Damn, this record is another thing. I´ve been jamming it like crazy for the past days and all I have to say about it is that this is so fucking sick. 8 minutes of tight, frantic and completely deranged old school hardcore punk. That´s right, just how it always should be. Krigshoder seems to be an international band, with members in Los Angeles and a singer in Norway. Influences are diverse, you can hear classic italian hardcore punk but also a lot of the norwegian school (there´s even a cover of Siste Dagers Helvete). The thing is that they sound really brand new and fresh despite the fact it´s nothing new. It´s a EP that you thoroughly enjoy cause it´s fun, fast as a bullet and it has a loose but precise style. Run and jump around, punch your father in the throat, skate over your neighbors, burn down the high school and steal your mother´s car. I don´t know, but this record is how youth, speed and punk always taste to me. Please listen to this, go out and start burning things.
Our take: Krigshoder is a new band featuring Daniel from the Norwegian band Negativ on vocals (he also operates the label Byllepest Distro, which is worth keeping a close eye on) backed up by musicians from the Suck Blood label camp, on whom we’ve heaped tons of praise in recent memory. The internet went into a tizzy when this first hit Bandcamp, and while it took us a while to get the physical copies in (Jeff even chose it as his staff pick way back in August), its power has not abated with a few months’ passage. This is some of the most tightly wound hardcore punk I’ve heard in a while. There’s no point during this demo where Krigshoder settles into a groove; they’re constantly lunging forward then taking a fraction of a second to recoil before snapping right back at you. It’s intricate, powerful, ripping fast, and sounds unhinged while remaining memorably musical. I don’t know what else to say about this one… it’s some of the best hardcore I’ve heard in a while. It’s on the internet, so give it a listen and rage tf out.