Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ruinacre - S/T

Hardcore from Flagstaff Arizona. These guys had what I call the "southwest sound". A lot of bands from Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado all had a similar sound and these guys have it. It's sort of metallic, but not overly so, it's hard to describe unless you live around here and hear all the bands that I'm talking about.

Anyway, this stuff sort of blurs the line between fast metallic hardcore and power-violence. It's not quite what I think of as power-violence, but a lot of kids these days would probably call it that.

I'm pretty sure this would be cheap if you were to look around the web, Satan's Pimp did decent size presses of most of their releases, and a lot of them seem to have been forgotten by most people.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Tomsk-7 - Discography

I know very little about Tomsk-7. What I do know is that they were from Arizona, were active from the mid-90s until sometime shortly after 2000, and they released a total of 13 songs which comprise just under 15 min. of music.

Musically they fall into the southwestern hardcore sound that is hard to describe, but it's sort of a mix of hardcore, sludge, grind, and power-violence. Tomsk-7 was also female fronted, so it's a bit different than some of the other bands who had the "southwest" sound.

They didn't have an "official" discography release, so I compiled this one, which is sourced from my own rips of the vinyl the songs appeared on. I've included complete artwork for the release in case anyone gets the urge to burn the songs and print their own case (I did).

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sicarii - Within Your City Walls A Rising Storm

I've had a copy of this for about a decade now, and I never knew the album wasn't self-titled. The band only had screen printed cover versions on sale when they were on tour, and no place on that cover does it mention the album's actual title.

Anyway, it's a pretty good album. I remember when I set the show up, the band member in charge of booking said something like "we're similar to what would happen if Orchid and Catharsis melded together". That's fairly accurate I guess. 

It's got elements of both Orchid and Catharsis. It's less chaotic than Orchid but does feature some of their chaotic bursts, and way less metal than Catharsis, but gives you the same overall feel as listening to them, all while being slightly less pretentious than either of those bands. It's been one of the records I've held on to even through multiple there's something about it that really does it for me. I don't know how other people would feel about it, so I don't know if I'd call it a lost gem or anything, but it's certainly a personal gem.

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