Alternate Action - Violent Crime

Rebellion Records/LSM Vinyl - LP -

1175_aa_vc.jpgAlternate Action was disbanded around about 10 years ago and they ended ther career with compilation Thin Line and singer Greg went to form Bishops Green. They have released many albums/singles and now in 2019 Greg reformed also Alternate Action and this is their first record after rebirth. It is single sided LP called Violent Crime with five songs. Album is out as CD but also as mentioned LP (350 silved and 650 white pieces). There are four new pieces called Violent Crime, One Way Street, Antisocial and Pushed Aside plus re-recorded Skinhead Way of Life which you may know from several compilations. Greg has characteristic voice which is typical for all his other bands (like Subway Thugs, The Lancasters, etc...), but I think that here it is the hardest but it is natural voice no plastic roughness (for example in One Way Street which is top song). The first piece Violent Crime kicks you back to 2008 where the band stopped. Next great piece is Antisocial which you may check on and Pushed Aside which is the slowest/most melodic song from the LP with nice guitar tune and lyrics about that even you crucify us and push us aside, we will still be here. The band starts on the spot where they ended years ago plus I really like the format of the album – single sided LP with nice silk screen picture on empty side. Nice one!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 25.03.2019

Asas da Vingança - Dor e Gloria/Rock dos Subúrbios

Doutor Skinhead Records - EP -

1171_asas.jpgNew single from Asas da Vinganca is out also on new label Doutor Skinehad Records and it is limited to 200 copies (100 with helmet on cover, 100 with abandoned amusement park and 20 testpressings). I have the helmet version where is also an quote to war in Vietnam. This is also in spoken intro before the first song and it is from Apocalypse Now – Smell of Napalm in the Morning. Song title can be translated like Pain and Glory. The band kicks your ass after the intro with riff like Motorhead and great singalong refrain. Second piece Rock dos Subúrbios is more melodic and it has great refrain again underlined ith nice guitar tune. Also great solo is at the end of the song. Songs are in Portuguese. EP is done in oldschool way – black vinyl with big hole in the middle, cover is just pocket wit lyrics on the backside, band photo – they play still in three pieces line up and short thankslist. Backside is same in both versions. Graphic of the cover is done by Eis who is responsible for many Portugal releases. EP is sold for 8 Euro which is good prize and I am glad that new labels are still founded and that they are doing vinyl releases. Both songs can be checked on youtube. Fine piece!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8/9  •  Date: 01.03.2019

Bloody Mary - Poselství moci

DIY - CD -

1193_bm_pm.jpgThird album from this Brno based punk rockers is called Poselství moci (Message of Power) and it is released three years after their last album and again in DIY style. If you compare their line up with the last one they have change on bass and the rest is the same – four pieces with two guitars. Together you may check here 10 songs in Czech including cover from The Pride called Skinhead Girl (originally it is Princess for One Night). After the first (and also after many) listenings I have to say that the band really grow up and really worked hard on guitars and melodies. Also singer Rorýsek works well with his vocal so you may hear clear vocals (like in (Maskovaní machři – Masked Boffins) but also rougher one (like in the first one Exploze – Explosion). I also like bass which can be nicely heard in each song. Perfect is sonfg called Poselství (Message) with the beginning just with vocals and guitar and which is about destroying of the Earth. In song Přátelství (Friendship) you may hear mr. Špenát from Neparkovat Vjezd on vocals and also the rest of his band in refrains. Topic of the song is clear – friendship which is not obvious nowadays. On this song you may check also official video from 2017 The band knows how to play serious songs (like Hrdina – Hero about soldiers and their destiny which is in slower rhythm, Ráj – Paradise about migration to Europe – with this song the band will surely piss off many people but I think they have already did it :) or Baron which is about prime minister of our country and his communist past) but also funny pieces (like Vánoční – Xmas which is about all mess around Christmas – markets, buying, cooking, drinking and evening with family near Christmas tree or Černobílej svět – Black and White Word which is the anthem of tattoo artists who are putting their art on human bodies). Booklet is nice – lyrics (with mistakes but nobody is perfect), many band photo, thankslist and greetings. Nice album and thumbs up for the band evolution.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 22.10.2019

Brutal Savage - On the Warpath

Skins for Skins/Oi! the Nische Records - EP -

1215_bs_otw.jpgBrutal Savage is band which comes from plains of Russian Tatarstan (city of Bulgar), they are playing I nthree and this is their second EP which was released originally in two tape versions and three version of EP (rip-off cover from l´Infanterie Sauvage and Brutal Combat, each limited to 20 copies plus normal version). This normal version reminds me Vulture Rock releases due to graphics and font of letters. They had released single called My Home before which can be checked on youtube. EP with big hole in the middle contains 4 songs – instrumental intro and Seek and Destroy on side A and Asociale Oi! (from Nabat but in Russian version) and Last Battle on side B. Both their songs are related with war – the first one Seek and Destroy is about war in Vietnam and Last Battle (which is slower then Seek and Destroy) is about face to face fight in battle. Intro starts with marching shout of soldiers and later it becomes normal instrumental song with nice guitar tunes. Sound is raw and vocals are rough and it has some HC touches which reminds me bands like Shipwrecked. Inside is paper with lyrics on their two songs, thankslist and big band photo. Fine piece.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 26.05.2020

Butcher´s Nail - No Will No Way

Oldschool Records - CD -

1199_bn_nwnw.jpgButcher´s Nail is brand new band from the North America (Detroit in USA and London in Ontario, Canada) with some old bastards in their line up. So on vocals are singer from Alliance, on guaitr is Bill ( (Kriegs Legion, Rival, Rogues, ...), bass player is Pete (Shock Therapy, Wapons, ...). Pete was recording also guitar on this CD. Drummer on this full album is different then on their first EP which was released on Greyzone Records and which was called North American Standoff and all five songs from the EP can be found there as a bonus. The sound is as same as the sound of the new songs. After first tunes I will think about comparison to Kriegs Legion but this is not as hard as their sound and also rhythm is slower. You may hear some inspiration from the pioneers of rock/punk in the US - The Stooges or Dead Boys. Vocalist has perfect covered voice (but you surely know this from Alliance albums) which fits great into the music. It is really hard to pick up some best songs because from the beginning No Will No Way till the last track Not Safe it is really perfect. I really like songs like Chasing a Ghost, Stained Red Carpet (with perfect main melody), faster one Dying To Be Free and the last from the new Going Home with genuine solo at the end. In Free Me from the Dark is whole song based on female vocals. Lyrics are very critical to current problems – so the gun law, manipulating media which didn´t affect us, globalized world or personal confession of the singer about the life in small city, military career, etc… Booklet is just two pieces with lyrics to the new songs (but the font of the letters is very small). Graphics was done by Colonel Sanders . There is also some small thankslist and some photo. I really like all bands in which are/were members of Butcher´s Nail involved and this is another perfect one for me!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 20.12.2019

Celková Impotence - Nezapomeň!

