Montag, 25. August 2014

Vegan Reich

Okey, actually I don't felt the urge to do a blogspot post about this band...
certainly not because I'd have any problem with them or they werent awesome enough,
fucking go to hell if you think different - this is legendary!
But because everyone already knows enough about them and all their stuff
(which unfortunatley isnt that much) is already widely available.
Nevertheless someone just told me that he's desperately looking
for "320kbps" rips of their stuff... duh, I never paid much attention to that shit,
but hey, who am I to refuse the request of someone I barely know? :P
(and yeah, it actually sounds better than 128kbps or even less!)
...but for the "real" sound, you'd better invest some money and get your hands on a vinyl copy!
at least the Hardline 7" should be available from some discogs/ebay sellouts.
(and it comes with awesome hardline inlet's/flyers)

So, anyway, just search google for some detailed information...
There is even a wikipedia entry!

Members were formerly (and meanwhile) active in Naturecore, Amenity and House Of Suffering.
During their hiatus (after '92) some of them formed the reggae band Captive Nation Rising
and later another straight edge hardcore band under the name Pressure.
Andrew Hurley (who played drums on their last EP, Jihad) is the only member
who constantly has been in lots of other bands I guess, and still is! To name just a few:
Killtheslavemaster, Racetraitor, Project Rocket, Arma Angelus, The Kill Pill,
Fall Out Boy, Burning Empires, Enabler, The Damned Things, Focused Minds, ...

Dienstag, 12. August 2014


Another late 90's / early 00's XVX Hardcore Band.
They started in '96 under the name "Statement" (seemed to be a quite popular name...)
but shortly after changed to Reprisal and released a Split 7" with Greed, who are from Italy as well.
Yeah, they are from Italy btw. - though they sound pretty much like H8000!
...I guess they also released a Demo under the name "Statement" in '96,
if anyone has a copy, please tell me. Would be cool to hear it!

Anyway, shortly after they had to change some members due to questions of commitment
and recorded for their first full length - Where Heavy Gloom Dominates.
And yeah, it definitely is pretty heavy. Death Metal influenced Hardcore with lots of
chugga-chugga and beatdown like parts (what is not really my cup of tea though).

After this (in late '98) things changed - they decided to continue as Hardline (Pro-Life XVX) Band,
and so they had to change some members (I guess only the drummer) again.
They wouldnt play their old songs anymore and so they recorded for their by far best full length,
Boundless Human Stupidity in 2000 (which was released on Good Life then).
Really good Death Metal influenced oldschool Metalcore with some Hardcore/H8000 attitude
and militant Vegan Straight Edge lyrics!

After some more line-up changes they released their last full length in 2002,
Mailorder Knife Set - and yeah, they changed a lot... musically...
There is only really few metal influence on this one, more newschool hardcore
and perhaps even nu metal... who knows... I dont like it that much, but to each his own I guess.