PEACE OR ANNIHILATION/HELLOWAR SPLIT CASSETTE


HCxTAPE02-PEACE OR ANNIHILATION/HELLOWAR
SPLIT CASSETTE
10 SONGS
USD5.00
200 COPIES 
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"I'm so lucky to be reviewing this split tape! The packaging is well done and screen-printed with fold out lyrics. Both bands are from Jakarta, Indonesia, The HELLOWAR side is super melodic crust in that PARASYTIC or ATAKKE style. It's metal punk to the blackest core, with a rich bass, brutal satanic vocals, strong driving drums and pretty guitar intros: a total headbanger. PEACE OR ANNIHILATION is a band that references CRUCIFIX in its name, which states its political stance in an in-your face way. PEACE OR ANNIHILATION does not sound like CRUCIFIX, but still has that desperate 80's feel with a mid-era DISCHARGE sound, complete with a solid D-BEAT. Like HELLOWAR, it has a metallic vibe (at times) more due to the Scandi guitar being slightly blackened and galloping, but it's pure raw D-beat delight without overdoing the noise. This side is a total rager. It has pogo intro perfection at times and the vocals are so totally Cal without being reverbed to hell like their contemporaries in this genre. The singer screams viscerally, in a WRETCHED or EU'S ARSE -feeling style with Cal cadences. If you like ANTI-CIMEX, DISCHARGE, DISASTER or MOB47, check these guy out! This band brings warmth to my jaded gut that makes me yearns for a US tour and/or more releases now. They must be spread to the masses in all hemispheres! Full force hardcore destruction, indeed!" - (Amelia - MRR #350)