DIY - CD - 38:00

1173_ci_II.pngSecond album, four gigs (including future release party of this CD) in 28 years of their existence are not standard numbers for the band :). So let´s go the review. Together you may check 11 songs with more or less serious topics from history since antiquity to present time. Interesting is the fact that songs are in chronological way so we are beginning in ancient Sparta with Lakedaiom, going through pagan stuff of old Slavic tribes to prince Boleslav, than we move to 20´s century – song Země Mluví (The Motherland Speaks – which is poem from Viktor Dyk) to Czechoslovakian legions – Plukovník Švec (Colonel Švec), than 1938 and Munich Agreement– Měli jsme se bít (We Had to Fight), than 1942 to destruction of Lidice village, beginning of 50´s and Mašín Brothers resistance group to nowadays/future – ideal society Junta and despise of modern society – Nový člověk (New Human). The band plays in three but this album is musically much better than their debut- just check guitar in Sclavinia, Plukovník Švec or in Lidice which is nerve-wrecking, bass is also playful (Lidice – Nezapomeň or beginning of Bratří Mašínové). Lyrics – I wrote that they are serious and it will be controversial for many as band itself – so 1938 and giving up without fight and Beneš – intriguer who gives mat to himself, (in song Měli jsme se bít), Mašín brothers and their acts or junta as ideal form of state. Cover is done by Tlustej Tony but no comix style but pictures which deal with the lyrics topic (to each lyrics there is short comment from the band) like statues of soldiers/legionaires, photos of Mašín brothesr, ancient warriors, etc….I really like it more then their debut! Thumbs up!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 7/8  •  Date: 12.03.2019

City Miles - Social Upheaval

Rebellion Records - LP -

1172_city_miles.jpgCity Miles is new band from UK which you may know due to Oi! Ain´t Dead Vol. 6 compilation and their song Away Day (which is also here but re-recorded) which was the most melodic song from the compilation. This is band´s debut called Social Upheaval and you may check 12 songs on it with playing time around about 30 minutes. Since their first song No Guts you will know what to expect from the rest of the album. On album are also faster songs (like Criminals or Choose Your Glory) and also more melodic pieces (Empty Vessels, Enemy, Away Day, Long in the Tooth – which is the best song from the album for me, Every Road or Dan Damage with nice refrain). But this doesn´t mean that the faster songs aren´t melodic. On the link you may check song Choose Your Glory. The band plays in five and two guitars can be really heard, vocals aren´t rough but melodic and everything is clear. Cover is done in standard way as well as the music which is classi British melodic Oi!/punk like older stuff from The Business or Red London.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 04.03.2019

Close Shave - We Are Pariah

Pretty Shitty Town Records - LP -

1191_close_shave_pariah.jpgSecond album in new Close Shave era is called We Are Pariah and on vocals is Lurch who had sung also on 10992 album Lone Riders. In line up is bass player Jeff Jeff (No Quarter), Jedd Baker (No Quarter, Luna Vegas) and Steve Walker (ex Section 5) bnut you surely know these facts. Album was released as LP (white – 2nd press, red and gold version) and also on CD (in cooperation with KB Records). Together you may check 11 songs. I really like second one 20 Years On (which has working title Wedding Bells II) and which is continuation of song from Lone Riders about wedding. This version is about divorce and troubles but also about the fact that no golddigger will destroy your heart again. Next song is called Festival of Hate with nice guitar and bass line, then Come to Brum aboht not so easy life in their city. Side A is ended with nice singalong Plant Pot. Side B is opened with serious song called 1974 which is about bombing the city by PIRA and death of 21 people. Song has slower instrumental start which gets into standard rhythm after 2 and half minute. There is also song about poseurs called Cunts Anthem, then song about how the greyzone is great called In the Great Again where band makes fun from Rebellion Festival and HITS. There is also song about keyboard warriors called Angry Man and the best one for me is the last one called Beginning of the End with perfect bass line. CD version has better booklet then LP (more photos). Inside are hand written lyrics with corrections and drawings . Who likes rock Oi! and prefer Lone Riders instead their early stuff will love this album.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 08.10.2019

Codi de Silenci/Sabotage - s/t

Bords de Seine/Fénix Records - EP -

1180_sab_cds.jpgSplit EP which is out as 12´´ from Catalan Codi de Silenci and Swedish Sabotage is out on Bords de Seine and Fénix Records and it is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl + 12 testpressings. Each band has there two songs in their native language and everyone who is looking for the news know that all are covers. EP is opened by Codi de SIlenci with their song Records (Memories) which is originally Moder Svea from Enharjarny and second song is El Futur (Future) and it is nothing more or less then cult piece Ny Tid from Midgards Soner. So for me perfect first side. Second side is opened with Stolt och stark from Ultima Thule which is only one song with same lyrics as original version and Skitgata (Shitty Place) and it is again nothing more or less then Zero Street from Detroit´s finest Rogues. So the second side maybe better then the first one. So Codi de Silenci plays their stuff quite similar to original versions and before El Futur is spoken intro as in original version. Song Records is personal about the fact that when you loose someone close everything looks dark but memories in heart change everything to bright light. El Futur is about the fact that sometimes you have to go forward to the future without fear even you may loose. Skitgata is about streets and quarters in Stockholm which are dangerous and ruled by fgangs and Stolt och Stark is quite well known so I will not comment it. Cover is in dark style and it was done in cooperation with Tlustej Tony, inside is paper with lyrics and their English translations, many photos and thankslist. I will not rate I with number because it is ”just” covers but I really recommend this because the covers are from bands which are on my personal top list and it is perfectly played. Great!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating:  •  Date: 13.05.2019

