I am always happy when I discover the new band that I like in the vast vaults of the international underground hardcore and punk scene. This time, I am happy being able to listen and review for this zine the new album by THE DOG, hardcore band from Wroclaw, Poland.
This is their studio full length out on Long Walk Records. This album was recorded in the snow covered Sudet mountains delivering nine songs of utter hardcore mayhem, anguish, anger and aggression. The lyrics are in English language and as I can hear without the lyric sheet a fine mix of political and personal issues. This band is very fast, aggressive sounding, but they also deliver some great sludge New Orleans influences in “Drunk with Life” and also “Flirty Fishing”. With this new album the guys wanted to combine the speed of grindcore and powerviolence with sludge and hardcore bands that we listened to in the 90-ies, because I am able to hear a little Biohazard influences in their song structures but also a lot of Crowbar, even in some vocal ranges. Don´t get me wrong these guys are not music clones or copies, this is a powerhouse of hardcore that makes you stomp around and throw your emotions out with screaming the lyrics of this band. Great, great album.
Follow the band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thexdog/
The label: https://www.facebook.com/longwalkrecords/