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Venganza: La Fiera 7"

Venganza: La Fiera 7"


Tags: · 20s · D-beat · hardcore · hcpmf · raw punk · recommended · spanish-language
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$10.00
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$10.00

Venganza is back with a new 7” with 4 blasting raw hardcore songs in the level they put everything on their last release; tu patria LP. This could be perfectly 4 missing songs from that LP, or better said, a selection of their best 4 songs from that recording, so is obvious how this band grown together after 10 fucking years playing. Guitar riffs are sharper than ever, drums blast are constant together with the strong bass matching the rhythm and the profit taken from the use of 2 guitars is pure gold, not falling in a stupid guitar hero challenge. Lyrics are still, as could not be otherwise, in their anarchist vein and protest actitude. Real songs for real times, no bullshit, no flowers, just VENGANZA.

Our take:  La Fiera is the latest 4-song EP by this long-running band from Saragossa, Spain. I’m not familiar with Venganza’s earlier material, but this is some ripping hardcore punk. Venganza isn’t too on the nose with any style. They remind me of Vaaska in that they have a fast, energetic sound that’s tough, but also integrates the anthemic quality of a lot of 80s Spanish punk. The production is full and clear without sounding too modern or too retro, and every song starts with a killer hardcore punk riff and builds to a catchy, chanted chorus. It’s a formula that’s as old as punk itself (older, really), but Venganza doesn’t feel like they’re rehashing a formula, but summoning the true punk spirit. I don’t see Venganza achieving flavor of the week status anytime soon, but those of you who are always down for solid international hardcore punk that hits all the right political and aesthetic notes will enjoy  La Fiera.