Coldside - Call for Justice

Demons Rum Amok Entertainment - EP -

1192_c_cfj.jpegOn Dutch label Demons Run Amok Enterntainment will be out EP of US band Coldside (1st November) with three new songs called Call for Justice (side A), Back Stab and Guns Up (side B). EP is limited to 300 copies on gold vinyl. First two songs has around about 2 minutes, last one has První dva songy mají něco přes dvě minuty, poslední asi 1:45. Kapela má za sebou čtyři dlouhá alba, z čehož poslední dvě .45. The band has already released four albums and last two are reviewed on BB. In band are playing ex members from Wardogs or Vietnom so you may expect good ol´ sincere HC. On long albums they have also songs which were pure streetpunk but this is not the case of Call of Justice EP so all three pieces are in hard´n´heavy cathegory. First song is heavy duty steamroller with nice singalongs and swinging/jumping changes in rhythm. Second one is faster and drums are more straightforward and the last one is with (I think) guest vocalist who has higher vocals than Chewface. At the end they are singing together. Cover reminds me the graphics on Euphemism LP from Hard Resistance. Who likes Ryker´s, Tech 9, Madball and other classics of the genre will love Coldside. The band should play in Europe in the first half of November (Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Belgium) but the tour was cancelled so they will play there in 2020.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8/9  •  Date: 15.10.2019

Combat BC/The Tenderizers - Close Alliance

DIY - LP -

1195_combat_tender.jpgDIY split LP of Combat BC with Melanie (you may know her from her previous release Melanie and Secret Army) from German city Köln and The Tenderizers from Belgian city of Brugge is out on 180 g LP limited to 300 copies (first 100 contains songbook from Combat BC). LP is sold out or the prize on discogs starts at 32 Euro. Each band has there six songs English. Combat BC has fine guitar (like solos in Without a Pride or Whisky Song), bass is loud and you may hear it in each song (just check rock´n´roll riffs in Warriors) but the main is vocal – Melanie knows how to shout. Rhythm is faster and their music is full of energy. I really like their last song Wanker. The Tenderizers are playing in five and this is their third release. Music is slower and calmer (vocals are not so raw :)) and two guitars are always better then one. In last song Nothing at All you will hear female vocal in singalong refrain. Sometimes I hear Badlands, sometimes are hear older Skrewdriver (due to vocals especially on their first song called What the Wise Man Says). I really like their song Till the Music Dies (which was released on their debut CD also). Whole LP is manufactured as a gatefold and inside are band photos, song titles and thankslist. On the front and back cover is coat of arms of the city which band comes from. Interesting thing for fans of not so known bands all done in DIY which is not necessary have to be b/w copied cover.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 30.10.2019

Complaint - No Hope No Future

DIY - EP -

1196_complaint.pngDutch band Complaint has already released two full albums called We´Reight You´re Wrong and Take a Stand and now they are coming with brand new EP released in DIY style with 4 songs plus Outro (which is singalong without instruments about not going home :). Songs are called No Hope No future, Born to Lose, 1 2 3 4 and Better Days. EP is limited to 273 copies and it is out just in black colour. The band has played many gigs for example the last one in Belgium with The Pride, The Tenderizers and The Bruiseheads. First song No Hope No Future is in spirit of old school HC with perfect bass line, second Born to Lose is great streetpunk anthem with straight refrain which you will remember after the first tunes. 1 2 3 4 is faster piece again and it is about the fun playing gigs – 1 2 3 4 here we go, another night another show. Better Days starts with fast bass again and with the vocals it gets even faster. It is about the current days which are shitty and stereotyped and about the waiting for better days. I really like the first one No Hope No Future and the last one Better Days. If you like early Discipline, Ryker´s or Tech 9 this will be just for you. Cover is simple – b/w photo fromt the gig with great atmosphere. The band wrote on his web “no preorders, no coloured vinyl and no download code”. So simple old school in all possible ways.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 11.12.2019

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

Condemned 84 - When They Stick A Knife In

Pretty Shitty Town Records - EP -

1190_c84_knife.jpgAfter eight years we have there brand new single from this British legend now in black, red, white and blue version (each limited to 150 copies) released on PST records. Single is out also on CD version through Grade 1 records. On side A you may check the song When They Stick a Knife In and on B (or AA) side second song called One in A Million Voices. On the red version (which I have) are these sides changed or the stickers on EP didn´t fit to the content. The band has second guitarist called AJ who is playing with big Charlie (ex Another Man´s Poison or Grade 1) who is in a band for a while and you may know him from live gigs. When They Stick A Knife In is in the line of modern Condemned 84 sound (since No One Likes Us…) – hard bass, guitar solos and Kev´s typical vocal. Song is about those who are hiding their face and who are harming the other and you. One In A Million Voices is not as hard as the first one, refrain is more melodical and also guitar solos. It has quite long start without vocals. Song is about the fact that even we are living in democracy with freedom of speech most of people acting like stupid crowd and you should step out of it and tell the truth because with this you deserved respect. Inside is paper with lyrics and picture to the second song, on the backside are band photos and camo background now with British multicam pattern. Singles are mostly taste to the full length album so I hope we will have some new material in hands soon. Perfect record from perfect band.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 03.10.2019

Crown Court - Mad in England

Rebellion Records - EP -

1186_cc_mie.pngMad in England is three piece EP which is out as a European version on Rebellion Records (version for US was released year ago on Goner Records). Graphics is different then US version and it is in style of previous stuff like Capital Offense, The English Disease and Ruck´n´Roll. Songs are called On the GG´s (side A), Mad in England and Fight or Fall (both on side B). First song is slower, you may hear mouth organ at the beginning and at the end is fine guitar solo. Song is the longest and it in style of classic rock or blues ock. Second piece Mad in England and the last one Fight or Fall are in their style---guitar without booster effect and fuckin´ fast hi-hat which gave together nice Chickswick sound. Fight or Fall has slower refrain then Mad in England which is really straight forward and which really plays hardball. The band plays in five (you may hear members in HC bands like Arms Race or Violent Reaction) and guitars are complete each other – again check Mad in England. If you like previous stuff from Crown Court this EP is a must have piece because it is one of the best band from the islands nowadays. Great!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 02.07.2019

