05 September 2010

FACE UP TO IT!


Staying on the European continent today, but traveling north and east a few hundred miles to the French city of Bordeaux and picking up the pace for FACE UP TO IT!'s 10 song, 9 minute demo. This bad boy was recorded in 2000, near the height of the 80s thrash revival and the birth of what would soon come to be known as fastcore. It's not hard to imagine a sweaty 17th century building full of rampaging, circlepitting Frenchmen and Frenchwomen losing their fukkn marbles while FACE UP TO IT! blaze through DC influenced hardcore tinged with late 80s UK thrash (hence the HERESY moniker), throwing in a NEGAZIONE cover just to ramp up the singalong factor. FACE UP TO IT! are still killing it ten years later, faster and tighter than this recording, but there's something appealing about the earnest attack on the demo. Drummer Luc is responsible for Kängnäve (both the blog and the killer single page zine from the '00s), and helped me identify a bunch of early French punk I had on an unmarked tape. Which reminds me, I need to post that shit...


3 comments:

Kängnäve said...

It's actually an Indigesti cover. ;)

Oh my, this tape is so bad. My first steps as a drummer. FACE UP TO IT! is still a band by the way, and we just finished recording new material – HUGE improvement over this demo as you can imagine.

the wizard said...

Sorry dude, you know it had to happen eventually!!

gloom666 said...

we played with you in France. it was fun. I have this demo.
thanks for the upload