Tag Archive: DropDead

November 2011 Reviews

Sick Fucking O Demo Members of Voorhees are back with a new band that sounds like…Voorhees. Obviously, not as classic as Spilling Blood Without Reason, but good angry 82 era hardcore that will be enjoyed by fans of Voorhees for sure. Cool Devo cover at the end. Defile Demo 2010 Fast, angry, hardcore somewhere between midwestern style and power violence. I bet live you can hear a bit of Rorschach in their sound too. I’d like to hear more. Slowburn Demo Members of a variety of NJHC bands including Spirit, Vision, and Floorpunch playing melodic, Turning Point, style hardcore. This…
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Reviews For The Week of July 18th

Talk Is Poison…one of the best bands of the past 15 years… State of Alert No Policy Bootleg LP This is a pretty complete bootleg LP with all of State of Alert’s recorded material. The No Policy 7” on Dischord, the tracks from Flex Your Head, two demos, and a live set. I’ve heard all of this before, but completeists will dig having all of this in one place. Why hasn’t Dischord done a discography for them already?   Various Artists Brutal Supremacy Compilation Double 7″ Painkiller Records The long awaited debut compilation from Painkiller Records does not let down. Mind Eraser and Scapegoat continue to plow through their…
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Signifying Nothing 03×05

I think, at this point, the podcast is going to be canceled, or, at least, released in a different form than weekly (I’m thinking maybe a longer, monthly, show? Man, I can’t imagine how Al does two hours a week!). Since the show came back for the fall, listenership has been sporadic. This will leave the written portion of Signifying Nothing as the main focus. I have a large backlog of reviews to post, plus some other features I’d like to implement. Let’s see what happens as we experiment with this new format. Hopefully, people care enough to check it…
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Signifying Nothing Episode Twenty Five

Signifying Nothing Episode Twenty Five Playlist Rites of Spring-Spring Sleater Kinney-Things You Say 7 Seconds-Drug Control Absolution-Fall of a Nation Black Flag-Bastard In Love Citizens Arrest-Woodstock Breathing Fire-Hit Machines Dry Rot-Oldest Pornography True Blue-Delta DropDead-Legacy of Death Splitting Headache-Ratings Flood Give-Amphetamine Dream Trauma-Era of Excess Our Gang-In Anger Show Notes Double Cross on 7 Seconds Blogged & Quartered’s Absolution discography Tony Rettman’s interview with Dry Rot.

Signifying Nothing Top 100 Of The Nineties

Four years late, here is the final list.  One thing I’ve noticed as I put this together is that there is a great lack of compilations on this list.  A lot of the decent compilations in the nineties have great songs, but also terrible ones.  I still feel like I am missing something obvious… 1.6 Band, Self Titled LP, USA, 1992 Acme, Self Titled 7″, Belgium, 1994 All Chrome, Flounders Flyers College & Canada LP, USA, 1999 Arms Reach, Self Titled 7″, Australia, 1998 Assuck, State To State 7″, USA, 1993 Aus-Rotten, Fuck Nazi Sympathy, USA, 1994 Bastard, Wind Of…
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Look Back & Laugh-Street Terrorism

Look Back & Laugh Street Terrorism 7″ Deranged Records I’ve always liked Look Back & Laugh, and their previous bands, but this record isn’t really grabbing me. It isn’t the music, which is just as good as their previous two full lengths and split with the mighty DropDead. The production is pretty muddy. I saw a listing online which said that these are five “unreleased” songs, so maybe these are leftovers from one of those sessions? Either way, if you like Look Back & Laugh, check this one out. They are a great band and one iffy 7″ is not…
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Scapegoat-Self Titled

Scapegoat S/T 7″ Painkiller Records When I first got this record a friend sent me a zip file of mp3s so I could listen to it in the car. While walking across campus down at Stockton one day after meeting with a former professor about graduate school stuff I toggled through my player and queued up Mind Eraser, Rupture, Crossed Out, and this new Scapegoat record. I didn’t really think about it; I just got in my truck and bolted back onto the parkway. On my way back into Manahawkin I looked down at my player because I thought the…
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