Sunday, April 29, 2012

Out Of Your Mind

I got this a while ago, and I finally got around to spinning yesterday. This particular records is a split from Extortion that has always seemed to avoid me. Thankfully, RSR was kind enough to reissue it for people like me. Joy. Here's the Extortion/Jed Whitey split 7", black vinyl, 45 RPM.

I really like the Extortion side of this. Go figure, right? Very fast stuff from them, and it's over in the blink of an eye. 5 songs in what seems like less than 3 minutes. Including a cover of the Black Flag song - "Fix Me". 

Jed Whitey did nothing for me, unfortunately. Old-school sounding hardcore punk rock that sounds almost like bubble gum, sugary pop compared to Extortion. It's a curious pairing, and I'm not fond of it. Come to think of it, the only band Extortion has shared a split with that I think is great is Agents of Abhorrence. Hopefully the upcoming splits will have good material from both bands featured. 

Pretty standard packaging, noting fancy at all. Double-sided sleeve with a pretty uninteresting looking inside. Why is there only a picture of there drummer?

You can pick this up in tons of distros now. I got mine from Rotten To The Core records. 



~VII

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Crusher

Yes!! I finally got one of my most anticipated reissues of this year! A record that I've been wanting a physical copy of for a couple years now. Here is the To Live a Lie reissue of Magrudergrind's - "Crusher" 10" EP, red vinyl, 45 RPM.

Ignoring all the bullshit and controvery surrounding this records initial Scion release, I honestly think this is one of Magrudergrinds best and strongest releases. The songs are there, the riffs are catchy, the production is great, the mix is punishing, the guest spots are tasteful, etc. I particularly love the rap verse in the 2nd half of "Heaviest Bombing". If you can't get over the whole Scion thing and dismiss this record because of that, you're an idiot. This release has only gotten better and better the more I listen to it.

TLAL did a great job with this reissue. Wisely using the same cover art that graced "Crusher's" first reissue on Bone Brigade. Sturdy cover sleeve, and wonderful red vinyl (limited to 200 copies). It also comes with a poster and a glossy double sided lyric sheet. 

There's a lot of detail to take in on this cover. Excellent cut n' paste artwork.

"Graffiti is  my only escape from the misery and pain this ugly world has built up/I wanna spray it down, piece by piece till it's filled up."

Big poster :)

You should know where to get this. Act soon!!


~VII

Flight Of The Wounded Locust

I mentioned a few posts ago that I had started to buy a lot of records by The Locust. I haven't bought anything from them in a few weeks, but I wouldn't say they're a priority anymore.  Anyway, here's another one from that big discogs haul a few weeks ago; "Flight of The Wounded Locust" 7", clear vinyl, 45 RPM.

This record is a very stripped down version of its sister release, a very sexy looking 4x 7" where the records are shaped like puzzle pieces, with a ton more songs on it to boot. I've never seen anything like it. I'll be getting it eventually, but it goes for a pretty penny, so not anytime soon.

Anyways, the six songs here are pretty cool. The A-side features 5, which have the Locust's trademark keyboard-heavy-spazzy-grind-math-whatevercore jams. Very, very keyboard orientated, I can't even really hear the guitar. Not there best songs, but not terrible. The B-side is just a synth instrumental, not that exciting. 

These masks are cool as fuck! Very abnormal looking. 

Like most records from The Locust, you can find this on Discogs for a good price. Pick it up, if you don't want to spend crazy cash on the 4x7" version. 


~VII

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Latest To Live A Lie Haul

I got my most recent package from TLAL recently. Super happy the store is back open and I'm able to get these hot jams. The Catheter/Massgrave split 10" came to me a bit damaged, but the sleeve is a bit flimsy, so it's just bound to happen.

Records featured:
  • Catheter/Massgrave - split 10"
  • Magrudergrind - "Crusher" 10" (red vinyl /200)
  • Agathocles/Gerbophilia - split 7"
  • Parlamentarisk Sodomi/Laserguys - split 7" (red vinyl #64/500)
  • Tinnitus - "Gehenna" (transparent yellow vinyl)
  • OSK - "Wretched Existence//Bleak Future 2007-2010" CD
  • Suffering Luna - "Blood Filled Bong" cassette (/100)
~VII



Torture

A discogs purchase I made a while ago, I pretty happy with how everything came out. I wuv that site. Anywho, here's the Weekend Nachos - "Torture" 7", first press, black vinyl, 33 RPM.