Crucial Change - The Fire Next Time

Combate Brutal Records - LP -

1204_cc_fire.jpgFourth album from this Seattle based band is finally out on vinyl (I even don´t know if CD was released because on discogs it is not mentioned) thanks to Combate Brutal Records from Portugal. Compared to the CD there are three bonus songs . – Absolution (released on Oi! the Tape 2), Missing Page and The Choice. Songs like Solidarity, The Watcher, 7/26 and The Final Call you may know from The Watcher tape released in 2016. Song Forgotten Identities was released on split EP with Albert Fish. Together there are 15 songs. The band was reviewed on BB many times so we can skip the introduction. Musically it is perfect and songs are really well done – just check tracks like The Final Call, The Watcher, Hand in Hand, July 26, The Time, etc... There is no weak piece and everything fits together. Lyrics are very critical to capitalist system which is not ok for many workers (songs like Solidarity, Dignity) but also supporting of the Kurdish movement (Hand in Hand) where I have personal problem with the end of the song and shout PKK because speaking about freedom and liberty together with communist party is incomprehensible for me (real communism and other bullshit and craps). The same goes with the song 26thJuly which is about Fidel Castro movement 26-7. Cover is perfect with many nice illustrations from the book Devises Heroiques (1556) which contains many illustrtations for coat of arms or guilds. LP is limited to 200 copies (two cover versions) with paper with lyrics inside and some band photos. Musically it is perfect but there is some ideological shift compared to previous records ( (Legion 33 – Rockin´ the Reds...).
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 16.01.2020

Cuero - Todo Hierro

Mendeku Diskak - LP -

1197_cuero_todo.jpgCuero is band from the city of Bilbao and this is their first official release. They have released demo tape called Black Metal Skinheads. LP is out in single sided version – 365 black, 149 silver and 20 test pressings. On side A are six song in their native language and three of them (Black Metal Skinheads, El Odio - Hate and Cuero Negro – Black Skin) can be found on demo. Side Bmůžete znát z demáče. Strana B contains an etching. The band plays in three (or better to say line up on demo tape was in three). Since the tunes of the first song Todo Hierro it reminds me be Widowmakers (also according to the black/white cover). It is faster, raw, straight forward and angry but sometimes you will hear also solos like in slower one A Nuestros Muertos – To Our Death or in Hasta el Final – Till the End. In song El Odio I hear Exploited from Horror Epics era. In the last song vocals are doubled which make the song more powerful. If you like bands which can find their own sound and which take inspiration from other styles (like Plakkaggio, Gume, etc…) this is just for you. Good one!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 16.12.2019

Faction - S - s/t

Combate Brutal Records - LP -

1203_faction_s.jpgDemo tape of this French band was release in 2019 on Le Diable Au Corps label and now it is out as single sided LP through Combate Brutal Records. Together on side A you may check seven songs in French and last piece is cover from NY sXe band Judge (which was originally released as New York Crew). In band plays members from well known bands like Lion´s Law, Bromure, Chrome Reverse, Outreau or Tchernobyl. The band says that they are playing negative Oi!. It is middle/slower rhythm with hard vocals and darker sound with light guitar solos. Songs are called Soleil de Plomb (Burning Sun), Zéro (Zero), Croire (Belive), Poseur, Marée Noire (Black Tide), Pierre Tombale and B.S.C. From the first song the band hits you really hard on the chin and it´s a pitty that the B side of this LP is empty. Sound is raw but quality, other members help vocalist Fred in singalongs (like in Zéro or Croire) and bass is really significant (like in Pierre Tombale where are bass and guitar solos together at the beginning). LP was limited to 200 copies (100 with black cover and 100 with white cover). Inside is paper with lyrics plus graphics from drummer Tonio and some band photos. Check them, you won´t be disappointed and bored.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 10.01.2020

First Strike - The Only Good One...Is a Dead One

Powerfist Records - EP -

1178_f_s_new.pngAfter five years came this US band from New York with brand new single called The Only Good One…Is a Dead One. EP is out on Powerfist and first 50 records will be with the t-shirt with the test pressing graphics. On side A is title song and on side B is song called Drugs. The band keeps on playing in three pieces and Unknown Soldier plays bass nowadary and the drummer si known :). The band is lead by singer and guitarist Rich. On the regular cover is iconic photo from Vietnam war where general Loan is executing captured Vietcong captain Lém. And about this is the first song on EP – how to deal with red murderous scumbags. Song starts with half acoustic solo which went into classic tune which you may know from First Strike previous records. Second song starts with simple guitar solo and you will surely know about what the song will be – drugs which bring you faster to your grave but also things which they affect when you are alive – robbing, stealing and begging. Around about three minutes there is just guitar part and then the song started again. Both songs have great refrains. On second side of the cover is also some war photo. Inside is paper with lyrics and band logo. This is pure US Oi! which is conservative, anticommunist, anti drugs, for America, militant, with no compromises and and meaningful for circa 21 years. Cool.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating:  •  Date: 12.04.2019

Gol Nord - Llevant U.E. Rock´n´Oi!

Prevail - LP -

1182_golnord.jpgThis is repress of Spanish football project with members from Glory Boys, Riot Squad and Shaved Dogs which is out on Prevail Records. Original version was released on CD in 2006 and on LP in 2007 on Dim Records. Current version is out in two different colors and two different covers (which I like more then original one) plus test pressing (with rip off cover from Tolbiac Toads). On LP you may check 14 songs (including Intro) with 7 covers from 2 Minutos (Todo lo Miro), Dimple Minds (Durstige Männer), Dire Straits (Walk of Life with keyboards at the beginning), Zóna A (Cervena Armada), Skinkorps (Vive la Biere), Cockney Rejects (Hate of the City) and Sham 69 (Ulster). Covers and also their own songs are put into football topics which deal with their club Levante UD founded in 1909. Band plays in five pieces and you can really hear it…covers are great but their own stuff also – just check songs like Forca on Tour, Sempre Presents or Llevant + Alcohol with nice refrains and singalong melodic music but also heavier things like Llevant U.E. Skinheads or faster 3u24. Inside is paper with lyrics, photos, short story of the band (just in Spanish) and two postcards. In some songs didn´t fit lyrics to the song title but when you pay attention you will get it. Who likes Glory Boys, Mercancias and other Spanish bands will like this project because simply it is Glroy Boys with different vocalist. Nice reedition on quite new label which started to release top quality records!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 22.05.2019

