Friday, July 25, 2014


If you have been keeping up with the blog this band needs no introduction. Even if you haven't you can check out an earlier post here where I attempt to do some justice with a rather sloppy introduction to them. Anyway here at H.A.T. we like ourselves some ANEMIC NOISE HORROR(A.N.H.) and we got a treat sent to us.

Frank Goshit sent us their demo, and it's nothing short of awesome. It's not as lo-fi as I expected it to be. There's almost this cleaness to the recording which was kind of disappointing especially it being a demo and all. But it's worth giving it a couple of listens. The rip sounds like this was just thrown on a tape with other stuff. If you know more about it, comment it up.

Death Victim & Savage Contamination - Death Victim / Savage Contamination - split tape

Another release by Fuck Vinyl Records. This time with indonesian grinders Death Victim and UK/US noisecore Savage Contamination. Go listen to it here. For trades contact:

REVIEW: Warsore & Unholy Grave - Terrirismo Musical / This Must Stop

This masterpiece was released in 1997, limited to 1000 hand numbered copies. Luckily I was able to obtain a copy. Easily one of my favorite grindcore splits. Why not? Two legendary underground bands belting out grindcore madness. What is not to love? So anyway here's my review . . .

Warsore was truly a unique grindcore band. Their energy and rawness has gone unmatched for years. I mean they used a pretty typical formula. Distorted guitar and bass. Nothing over the top. Just loud and distorted. Drumming is typically insane, blasts and what sounds like cymbals being pulverized. The vocals are guttural growls and higher pitched yells. The instruments and vocals blend perfectly. The lyrical content is pretty much political commentary about society. Ranging from disdain to political figures to stealing from the rich to survive, to calling out all the fashion punks out on their bullshit.

I feel like for some reason to this day, bands haven't even come close to matching their intensity. Many have tried and failed, or end up playing overly produced death metal calling it grindcore. Its not that Warsore was the fastest or most technical band ever. Quite the contrary. I believe they just played/recorded with a passion that a lot of bands don't have.

Unholy Grave stuck to the typical grindcore formula also. Grinding guitar/bass with distortion. Blast beats on drums, guttural growls and screams for vocals. I love this side based on just the vocals. The guitar is a little too clean sounding for me not by much though. It reminds me of the 80's hardcore style playing. The drums are pretty much just blasts. The lyrics are what you've come to expect from Unholy Grave, they're all about social and political issues much like Warsore.

Warsore is my favorite band so naturally I liked their side better. Unholy Grave's side is amazing though. It's truly one of the greater grindcore splits to ever come out. But you be the judge . . .

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Anybody who is even remotely interested in 90's noisecore is probably aware of the legendary GOCHARGE RECORDS. Started in the early 90's by Dan Charge and Frank Goshit, they put out an absolute ton of tapes, almost all of them noise projects consisting of themselves or their friends. This stuff, for me at least, pretty much defines the whole "Shitcore" side of things. I mean, these guys put out most of their tapes on recycled old tapes from junk stores, with very basic packaging/"artwork", and a very primitive sound. Repetitive, noisy, and pretty much a rejection of everything that music had to offer. Recorded cheap, and sent only to those very few noisefreaks that were into this stuff back then. From what I hear only a handful of people actually ever bought tapes, although some of those guys it seems would buy/trade almost all of them. There are probably no physical copies left of most of this stuff, although there must be some copies of the compilations at least. If anyone wants to supply me with some photos of these tapes (if anyone owns any) that would be real cool.

Most of the stuff that was put out on Gocharge records is pretty obscure, but there were some releases of bands that went on to become legends in the noise scene, such as Anal Jackson, Clitoris Trafficker, Deche-Charge, Morbid shit, Sonic Disorder, and Anal Smegma among others. Also some members of these bands went on to form grind bands, noise bands etc.. that are well known today. More info on who was in what band specifically can be found here. The label lasted until about 1997, when Dan Charge and Frank Goshit both started their own separate labels (Bull Shit Dung Tapes and Worthless Human Flesh Recordings respectively). Enough with the history for now though, this info is freely available to anyone who is interested.

For me, this stuff is the absolute definition of noisecore. My own project was heavily influenced by the stuff on this label. There are a lot of fans of noisecore who don't like this kind of shitcore style stuff.. but for me it's just a continuation of the work of early Deche Charge, 7mon etc..repetitive, furious noise. The GARBAGE GODS Compilations collected together the best material from the Gocharge years, clocking in at roughly 2 and a half hours of pure noisecore. Get both volumes here and enjoy!