Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Point compilation 2x7"

Here's another cool, but lesser known, hardcore compilation from the 90s, featuring 8 bands on 2 7"s. The bands on here are Strength 691, Backlash, Shatter, Kurbjaw, Garris, Greening, Phallacy and Caiaphas. Of these bands I didn't know Garris, Greening and Caiaphas before owning this comp, and in the case of Garris I have no desire to hear more of their stuff, their track does nothing for me. Caiaphas on the other hand, I'd love to hear about them and their music, so if anybody can give me more info on this band, please leave a comment! Their mid-tempo metallic hardcore track is simply awesome.

Anyways, this compilation was released on Strength 691's own Re-Action Records label back in 1994. Not all bands are equally strong, but it's a solid compilation nonetheless.The styles on here range from faster more melodic hardcore to slower more metallic hardcore, something for everybody. To me the best bands on here are Backlash, Strength 691 and Caiaphas. All in all a nice compilation. Enjoy!

The Point compilation 2x7"

7 comments:

Fred said...

Thanks for the upload.

I read somewhere that Kurbjaw had members of Floorpunch playing in, but I don't remember where I saw that (an old zine maybe ?), do you have any info about this.

Also Backlash rules, they have a discography album out, good stuff.

XemonerdX said...

From what I know members of Kurbjaw moved on to a band called Spirit, and then members of Spirit moved on to Floorpunch. I don't know if those were ppl who were originally in Kurbjaw, but there's your connection :)

And yeah, Backlash rules, I have that discography 2xLP as well (as well as a bunch of their older releases), good stuff indeed. Why I'm MAAAD!!!

Anonymous said...

yes kurbjaw changed their name to spirt and mark and bill went on to to floorpunch (guitarist and bassist). Caiaphas was a band from the roxbury nj area circa 93/94. they only had a demo out. brian ramsey, the singer was in a band called bitter quarrel prior to caiaphas. BQ was from the montville area and were around from like 90-92.

-Steve

Anonymous said...

I know this link is pretty old by now, but I was unable to d/l the file. I do have a question, though. What Greening song is on the comp? They are actually an old 90's band from my home town and I use to know all of those guys. I'm just curious because I have an unofficial discography, but want to make sure the song on the comp is one I already have. Thank you for the info!

XemonerdX said...

The Greening track is called 'I Will Be'. I re-upped the comp just in case...

Anonymous said...

Please reup

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped.