Sunday, December 20, 2015

Plow United / The Headies split 7"

Plow United / The Headies
Split 7"
Self Aware Records
Released: May 2, 2015

I do not know how it took me seven months to find out Plow United released this 7" back in May. 

i once put released a Plow United related record on FOE records. I'm friends with Plow United gentlemen on facebook. I don't know. Maybe some internet program blocked this from me. Maybe you too, which is why I am letting you know this is out and that this split 7" should end up in your record collection.

All I know is that I am glad I finally got this record. Both Plow United and The Headies construct and perform amazing, memorable, driving punk songs. Plow United has always been something special and these tracks keep that tradition. I can't help but feel good about life when I listen to Plow United. These guys have some magic between them. The Headies are a bonus pop-punk-treat for me as I don't know much about them and am glad I am starting to awaken from my slumber.

Great record.

7" Pressing information:
First Pressing: 200 light blue, 200 light green, 100 clear.

Give it a listen and grab the vinyl!

Frank FOE

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

F.O.D. / The Dead Milkmen split 7"

F.O.D / The Dead Milkmen
split 7" / download
SRA Records
Released: October 30, 2015

The first Philly hardcore band I remember seeing live in the early 1980s was YDI. They opened the hardcore door for Frank FOE.

F.O.D. and The Dead Milkmen were probably the next two Philly bands I witnessed live. I am pretty sure F.O.D. holds the record for "the band most often witnessed by Frank FOE". I have no idea how many times I have seen F.O.D. 1982 through 2015. If Russian Meatsquats practices count, then the record might be held by those Lehigh Valley PA legends... or maybe Weston... 


The "story" of this split record goes as follows:

This is a lost record from 1985. We didn’t find the tapes, or the reels, we found the actual records!!! This was recorded and pressed sometime in 1985 for the Datchord label. While working on The Great Rock N Raoul Swindle comp tape, the Datchord label decided it was probably a good idea to make a “real record” if they wanted people to take them seriously. They got their good friends FOD and THE DEAD MILKMEN to record tracks for a split 7″. Both bands handed in their tracks but it never materialized. Meanwhile behind the scenes, the guys from Datchord had talked a young friend into financing the record on his parent’s credit card unbeknownst to them. Unfortunately the shipment of records and the invoice showed up at their house while the young man was at school but his folks were home. The parents told him they sent the records back the pressing plant, but here 30 years later, that young man has come home to help his folks move into an assisted living home only to find the records, the plates and the original xeroxed art for the cover in the back of the basement!!! He turned them over to the bands and here they are! We assembled the records and they are ready for your listening enjoyment!

In reality, the facts are that FLAG OF DEMOCRACY (F.O.D.) recently recorded "Valedictorian", "Defective Service" and "Quit Your Culture" and the Dead Milkmen recorded "If the Kids Could Git Together". All of these songs, the 7" packaging, the lyrics printed on the sleeve, takes me back to the early - mid 1980s. The FOD songs are blistering fast and with early '80s 7" typical production values. These old men play these three tracks as if they should have been on the legendary/classic "Love Songs" 7" from 1984. "Defective Service" has that classic, set the blender on the fastest speed sound. Amazing. You have to hear this! The lyrics also recall topics as if the old men of FOD were back in high school ripping things up, rather than being the doctors, lawyers and chiefs that they turned out to be (still ripping things up) along with being one of the longest standing hardcore bands EVER. Screw your culture, the american dream, your elitist clique and doing what you are told. Don't follow the map.

The Dead Milkmen continue with the vintage theme. "If the Kids Could Git Together" could have easily been on the 1985 LP "Big Lizard in My Backyard". Fun, enjoyable, catchy perfection. 

One of the best records of the year!

Thank you SRA, FOD and Dead Milkmen! Love this record!

Frank FOE

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Punk Aid 4: Autism Breaking the Silence

Not going to stand here and review 130 bands, just trust me, this comp is amazing and you will love it. If you find a band or song you don't like, delete that particular song from your ipod or itunes just like you deleted that U2 album. I haven't found a delete worthy song yet though... 

While I won't stand here and give a band by band review, I will stand here and try to convince you to paypal $8 (that is 6.1538 cents per song) to Mike Virus in support of this amazing thing he has put together with all proceeds to be donated to the Autism Science Foundation. 

From Mike:

A year ago i was inspired to make the next Punk Aid compilation benefit autism research. The number of people living with an autism spectrum disorder are growing at a rate of 6-15 percent each year. 

