15 December 2016


As with many things, and especially music, it's all in the presentation. Hungary's PADKAROSDA released this demo in 2013 (stateside distribution by fellow/former blogger Music Not Noize) and they instantly got lumped in with a burgeoning scene of death rock revivalists. But listen to the tracks here and replace that flanged guitar with a JCM800 pushed to its limits, the early Finnish fuzz on the bass will fit right in, and the aggressive vocal snarl goes from some introverted proto goth mystery to fiery communist-era determination. I don't argue with the classification this band has been given (and their more recent recordings are decidedly less aggressive and more in line with death/goth rock), but this is a fukkn hardcore tape to my ears, and a really damned good one. 

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