Monday, August 1, 2022

HC4L066 Yarostan - II LP 12" (2022)

"For their latest album II, French five-piece Yarostan “Sat down to write music together, and Nico Aanklacht recorded the results in our practice room”. The ‘results’ are actually quite impressive, even more so considering they were captured outside of standard studio environment, perhaps. While some elements can sound somewhat lo-fi, I believe this is probably a creative choice considering how brightly other aspects shine.

Opening with “Mineral”, Yarostan begin bludgeoning and blasting their way into the record, introducing quite a familiar screamo verse of sorts, before breaking it right down and lingering on a mellow, almost folky passage. They do manage to pack a lot of textures together in a way that really compliments the overall sound, they aren’t afraid of calling back the intensity leaving acoustic guitars to lead proceedings; making their frenetic screamo parts all the more electrifying when they return. On “Les mains vides”, the band include much more of a metal vibe. Heavy chugging guitars and chromatic mathy sections, usually shunned by screamo purists, really work here on elevating their epic soaring crescendos.
“Jouer dans les ruines” provides an ethereal atmosphere, with the use of group vocals in an almost choral style,the addition of well placed silence and a very gradual reintroduction of instruments creates a sense of lush serenity as a very welcome mid record rest for the listener. “Aux miroirs brises” introduces harsh electronic elements, further expanding the sonic palette as the band build to a brooding post-metal swagger. This track in particular shows their skills in contrasting the slight and beautiful melodies alongside crushing heaviness and driving post hardcore. Album closer “L’attente a fait un desert des jardins de notre jeunesse” does a great job of tying all the tracks together, combining their many strands together to construct a colossal opus, allowing the wallowing subtlety to breathe and also reaching peak brutality." by @diyconspiracy_net

400 copies pressed. 12" records marbled pink & white. Comes with an insert.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

HC4L067 Nervy - Nikdy jsme si nebyli rovni, ani ve smrti nebudeme LP 12" (2022)

Imagine you are in Portland, Oregon in the late 90s and you love the Czech neocrust scene from the 2000s. A great combination with 9 songs and the debut LP 12" of the members from Remek, Gattaca etc. Mix & Master : Amák @ Golden Hive Studio

Nervy are : Blum, Dan, Juraj, Šaman.

Black Vinyl with a smooth sheet

Ffo: From Ashes Rise, Tragedy, Severed Head of State etc.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Next Show : Frisk (UK), Tramadol (UK) @ Venster99

08.07.2022 Hardcore For The Losers Show :
C-rona disrupted our plans in early 2020, now we will try again. Furious hardcore punk from Leeds on Donor Records.
"This record doesn't fit comfortably in any particular "era" or region of hardcore, but things that came to mind were: "See Nothing..." Discharge and Framtid, with shades of Boston bands like Mind Eraser and Scapegoat." - Andy Mcsharry

Monday, June 13, 2022

HC4L063 Nazi Killer​/​Vile Sect - Split EP 7" (2021)

NAZI KILLER - hardcore fucking punk rock from Leicester featuring members of Nothing Clean and MangleRecorded, mixed and mastered by Boulty at Stuck on a Name
VILE SECT - ugly fueled ugly power-violence noise / Industripunk, heavy Brummie earworm diseaseRecorded and mixed by Boulty at Stuck on a Name studio, Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air studios.
a limited version - milky white wax
a regular version - doom black wax
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Next Show : Oust (NL), Strafplanet (Graz) @ Venster99

17.06.2022 Hardcore For The Losers show :

OUST a "newer" political hardcore/punk outfit with an already experienced individuals from Amsterdam and Nijmegen scenes, for the first time in Vienna.

And while you're sucking up
You're kicking down
You're killing our cheap vibes
You're gentrifying DIY

STRAFPLANET - a "older" political hardcore/punk outfit with an already experienced individuals from Graz and Vienna scenes, for the seventh time in Vienna.

"This society is not a good thing done wrong.
It's a bad thing done perfectly fucking right"