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I'm a punk rock guru from Detroit. Part skinhead, part crusty, part metalhead, part hardcore kid, part party kid, 100% punk rocker.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kontrasekt- End of Destruction 12" review

Kontrasekt- End of Destruction 12” review
Drenched in reverb and apocalyptic overtones, this diabolic d-beat trio is at first glance rather simple and cookie-cutter:  “Oh fuck,” you think, “Not another goddamned Discharge/Confuse/Totalitar rip-off!”  Not this time, true DIS-believers.  There is something subtly sophisticated and differently dissonant about this band- maybe it’s lyrics, a more intelligent approach to cacophonous music, or an unidentified attribute to the entirety of the band altogether.  Whatever it may be, it takes the seemingly drab and done D-beat raw punk sound and enhances it, makes it seem fresh and new once more.  The guitar tone is just right, the vocals akin to a B-12 bomber over Berlin, and the drums the thundering crash of the bombs as they hit- war time music for anti-propagandists, to be sure.  Suitable music to be played at the nearest Gathering of the Crusties, though these cats aren’t rank and file- they outrank and take cuts, and it’s just as well, for they should.

-Aunty Social

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Krieg's Legion- demo review

Krieg’s Legion- demo review
One of the most old-school fusions of punk and metal I’ve heard in quite some time; this could have been a Plasmatics outtake minus Wendy O. on vocals or the Crumbsuckers on a 33- it’s familiar, but doesn’t sound quite like any other band one could readily identify.  It’s a mid-paced metal/punk rock fusion straight out of the late 70s, from the proto-hardcore sound to the indirect yet unabashed anti-authoritarian stance in their lyrics.  Also, in atypical fashion of bands from that era of music, this crew has two guitars and a distinct sound on one of them being a lead, making them only more interesting.  Though this is a very rough demo and some good engineering treatment would benefit the band, this is gnarly as fuck, especially for a first demo.  Check them out wherever AARP members apply.

-Aunty Social