BulletBelt Reviews by Devil's Horns Zine (Mark J). :Illmatic, Piss Mouth, Halo of Teeth , K5 and Lava.
BulletBelt Reviews by Devil's Horns Zine
(By Mark J).You know the drill, straight up no bullshit reviews like the zines of old. No fancy writing, just straight-up facts. Five killer releases here, all bangers!!!.Illmatic-Watching the World Burn. This Detroit megaforce dropped this debut earlier in the year and prepare your ears to be blown out; this is loud and dope as fuck. 10 tracks of tough-as-hell hardcore mixed with Hip Hop style in the vein of Downset etc. But this ain't a pale imitation of that genre, this has the realest lyrics, the brilliant song composition and the fattest riffs. Everything is dominated by a first-class rhythm section, that is memorable and forceful as hell. The drive on this is wicked and definitely has that solid Biohazard/Body Count vibe. Definitely no weak tracks on this beast, but Rat Traps, Trife Life, and No Justice No Peace were the most exceptional. As well as a well-matched production that lets the music flow in a live performance style, whilst being gritty as hell at the same time. No Justice No Peace closes out the album so well, it's a full-contact hardcore war, so bombastic and explosive. Well recommended and you need this asap. We should have an interview with these legends very soon.
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Piss Mouth-this is not an actual review as the demo hasn't dropped, but I have heard the rough mixes via videos from the awesome Jen from Ballarat (sounds like a radio show thing, Jen from Ballarat, argh first-time caller, long-time listener etc). Jen is a mad supporter of extreme music particularly Aussie stuff and this project(hope it makes a live debut in future) is a fun grind band but actually sounds like L7/Lunachicks meets Blood Duster. The humour is wild and the songs whilst basic are all catchy as hell. Keep a look out for this awesome demo and check the videos here:
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Halo of Lies-Unsilent/Unseen(May Day Demo)This is Michael's(many cool bands including the mighty Population Control)newish project; a total noisey, grim, moody and unrelenting post metal/black metal beast. This wild demo is just one track; but fuck me it is a wild 12 minutes of glorious audio distress. Bleak, deep and scandi as fuck. I am unaware who else plays in this band, but it has to be super-experienced wizards as the playing and songwriting is utterly sublime. Stay tuned to their socials as they are one of the masters of the game with just one track. Love the dense grimness of this release.