Concrete Elitee - The Survival EP

Rebellion Records/LSM Vinyl - LP -

1164_cets.jpgBrand new 12´´from Concrete Elite is called The Survival and you may check seven songs and in title one Survival you may hear Carl from Templars. Concrete Elite or just Concrete, plays great brickwall which is heavy duty like steam roller but on the other hand it has fuckin´ fast acceleration and unbelievable anger, brutality, energy and great guitars. Last piece Razor Boys you may know from split EP with Savage Beat (limited to 100 copies on flexi disc), Power Over Power, Got To Get Out and Survival was released on demo tape to their European tour. Mostly it is middle or slower rhythm (like parts of Power Over Power, Against All Odds or Survival), but Concrete Elite knows to play also faster pieces like Got To Get Out or Razor Boys. On youtube you may check Razor Boys (which is there for 0uite long time) and Survival. Most of all I like Scavanger and Power Over Power. Almost each songs begins with some guitar solo and after that came Manny with his powerful vocal. LP is limited again to 500 copies (350 bone for Europe, 150 black for USA/Canada and 15 testpressings) and it has great cover design. You can find wrong album in the deiscography of Concrete Elite because each piece, which they have released, was brilliant.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 20.12.2018

Savage Beat - Wired

Rebellion Records/LSM Vinyl - LP -

1166_savage_beat_wired.jpgAfter minialbum Trench Warfare came these Dutch guys with full album called Wired with ten brand new songs. In the band are experienced musicians from bands such as Wanderlust, Heroes and Zeros (Marko Petrovič) or Open Wounds for example. From the beginning you have to listen their fast Chicskwick sound with steel guitars without booster with their r´n´r guitars (some are really great), use of tambourine (Tar and Feathers) and fast drums. As I said the rhythm is faster and the hi-hat plays almost nonstop but the band knows also slower things like title one Wired with blues touches raped by dirty rock or Leather On Leather. You may also hear great catchy melodies (not just in refrains) like Man´s Thunder or All Odds Against You. Other great songs are Down the Drain, On the Outside or the first one Take it Further. LP will be limited to 500 copies – 150 black for USA and 350 green for Europe. I can guarantee that not a single song will bore you! Great!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 10.01.2019

The Reapers - Rip it Up

Rebellion Records - LP -

1167_reapers_RIU.jpgThe Reapers is Dutch band from Utrecht/Rotterdam which was founded on the ruins of Discharger after the Tim went to for Haymaker. They play in four but they have two guitars and all members are helping in vocals. This is their debut album but they´ve already released three songs on Oi! Ain´t Dead 7 compilation. Together you may check 13 songs in English plus spoken intro from some movie called Things Are Bad. Music is somewhere in middle rhythm and two guitars can be really heard. Their sound is inspired by Templars, Legionaires or Janitors – just check the songs like Ugly Mug or Wrong Side of the River (with great straight forward drive) but there are also melodic pieces like Always the Underdog (with nice guitar at the beginning and great refrain), Bankers (which starts similar to Get a Rope from Cock Sparrer) or Sirens of Sorrow with slide guitar which reminds me many Australian bands. Here you may check the first song from the album called Ultra Violence The band brings what I like in Discharger songs and they´ve added more hardness which make the sound perfect. To all of this you may add nice dark cover and you will receive great albumfor the beginning of 2019. Perfect.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9/10  •  Date: 11.01.2019

Ukonnaula - Vanhan Vallan Kahleet

Nordic Noise Records - CD -

1168_ukonnaula.jpgMembers of King´s Cross (Tomppa and Sanntu) founded new project called Ukonnaula (which means something with nails). The band name is in their native language so the songs will be in Finnish also. On demo tape will be six songs but on their web you may check first three songs. Also one song will be on EP which will be released with Spanish skinzine called La Veu de València. On the tape are three songs on side A (Vanhan Vallan Kahleet – Old Strong Bonds, Pimeä Puoli – Dark Side and Verijäljet - Blood) and three on side B (Köysi Kiristyy – Tightening Rope, Tuomittu - Doomed and Vapaa, Vankka ja Vakaa – Free, Strong and Stable). Since their first song Vanhan Vallan Kahleet the band kicks your balls as hard as King´s Cross – guitar with solo in each song, great bass in the background and singalongs (like in Verijäljet, Pimeä Puoli, with one vocal over another and with mutings and drownings or the last Vapaa, Vankka ja Vakaa). Solo at the beginning of Tuomittu is really into hard rock for example. Graphics of the tape cover is also OK. The band says that these songs are demo records but the sound (and mainly music) quality is OK for me and I hope the songs will be later out in some standard way. I really recommend it to all who likes quality music without compromise and people who are behind this project are the proof of quality. Great!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 15.01.2019