Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chain Of Strength

Maybe it's just me, but the Chain Of Strength remix/re-issue fell short in a few regards. It wasn't necessarily the overall sound, but it had more to do with all of the instrument parts that they cut out, or altered. I decided to go ahead and rip my 7"s that I have.

True Till Death
This rip comes from my green vinyl copy from the first press.

What Holds Us Apart
I have two copies of this 7". One is on First Strike Records out of Europe, and one is on Mindpower Records. I ripped the Mindpower Records version, which is technically just the 2nd press of the Foundation Records version.

Most of you probably already have the One Thing That Still Holds True cd that Revelation put out back in like 96 or 97. Listen to these tracks, and then listen to the re-issue cd, and you'll be able to hear plenty of differences.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

No For An Answer / Carry Nation

Love him, or hate him, there's no denying that Dan O'Mahony has created quite a legacy for himself in hardcore over the years. Along with the material he released with 411, these are two of his more legendary releases.

No For An Answer - A Though Crusade

Carry Nation - Face The Nation

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Best of Nemesis Live

The Best Of Nemesis Live
I was about to rip my No Control At The Country Club 7", when I remembered that I had this cd in my collection downstairs. This cd compiles the 3 live comp 7"s that came out on Nemesis in 89/90, and has some of my all time favorite bands on it.


Chalkline - In The Present Tense

As request by a few people, here's the Chalkline full length that came out in 1998 on Shandle Records.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Torn Apart

Torn Apart were another one of the truly great, heavy hardcore bands of the 90's. They hailed from Baltimore, and never made it to Portland, but I always heard great things about their live show.

Extermination 7"
There's no recording dates provided within this 7", but if memory serves me right, it came out sometime in 1995 on Life Sentence Records. I'm not sure as to what they had as far as a demo is concerned, but this was the first release from Torn Apart that I had ever heard about, even though it took me years and years to finally get my hands on a copy. This record sounds a bit on the unpolished side, but the 4 songs on this 7" are still pretty damn good.

Nothing Is Permanent...
This full length (9 songs) came out on Life Sentence Records in late 1996, and you can definitely hear a major progression in Torn Apart's song writing and playing abilities. They work more melodies into the songs, and the singer's vocals are just nutty. His low vocal parts were some of the most evil that I was hearing come out of hardcore in the 90s.

I wont' be posting their 59th Session EP that came out on Ferret, because it's still in print and you can order it from Ferret, or any of the major distros for pretty cheap. However, I do highly suggest that you pick up that record, or have a friend burn it for you, because it's fucking intense, and should be heard by everyone! Torn Apart then broke up, but got together a year or so later to record the Ten Songs For the Bleeding Hearts full length. I wasn't as into that record.