As of 2015, 1 in 68 children in the U.S has an autism spectrum disorder. Quite a jump from 2 years ago when the number was 1 in 88 and an if you go back to 2007 that number was 1 in 150. Autism is on the rise but it is not clear if the statistics reflect a growing awareness of autism, of if there is some other factors causing the increase. 

Many of us know autistic individuals or know people who have autistic children. Currently there is no cure and research is critical to finding a cure. 

This compilation brings together punk bands from all over the globe creating the largest international charitable compilation of its kind. We stand together to give back to our community and to help find a cure for autism. All proceeds with be donated to the Autism Science Foundation. 

My hope is that we find a cure in our lifetimes, and that Punk Aid will continue to inspire punk rockers to realize that the world is ours to fix and make better.

Punk, Proud and Positive! 

Michael Rothstein 

"Mike Virus"

This worldwide compilation comes across like a modern day Bad Compilation Tape. On top of the handful of bands you already know, you are introduced to a plethora of amazing bands you never heard of, from places you have never been, but are linked to by our mutual love of hardcore/punk. 

Please, spend the $8. You'll be glad you did as this is an amazing compilation!

Bands in order as they appear on the compilation:

Lapinpolthajat (Finland) - Veepee Saunoo
No Name (China) - Real Punk Noise
Psyk Ward (USA) - Asylum
Bargain Bin Heroes (USA) - Full House
The Defects (Northern Ireleand) - Repentagon
Direct Disregard (Canada) - Scared of the Skinheads
Yorkshire Rats - Sea of Souls
Riposte (France) - Avoid
Chorea Huntington (Germany) - Huntington's Disease
Rust (Australia) - A Shadow On The Pier
Brown Plaid (USA) - Hippies
Sniper 66 (USA) - Society
Monster Squad (USA) - All These Things
Obserd (Australia) - Cuts and Bruises
Primitive Pact (USA) - Acid Rain
Drongos For Europe (England) - Hope and Glory
Panx Romana (Greece) - Paramana
Offset Era (USA) - Let Go
Strike Back (China) - R.P.F.W
Call The Cops (Italy) - They Believe
Yum-Yuckers (USA) - You're Next
Total Galau (Indonesia) - Makan
The Beatdowns (USA) - No Back Down
Your Last Rights (USA) - Rot Your Fucking Lungs Out
Topnovil (Australia) - No Compromise
Funeral Dress (Belgium) - California
Axiom (USA) - Eco Punk
Broken Bones (England) - Tread On Me
Fehlschuss (Germany) - Gerechtigkeit
Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat (Finland) - Mechelininkadulla
English Dogs (England) - The Thing Will Arise
The Danzas (USA) - Blossom
Street Threat (USA) - Alive
Secondhand Destruction (USA) - Necromancer
Infirmities (USA) - Book of Revelation
Crashed Out (England) - Break It Down
Oi Polloi (Scotland) - Linux
The Bad Engrish (USA) - Sorry Mom
Thulsa Doom (USA) - Reigning Bullshit
Putasos (USA) - 40 Oz
Daybreak (Australia) - Solitary
Enatizo (Spain) - Nada que perder
WKSJ (USA) - We Are Not The Youth
Acidez (Mexico) - Inadaptados
Apathy Cycle (USA) - Hearsay
Corrupted Youth (USA) - War
Vieja Estirpe (Puerto Rico) - Las Puertas Al Mas Alla
Rejected Scums (Singapore) - Last Chance to Say Goodbye
M.S.A (Canada) - Going Nowhere
The Afterdrive (USA) - Lets Dont
Dirty Work (Canada) - Rash Boogie
Tv Tragedy (USA) - Burning From Within
The Cg's (USA) - Doogits
Agnostic Blunt (USA) - For the Blunts
Spent Idols (USA) - Stolen Heart
Evacuate (USA) - Blood Money
Los Moruchos (USA) - Closing In
Blood N Beer (USA) - Just Another Show
Cheap Sex (USA) - Look Inside
Dysfunctional Youth (USA) - Money Cant Buy Class
Haggard Wulf (USA) - Ride Into The Night
Special Duties (England) - I Am The Curse
Blato Idea (England) - A New Order
Systematic Abuse (USA) - Slasher
August Ruins (USA) - Everyone Else
Uprising Punx (Italy) - Social Decay
Ravagers (USA) - Natural Instinct
Informal Society (USA) - Inside Looking Out
Charge 69 (France) - Triste Romance
Chad Bandit (USA) - Summer Anthem
The Casualties (USA) - Countdown To Tomorrow
Crooked Cobras (USA) - Beer The Reaper
Revolt (USA) - If You're Not Pist (You're Not Paying Attention)
Rukus (Australia) - Attitude
The Seks (USA) - The Outcasts
Pedestrian Unrest (USA) - Pogo And Skank
Fester Youth (USA) - United
Them Creatures (USA) - Sinners And Saints
Anti-Vision (USA) - Blow Me (UP)
Billyclub (England) - Dont Touch Me
Blood Crest (Indonesia) - This Is Blood
Askerosamente Repugnante (Chile) - La Orden Del Kaos
Dead End Age (USA) - Stop Stealing My Van
Radical Fun Time (USA) - Frozen Tundra
The Insaniacs (Canada) - The Human
Frontex (Germany) - Wohlstandspiraten
Nervous Assistant (Germany) - Question of Time
Oddball (USA) - Safe Bet
Zex (Canada) - Fear No Man
The Whiskey Dickers (USA) - You're Just a Clone
Elisha Cause (USA) - Amount to Nothing
Atrofia (Colombia) - Bioterrorismo
Suburban Uproar (Italy) - Hate at First Sight
Der Gierige Diktator (Germany) - Don't Call The Police
Temple of Dagon (USA) - Nexus of Reality
Public Nuisance (USA) - Run n Hide
Just War (Czech Republic) - Cards and Dice
Anti-Venom (Mexico) - Symptoms of Our Trading System
The Rotten Blue Menace (USA) - Never Give Up
Moral Decline (USA) - Habitual Line Crosser
Monday Morning Justice (South Africa) - Calling in Psych
Mass Terror (USA) - Punx Unite
Nitro Injekzia (Russia) - No Borders
Abiotx (USA) - Creatures Call
Derelyction (Germany) - Like Moths To The Flame
Cult Killers (Australia) - LIFE IS
Harry The Loser (USA) - These 6 Strings
PMA (USA) - Black Sheep
Deranged Youth (USA) - Punchdrunk and Bloodthirsty-Underdosing on Understanding
Age Of Fear (USA) - Born In Darkness
Beau Austin (USA) - Flaws
The Steady 45s (USA) - Momma Said
Thorazine (USA) - It'll Never Be Alright
The Black Bullets (England) - Sin Seeker
FTS (USA) - Empty Skulls
The Bunny Gang (USA) - We Are The Ones
The Horribles (USA) - Punk Rock Tune
Rotten UK (USA) - Siouxsie Sioux
False Profit (USA) - Black Coat Suaves
Rhyhmic Asylum (USA) - Unweclome Guests
Ravish Warriors (USA) - Punx And Thrashers
Insurgent (USA) - Concealed
The New Enemy (Canada) - Dark Side of the Swoon
Disservice (USA) - Stolen Years
Strawberry Fist Cake (Australia) - Cancers A Jerk
Demerit (China) - Childhood Nightmare
Chemical X (USA) - Too Far Gone
The 40 Ouncers (USA) - Vida
4 Minute Warning (USA) - Terminal Disease
Blanks 77 (USA) Political Violence