I always wanted to pick this up, and I finally found a good OG copy for about 6 bucks, I think. Very good release from the Chicago boys. Good, fast, heavy powerviolence; short and too the point songs, just how I like it. I feel like WN might start heading back to this style a little bit, judging from a few of the songs on their new full length "Worthless". 

Excellent condition. The record is a little bit dirty, but not that big a deal. Everything else about this record looks stellar. 

Johnny's ears, hee hee hee.

I pre-ordered their split 7" with lack of Interest last night. Very very very excited for that one to come out! Discogs this release, it's dope and cheap.


~VII

Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Record Store Day 2012 Haul

A day late, but here are the records I picked up for RSD. All of these are exclusive releases, and I made an order to Rotten To The Core records that day too. I got a lot of exciting things on the way. I hope you all had a good RSD and got all the things you wanted. I definitely did, except for the St. Vincent - "KROKODIL" 7" single. Oh well.

From L to R:
  • Odd Future - "The OF Tape Vol. 2" 2xLP
  • Shabazz Palaces - "Live At KXEP" on purple vinyl
  • Death Grips - "The Money Store"
  • Pelican - "Australasia" 2xLP
~VII

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Revoltage

I did a trade recently for a couple tapes. Nothing majorly exciting, but definitely some interesting stuff. One of those tapes was Unholy Grave - "Revoltage", pro-cassette repress on Revulsion Records.
I honestly haven't payed much attention to Unholy Grave. I always thought bands like Agathocles were more interesting, in terms of collecting bands with uber-prolific discographies. I also always thought there songs weren't that captivating. I have to say though, this album definitely surprised me in how much I enjoyed it. The recording is raw and loud, the guitars are deep and ugly, the vocals are varied. I really really like this! I might start buying more UG records in the future now. 


Very nice and tidy pro-packaging. The tape dubbing is excellent as well. Very very tiny letters, so good luck reading the lyrics. 


This is also on CD and LP, I got a 2nd one of these in a trade which I'll be putting up for sale on Discogs soon.


~VII

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hand That Feeds

Since I've gotten used to buying stuff from Discogs more, I've been getting a lot of records by The Locust. A band that I had never really given much listening time to, prior. Here is one of the more interesting records I bought; The Locust/Jenny Piccolo - split 5" picture disc, 33 RPM.

Really early stuff from The Locust here. Back when they just sounded like a fast hardcore band with a keyboard player. 2 songs from them, nothing that memorable. It's way better than the Jenny Piccolo side though, which is just straight, uninteresting powerviolence. Since it is a picture disc, there is a lost of surface noise, which is a pain. Cool artwork though.



Not my favorite split, but I'm glad I have it. You can find a this on Discogs for crazy cheap.


~VII

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Terrifyer

I made my most expensive record purchase last week on discogs. Nothing crazy, but not cheap. But goddamnit, it was worth it because now I have this beauty in my possession. Pig Destroyer - "Terrifyer" 2x12", 180g. black vinyl, 33 RPM.
This is the one Pig Destroyer full-length (minus "Explosions in Ward 6") that I never got around to getting. "Prowler in The Yard" and "Phantom Limb" are two of my favorite grindcore albums, and I had no doubt that when I finally listened to this album in full, I wouldn't be dissapointed. And I wasn't! Incredibly solid, groovy, heavy, punishing, blasting, catchy grindcore. The kind that PxDx does best. I've only spun this once so far, but you can bet that this will be getting played again and again. So glad to have it on vinyl too. 

Excellent artwork by that dude who's name I forget. He does art for a lot of metalcore bands like Darkest Hour and As I Lay Dying. I love the red background too.


Lovely gatefold
The first record contains the "Terrifyer" album, and the 2nd has the 30+ minute doom epic "Natasha", which is a very interesting song to say the least. Especially coming form a band like Pig Destroyer. It's heavy and brooding, and the lyrics definitely paint a dark picture, something J.R Hayes is impeccable at. My only issue with the song is the clean guitar middle part. It sounds fine, but the semi-falseto vocals are just laughable.

If you want this, you better go to discogs, because this baby is long OOP. 


~VII