Grito! - Maldicao

Zerowork/Bolhao/No Exceptations Records - CD -

1183_grito_maldicao.jpgGrito! is streetpnuk band from Portuguese city Oporto which was founded back in 2010 and this is their third full ablum (they have also split EP with Albert Fish). CD was released due to cooperation with labels above and it is just in papr cover. The band recorded this album in three pieces but it didn´t affect the sound and you may check 11 songs in Portuguese (including Intro). Album title means something like “Curse” and in the first song you will catch from refrain that “punk is my curse”. This song can be checked here There are 77 influencese for sure like I songs A T-Shirt dos Ramones or the next one Porto Arder with nice refrain and great loud bass (which has nice sound in whole album). Next great singalong is Último Gang da Cidade (The Last Gang of the City) or Os Putos Estao Aqui Kids Are Here). Last song Porto d´Abrigo is acoustic and I thing that it is some kind of traditional tune. Acoustic is also their song Pirata. And the last song which I like is called Guerreiros sem Armadura (Warriors without Armor). For me really nice surprise from the melody point of view but it’s a pitty that it is just in paper cover but baybe someone will release it as an LP, because it is really great!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 23.05.2019

Hard Wax - This is the Sound

Rebellion Records/LSM Vinyl - LP -

1187_hard_wax_LP.jpgSecond LP from Tom´s mod beat/bovver rock project is out on Rebellion Records (350 on oxblood vinyl for Europe) andLSM Vinyl (150 black pieces for USA) and it contains 10 songs, 5 on side A and 5 on side B). Since the first song you will surely clap your hands or stomp your feet because these songs have really nice melody and drive. In some songs (like Living the Dream, Razor Part Rebels or the title one This is the Sound) you hear keyboars. I really like the guitar riffs and solos and they go really under your skin. Other songs are called Days of Glory (with nice swinging rhythm and saxophone), Boys of a Saturday Night, Stomping All Over the World, Not Just A Pin Up Girl, In For a Penny, etc… I REALLY like Living the Dream about how you looking forward to at the end of the week, Razor Part Boys about football and terraces culture and the title one This is the Sound (which you may check here Cover is done in retro way so just the title in round letter font. If you like previous albums and singles you didn´t make a mistake when you buy this album. Top!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 17.07.2019

Heroes 2 None - 50 Fat and Out

Shout Proud Records - EP -

1217_h2n.jpgHeroes 2 None is Danish band with members from bands like The Guv´nors, Hoolies, The Outfit, Last Seen Laughing, Skaloot, The Zero Point, War of Destruction, etc... They are playing in four and this thier second EP – first one was 10´´ Villains 2 All. This EP is released by Shout Proud Records in 150 copies (100 black and 50 blue + 20 test pressings) and EP follows the song from Guv´nors 40 Fat and Finished. EP contains two songs in English - 50 Fat and Finished on side A a nd A.D. 1880 on side B which is dedicated to their football team Aarhus Gymnastikforening. To this song exists also Danish version which you may check here First song starts with intro when some old man is swearing on the world. Music sounds like classic British bands, it is middle rhythm which is faster during refrain. Lyrics are about the fact that it ain´t fun to be more then 50 years old, you have flu all the time and you can´t move. Song on B side starts with nice guitar riff and it is typical football anthem with the help of whole band in the refrain. Around about in the middle you may hear guitar solo. I like thie piece more then the title one. Cover contains band photos and also photos of the football team, inside are lyrics tot both songs and their merch. Good one.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 7  •  Date: 01.06.2020

No Heads - Pressure Cracks

Six Feet Under/Refuse Records - LP -

1174_no_heads.jpgNo Heads is brand new three piece band from Richmond in US and they are going to release their debut LP under Six Feet Under Records in States and Refuse Records in Europe. LP will contain 8 songs which you may check on The band plays in three and that´s all I know about them. Their rhythm is from the slower tracks (like Future or Cracks which are both great and they are best songs from the LP for me) to middle rhythm pieces (like The Power, Can of Worms, where the title riff sounds like faster Face the Aggression from Condemned 84 or No Heads). The band is critical to rich bastards above who are exploiting poor and sending them into wars – just check the lyrics to The Power or Battle Plan. The band knows how to play so check ´em.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 14.03.2019

Orgullo Sur - Solo nunca vas a estar

Oldschool Records - EP -

1176_orgullosur_snvae.pngNew Orgullo Sur single was planned to be released through Total Noise under the title A Nuestros Amigos (For Our Friends) but finally it is out on Oldschool Records under the name which means something like Only You Will Never Be. On side A is the title song and on Side B is song called Mi fiel Amigo (My Loyal Friend). EP is limited to 370 copies (170 blue and 200 black). Both songs are about death and friendship topics and I really really like the first guitar and its solos in both songs (but especially in Mi fiel Amigo) which are really great and four piece line up with two guitars really fits to the band well. It is still faster middle rhythm and B side song is little bit faster (but it starts slowly). Both songs can be also found on youtube. Inside s paper with lyrics plus band photos. The band has already released 2 albums and 11 EP´s/split EP´s and this is really great music with all necessary things around. Great!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 03.04.2019

