Saturday, 15 May 2021

Re-Uploads

 Hey guys,

As I’m sure a lot of you missed, I’ve been slowly opening up re-upload requests as I’m finally back in contact with the external hard drive that housed all my music up to approx late 2016 to early 2017. I know a lot of old links are down, and I’m looking to do re-uploads as the requests come in, but there are so many and re-uploads are a long, tedious and boring process for me, but one I still want to do.

There are a lot of old posts with dead links, way too many to work through as one person, so I’ve been intermittently opening up these “re-upload” posts, where I leave up for a few hours, let all of you comment the dead links/posts you’re looking for (much easier than me searching through all of them) and get on them in sporadic bursts of re-uploads.

I’ve done a few since the last post (Outburst, John Henry West, as examples) and still have Rozwell Kid as my #1 priority for re-uploads as I haven’t gotten around to them since my last “upload post” but most definitely will, along with Assfactor 4 who I’ve seen requests for.

Any other bands/links that are down, let me know in the comments of this post within the next hour or so, and I assure you they’ll be taken care of within the next week. Last time I did all of Self Defense Family’s dead links, so this round should be a cakewalk in comparison. Let me know ASAP! And again, the aforementioned bands already have privileged submissions.

Thursday, 6 May 2021

moshimoshi

moshimoshi are a four-piece emo/indie/punk band from Helsinki, Finland that have been around since at least 2020. They released their debut EP this year on All That Plazz Records, and these 5 tracks are absolutely stellar. They play with frantic fretwork of midwest-twinkly emo with an insane, upbeat screamy energy. Fans of bands like Merchant Ships,  Algernon Cadwallader, Two Knights, and Coping will definitely love this, as anyone remotely interested in the screamy emo-sphere (if such a thing exists) would.  This debut is truly one hell of a good time, enjoy.

1. When Spring Came
2. Igotlostinsidemyhead
3. Tides
4. Birthday
5. Song 5

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Swiz


Swiz were a four-piece hardcore punk band from Washington, DC that were originally around from 1987 to 1990, with a few reunion shows taking place in 2014. They began as a five-piece with vocalist Shawn Brown after his early stint with Dag Nasty. Following their first demo, their now four-piece line-up rounded itself out and stayed consistent until their final year. In between they managed to knock out two full-lengths, an EP, and a handful of other recorded material.  Their two albums were originally released by Sammich Records, a label founded by Amanda MacKaye (sister of Ian and Alec). All their posthumous releases were done by the now well-known Jade Tree Records. One of their earlier releases was actually Swiz's discography compilation No Punches Pulled, which included everything they had put out with the exception of the With Ramsey demo, which would later also be released by Jade Tree in 2004. Members of Swiz were later active in Shudder To Think, Bluetip and Sweetbelly Freakdown.

Sonically, they are undoubtedly DC. They managed to blend the evolving melodic (dare I say emo?) sound of bands like Dag Nasty, while bringing the genre back to its raw, ferocious roots in bands like The Faith. They managed to hit an in-between era niche in the DC sound, which really makes them stand out even amongst other great bands like Ignition and Soulside. I'm not too sure if that description makes sense, so I just highly recommend giving No Punches Pulled to appreciate the band's uniquely underrated legacy. Enjoy.

1. Much
2. Time
3. Cause
4. Lie

1. Ghost
2. Taste
3. Wash
4. Toon
5. Intro
6. Stone
7. Quick
8. Draw
9. Frame
10. [unlisted]

1. Tylenol
2. Godspeed
3. Roadtrip
4. Dirty Boy Blues
5. Resurrection
6. Won't Breathe For You
7. Pet Tricks
8. Dimluck
9. MGE
10. Dave's Song
11. Sunstroke
12. Lie

1. Black
2. Nine
3. Cakewalk
4. Paralysis

1. Sorry
2. Slide

1. Black
2. Nine
3. Cakewalk
4. Paralysis
5. Tylenol
6. Godspeed
7. Roadtrip
8. Dirty Boy Blues
9. Resurrection
10. Won't Breathe For You
11. Pet Tricks
12. Dimluck
13. MGE
14. Dave's Song
15. Sunstroke
16. Lie
17. Ghost
18. Taste
19. Wash
20. Toon
21. Intro
22. Stone
23. Quick
24. Draw
25. Frame
26. Much
27. Time
28. Cause
29. Lie
30. [Unlisted Track]
31. Sorry
32. Slide

