Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mid Day of April

And so i have not been feeding anything to this beast for sometime. Too many things happened during this period. I had both of my cycling friends passed away, had an accident on wife's car, been loosing a few business deals, went to London and Bandung for a trip and been getting a lot of vinyls coming in.

I remember when I first started doing this blog and having people communicating was an awesome experience itself. I would love to write and updating this blog on a daily basis but I guess that is almost an impossible task by itself.

I will be 40 in a few years time and I tend to see myself listening to a lot more HC music than ever before. If you would have told me that I would be enjoying the same thing twenty years back, I would probably laughing hard on the floor. I guess we always thought that HC itself is phase before you jump into other important stuff in the near future. I guess that never happened to me and I still went to gigs and shows checking out new bands and music. Its kinda weird seeing kids who are lot more more younger than you but I guess that the power of music, reaching people regardless of their age and gender.

Being in my age, I tend to slow down on my perspectives on certain subjects. I used to be black and white on certain matters but I guess along the way, you will try to find the best possible solutions which works for both parties. I hardly get into direct debate like I used to be. Those who knows me from the 90's would probably remember of how sarcastic Piesay from Sufferage zine :)

I love vinyls as much as some bloggers out there, probably a little bit too much especially for someone who stays in the other side of the world where cost of posting a vinyl would probably cost more than the vinyl itself. But again, there is always a positive and negative side of it.

I will probably start off with Anchor, a band which came from Sweden. They played Kuala Lumpur few weeks back and I have to tell you they reminds me of 90s HC with a little twist. Seeing this people doing something and travelling really made me that we should support them whether its about buying their t-shirts or records. This bands needs your support. I managed to get their autograph and put it in one pictures. Quite cool I'd say

One is limited to 140 and the other is 202. Pretty stoked to get this both.

I have to say I love New Age and Mike Hartsfield. He is probably a true HC peeps out there especially when he plays for my favorite band, Outspoken. New Age was one of the label of the 90s and continue to do so till now. Except that they have slowed down a lot these days.

Seven Generations would probably be a hit if they were to be released in the 90s. Their sound, music arrangement and parts reminds me of good bands like Strife and other awesome 90s bands. SXE,, Vegan and dedicated, they would probably be in the Victory roster if they were in the 90s. Serious awesome stuff. One on purple marble and the other one is on dark brown.

If you love HC and you have not heard bout Touche Amore, you probably missed one of the best bands right now. Emotionally charged, passionate music with urgency, honest and dedicated would probably summed up Touche Amore. Above seen is Touche Amore "to the beat of the dead horse"on white, "Parting the sea between the brightness and me"on red and white, Touche Amore demo 7" on black and a split with Make Do and Amend on marble grey. I guess I missed the split with La Dispute. Hope to get that soon. You geek out there would probably know the feeling of having a perfect collection :p

So here come the Holy Terror : Integrity. I probably have quite a number of their stuff, so starting from above is Integrity : Detonate Worlds Plague on Dark Yellow, Integrity : And For Those Who Fears Tomorrow on Tan, Integrity : To Die For on Red, Integrity : We Are The End 7" (yeah I have two, stupid me), Integrity split with Hatebreed, Integrity split with Psywarfare, Integrity Walpurgisnach 7"on marble grey (two versions), Integrity : In contrast of sin 7"on grey and Integrity split with Creepout 7"on dark purple. I probably need a lot more to complete this.

I probably end with my greatest metal HC bands of all time, Zao. They got a lot of sticks for being christian and shoving religion through their music. But I guess, their music sounds evil and despite their lyrics, the growling, the metal riffs and the heaviness of their parts probably hides some of the religious messages that they intend to throw to their listeners. I have nothing against religion and I believe its a choice for any individual. I respect that choice just like we respect people choice of music, food and others. So pictured here is Zao : Where Blood and Fire Brings Rest Red Purpleish, Zao : Liberate To Ex Inferis on Black Greyish with Red and Zao : Self Titled on Dark Purple.

Sorry for the long delayed updates and hope to see you soon, faster :p

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