Thursday, July 2, 2009
9 Shocks Terror - Zen And Art Of Beating Your Ass
One of the most essential hardcore records in the past 10 years. These are first recordings that came out on Japanese label Devour in 1999. Not the slowed down sloppy repress on Havoc that showed up in 2002. Some say (especially the band) that the repress is the "real fucking deal" but I like the Devour press a lot more. I think it sounds a lot tighter, faster, stripped down and blown out. Hardcore for the hardcore. They're broken up now but members still live in Homostupids, Cheap Tragedies, and a few other Clevo bands that aren't coming to mind. Download the Havoc version at any other blog on the internet.