Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Plague Mass,Endsight,Censored Sound,Xlos @ ANClub,Athens

XlosI found out about this show just one day before it take place and I was curious to check Plague Mass from Austria,plus I got to see some great greek bands I haven't checked for a while and guess what? It kicked ass!!! First were Xlos,a local punk/hc band with some ska thrown in (personally I hate mixing ska with punk except some bands that do it very well like SkaP or Less Than Jake!),anyway they were good until the ska-punk songs came in! Cesnored Sound had a really great and energetic set,they play old-school sxe hc (although the members are not sxe as far as I know,but who gives a fuck!),they reminded me of Youth Of Today and Judge but they manage not to be just another hc revival band by adding great guitar leads. Next were Endsight (former For What It's Worth),I liked their old songs,which they still play live,and I was curious about their new line-up,turned out to be far more superior! Fast,hard-hitting,in-your-fuckin'-face metalic hc!!! And by metalic I don't mean metal-shit-core! More in the vein of Darkest Hour's Mark of the Judas lp mixed with good '90's hc like Strife! Keep it up guys!
Plague Mass stepped on the stage next and delivered some great new-school hc mixed with From Ashes Rise-style crust,their set seemed sort though and to say the truth it was the crowds' fault 'cause most of them left when Ensign finished their set! What the fuck people?! Anyway Plague Mass were really great and they have their hearts in the right place,they dedicated the whole set to Alex Grigoropoulos (R.I.P) and to the people who took part in the December riots following Alex's murder.Definetely a band I'd like to watch again under better conditions!
Unforunatelly I only took pics from Xlos and Plague Mass because I had no batteries in my camera! (for once again!).Yeah,I know..I'm a fuck up!
Till next time......go fuck yerselves ya posers!

About the Infekcja etc show....

As a lame fucker that I am I forgot to mention that the all the photos from the Infekcja,Insuiciety show were taken by my beloved girlfriend! So a thousand thanx goes to her!
By the way,she's an awesome photographer!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Infekcja,Insuiciety,Rivals!,D.A.T,Kalazaar @ Politechnic University,Athens

So here's the review for this show,it took a lot of time 'cause I had lots of things to take care of first (I moved to a new place and still try to get my shit together).
Anyways this show kicked major ass! It was great at all aspects, great sound,great crowd and plus it was a benefit gig for the prisoners of the December riots in Greece.
First band was Kalazaar,it was our best show so far and we all enjoyed it,well besides our drummer who was ill but still managed to deliver!
Next were Rivals!,for those of you who don't know,Rivals! come from the ashes of xFor No Reasonx,a great new sxe old-school hardcore band with the right spirit!
The next band was Insuiciety from Berlin (actually all members are from Poland but reside in Berlin for some years),they were fuckin' awesome at stage to say the least! Sludge/crust attack with some dark melodies that fit great.
Infekcja took over the stage next and destroyed our ears with their grinding harshness these Polish fucks deliver for over a decade!
Last were D.A.T,it's a new band and they play crusty punk hc,well by the time they played I was too drunk to pay attention,but from what I heard they were nice! Hopefully I'll pay more attention next time!
So that was it....take care and stay punk!!