If someone turns around and says Brazil and d-beat, the first thing that may enter your mind is Besthöven, to no surprise either. The one man band’s crusty onslaught is certainly one of Brazil’s finest punk exports, but in the last few years Deaf Kids have really been causing a stir with their own brand of fiery raging d-beat.
Similarly, the band is actually the brainchild of just one guy, Douglas Leal, who has helmed a couple of records with Deaf Kids thus far, most notably 6 Heretic Anthems for the Deaf and last year’s searing I Am The Sickness, which is a particular standout from the pack. While all belligerent slabs of punk aggression, sometimes a change is in order and this latest record The Upper Hand treks into some newer plains.
Right now my brain is caught in a tornado of barbaric riffs and filthy vocals! I’m listening to the the new WOLVEFROST demo and it way fucking more than just kicks ass, it’s a death blow to all of the weak hearts of the world. This Seattle band has created the sonic version of being eaten alive by ravenous pack of lions. Every track is a seething onslaught straight from the blazing depths of HELL! If you check out one band this year, WOLVEFROST should be it. I just can’t get enough of their chaotic riffs fighting against the primitive drum beats blasting out of my speakers. Cranking up WOLVEFROST is like having flesh-eating disease let loose in your ear drums. So let the fun begin and turn your friends and enemies on to WOLVEFROST!!!
I knew that NAILS were over in the UK wrecking shop last week, but now I have video evidence of how fucking off the chain their shows really were! One of our readers, Charlie Holt, sent us the links to the NAILS show at the Underworld in Camden. You can see for yourself that this band is nothing to fuck with… respect due to NAILS and all of the UK fans!
Our comrades Aborted Society Records are about to release a fucking way beyond raging album by INSIDIOUS PROCESS. Over ten songs and 30 minutes, this band will hold you captive with their onslaught of fully charged D-Beat. All of their songs have a great sense of urgency infused with an almost bluesy fury. INSIDIOUS PROCESS’s self-titled album is full of emotion that makes you realize our fight against the status quo is not over and has only begun. Every song is an anthem against those that would like to do away with progressive thought. I know that music can be used as a weapon against corruption, and INSIDIOUS PROCESS’ music is a wake up call for us all! CVLT Nation has the honor of streaming this powerful album in full below…Nuff respect to Aborted Society Records & INSIDIOUS PROCESS…Pre-Order HERE!!!
Sick Live Footage below!
I feel mad sick and all fucked in the head because I have been blasting the new DRUG LUST tape into my head for the past 20 minutes. Hot damn, I really love this band, they are so bad ( in a good way)!!! Their brand of sleazy hardcore has this filthy groove that runs through every song that leaves you wanting to cover yourself in DRUG LUST dirt. Check this – the band has given us the green light to stream their side of their upcoming split tape with LIEBESTOD…peep their East Coast tour dates that start on 11/13!…Pre-Order the DRUG LUST & LIEBESTOD split tape HERE!
A “punk” band…. Suuuuuuuuuure. TUTTI I COLORI DEL BUIO (literally “all shades of darkness”) from Torino (Turin, in north-western Italy) simply call them selves a “punk band”, but then you play their debut demo - Demo 2013 – and this ferocious hardcore/powerviolence monster proceeds to immediately try and rip your fucking head off with a rage and violence that you will never be able to withstand. Well, okay, it is definitely punk in the sense that this music is pissed beyond reason, but it is also so much more. This is an endless stacking up of violence. Violence stacked upon violence, stacked upon violence, stacked upon violence, endlessly, up to the ceiling and right through the fucking roof.
Kromosom is pure fucking D-Beat with the power of millions of chainsaws about to rip through your neck! Their most recent album Nuclear Reich is a skull-breaking affair that I want to play over and over!!! It seems that Kromosom had a blast on their most recent tour of Japan – if you don’t believe me, check out how they destroyed shit at their last show in Tokyo. Honestly, I saw them in L.A. but this show looked way more insane…stay tuned from something special between Kromosom and CVLT Nation. In the meantime, check out their full set and if you have not heard the Kromosom Sonic Cathedrals mixtape peep that as well!
Roaring out of the deserts and dives of Phoenix, Arizona come Sacred Followers, an absolutely brutal hardcore wrecking crew featuring members of Gay Kiss and Lusitania. Dark Grease is an already gone limited tape release on Mike Martinez’s awesome zine/tape/whatever label Workin’ Nights, which collects their 2011 demo together with a couple of new tracks, all wrapped up in some stark ink-work from Philly scratcher Matthew Bellosi.
Dark Grease is basic, raw and animalistic, pure hardcore energy and rage at its most simplistic. These tracks are feedback drenched, mainly down-tempo, sludgy trawls through oceans of furious dissonance and crashing drum blasts. Sacred Followers lay down some of the heaviest, most fuzzed out bass lines ever committed to tape, like a doom metal four string slinger stumbling in an opiate daze into the middle of a 90s hardcore circle pit. Guitars slip and slide through some seriously disgusting down tuned train-wreck riffs underneath absolutely indecipherable vocals. Perfect.
If you are a reader of CVLT Nation, then you know that we are HUGE fans of DEAF KIDS from Brazil. Actually, the mastermind behind this group is a young man named Douglas Leal, and he does everything himself. Their new album The Upper Hand is a sign that this band is growing and expanding their aggro d-beat sound to include his dirty doom-laden visions of the world! I’m not going to give it all away, but I will say that DEAF KIDS have again created one of my favorite releases of the year. Today CVLT Nation is exclusively streaming their new tune “You’re Mine” plus two songs from the DEAF KIDS bandcamp, “Drugged With Happiness” & “Void.” From these three songs, you are able to hear how Douglas’ soundscapes can change from song to song but still retain their power! Attention any labels reading this: the DEAF KIDS need a home for their new album The Upper Hand!