Östra Aros - s/t

Switchlight/RPO Records - LP -

1188_ostra_aros.jpgSecond album from Swedish band based in Upsala is out due to cooperation of Switchlight Records and RPO Records and i tis limite to 300 copies on black vinyl. First album was called Upsala and it was released just by RPO Records. The band plays in four with one skinhead and three dirty rockers with walrus mustache like Hulk Hogan – skinhead sings and the rest také care about the music. On LP are 12 songs in Swedish. Album is opened with song called Ärrad Själ (Scarred Soul) and it really shows you the band style and force you to listen the other songs. Song is lead by Frederik´s vocals, refrain is great singalong where the rest of the band sings and guitar with steel sound. Guitar shows you also great solos like in second song UA Skins. LP continues with songs called Åsiktsmaskinen (or Tangentbordskrigare which can be translated like Keyboard Warrior with nice rnr guitar), Raka Rör, Sveriges Stolthet (Pride of Sweden with viking rock beginning and great refrain again), Kröka I Parken (which is the slowest from LP and i tis true blues/southern rock mainly at the end), Vad Var Det Som Hände Igår (What Happened Yesterday), För Lång & Trogen Tjänst (with nice refrain again), Du Är Död För Mig (You Are Dead for Me), Fylla & Grova Ord (with nice rnr beginning like from Chuck Berryho) and Frihetshymn (Hymna svobody). I really like songs UA Skins and Sveriges Stolthet. Cover i salso fine and it combines band logo with Upsala coat of arms. Inside is sleeve on LP with lyrics (just in Swedish) and band logo. On the backside of the cover is band photo on cannn battery. If you like bands like Projekt 9, Sabotage, Dead Nation from Finland (with similar line up), Oldfashion Ideas spiced up with dirty bikers rock´n´roll this is straight for you. For me big surprise because I don´t know the band before and full points because it really won´t bore you at all.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 14.08.2019

Pressure 28 - Way Back Then

Powerfist Records - LP -

1194_p28wayback.jpgWay Back Then is LP/CD compilation which is out on Powerfist (or Break the Chains Records) with 16 (and on CD 17 songs – CD is including cover from YDL Skinhead 88 – Pressure 28) songs. The band is playing since the beginning of the 90´s and they have released just one album (Unified from 2011 which was released after their reunion), one EP in 90´s called Up Yours on Helen of Oi! Records. In 1992 they have released demo tape called Anfum´s. So what are the songs on compilation? The band has appeared on many compilations in 90´s like Oi! the New Breed, Working Class Anhems, Oi! it´s Streetpunk, More Working Class Anhems, Oi! the Next Generation or EP to the zine Skinhead Times. Last two sonfs from LP were previously unreleased – Clocking In and The Lion Still Roars. Because i tis compilation, the songs have different sound quality and most hearable it is on last two unreleased songs. The youngest songs on this LP are from 1995. Lyrics are about John Major´s government which is not so good for working men (Off With Their Heads), songs about cult (Kids on the Move, Oi!´s Alive, We Are the Army), working class (Working Class Man), unexpected future (1993) or British pride (The Lion Still Roars). Mostly i tis in middle rhythm and the music is not so hard. So booklet----perfect. A4 format. 12 pages full of band story, interview, lyrics, posters, discography and many photos plus two postcards. Cover is done in Union Jack version (350 copies) or St. George´s flag (150 copies). If you like the bands from early 90´s like Blank Generation, Boisterous or Another Man´s Poison and you haven´t got above mentioned compilations where Pressure 28 has their songs, this compilation is straight for you.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating:  •  Date: 23.10.2019

Razmes and the Hooligans - Live and Loud Vol. 1 Gliwice 88

Olifant Records - CD -

1210_rath_gliwice.jpgFew years ago Olifant Records started with re-editions of Polish cult band Ramzes and the Hooligans and last year they have release live album originally recorded on live gig in 1988 in Gliwice. Album is released on CD/LP and you may check 16 songs on it. Part of the gig (9 songs) was released in Demos and Rarities compilation from 2005. On album you may also check songs which you may know from their regular albums like Mechaniczna Pomarańcza (Naprzód 23 and Autovidol), Git Rock (Wściekle Psy), EP´s Poland - Alkoholand (Skok na Kiosk) and I´m a Boot Boy (Autowidol 81) or compilations – like Oi! Rare and Exotica (Kiedy wezme kosz). Gig took place in club Program and the band was there as a support of punk band Processs. Sound is quite good if you take into account the year of the gig and the gig should have really great atmosphere because it was during commies era and the fall of communism was quite close. CD is done as digipack with many photos from the gig and short band story from Urko who played with them and who was responsible for Oi!/punk zines and records in Poland at the end of 80´s and beginning of 90´s. I leave it without rating and because I don´t rate live records but it is really valuable proof and evidence of old times, copies of tapes and underground during communism.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating:  •  Date: 18.05.2020

Reconquesta - Valors Perduts

Disco Nightmare/Pretty Shitty Town Records - LP -

1179_reconquesta_valors.jpgSecond album of this Catalan band Reconquesta is out on their “home” label Disco Nightmare and PST Records on LP (500 copies on black wax) and CD. Title of the album can be translated like Lost Values. So on one hand you can not judge the book by its cover but on the otrhe hand I really like the title and I think it will be fine. Together you may check 10 songs – 9 in Catalan (including cover from Rabauken Momente im Leben) and one in English called Real, Dirty and Raw. The band plays again in three but the sound (studio sound) is still great. All songs really catch you for the first time. I really like Jove i Rebel (Young and Rebellious) with totally great solo guitar and refrain, then English one Real, Dirty and Raw (about the fact that someone still tries to tell us what to listen and play but we will do what we want in our way - real, dirty and raw), and from the B side surely Canigó (about the mountains which is symbol of home for Catalan nation) and last but not least the last song Valors Perduts (about the fact that yo ushpould believe in lost values which are part of you and which are not just empty phrases – loyalty, honor and pride). Music is perfect from all views – melodies, solo guitar (like in Per la Teva Sang – For Your Blood for example) and changing in vocals. Lyrics are meaningful (like the first one El Conqueridor about James I the Conqueror for example). All previous covers were in black and white and also this one is in that style. Inside is A3 insert with band logo, thankslist, photos and lyrics in Catalan (with pictures near each lyrics), English and Spanish. Great album and a must have record for those who love real music.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 23.04.2019