1. Memory
2. Taste
3. Lie
4. Cold
5. Reach
6. Condemn

Monday, 3 May 2021

Pupil Slicer


Pupil Slicer a three-piece mathcore band from London, England that began in 2016. Their debut full-length Mirrors came out earlier this year on Prosthetic Records. Mirrors is undoubtedly one of the most impactful albums to come out thus far, featuring an incredible display of lasting neck-breaking riff shifts and vocals of wild cathartic release. They take the groundwork of metalcore laid by greats like Converge and The Dillinger Escape Plan and blend it with elements grindcore, death metal, and a technical prowess that makes this one of the most cacophonous releases of the year. Highly, highly recommended. Enjoy.

1. Subterranean Suffocation
2. Aromatic Bloodshed
3. Pupil Slicer
4. Deathlust
5. Viscous Reminder
6. Visions
7. The Eternal Penance

1. Death Goals - Leech
2. Pupil Slicer - Sophie

1. Sense Offender - God Complex
2. Sense Offender - Godless Complex
3. Pupil Slicer - Spectral
4. Pupil Slicer - Crusher

1. Martyrs
2. Stabbing Spiders
3. L'Appel Du Vide
4. Panic Defense
5. Husk
6. Vilified
7. Worthless
8. Wounds Upon My Skin
9. Interlocuter
10. Mirrors Are More Fun Than Television
11. Save The Dream, Kill Your Friends
12. Collective Unconscious

Caustic Wound


Caustic Wound are a five-piece grindcore/death metal band from Seattle, Washington that have been around since at least. They were formed by members of Mortiferum, Magrudergrind, and Cerebral Rot. Their debut LP came out last year on Profound Lore, and is an unabashedly brutal take on deathgrind with some incredibly heavy, guttural vocals at the forefront. I don't like to a ton of stuff in this realm anymore, but Death Posture has undoubtedly stuck like an icepick. Enjoy.

1. Alone In The Aftermath
2. Guillotine
3. Visions of Torture
4. Cabal
5. Writhe
6. Mutated Reality
7. Insolvent Blood
8. Grinding Terror

1. Death Posture
2. Cemetery Planet
3. Visions of Torture
4. Black Bag Asphyxiation
5. Terror Bomber
6. Blast Casualty
7. Ritual Trappings
8. Uranium Decay
9. Cabal
10. Acid Attack
11. Invisible Cell
12. Guillotine
13. Autonomous Weapons System
12. Cataclysmic Gigaton

The Lowest Form

The Lowest Form are a four-piece hardcore punk band from London, England that have been around since at least 2011. This band offers up some frenzied, manical feedback-laden and fuzzed out hardcore that sticks to its punk origins. Negative Ecstasy and Personal Space are particularly brilliant examples of this band's noise punk assault, and I highly recommend checking both out. Enjoy.

1. Untitled
2. Untitled
3. Untitled
4. Untitled
5. Untitled
6. Untitled
7. Untitled

1. Infinity
2. Iamthatiman
3. Crack
4. Trip II The Moon Part Six

1. Dropping Bad Boys
2. Comin' Down Ruff
3. Some Horrible Bug
4. Exhaustion
5. Telepathy
6. Wrong Decision
7. Master Slayer
8. Miracle/Negative Ectasy

1. Interplanetary Bad Boy (Dub)
2. Interplanetary Bad Boy
3. Gak Attack
4. Last Smash
5. Star Slammers
6. Dread Future
7. Evol
8. No More Hiroshima
9. Personal Space
10. Helter Skelter

Sunday, 2 May 2021

La Petite Mort / Little Death


La Petite Mort / Little Death are a three-piece screamo band from Rodgau, Germany that began in 2014. They've got an incredibly unique sound, playing some very progressive and technical riffs with off-kilter rhythms, odd time signatures, and heavy use of syncopation. They're kind of like a zanier At The Drive-In with screamo influence. After a handful of small releases, their debut LP came out back in 2019, which perfectly encapsulates their frantic energy and highly recommended to check out. Enjoy.

