Sunday, October 30, 2016


Aggression Pact- s/t 7" (Painkiller)
First Pressing, 2015
Black Vinyl /?? 

Debut 7" from Aggression Pact from last year. It would be safe to say at this point that PKR can eternally be regarded as the strongest label in modern Hardcore and while I wouldn't say that I am overly familiar with any of the bands that the label list as influence in their write up for this EP, the six trax of no frills, belligerent Hardcore here are excellent. Members of some other very well known east coast contemporaries active and not so, rumours of an approaching follow up currently circulate. Worth it.

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Nailbomb- "Point Blank" LP (Roadrunner)
Reissue, 2016
Red Vinyl 1297/1500

This album (via a friends older brothers CD) was one of my earliest exposures to Metal when I was a young boy. I think the connection to Sepultura via Max Cavalera and the backing of Roadrunner Records were the two main reasons that my friends and I had taken interest in Nailbomb, but I think that in a time when my favourite bands were simple, groove based bands like Pantera, "Roots" era Sepultura and Machine Head, a lot of the stuff on offer with this album kind of went over my head. It's only in the last 4 years or so that I have really come to appreciate this LP. Recently reissued on vinyl for the first time since the original pressing back in the mid 90's, I had to get myself a copy.

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Death- "Scream Bloody Gore" LP (Relapse)
Reissue, 2016
Black Vinyl /3365

Debut LP from Death, this is a recent Relapse reissue, procured on my recent trip to Tokyo. Of all the colour ways, black was pressed in the widest supply. Very nice packaging that you would expect with most modern reissues these days, gatefold sleeve with all the liner notes, messages from modern and past metal guru's, previously unseen photos of Chuck and the band, red foil stamping for the logo and album title. Very nice.