Monday, September 28, 2009

Yowie - Cryptooology

I can't even begin to describe how amazingly intense and over-the-top this album is. It's just...fucking WOW. Apparently this band took about 3 years to write just these 7 songs. Not because they're lazy, but because...well, you'll know why when you hear it.

All the songs are named after black girls, I guess. Tamika, Trina, Tenesha, Towanda, etc. The band itself is named after the New Zealand version of the Yeti, Sasquatch, or Big Foot; basically just the same thing in a different culture.

I'm pretty sure that this band doesn't use effects pedals at all in they're recording, but I wouldn't be surprised if I was wrong. Just listen, too much shit doesn't make sense. The band is only comprised of two guitarists and a drummer out of St. Louis, and I guess they disbanded due to the drummer's ongoing heroin problem. The album appeared on Skin Graft Records, the best label for crazy music out there. They must have felt right at home.

here's a link to their band page:

Track List:

1. Tamika
2. Tara
3. Trina
4. Tenesha
5. Toni
6. Towanda
7. Talisha

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Palatka - The End Of Irony

So you like powerviolence. So you like screamo. So, why don't you like Palatka? One of my favorites of all time, they have numerous splits with the likes of Assholeparade, The End of the Century Party, and a few others, I'm sure. There's not too much information on this band lying around, so here's what I can muster; they're a band from Florida, supposedly named after the town in Florida, and they only existed for a short while in the late 90s, something like 97-99 or so. This was their last release, and arguably the best. This album is so chaotic, so intense and emotional, that it just floors you. I credit that to short-ass songs and the fact that they have two guitarists playing completely different shit, with a bassist following suit. More than one fucker does vocals on this, so shit. The only complaint that I have about the album is that it's too damn short, but that's a shitty thing to bitch about, really.


1. The State Of 6PM
2. If You're Not Satisfied With The Current Arrangement...
3. Cheering Section
4. Where The Teachers Go To Learn
5. Rate x Time = Distance
6. Palatka Kills Young Republicans
7. Matured? You Bet!
8. "Let's Have A Kid." "Sure, Why Not?"
9. Another Kind Of Blacklist
10. Mark's Shit
11. Voice Of The Actors
12. The Current Definition Of Friendship Is Sorely Lacking

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fall Is Here Demo

No pic, as far as I know. Apparently these guys were around like 5 years ago, and broke up after only a few shows. They just started up again recently, and put out this 5 song demo. The entire thing starts off with their track "America," which, to me, at least, is definitely the best fucking song on here. It's fast and hard-hitting, with sarcastic lyrics to boot. These guys fucking floor, and I'm always so happy to get demos e-mailed to me that don't suck. Only 5 songs, but keep checking them out on their myspace. Be friendly, be pen pals.

Oh yeah, there's a lyrics sheet in the file too, so now you can have a Fall Is Here karaoke kegger.


1. America
2. Corpse Like Blue
3. Pizza Lovers vs. Religious Enthusiasts
4. Red Eyes
5. Beat Down

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ultimate Warriors - '99 Cassette

BWAAAAAAAAAAH! An amazing powerviolence band from Pennsylvania, and one of my all-time favorites. Not very good quality, seeing as this is just a demo, and I'm pretty sure that it was just a recorded live set.

The liner notes say that it was recorded at "Dan's House" (I'm assuming that it's one of their friends) in Bethlehem, PA. It's a demo of rerecorded previously released songs, comp. tracks, and stuff off of their upcoming full-length at the time. 16 tracks in all, but only one track for it. I didn't separate them on this one, either. Thanks a lot to "BRAD BRAINS" for sending this to me in the first place. Fucking sick shit, dude!

All of them one tracks:

1. Knee Deep In Barbed Wire
2. What Do You Think of the USA Now
3. Getting Oldberg
4. Out With The Old
5. Wine, Women, and Wrestleviolence
6. Fuckly Lost the Edge
7. Nazo Youth Crew II
8. Spirit of 77?
9. Nazo Skate Anthem
10. 1gainst All Anarchy
11. Title Your Songs, Asshole
12. Walk Tall, Walk Straight (Crippled Youth)
13. If You Knew Anything About Wrestling, You'd Hate Ric Flair Too
14. O.W.N
15. I Guess Grindcore is out and Emo is the Cool Thing Again
16. Biggest Bump Ever