Take a quick look through your record collection, how do you feel about ripping powerviolence hardcore? If you dig it, then you’ll definitely love DNF’s (or Duke Nukem Forever) 7 inch release Hurt.
Featuring members of both Trash Talk and Touche Amore, DNF plays eye gouging hardcore similar to the likes of old Punch or Ceremony (in fact, the vocals sound a lot like they do on Violence Violence). In typical powerviolence fashion, the band is constantly alternating between shredding riffs and slower sludgier parts, without ever really staying in either long enough to call it home.
The lyrics are dark and the music is gritty and abrasive, yet delivered with such precision anytime you think they are about to go over the edge, they reel you right back in to their controlled aggression.
Definitely a must for any fan of powerviolence, and I’d love to see them do a tour of the east coast sometime soon (maybe with Ceremony and Punch? That would fucking rule).
DNF – Waste
Mighty Morphin Power Violence:
Punch – Self Titled
Ceremony – Violence Violence
Coke Bust – Fuck Bar Culture
United Nations – Self Titled
United Nations played a rare show in Philly earlier this week, and I missed it. Oh well. I can say I’ve been spinning their Self Titled pretty much nonstop since though.
A brief history: United Nations is surrounded by secrecy with most of the official members identities kept hidden due to contracts, etc. Founded by Geoff of Thursday, other rumored members involved with the project are members of Glassjaw and Converge. In addition, the band has had legal issues with the actual United Nations, and also had the majority of retailers refuse to sell their debut Self Titled with the original artwork due to copyright issues (which featured a picture of Abbey Road with all of The Beatles on fire). Needless to say, shit hasn’t been easy for them.
Musically, the band describes themselves as “screamo powerviolence” which essentially means take Thursday songs and give them a shit ton of amphetamines. Songs such as opener “The Spinning Heart Of The Yo Yo Lobby” or “My Cold War” are incredibly heavy jams that any hardcore fan can get behind while “Filmed In Front Of Live Studio Audience” is much more reminiscent of Thursday.
If you dig aggressive blast beat filled music, you can’t really go wrong with United Nations.
United Nations – Resolution #9
Thursday – Full Collapse
La Dispute – Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between…
Punch – Self Titled
Converge – Jane Doe