1. Dear Reader..
2. Cave
3. The Door Is Unlocked (But It's Burning Inside)
4. Paper Is Patient
5. Trumpets
6. Fogged Windows
7. Golden Hands
8. Little Death

1. Young Mountain - Pilträdsvillan
2. Young Mountain - Bloom
3. Vivre Sa Vie - Ehler-Danlos
4. Vivre Sa Vie - Shield
5. La Petite Mort / A Little Death - Intro
6. La Petite Mort / A Little Death - Windchime
7. La Petite Mort / A Little Death - This Name Rings A Bell

1. La Petite Mort / Little Death - The Brief Loss, Or Weakening Of Consciousness
2. Maskros - Bearer

1. The Antler
2. Foreveroderkaputt
3. Umami
4. Stiff Fingers
5. Snufkin, We Can Go!
6. Brenzlig
7. (Very) Evil Demons
8. Une Grande Rue
9. Mio Mio
10. Glasa
11. Der Kleine Lord
12. Dungeons
13. A Piano In The Basement

Friday, 23 April 2021

Coliseum

On a quick note before the post, it has been exactly 9 years today that this blog got started. I will not stop expressing my bewilderment that this thing is still going, and coming up on the 1000 post landmark very soon. As I've said before, I never thought it'd carry on this long, but am glad it has, and wanted to mark this occasion with a band that has been sorely lacking from here for the past 9 years.

Coliseum were a three-piece hardcore band from Louisville, Kentucky that began in 2003 and broke up in 2015. They remained very prolific in that time, with five full-lengths and a slew of other releases. Sonically, they were incredibly progressive and thus hard to pin down. Their origins are rooted in hardcore and punk, delivering heavy riffs and aggressive vocals on early releases like their self-titled debut and the essential EP Goddamage. They carried on with the riff-heavy sound like a hardcore-oriented Torche, while beginning to branch out into more melodic off-shoots of punk. There's a notable post-hardcore sound in their later years, with influence clearly stemming from bands like Jawbox and Quicksand. The vocals became capable of sing-alongs, while the riffs/instrumentals brought in more space and groove. There's a lot to dive into here, but I'd suggest starting with the five studio albums, with Coliseum if you're looking for a slightly more traditional punk take, or Anxiety's Kiss if you're looking a unique, indie hardcore sound. Then just work your way back or forward depending on where you started. Enjoy.

1. Detached
2. This Mind Locked Inside This Body
3. In Time
4. Pretty Situation

1. Lords - Talking Whip
2. Lords - Impeach Pit
3. Lords - The Beautiful People
4. Coliseum - No Salvation
5. Coliseum - Born To Hang
6. Coliseum - I Don't Care About You

1. Detached
2. Children Of Our Own Creation
3. Hostage Of Privilege
4. Burn Out Bright
5. F.F.P.
6. In Time
7. This Mind Locked Inside This Body
8. Mire
9. Claim Control
10. Give Up And Drive
11. Pretty Situation
12. Simple Answer Is...

1. Coliseum - Am I Demon (Danzig cover)
2. Coliseum - American Machine
3. Coliseum - Ride On Death Riders
4. Doomriders - Hell Roaring
5. Doomriders - Possession (Danzig cover)

1. Year Of The Pig
2. Theme
3. Miracle Cure
4. Dehumanize
5. Turn To Dust
6. Reborn To Hang
7. Head Down & Burn
8. Set It Straight

1. Coliseum - Skyline Fucker
2. Coliseum - White Religion
3. Young Widows - Future Plans
4. Young Widows - Baritone #3

1. High On Fire - Rumors Of War
2. Coliseum - Fate Of Men
3. Baroness - O'Appalchia

1. No Benefit
2. Defeater
3. The Fate Of Men
4. Seven Cities
5. Profetas
6. Shake It Off
7. Skyline Fucker
8. Funeral Line
9. White Religion
10. Interceptor
11. Fall Of The Pigs
12. Believer
13. The Burden

1. True Quiet
2. Last Wave

1. Introduction
2. Blind In One Eye
3. Everything To Everyone
4. Crime And The City
5. Cloaked In Red
6. Perimeter Man
7. Skeleton Smile
8. Isela Vega
9. Lost In Groningen
10. Statuary
11. Man Was Never Meant To Fly
12. Punk/Money

