Sunday, May 25, 2008

Drowned In Conservatives,Formikation,Devastation Of Life,Cut Your Throat @ KS94

This show was not for the faint-hearted! Crazy,brutal death/grindcore from 4 great Greek bands! It should be noted that the show was a benefit for Villa Amalias squat,the squat was attacked about a week ago and a big part was destroyed by fire,so we decided to give the money from the door (actually all the Greek diy shows have no entrance fee..there's just a box on the door and people leave as much money as they want) to help with the reconstruction of the squat.
The first band was Drowned In Conservatives from the city of Patras,brutal death all the way! I'm not that fond of this style but they were good and I think this was they're first show in Athens.Next were Formikation from Athens,that's a great band that really stands out! More powerviolence than grindcore,kinda like the almighty Magrudergrind.No bass here 'cause there's no need for one! The guitar was heavy as fuck,furious drumming and double-style vocals from the singer,throat-shredding and cookie-monster! Very energetic on stage!
Devastation Of Life on they're first show n Athens fuckin' destroyed! Regular readers of this blog will already know about this band as I reviewed their first show in Thessaloniki.They've only got tighter and better since then! Pure grindcore madness! Short songs,heavy,distorted bass and guitar,ultra fast blast beats and pitch-shifted vocals from the depths of hell! Fuck yes! Keep it harsh! Last but not least were Cut Your Throat from Thessaloniki,it's been a while since the last time they played in Athens so I was eager to see them once more and I new they had some new songs for us! They play pathologic grindcore and they're fuckin' good at it! I can't say anything more about them than that their set was mind blowing!
Cheers to all the bands and people who showed up and supported last night...till next your local scene fuckers!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Κάλεσμα για αυτόνομο μπλοκ...

Βρήκα αυτη την αφίσσα στο internet μεταφρασμένη σε πολλές γλώσσες.Πρόκειται για μια προσπάθεια συγκρότησης αντι-σπισιστικού (ενάντια στο διαχωρισμό των ειδών) μπλοκ από κάθε χώρα και η συνάντηση τους στο AR2008 (αν δεν κάνω λάθος,πρόκειται για συνέδριο για τα δικαιώματα των ζώων) στην Αυστρία.Δείτε τα site που αναγράφονται στην αφισσα για περισσότερες πληροφορίες.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gegen Den Strom,Kalazaar,Grrrz @ Villa Amalias squat


This was a pretty diverse show! Two punk/hc bands and one industrial punk!!! I love these kind of shows 'cause there are a lot of different people than an all crust punk show or whatever and everyone is having a good time eventually! Anyway,on to the bands now.First were Gegen Den Strom from Athens,this was their very first live appearance and I was looking forward to see them on stage 'cause I really liked the one song I heard on the net.They remind me a lot of Detestation and Contravene mostly because of the male/female vocal trade-offs and guitar riffs.Both vocals were superb I must add! I didn't upload any photos because they didn't want to and I respect that.Looking forward for a release,get in the studio you lazy punks! Next were my good friends Kalazaar also from Athens,'80's Finnish inspired anarcho-punk/hc as fuck!!! Songs that build to a massive circle pit are my all-time favorites! I even tried a backside stage dive but failed (...this is not the first time actually!) and now I suffer from a terrible pain on my ribs! But who cares?? It was fuckin' awesome!!! We got them to play their best song again 'cause one time is never enough! Fuck That Shit!!!! No photos of them for the same reasons.
After all this slam dancing chaos it was time for some industrial punk by Grrrz from France. They are a two-piece but let me assure you that from the start I realized that they don't need more members! They use a lot of pre-recorded bits and add basses,samples and more stuff on top as well a live fuzzed out guitar with a lot of feedback and distortion.The vocals go through a pitch shifter if I understood correct.Overall they keep everything from falling apart but at the same time you can hear everything clearly and their music is quite dance-able actually! I'll give it a shot and try to pull some comparisons,imagine (if you can!) German elektro/industrial mixed with French art-punk!!! Now that's some weird shit! They're set was long and I got drunker and drunker as time past! Awesome night!

Highlights of the night:
1.Landing on my back after a failed stage dive
2.Getting totally drunk
3.Arriving at a rave party after the show and falling off from my friend's motorbike while he attempted (a rather failed) wheelie! More pain for me!
4.Getting more drunk so I can't feel the pain anymore!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Teenheat,24 Hours,Masshysteri @ KS94

A new post after a long time! I was looking forward to this show and I had great expectations as Masshysteri consists members from The Vicious which I really loved! Thankfully my expectations were proven right plus I got to see 24 Hours again and they were fuckin' great for once more! On to the show now...first were Teenheat who in my opinion just copy the Ramones,I never liked the Ramones and I don't like bands who copy them,plain and simple! Anyway,people seemed to enjoy their set so I'll just shut up! I took no pics of them 'cause I had some other stuff to take care. 24 Hours were next and although the sound wasn't that good they managed to get their feeling of their music out.Last time I compared them to Hot Water Music,I was way wrong They are more of a garage-rock band with some bits of punk and with a lot of melodic guitar parts.I really like the singers' voice,it fits perfectly! Masshysteri started really energetic and got everyone dancing to their pop-ish punk tunes from the middle of the first song! Very tight as a band and with a very personal sound,something hard to accomplish in this genre! They even played two songs from The Vicious,Walking Dead (my favorite!) and Masshysteri. The people were cheering for more songs after their set and they played four more songs and called it a night.Even for a fairly new band they had a lot of songs! Closing I must say that I was surprised to see that a lot of people showed up to the show while at the same time there were 2 more shows going on! Disorder played last night too (yes,the Disorder from the U.K) and there was also the Legalize it festival (a free fest for the legalization of weed!). Until next time.....stay punk fuckers!