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lördag 19 mars 2011
Brute force - Demo's and bandintroduction
Out of the ashes DEMO 1993
01. We don't burn
02. Unsung heroes
03. Out of the ashes
04. The warriors
05. Join the boys
94 DEMO 199401. -Untitled song-
02. Above the law
03. Highway to hell (AC/DC cover)
A classic band with members from all over New York. They started around 1990's as an Oi! band but like many other bands of their kind they ended up more of an RAC band in the end putting more weight in "fighting the neverending Zionist beast" than making good music.
The band consisted of Ben on vocals, Chris on guitar, Lewis on rhythm guitar, Dave on bass (he also did the zine called Look to the future) and Tony on drums (take note that this is the 1994 lineup and there was a bit different lineup on their first demo. Sorry to say i have no idea who jumped in and who jumped off prior to this lineup.).
They released their first demo called Out of the ashes in 1993 that got a good reception and the label Oi! Core Records was showing intrested in releasing their first EP. They also played live with many of the top names in the scene such as Anti-heros, Forced reality, Y.D.L. and Immoral discipline.
In 94-95 something happened though and some of the original members dropped out and with the new members a new political agenda also came. They released their second demo around this time and long gone was their Oi! sound and they seemed to have adopted the bad side of Brutal attack with cheesy ballads and even doing an AC/DC cover. The biggest change though was in their lyrical content that instead of skinhead brotherhood now spooke of racial unity and that everlasting struggle against Zion etc etc and whatnot.
They got a deal with the WP label Sunwheel Records that released their first and only release called Yesterday, today and forever.
Review: Out of the ashes sounds really good for being a demo and even if its just two of the songs that really sticks its a great showcase of a good Oi! band that could have (if history played out differently) taken it's place among the same Oi! gigantes they played their first shows with.
Best song is Out of the ashes that has both great rhythm and a really nice chorus. Unsung heroes is also good but Ben's singing on this song can get quite annoying if you forget the charm that a 17 year old demo brings with it.
Their second demo is something totally different. Think if Ian Stuart would have done the lyrics for Bon Scott and gotten ZZ Top to play the instruments (actually doesnt sound that bad now when i think about it). Anyway. First song is a joke where they try to sound like post-77 era Skrewdriver in a ballad about their motherland Germany (do i have to go on). Above the law that would make it to their 7'' is actually a good song and reminds me a lot about 90's Brutal attack and it also gladly lacks the previous songs croccodile tears for the poor white race (the slaves didnt work unless we told them to, it was tough times i tell you).
Finally they finish the demo off with a cover of Highway to hell and if you have ever been at one of those pubs that sell a pint for under a dollar (you know it's not more than 1,5% alcohol in that watered out sorry excuse for a beer but it's just so cheap) then you have probably heard a better AC/DC song by your local cover band.
As usually when i review old demos i dont grade them since their timeline and history has a grade of its own.
Records that i am looking for. (Last update 19 Nov)
If you have it on vinyl/tape/cd i am willing to buy/trade it and if you have it on mp3 i would be gratefull for the contribution to the site.
Abalienation - 4track demo cassette (1984) Abalienation - Shoot Cops...Not Dope! cassette (1989) Blacklist - St 7'' (1998) Brass knuckle saints - Selftitled (2008) Chelloveck 4 & Spoilers - Split 7'' (1998) Dead empty - Going down 7'' (1999) Degeneration - Tell us 7'' (2001) Degeneration - Blind 7'' (1996) Degeneration & Palookas - Split 7'' (1998) Degeneration - Young life 7'' (1998) Drastic action - Some things never change 7'' (2004) Extra stout & 2face4 - Punk party Vol3 CD (2003) Extra stout - Result of alcohol LP (2004) Fighting chance - City of the dead DEMO (2002) Inspecter 7 - Agent 86 7'' (199?) Krabs - 616 Rumble DEMO (1993) No one's victim - Just another teenage waste 7'' (1998) Ohio river rats - Rats aboard (2005) Ooziees - All grown up 7'' (1997) The beatdowns - Blood, sweat & beers (2005) The hated - The whiskey years CD (2003) The hated - The beer money CD (2006) The hated - The beer money II CD (2008) The krays & Relix - Split 7'' (2000) The louts & Two fisted - Split 7'' (????) The residuals - Water on the cutoffs 7'' (????) The residuals - Atom bomb 7'' (2003) The skoidats - The Skoi!Dat's E.P. Cassette (1996) The skoidats - We Wish We Had A CD... (1996) The tunnel rats - Going To Marty's 7'' (1995) The tunnel rats - Run For Your Life... 7'' (1995) The tunnel rats & The Nerds - Fit via Vi CD (2002) The tunnel rats & Hellstompers - Divided by history 7'' (?) Tommy gutless - Demo (2007) Two minutes hate - Strong and on CD (2003) Va - Sounds of wierdness (2008) Weekend warriors & Mobtown hooligans - Punch drunk 7'' (2004) Workin stiffs & Strychnine- Split 7'' (????)
Basicly anything with the bands: Olde towne toughs The offensive The Bulshaveks The hooliganz King-size killers Bound to one Vaticans Linoleum blownapart Suckered in The industry The Guttersnipes (US band around 1987) Evil inside (Final war sideproject) South east firm (90's Miami band) The inebriates (the 90's Punkband)