Sokea Piste: Ajatus Karkaa 12"
Debut 12" from this new Finnish band featuring members of the might Kykloppien Sukkupputto. KS's debut 12" was one of my absolute favorite hardcore records of the past decade, but i wasn't too enthused on their later material. it turns out that they were saving it for this record, I guess... holy s***, this thing is a monster. It kind of reminds me of something like Double Negative in the way that you can't pinpoint the exact subgenre this is working in. There are elements of d-beat, straightforward hardcore, noise rocky, spazzy HC like Die Kreuzen, and even lots of post-punk touches. The thing that unites it all is that it is completely raging and the guitar-playing is nothing short of brilliant. I know I'm prone to effusiveness in these descriptions, but holy s*** this is one of the records of the year, without a doubt. Essential. Kí_mí_set Levyt Records