have classic/cliché lyrics about skinhead way of life. Cover is quite simple in black/white. These songs won´t bore you for sure.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 10.08.2021

Crown Court - Sect Fifty Nine b/w The Scum

Rebellion Records - EP -


1263_cc_sfn.jpgFifth EP/single of this band from London which play since 2013. EP is limited to 500 copies (150 black and 350 yellow) and both songs can be checked on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW7ASkY28Fc and both songs deal with football (first one is number of sector where band goes). Music is straight forward with fast rhythm of the drums and guitar with no booster effect and together with bands like B-Squadron, Arch Rivals or (disbanded) Last Crusade makes new blood of British Oi! music. First piece Sect Fift Nine is faster, second one The Scum is slower and more melodic (mainly in refrain). Cover is in blue/yellow colours and on the backside is nice photo from away match. Perfect.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 30.07.2021