Shortsight's first 7 inch was released through Conquer The World Records from the United States. It was pressed in six versions; black, red, clear, orange, white and marbled baby blue. Initially this was listed as only one color red and black on Discogs. It was through a fellow collector that I got to see all … Continue reading Shortsight Testpress
Nineties New York Hardcore with a dark mindset, enticing intro's and great riffs. The white vinyl version.
The first part of the interview done with Josh Fury of Congress. The Edge-Metal pioneers from West-Flanders, Belgium. It's about his days before Congress, the Congress demo and the "Euridium" 7 inch.
Two represses of classic 90's albums by Equal Vision Records. The Shelter "Attaining The Supreme" and the One King Down "Bloodlust Revenge".
Snapcase repress of their classic album Lookinglasself for Record Store Day. The music, artwork and band reviewed.
Probably one of the hardest to find releases of Spirit Of Youth. This is the cassette single released on Sober Mind Recordings in 1993. There is a lot to tell about this one, so let's start with it. Spirit Of youth "Engine / Darkroom" professionally manufactured cassette Spirit Of Youth started out as a 100% … Continue reading Spirit Of Youth "Engine / Darkroom" cassette
Wheel Of Progress was an important band that is considered to have produced the embryonic sound of edge-metal. That's a statement that can be defied by many authors of the history of Hardcore and Punk. This is why I choose not to oppress this statement but let you hear it for yourself. The recordings were … Continue reading Wheel Of Progress "It’s Alive" 7 inch
This was the last missing piece of the SPIRIT OF YOUTH puzzle I needed for the collection and for the reconstruction of their history. It's the infamous ENGINE / DARKROOM cassette. And I will give in this post a short perspective on this cassette single. That is based on the interview I did with guitarist … Continue reading SPIRIT OF YOUTH Cassingle
While last post was about the footprint of H8000 on a global scale this post is about the footprint from RINGWORM on H8000. Undeniable if you want to collect and understand your precious Belgian edge-metal, but also the more recent kings RISE AND FALL, you need to listen to and own this record. I already … Continue reading Original RINGWORM The Promise
The kind-hearted music BLINDFOLD plays, is generated by the raw but cozy bass parts and the rhythmic drums. The bass and percussion are definitely the instruments that make it punk. But Hans is the one who brings the aggression in this music with his guitar. This slight aggressive touch and stir is not pretentious because … Continue reading BLINDFOLD 1993 ‘Restrain The Thought’