Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crosscheck - Persist 7"

I imagine it's been close to 10 years since I last listened to this 7". One of those 7"s I got, played a couple of times and liked quite a bit, but that still ended up getting lost somewhere in the vinyl pile anyway. I gave it a spin again earlier tonight, and as I was listening to it I decided to post it on here. I totally forgot how good this 7" is. Unfortunately I know very little about this band tho. Crosscheck were from Iowa/Illinois, and singer Greg Thompson was also in a band called Butt Lynt, which I only know cuz he was mentioned on the amazing Double Cross Webzine. They released this 7" in 1995 on Ignition Records out of Vermont, its 1st (and only?) release. Good mid-tempo hardcore with pretty decent lyrics. Nothing outstanding, but good stuff nonetheless. I would love to hear more of this band if anybody has a demo or whatever.

Also, if anybody has info on this band, please leave a comment. It would be especially awesome if someone can say whether or not the Brian Peterson who plays bass on this 7" is the same one who wrote the 'Burning Fight' book. Seems he is!

Crosscheck - Persist 7"

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ultimatum self-titled MCD

Here's the self-released & self-titled MCD of Ultimatum, the first Australian vegan sXe metalcore band. They started out in 1995 and broke up in 2000. After one demo in 1995, they self-released this EP in 1997. Afterwards they also did a split with Australian band Not For You in 2000 before calling it quits. They also appeared on several compilations, 2 of which I ripped and blogged about before here and here. There's quite some info on their Wikipedia page, so I won't repeat it all. Damn good heavy mid-tempo vegan sXe metalcore that should appeal to plenty of readers of this blog. Just check it out.

Ultimatum - s/t MCD
Ultimatum myspace

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cutthroat - Hatebreedsrage CD

Cutthroat out of Clifton Park, NY. A tight, hard & heavy mix between hardcore and Pantera-like metal. I was lucky enough that this release's label, Ruffneck Records, sent me this CD and Section 8's first CD to review back in the day. Both bands are awesome, and their records are quite hard to come by unfortunately. This album, 'Hatebreedsrage', was released in 1995 and it's hard, really hard. The only other stuff I have by this band are the songs they contributed to the 'East Coast Assault II' compilation, which I ripped and uploaded here. They also appeared on a few more compilations. If tracks such as 'Hate Breeds Rage' or 'This World' don't make you want to punch a hole in the wall, I don't know what will. Apparently Cutthroat did 2 more albums after this one, but I've never seen either of them, and info on this band seems pretty hard to come by online. If anybody has any of their other records, hook me up! Thanxxx to Andrew & Fred for hooking me up!

Cutthroat - Hatebreedsrage CD
Cutthroat myspace