(record review)TERROR-Total Retaliation

I never dug Terror really much. The firs two albums were awesome and later on I kinda lost the pleasure in listening to their songs. In the meantime, the band played their hearts out and worked their asses off to gather a remarkable fan base throughout the worldwide hardcore community.

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This new record contains 13 songs and who listened to the last couple of Terror˙s albums knows what I am talking and writing about. It is no holds barred hardcore with equal base in punkrock and also metal, so the music of Terror is old school hardcore done for new millenium hehe. What immediately comes to mind upon listening to the new record is that it is way better than the predecessor which didn˙t work so well for me. The new record is full of energy, brutality, but also positive message and it holds out the hand of friendship, looking after yourself and those you care about. There is a weird hip hop song PostArmageddon Interlude which is just awful and couple of really brutal, but boring songs on this record. But, fortunately, there are some good ones like  Get off my back and Spirit of sacrifice. In all, I am not a fan of this band, but this record has equal amount of boring and good songs.

6/10

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(gig announcement)Mad Caddies return to Slovenia in March!

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This fine news just came in, Mad Caddies are returning to Ljubljana, Slovenia! Destiny Tourbooking, Gala Hala and Cvetličarna present this gig. We still remember the fantastic set Mad Caddies played headlining Tuesday at this year˙s Punk Rock Holiday, so this one is going to be fine. Be there!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/331525697650729/

(record review)RELIANCE-Crashing Down e.p.

Reliance are punk band from Prescott, Arizona and I listened and reviewed their new record for this zine. If you like melodic punkrock, go for it, read the review and get this nice record!

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This new e.p. contains 6 songs and the music Reliance are playing is neither fast nor slow melodic punkrock/skatepunk with beautiful verse and chorus melodies, sing along parts and this music is just made to make your day a bit better when you listen to this record. On some songs, like for example Once Blind which is one of my favorite songs on this record besides the title track, the guys somehow reminded me of old Pennywise records. The vocals are nice, the singer does that deeper, a bit harsher voice but also suitable for those melodies which made my skin crawl with goosebumps. As I understand while listening, the lyrics are of more personal nature and I love punk with heart and soul, I said it before and I will say it again. This is a damn fine record if you love melodic punk like I do.

9/10

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Follow the band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reliancepunk/

Bandcamp: https://reliancepunk.bandcamp.com/releases