1. Coliseum - Skeleton Smile
2. Coliseum - Cloaked In Red
3. Coliseum - Perimeter Man
4. Coliseum - Lost In Groningen
5. Coliseum - Punk/Money
6. Coliseum - Year Of The Pig
7. Coliseum - Defeater
8. Burning Love - Momento Mori
9. Burning Love - Gain
10. Burning Love - Curse Breaker
11. Burning Love - Miserable Sound
12. Burning Love - Mess
13. Burning Love - Alien Vs Creditor
14. Burning Love - Money Shots

1. Superchunk - Horror Business (Misfits cover)
2. Coliseum - Bullet (Misfits cover)

1. One Last Night
2. Waiting (Too Late)
3. The Fiery Eye
4. Ghost Of God
5. The Big Baby
6. Gone With The Pope
7. Blood Of The Beasts
8. Give Up And Drive

Sister Faith (2013)
1. Disappear From Sight
2. Last/Lost
3. Doing Time
4. Love Under Will
5. Under The Blood Moon
6. Used Blood
7. Late Night Trains
8. Everything In Glass
9. Black Magic Punks
10. Save Everything
11. Bad Will
12. Sister Faith
13. Fuzzbang

1. They Call Her One Eye
2. Not Listening
3. Final Solution

1. One Last Night
2. Black Magic Punks
3. Lost In Groningen
4. Cloaked In Red
5. Blind In One Eye
6. Love Under Will
7. Late Night Trains
8. Fuzzbang

1. Black Magic Punks (Album Version)
2. Heavy Magic Punks: Aniki Mix (Atsuo)
3. Black Magic Punks (Cold Cave)
4. Glass I: Everything in Dub (J. Robbins)
5. Blkmgc Punks (Justin Foley)
6. White Magic Punks: Sorcerer Mix (Justin K. Broadrick)
7. Cat Magic Punks: Black Ice Mix (R Pattern)
8. (Above) The Blood Of The Moon: Underneath Mix (R Pattern)
9. Black Magic Hunks (xo Madisyn)
10. Black Magic Punks (Demo)

1. We Are The Water
2. Course Correction
3. Wrong / Goodbye
4. Drums & Amplifiers
5. Dark Light Of Seduction
6. Sharp Fangs, Pale Flesh
7. Comedown
8. Sunlight In A Snowstorm
9. Driver At Dusk
10. Escape Yr Skull

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Ember


Ember were a four-piece emo/hardcore band from the Czech Republic that were around sometime in the mid-90s. As you can tell, I can't find much definite info on this band, and the multitude of bands with the name "Ember" do not make it any easier. They did share members with Lvmen, a highly influential post-hardcore band also from the Czech Republic. Ember put out two releases in their time, including the fantastic Seven Samurai, which is an absolute must-listen for any fans of the drawn-out, rise and fall, chaos and melody blend of bands like Portraits Of Past and Indian Summer. Enjoy.

1. Inside
2. Insecure
3. Regret

1. ?
2. Dreamflower
3. Maybe...Sometimes...Maybe
4. I Am Not
5. Winterlove
6. Nomen Illi Mors

Orwell

Orwell were a five-piece post-hardcore/emo band from Chicago, Illinois that were briefly around from 1995 to 1996. For many years, they were really known as being another project Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes) was involved in, as their official releases were limited to sporadic compilation tracks and a handful of unreleased bootleg recordings circulating the internet. Finally, in 2021 an official discography was released, including all recorded material, as well as some live tracks and demos. The result was Orwell 1995, which is titled as such since everything on here was recorded that year. Sonically, fans of Nanna's other work will dig this, though it does have a more raw, aggressive sound in comparison to the usually melodic works of Braid. This compilation was thankfully made possible and released by American Handstand Records and Expert Work Records, who you can check out here. Enjoy.

1. 4242
2. Angular Momentum
3. Ph9 Green
4. Bandsaw Architecture
5. Icemaker
6. Chicago Skier
7. 9:30
8. Model Trains
9. 4242 (Live at The Fireside Bowl August 3, 1995)
10. Angular Momentum (Live at The Fireside Bowl July 12th, 1995)
11. Ph9 Green>>>Bandsaw Architecture (Live at The Fireside Bowl July 12th, 1995)
12. Icemaker (2nd practice tape)
13. Chicago Skier (2nd practice tape)
14. Model Trains (2nd practice tape)
15. Ph9 Green (original instrumental version)