Monday, February 4, 2013

Time's Up

Here are 2 7"s by the New Jersey band Time's Up. They were around in the mid 90s. After doing 2 demo's sometime around 1993, which I don't have, they managed to do 2 7"s which I posted here. As far as I know that's all they did, I'm not sure if they even appeared on a compilation? The band itself isn't too well-known, but guitarists Chris Rascio and John Adubato would play in Burnt By The Sun after Time's Up folded (Adubato forming BBTS and Rascio joining later), and Burnt By The Sun was awesome. Time's Up isn't quite on BBTS's level, but they were pretty damn good still. Creative, off-beat & dissonant metal/hardcore with fairly straight forward shouted vocals.

The first 7", 'At Ease', was released in 1994 or 1995 on Happy Days Records. Happy Days Records would also release Endeavor' '...Of Equality' 7", with Mike Olender on vocals, who would later on do vocals in Burnt By The Sun. The second 7", 'Discernment', was released on Chainsaw Safety Records in 1996. It is more complex than the first 7", and has got some pretty sick parts. The first 7" is great, the second 7" is even better. So give this band a shot, you won't regret it.

BTW, sorry for the shitty quality of the 'At Ease' rip, my vinyl copy is in pretty rough shape. I did what I could to clean it up a bit.

Time's Up - At Ease 7"
Time's Up - Discernment 7"

3 comments:

Tyler Freear said...

Any chance of a re-up?

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped.

Tyler Freear said...

Thanks! This may be a long shot but do you have any of these?:
Kanaris
The Goodlife comp
Birthplace (late 90's Jap hardcore)
The Stain - I Know The Scam