OOZING WOUND - Everyone I Hate Should Be Killed
From Retrash (2013, Thrill Jockey)
Among all the genres I love, the heavy stuff has always been a constant. Alongside everything, I grew up on a steady diet of punk, hardcore, thrash and metal, and watched it all shoot off in various directions over the years to the point where nowadays, I largely ignore it. Too many cookie-cutter bands: most of today’s newer technical metal/death/fill-in-the-blank-core seems like boys trying to one-up each other in a game to see who can make the most br00tal breakdown, while punk and hardcore bands keep rehashing the same codified rehash. Seriously, when was the last time you read MRR?
Most “harder faster louder” tends to go in one ear and out the other very quickly these days but I still stumble on bands that come at it with an intensity that demands my attention. Semi-recently, bands like DropDead, Pig Destroyer, Svartahrid, Brain Drill, Nasum, Kill the Client, Italy’s The Secret and Vancouver’s S.T.R.E.E.T.S., Bison BC and Baptists have all managed to smack me upside the head, as they all possess a particular kind of dirty, single-minded, almost murderous intensity.
Who knows what makes one band slay more than another? There’s a certain charge, a crispness in the air when it’s done right. When they lock in, it’s electric: one blast-beat can cancel out a hundred others, and a good riff goes straight to some sort of caveman g-spot in the brain —- that joyous part of you that makes you want to run around in circles, throw chairs, kill poseurs and burn cop cars. I’m getting up there in years, but damn, you know it when you feel it and it’s always a pleasant surprise to know that “fuck shit up” fire still gets stoked.
Oozing Wound’s debut on Thrill Jockey dials into this kind of speedy rage and dirgey brain-crush but unlike most other thrash revivalists (Toxic Holocaust, Municipal Waste, et al) it isn’t heaviness nor radness for its own sake. There’s a sickly, even lysergic paranoia to it all- they’re more interested in velocity and raw power rather than heft. Reminiscent of classics like Adrenalin O.D and label rosters like Gravity (Angel Hair, Mohinder) they play it fiery and shrill; a perfect study in form, in that skeleton-on-a-skateboard sort of way. I agree with the press blurb: if you want to give your inner 15-year old a present, this would be it.
Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal (Full)
Essential / roots
No, silly- the other hardcore.
Young kids fed everything they heard, felt and imagined into the sampler.
“It was mad. It was music made purely for dancing, and it was all over the place, hysterical, very hyper, and kind of crazy. It was the first time that the democracy of the Akai sampler ruled, when young kids fed everything they heard, felt and imagined into the sampler – and out would come the result. You’d hear Jam & Lewis, electro things and pop samples by the likes of A-ha – sometimes they’d be used blatantly and other times their use was more subtle. Hardcore was really a collage-like music – it’s funny to think now that you’d get off on a tune that would sample the theme from Eastenders.”
Holy effing crap, you cand find everything on the interweb these days. Vinyl rip not by me, most of the old Winnipeg HC/thrash stuff is in the archives a few provinces away. Been hunting high and low for the D.A.C. 7”, and the Global Genocide & Mourning Sickness demos….hook an old brother up….
Anyways, one of my fave bands from my yoot. This is 15 year-old skateboard me up front.
80’s Hardcore megamix!
The Freeze- Trouble If You Hide
G.I.S.M- Endless Brigades for the Pussy Footer
God In the Schizoid Mind, Guerrilla Incendiary Sabotage Mutineer, General Imperialism Social Murder, & Gnostic Idiosyncrasy Sonic Militant.
Jerry’s Kids- Pressure
St. Matthew Returns to the Womb - Botch
Can’t forget the roots pt 2
This is a mix I did back in Oct 2008 on Sub.FM featuring a load of unreleased breakbeat hardcore tracks I made back in 96-99.
This is/was probably the last time these tracks will get an airing so I thought I would stick it up here for posterity and incase anyone is interested in what I was doing back then. These are all on dubplate, and are old and worn so excuse the occasional dubplate noise etc…
Hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane!
Whistla - Oh My Gosh
Whistla - Live at Labyrinth
Whistla - Natural High
Whistla - Ready on The Right
Whistla - Elevation
Whistla & MC Jam - Hold On
Dynamite Krew - Hard Daze (Whistla Remix)
Whistla - Be Yourself
Whistla - Big Up Your Spliff
Whistla - Break Free
Whistla - My Love Is Real (Dub Mix)