I now have to find more material by some of these bands that I have just been introduced to...

Frank FOE

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Agnostic Front "The American Dream Died" LP Nuclear Blast Review

"The American Dream Died"
Nuclear Blast
Released: April 7, 2015

Agnostic Front's "The American Dream Died" is my hardcore record of the year through November 25, 2015. In case you were wondering, Lifeless "Dream" is the runner up so far. There are some great videos on youtube to get you excited about getting this on the preferred vinyl format.

Agnostic Front's "Victim In Pain" changed my life thirty some years ago. This new record is full of fire. This is a great hardcore album. Taking in the speed, the fury, the breakdowns, the hardcore metal crossover, even a touch of the melodic oi. It pulls all of their influences in over their career and is just a joy to hear.

Extra bonus is that the vinyl had a download card of The Alligators album "Tiimes Up You're Dead" from 2012. How the hell did I miss that one? Roger from Agnostic Front and guys from Insted.

Both LPs are mandatory. 

Agnostic Front plays Philly at the Boot and Saddle with Antidote on December 4, 2015. 

Frank FOE

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Eastfield "Another Boring Eastfield Album" Review

"Another Boring Eastfield Album: A Rail Punk Collection"
Violated Records
Released: November 2, 2015

This is my introduction to Eastfield. So I have to start off by thanking Pat Society at Violated Records for this introduction. Not sure how this is the first time I've heard of the band, but it is.

Eastfield began in Birmingham in 1996 by singer Songwriter Jessi Adams. Their discography is lengthy. "Another Boring Eastfield Album: A Rail Punk Collection" brings together many of their earliest releases on one CD. There isn't a clunker contained in the 33 tracks of male/female vocals, punchy punk anthems. If you want to look for comparisons to bands I know, think Rezillos meets Gonads. 

