The landmark album of Brussels Arkangel reissued by GSR.
I am truly surprised by this 7 inch "On The Brink Of ruin" by the Belgian band Wise Up. Don't know the full history of the band but we aren't writing here for this. The only thing I have is this 7 inch, that has the music, the lyrics and the rest of a usual … Continue reading Wise Up "On The Brink Of Ruin"
Arkangel's debut is considered a record that is truly classic. As well for the international scene as for the scene locally in Belgium. If you would ask an average Hardcore kid or old guy about Belgian scene, 90's vegan Straigh-Edge scene or about Edge-Metal, they would mention this record. Although this is not completely accurate. … Continue reading Arkangel "Prayers Upon Deaf Ears" 10 Inch Reissue
Some weeks ago Gang Style Records aka GSR re-released the 2008 Arkangel "Is Your Enemy" album. This time on green colored vinyl with a gatefold cover. With receiving this one in the mail, I finally laid a listening ear on this album. With it being a CD only release up until now, I neglected it. … Continue reading ARKANGEL Is Your Enemy LP
This tape has a significant meaning to me. I had the chance to buy it a couple years back but I know OUT FOR BLOOD actually since mid- to late-nineties. They actually had a CD called "Strive To Survive" that I listened to or borrowed of a friend back in the days. It was one … Continue reading OUT FOR BLOOD 1996 Demo CASSETTE
In addition to the vinyl version of this release -which isn't so well received by collectors because it's a picture disc- there's also a totally underground CASSETTE version available. The TAPE is released on the guitarist's label and has the 5 songs of the LP on the A-side and the B-side features war hymns and … Continue reading LENGTH OF TIME Let The World… CASSETTE
If you are reading this today and the world is still spinning then those Mayans had it wrong with their calendar, but no worries since many more foresee the end of the world soon. LENGTH OF TIME is one of those bands that will greet the end of the world with open arms. Brussels finest … Continue reading LENGTH OF TIME – Let The World With The Sun Go Down
I'm going to post impressions about this record now and then. Because it's so damn inspiring and uncompromising that it really stimulates me to do so when I listen to it. Listening to it drives me forward. And the lyrical content (which is not what this post is about) is so broad and philosophical that I … Continue reading L.O.T. "Shame To This Weakness…." LP Impressions (Part I)
Straight from Japan this record came in the mail. Hell, what can I say for a 30€ postage included this was not a bad deal. Especially for it's unplayed condition and the sleeve is not bad either. But enough buying details already. Lets get over as to why I was looking for this such a … Continue reading Shame To This Weakness Modern World LP
As it were yesterday I remember the kids walking around proud wearing Arkangel merch at Good Life Fests back in the late 90's. Brussels seemed so far away and different than the trusted H8000 area. Vocalists from H8000 bands seemed to care more about the well-being of kids in the moshpit than vocalists from BXL … Continue reading ARKANGEL Dead Man Walking LP