Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The Endless Blockade / Shank split ep

Here is yet another testament to Andy Nolan’s fascination with straight edge. I thought NATION OF FINKS was pretty good evidence. But a cover of JUDGE with his latest band nails it. THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE do a cover of “Fed Up” as only they can. And Andy handles one of the versus himself. THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE bring a sense of heaviness to the ending chorus that surpasses JUDGE. The flipside is Andy’s old power violence band back in Scotland doing a cover of an equally influential New York City band. SHANK’s song is “Number” originally written by CITIZEN’s ARREST. As good as BORN AGAINST were CITIZEN’s ARREST were consistently fast and abrasive. SHANK add a level of fuzz to the song but stay pretty true to the original. This is great split even if it is a bit of a novelty release. I love it. (Schizophrenic Records – 17 West 4th Street / Hamilton, ON / L9C 3M2 / Canada / www.schizoprhenicrex.com)

Friday, October 22, 2004

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Hostage Life "Sing for the Enemy" CD

This is the first recording after the demo. Underground Operations released it as a 6 song CD. The songs on here are:
1. Happy 200 and Anything
2. Money Parade
3. Ginny Applejack and the Potato Sack Prom Dress
4. Nickel Sneakers
5. Ceci N'est pas une Chanson
6. Robot-A-Go-Go

Monday, October 11, 2004

Career Suicide "Signals" ep

This is recorded at AudioLab with the current line up exclusing Jesse. Slasher Records released it. Songs on here are:

1. Left with Nothing
2. Walk the Line
3. Signals
4. Lost on You

Sunday, October 10, 2004

In Time "This City has Brought Me Down" ep

This 7" is limited to 300 copies and was self-released by the band on Notion Records. At the time the band members were Stacy, Rob, Paul, and Jack. Jason 'O Young of the Kill Decibel fame recorded the ep out at his basement studio in Mississauga. Songs on here include:

Side A
1. For the Last Time
2. Of Fortune Nothing
3. Endless Possibilities

Side B
4. Shattered
5. You Should Know
6. Forward Thinking, Forward Concern
7. Your Demise