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13Aug/12Off

REVIEW: Negative Reinforcement – Dog

Posted by Matt

Western Australia produces some very isolated, unique music, a sound coexisting simultaneously with what occurs over here on the east coast, but definitely producing its own brand and sound of violent hardcore. Negative Reinforcements one sided twelve inch bridges between ultra loud/fast powerviolence and the more sludgier stuff coming to light. This bleak 15 minute 7 song all rounder stays true to the violent formula we all know and love although a lot more Australian and very true to its roots. A lot of these songs remind me of a lot of newer and relevant bands floating around at the moment like Suffer, Extortion, Trash Talk and Ceremony, I would not be surprised if these guys looked up to, were members of or smoked bongs with the aforementioned bands.

There is some good solid riffage with an undercurrent of solid feedback tieing all the songs together well, I could have quite easily listened to another 15minute side of doom and gloom PV. Get stoked to live in Australia, where shit like this is injected into our scene year on year.

Out now on Coffin Cut Records

24Nov/11Off

DOWNLOAD: Awesome Aussie grind/punk mixtape from Skullfucked CVLT Nation

Posted by Lachlan

Skullfucked CVLT Nation MixtapeSome bloke called Skullfucked created some mix tape called CVLT Nation Mixtape... and he's done a pretty good job!

The mix itself has a bit of grindcore, hardcore, noisecore, fastcore, punk rock (etc), and by the bands included it would seem like old mate certainly has a bit of taste, because this mixtape includes the likes of  4 Dead, Suffer, Deathcage, White Male Dumbinance, Internal Rot, Black Bong, IDYLLS, Taipan and whole lot more!

Press release, tracklisting and download link to follow.

Australian punk is in a reasonably healthy state at the moment and I suppose the proof is in the following collection of music. I wouldn’t say that this is a definitive example of every band in this country currently, but I like to believe that this is a reasonably accurate example of the greater scenes diversity and strength. Though not every band I wanted involved is included here (some didn’t get back to me, some were just unreachable, and some I’ve purposely omitted), I did go to the trouble to compile a pretty eclectic and mixed bill. On offer here there’s at least one band from every major capital, as well as many of the smaller scenes in between. Australian hardcore is a very mixed pot by nature; on this mix tape we’ve got everything from straight up hardcore and shitty punk, right through to noisecore, metallic hardcore, to grindcore, doom and heaps in between. I’m happy with the outcome, and I hope this does well to explain what we’re about down here. We’re a little different.

DOWNLOAD THE MUTHAFUCKIN MIXTAPE HERE!

Tracklisting:

  1. Taipan- Death To The Pharaoh
  2. Shackles- Your Skin, My Graft
  3. Burn The Hostages- Eat Shit
  4. Idylls- Love As Dirge/Rise And Entomb Rituals
  5. Downpour- Plague Lord
  6. Last Chaos- Sex Priest
  7. Defeat- Warbride
  8. Vaginors- De-sex
  9. Sick People- Final Verdict
  10. Extortion- Decompose
  11. Black Bong- Draft II: Satan’s Ride
  12. Kicked In- ATF
  13. Eye Gouge!- Enforcer
  14. Mammon- III
  15. Sick Society- Slow Death
  16. Reckless Aggression- Senseless Behavior
  17. Krömosom- Systematic Death
  18. Negative Reinforcement- Salesman
  19. Internal Rot- Eyelids
  20. White Male Dumbinance- Sick Of Goodbyes
  21. Suffer- No Time To Coexist
  22. 4 Dead- Icebreaker
  23. Deathcage- Plague Of The Rats

DOWNLOAD THE MUTHAFUCKIN MIXTAPE HERE!

   

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