|FLOWER 38- THE GENTLE ART OF CHOKIN' s/t LP|
THE GENTLE ART OF CHOKIN' s/t LP Two years after releasing their one-sided 12" THE GENTLE ART OF CHOKIN' are back with ther first full length. 19 loud and short outbursts between powerviolence, fastcore and thrash with some slower, more rocking parts here and there. As a collaboration between React With Protest, De Graanrepubliek, IFB Records and Flowerviolence this piece of vinyl comes in two different colors with silkscreened covers. Get it while it's hot!
|FLOWER 37- ATTACK OF THE MAD AXEMAN / THE MAKAI split 7"|
Germany's ATTACK OF THE MAD AXEMAN are 4 dispossessed forest animals who have taken up instruments to play scathingly brutal grind like mighty BRUTAL TRUTH or CYNESS. Their 4 tracks whip by almost too quickly to process. Relentless blast beats and lightning-speed riffing combine with eco-conscious lyrics to create a volatile concoction not for the weak of heart. The MAKAI from California pummel your eardrums with a barrage of intensity that will make even the strongest listeners tremble in fear. MAKAI deliver a cool mixture of traditional hardcore like HIS HERO IS GONE and some newer stuff in the same vein. The powerful opening of the song gives way to a slower and more melodic interlude, seamlessly integrating with the subject matter of the lyrics.
|FLOWER 36- THE GENTLE ART OF CHOKIN´ s/t mCD|
After releasing two convincing split 7inches in 2006/2007, this is what i would call the straight and consistent advancement of the Hamburg/Bremen based four-piece. The Gentle Art returns with a new guitar player and an onslaught of 13 new tunes in less than 12 minutes. Starting off with a torpedo-like thrash attack they’re well known for, they leave the caved fastcore-path every now and then, turning into more complex riffing and casual heavy breakdowns, just followed by their established hacksaw stop and go blast-parts. While 80’s thrash is still on the map and the whole powerviolence thing kept at the back of one’s mind, their range of influences seems to broaden, and that’s what The Gentle Art Of Chokin’ is definitely in line with! Utterly refreshing and highly recommendable!
|FLOWER 35- DFA / UNDER PRESSURE split 7"|
I think you know DFA. they released 2 Full-length in the past. They play ripping fast, tight '86-style hardcore. a la BEYOND POSSESSION, DRI or FINAL CONFLICT and will be huge.
|FLOWER 34- ATTACK OF THE MAD AXEMAN grind the enimal CD|
Bonjour, are you ready for some grind? 18 aweseome tracks of oldschool fauna-grind from Hamburg-Mümmelsberg. They bring you back the feeling of the 80´s. fucking brutal shit!
|FLOWER 33- PERTH EXPRES / HELLSTRÖM split 7"|
Hellström recorded two new songs and one song from the demo. the sound is fucking brutal. the Perth Express material is killer. PowerHC between HIS HERO IS GONE and FROM ASHES RISE; yeah you are right, nothing new, but now in perfection.
|FLOWER 31- ASSCHAPEL - satanation 7"|
3 more songs of heavy, thick powered-hardcore with guttural vocals and weaving layered style. Their sound is intense with power of dual vocals and weaving guitars driven by the pummel of a double bass drum. The break into some manic crazy thrash parts too.