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

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

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

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

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