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Sindrome De Abstinencia / Niño Viejo: Split cassette

Sindrome De Abstinencia / Niño Viejo: Split cassette


Tags: · 20s · hcpmf · south america
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$6.00
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Split live cassette by two hardcore bands out of Chile.

Our take: Chicago’s Open Palm Tapes brings us this split cassette featuring live recordings from two current Chilean hardcore punk bands. Like many people, I avoided live recordings for years, mostly because I thought I was supposed to. Anyone who listens to raw hardcore should know that fidelity shouldn’t be your chief concern with a recording, and live recordings often capture something that’s much harder to find in the studio… so who cares if you can’t distinctly hear each hit of the kick drum? Sindrome De Abstinencia’s tracks here are a case in point… they are exploding with energy. Their style of fast hardcore (they cover Los Crudos, Infest, and Spazz during their set if that gives you any indication) might be something I’d gloss over based on a genre description, but there’s no denying the wild intensity of what they capture on this recording. Nino Viejo’s style is less chaotic, more in the fist-pumping vein of Poison Idea, and while their recording doesn’t have the same magic as Sindrome De Abstinencia, it’s still an interesting listen. I know record collectors get all worked up over raw South American hardcore from the 80s, but these two bands prove there’s still great stuff happening in that part of the world.