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Sea Shepherd split

posted May 9th, 2010 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

Simple really, four songs by four bands on one record in aid of the Sea Shepherd. As it goes all four bands rock which makes this a pretty simple issue. You need to get hold of this record.
The first track from ‘This Business is Closed’ starts the record nicely. The three piece from Norwich know [...]

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RVIVR - self-titled

posted April 25th, 2010 · posted by Ganglar · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

One of the most eagerly anticipated releases of 2010 for at least a few of the Last Hours fraternity – and RVIVR haven’t disappointed.
RVIVR’s first full length carries on in much the same vein as their first two vinyl releases. They play a much simpler, and (for want of a more fitting [...]

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Spaynard - Cut and Paste

posted March 16th, 2010 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

I can’t get enough of this record.
My first impressions of Spaynard where that they where just another Latterman cover band who embrace the bromance prevalent in the melodic punk scene at the moment. Men hugging each others sweaty bodies (not that I have anything against men hugging or being sweaty, it’s the exclusivity yeah?) [...]

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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Band - Kollaps Tradixionales

posted February 17th, 2010 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Band (previously A Silver Mt. Zion, previously Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band etc) melt a hole through the heart of the post rock genre. Magnificently sculpted melodies and classical, driving crescendos rolled out across seven tracks, all as significant as the last.
It feels arbitrary at [...]

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Vanilla Pod - Poets on Payday

posted January 24th, 2010 · posted by chris 12-o-5 · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

I recently went to see Vanilla Pod play at the Fighting Cocks in Kingston.  While there I remarked on the following points to people I saw:  Seeing Vanilla Pod in Kingston seems like being in a time-warp (as this is my home town and the site of many Vanilla Pod viewings, just not in the [...]

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Alkaline Trio - This Addiction

posted January 24th, 2010 · posted by chris 12-o-5 · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

Alkaline Trio are one of my favourite bands. When I was 16, I got a friend to draw me an Alkaline Trio tattoo design on tracing paper, which I planned to get tattooed across my shoulders in whatever studio would turn a blind eye to inking under-age girls. While I am quite relieved that my [...]

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Escape to Victory - The front page EP

posted January 20th, 2010 · posted by zock · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

This is the latest release of Aberdeen’s punk/hc outfit Escape To Victory, who got together in 2006 to create “a quad vocalled, Œin your face style of melodic hardcore punk that was lacking in Aberdeen”.

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The Spits - S/t

posted January 20th, 2010 · posted by zock · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

Musically this is a mix between The Misfits, Devo and The Ramones, which made me feel quite excited throughout the first two songs. Unfortunately, the whole concept of short, electro-fused late 70s punk gets boring pretty quickly…

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Lawrence Arms - Buttsweat and Tears

posted December 8th, 2009 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

I remember listening to The Lawrence Arms last full length album ‘Oh! Calcutta!’ for the first time in a record shop and being blown away. Previously I had considered them to be just another ‘Fat Wreck Chords’ band with mid pass drums and repetitive harmonies but this album was something different. It soon became a [...]

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Converge - Axe To Fall

posted December 8th, 2009 · posted by Ganglar · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

A lot of critics & fans seem to feel “Axe To Fall” is Converge’s best album since the behemoth that was Jane Doe – to be perfectly honest, I’d go beyond that and say it’s my personal favourite release of theirs to date.
The production values and sound of the album are truly superb. Guitarist Kurt [...]

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