Ollie Stygall reviews the latest album from Cornish hardcore thrashers, Rash Decision. "The Rash Decision sound is complex, brimming with technical riffs and rhythmic twists and turns, without sacrificing any of the impact of their ferocious assault. They can switch in an instant from G force-inducing velocity to a grinding breakdown."
"Crazy Arm have spread their wings so that 'Dark Hands, Thunderbolts' touches on Americana, country and western, hard rock, folk and even Ennio Morricone-style Spaghetti Western soundtracks. In short, this is a remarkable piece of work."
We speak to heavy rock 'n' roll punks Disgraceland about their influences, their recent releases and their patient approach to the DIY punk rock race.
"Crooked Little Sons are the righteous distillation of 60 years of rock and roll in 45 terrifying, beautiful and electrifying minutes." FFO: The Hives, The Bronx, Motorhead, MC5, Nosebleed.
Punk session super-group Pi$$er have released a rare 7'' that brings a fresh perspective to old school hardcore. FFO: Doom, Discharge, The Domestics, Beat The Red Light
Casual Nausea show that punk is far from dead on their album 'Demons', out now TNSrecords. FFO: Crass, Subhumans, The Casualties, The Distillers.
Finally, there is something exiting to come out of Wales, other than the M4. Pizzatramp's 12'' picture disc on TNSrecords is a win. FFO: 80's hardcore thrash crossover and swearing.
This split from Pizzatramp, Grand Collapse, The Domestics, Guilt Police, Wolfbeast Destroyer and Rash Decisions proves that the UK hardcore scene is still very much alive, well and kicking the shit out of music with its size 12 boots.