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

Sindicato Oi! - Batalha Constante

The Firm/Rotten Records/Skin Collector/Spirit of S - CD -

1198_sindicato_batalha.jpgThird album (or better to say mini album) from Brazilian band Sindicato Oi! Is called (Constant Struggle) and it contains six songs (including cover from Cockney Rejects – The Greatest Cockney Rip-Off). In band sings Doug 84 and you amy know him from his other bands Belfast and Entre os Vandalos and on drums is Louis who was drumming for Garotos Podres. The band plays in five so it means two guitars.They are singing in their native language and since the first song Hy Brazil it is absolutely great. Hy Brazil is patriotic song about their home and it has some viking rock touches (guitar at the beginning) and I hear there Discharger from The Sword of Our Ancestors era. Doug has great vocal which are changing from sharp tunes in strophes to more melodic in refrains.Other songs are Guerreiro da Internet (Internet Warrior) which is melodical also but it is more into classic Oi! Sound compared to the first epic tune. Then came Buldogue (Bulldog) with perfect refrain with singalong with other band members, Batalha Constante which is slower also and it has nice intro with guitar solo and Guerra Nas Arquibancas (War on the Terraces) with You´ll Never Walk Alone chant at the beginning and it become most melodic tune from the album – guitars and bass are on A+. Last piece is Greatest Cockney Rip-Off with pub piano as in original version from Rejects. Topics of the songs are quite clear from their titles. CD is packed in digipack with nice graphics – band photos and lyrics which are there in original but also in English which is always cool. I really like this album areally big surprise for me.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 19.12.2019

Sledgehammer - Gekikou

Oldschool Records - EP -

1177_sledgehammer.pngThis is EP version of CD single from Japanese Sledgehammer released in 2017 by Diwphalanx Records. EP is released by Oldschool Records and it is limited to 400 hand numbered copies (165 blue and 235 black). Graphics of the EP is different then CD (where was some demon) but it is typical Japanase art. Inside is paper with lyrics which are also translated into English which is cool because it is not usual on Japanese releases and there are also band photos. Now to the music, the first song on side A is called Sledgehammer (circa 3 minutes) and on B side is called The Barbarian Sun (circa 5 minut). In both songs you will hear hard and heavy metal guitars with nice solos. In both songs there is also great vocal of the singer which varies from rough deeps to high tunes. Second song starts slower but after circa 25 seconds it wents into normal rhythm but it is still slower then the first song. Around about the middle of the tune there is acousit guitar which goes slightly into standard solo. This music is not simple and it is not also easy for listening or for whisteling but it is really great. Cult band since the beginning of the 90´s.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 10  •  Date: 11.04.2019

Strike Back - MMXIV

Zerowork Records - CD -

1202_sb.pngStrike Back is three piece band from Madrid which has released two albums and one EP and this is their complete discography out on one CD through Zerowork Records. You may find there all songs from Arde Madrid (Fierro Records, 2014 - 11 songs), Alone in the Battle (Fierro Records, 2016 - 4 songs) and About Justice... (Tough Ain´t Enough Records, 2018 - 3 pieces). Most of the songs are in English (instead Arde Madrid – Madrid´s Burning, Mordaza – Gag, Incapaces – Incapable and Bien Atado – Well Tied). The band plays in some songs Chickswick style, in some songs I was really surprised with combination of solos and hard music (like in Unknwon Soldier which sound like a mixtrure of Combat 84/Pöblers United and it is the best song for me or in Traitor), sometimes they sounds like melodic Evil Conduct (We don´t Care) and sometimes I hear viking rock (Beginning of the End). Even they are playing in three pieces the music is perfect and guitar and bass are playing nice solos (guitar in Beginning of the End, Destroy, Divide, etc..., bass in Changing). Lyrics are serious (about nonsense wars, government which act the same and it doesn´t matter if they are left or right, police brutality, etc…) but also fun (for example if you can imagine that on radio is just OiOi music and everyone is a skin). I know the band just by the name and I was fuckin´ surprised because all 17 songs are perfect. Booklet is just one page with band discography. I will leave it without rating because there is no new songs but I will really recommend it to you. Check them!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating:  •  Date: 09.01.2020

Svornost - Volání rodu

Palin Records - CD -

1185_svornost_volani.pngAfter 15 (!!!) years release Milosek second CD from his studio project Svornost. On previous album were 4 songs and now on this one are 7 songs including Intro and CD is called Volání rodu (Calling of Tribe). Album was released due to support of his friends but we can hope that there will be some other stuff released on Palin Records. Music is again out of the focus of his original band Operace Artaban. There are mainly female vocals (again you may know them from OA), playful guitar (played by Zelenka who recorded first two albums from OA) and keyboards. 15 years ago there were differences in music and lyrics compared to Operace Artaban but nowadays it is just music (just check their last album and song Člověk proti světu – Man Against World). The title of the album and also the songs show ((Volání rodu, Dokonalý svět – Perfect World, Úsvit naděje – Dawn of Hope, Obránci a tvořitelé – Defenders and Creators, Balada o víře k přežití – Balad about the Faith to Survive and Ostrov domova, lásky a vlastní krve – Isle of Home, Love and Own Blood). CD is very patriot and idealistic and topics of the songs are about defending Europe and European values, better world and other ideal stuff. Playtime is around about 21 minutes and songs Intro, Úsvit naděje and Balada o víře k přežití (both just with vocals and keyboards) are about minute. I really like the last song which is the hardest and you may hear latin recitative there. Booklet has just two pages with photo of European cultural heritage and short dedication in English. In the background is picture from the Battle of Tours where Charles Martel won against Arabians and Berbers. I really miss the lyrics especially their English version because when there is English dedication the non Czech listeners will want to know what are the lyrics about and this project is mainly based on lyrics. Fine piece which is not for everyone because of the musical focus.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 26.06.2019

The Hawks - Faith and Truth

Total Noise Records - LP -

1184_hawks.jpgLP compilation called Faith and Truth from Japanese band The Hawks contains three songs from 2017 demo CD (on CD is also Intro) and six songs from split with Legitime Violence Respect and Honor East Meets West but some songs (like Jazzy, with its swinging rock rhythm, Don´t Give up Right Way or Mi Wo Tsukushi) can be known from demos, EP´s or CD singles. You may know them also from compilation Don´t Give up Right Way released on This Means WAR five years ago. So together you may check eight songs in Japanese plus Case of Pride cover from Skrewdriver. LP is limited to 250 copies. Music is perfect, catchy, singalong, vocals are changing and supporting each other and there are also plenty of guitar and bass solos. Just check the first song Mi Wo Tsukushi or the next one Kiiroi Ookami (Yellow Wolf). Third one Makoto No Koe has in some parts (like refrain Your Voice, Your Pride, True Voice) the fastest tempo and rhythm (HC/metal influencesú but in some parts it is pujre singalong just with vocals and drums.nejrychlejší tempo i rytmus (trošku z HC a metalu), ale v jistých částech se to hodí do halekačky, kde jede třeba jen zpěv a bicí. In last piece Sakase Kimi No Na are also keyboards. Inside is paper with lyrics (just in Japaneese) and photos from the gigs. Cover is done similar as the demo CD. Again I will not rate it because it is similar to This Way Is…Right Way compilation from This Means WAR but I am really glad that it is out on European label.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating:  •  Date: 27.05.2019

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

Ultima Thule - Charlataner

Dim/Ultima Thule Records - LP -

1201_ut_charlataner.jpgAt the end of the year this Swedish legend came with brand new album called Charlataner. On LP you may check 12 songs. Last piece is Vikingbalk live, then you may find Swedish national anthem Du Gamla Du Fria (in slow version with male and female opera vocals) and also Jämtlandsången from s/t single. LP is opened with song called Sveket (Treason) with main vocals sung by child. Next two songs deal with Swedish kings - Riddarholmskyrkan which is church in Stockholm where kings are buried and Kronan, Äpplet och Svärdet (Crown, Apple and Sword). These songs are in standard Viking rock rhythm. Next piece is slower and acoustic called Dalvisan with female vocals (different than on other songs – Anna) with nice melodic refrain. Last piece on side A is Nordens Stjärna (Northern Star) which begins acoustically and it came later into normal rhythm. Side B is opened with I Din Syn Så Darrar Jag followed with slower piece Fädernes Kyrka (Religion of Fathers) with really melidc vocals. Slower and partly acoustic is also the next one En Vän För Sverige (Friend for Sweden) with violin. Next one is above mentioned Du Gamla Du Fria (which can be checked on followed by Land du Välsingnade (Blessed Country) which is also sung in opera style with same duo as previous song. Duo is Louisa and Mathias from Balders Lyra. The song is from 1923 and you may know italso from Projekt Gleipner´s single. LP is ended with live version of Vikingbalk from 2019 with Janne Thörnblom. Cover is done as gatefold with lyrics and photos inside from summer gig in 2019. If you love Ultima Thule you will not hesitate with buying this album!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 08.01.2020

Ultimo Asalto - En Pie de Guerra

Disco Nightmare - EP -

1214_ua_epdg.jpgRe-edition of second EP of this Barcelona based band is out now through Disco Nightmare as 12´´. Original EP was released by Camden Town and Bords de Seine and by BDS on CD. Original cover is used now as a backside of the EP (but also on front cover on limited 50 pieces and 20 test pressings). New cover has similar feeling as Nuestro Orgullo Pasado LP and it was done by Pablo from Revolta. On EP are four songs – title one En Pie de Guerra (On the Warpath – funny is the fact that I am going to review so called EP from Brutal Savage soon :)) and Justicia on side A, Barcelona and Erik (which is cover from Cosa Nostra with great solo guitar) on side B. Songs like Justicia and Barcelona are known also from full album Solos Contra Todos and for me they are best from the EP: The band has not been active in releasing records since 2008 but they have played some gigs two years ago. Drummer Willy plays also in La Inquisición and in Secret Army. At the beginning of new millennium they were quite well known band and I am happy that this reedition was done (and I also want to see reedition of their debut EP Soldatos del Asfalto). Nice one and point for Disco Nightmare!
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 25.05.2020

v/a - Brasil Oi! Vol. 3

The Firm/Rotten/Detona/Comandante Records/Skin Col - CD -

1200_brasil_oi3.jpgThird part of compilation of less known Brasilian bands contains 18 songs from 9 bands – Brutalität, Escuderia, Hated Kids, Antiporcos, Doc 21, Dedo Podre, Urban Riots, Causa Torpe and Bravure. Instead of the first band Brutaltät and one song from Hated Kids are all songs in their native language. First band Brutaltät plays nice hard music with perfect guitar. Their first song Meaningless Kid was released on spilt EP Skinhead Rock´n´Roll released on Firm Records/Tough Time Music. Second band Escuderia has experiences just from compilations. Their music (and vocals especially) are not as hard as Brutalität but the guiatr is still perfect. Third band Hated Kids has more garage sound and they have released s/t tape. Their sound is more into 80´s poppy Oi! Their second song Sunday is into bovver rock sound. Next band Antiporcos has really punk sound and both songs have been already released. In their second song you may hear banjo. Fifth band is called Doc 21 and they have already released something. Musically it is faster and their second song is into HC. Sixth band Dedo Podre are playing melodic streetpunk (they have split EP with Gimp Fist). Their sou nd is again into 80´s like Cockney Rejects. Seventh band is Urban Riots and they have female vocals in the first song. Sound is more garage. Last but one is called Causa Torpe and it reminds me brazilian bands like Tropel. Last band on the CD is called Bravure and they are slowest from the bands on the compilation. In booklet is just photo from some historical football match and big thankslist. I miss there some small info about each band plus contatct on them because some of them are really unknown. But the compilation is great in genneral because it introduce you some great new breed bands from Brasil.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating:  •  Date: 06.01.2020

Wróg - s/t

Olifant Records - CD -

1212_wrog.jpgThe band played under the name Wróg Publiczny (Public Enemy, now they are “just” Enemy) and they come from the city Zielona Góra. They are playing in three pieces and vocals are sung by the bass player and guitarist. On CD you may check 12 songs in Polish. In spite the fact that they are playing in three their sound is perfect, guitar and bass are loud with nice solos and changing of the vocals is also nice. I really like second song Za Młodzi By Umierać (Too Young to Die), then Najlepszy Wróg (Best Enemy) with old wisdom that best enemy is better then worse friend. You may check there also melodic song Grünberg 2019 which is re-recorded version of old song from 2005 (from album My Life My Fight) which is dedicated to their home town. Great are also slower pieces Taniec Z Diabłem (Dance with Devil) which has around 5 minutes and Braterstwo Krwi (Brotherhood of Blood) with perfect guitar and bass. CD is done as a digipack (200 copies) or classic CD (300 copies) with nice booklet including many photos and lyrics. I know their previous band Wóg Publiczny just by the name but I didn´t hear them. Wróg are playing harder music in middle rhythm but they know also how to play melodic pieces. Fine stuff.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 7  •  Date: 21.05.2020