They bring people and situations to task with their lyrics. Not afraid to cast the stone.

Obviously they call out Phil Collins. "Milton of Leys" has the line "Phil Collins, Phil Collins How do you sleep at night, Phil Collins? I’d like to smash your records right over your head and make you choke on the words you’ve said..."

keep it spikey

So then I also learned some things about Burt Reynolds I didn't know. They hammer the legendary actor in "Burt Reynolds Rides Again". I didn't know anything nasty about the actor but a quick look at the lyrics (all Eastfield's lyrics are contained on their website) and I had to google the trouble surrounding Burt.

Seems Loni Anderson claimed Reynolds had repeatedly beaten her and was having an affair with Florida cocktail waitress Pam Seals. “The physical abuse I always blamed on the drugs,” said Anderson who claimed she suffered bruises all over her body but not her face. Yikes.

So yes, I am entertained and I learned quite a bit via Eastfield's lyrics!

1. Tingalpa 
2. Three Seats 
3. Fortuna Hell 
4. Milton of Leys 
5. Pepper 
6. Beast of Bratislava 
7. The Black Hole 
8. Aspartame 
9. The Gasman 
10. Just Like The Sixties 
11. Drive on Henry 
12. Summer Hill Blues 
13. La Jonquera 
14. John’s Not Mad 
15. Eddie Watson 
16. Fare Dodging 
17. Port Talbot Transport Police 
18. Big Brother 
19. Three Chords Good, Four Chords Bad 
20. Rod, Hull and Emo 
21. The Second Fastest Cycle Courier In London 
22. Hearing Nothing About A Revolution 
23. God’s Plastic Railway 
24. Mick Murphy’s Dirty Bar 
25. Burt Reynolds Rides Again 
26. Humour Exclusion Zone 
27. Sharks Against Surfers 
28. Mannion 
29. Jostick Head 
30. S*W*A*Y*Z*E 
31. Come To Bevland 
32. Radio West 
33. Another Boring Eastfield Song

Eastfield are a fun, upbeat, snotty, punk rock band who don't take themselves too seriously, in the true tradition of the genre. 

Glad we've been introduced.

Check out their website for a comprehensive digest of the band.

Check out the videos for "Fare Dodging" and "God's Plastic Railway".

Frank FOE

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Square of Opposition Black Friday Sale 2015

Square of Opposition Records has announced their BLACK FRIDAY SALE.


But what they have done is even better, cuz really, the prices are low to begin with...

"100% of sales from that day (Friday November 27, 2015) will be donated to Valley Youth House. Note that I did not say "PROFIT", I said "100% of SALES". Community over commerce." 

I asked the follow up question to Mr. Reject of Square of Opposition Records, "Does this include distro items on the site or just the Square of Opposition releases. To this he responded in his typical blunt manner, "everything in the online store". As of this writing there are 103 items listed.

So you know, you buy a record and then Mr. Reject donates all the $ to Valley Youth House. It is as if you get records for donating money. So ridiculously awesome. 

So what I will do here is highlight a few of the releases I would personally recommend in the event you didn't know what you wanted...

This isn't Mr. Reject.

White Pisces
"Weather" LP

Mr. Reject of Square of Opposition knew that I would love this record. A rocker influenced by everyone from Sonic Youth, to the heavy alt/noise/rock bands of Am Rep, to the full on rocking of Mudhoney. A great record. 

The Rentiers
"Here is a List of Things that Exist" 12" EP

Just when I thought Joel (Plow United) was about to take over the world with Ex Friends, he shifts gears again with The Rentiers. Whatever Joel does, check it out. "Here is a List of Things That Exist" demonstrates the continued maturing of Joel's writing, playing and singing. Outstanding and creative. 


"Cut and Paste" LP (reissue)

Square of Opposition and Dead Broke Records repress of this Pennsylvania pop punk bands out-of-print and highly sought after 2010 debut LP. "Cut and Paste" brings together a lot of the 1990s emo influenced punk. Not sure if it would be possible for me to say anything bad about this record. This is a direct hit, pulling in a middle ground between the post-Fugazi emo genre and the snarling pop punk genre, with an energy and an edge that is irresistible. 

Brian McGee 
"Ruin Creek" LP

Already reviewed this record by Ex Plow United Brian McGee here: You should own this already, but in case you don't, now is a great time to get it.

Brian McGee's third solo LP (you know, solo, as in not with Plow United), was recorded expertly by Bouncing Souls’ Pete Steinkopf. 

"Ruin Creek" is mostly Brian and his guitar, the strength of the songwriting compliments the authentic, naked and pure execution on the songs. I am sure Brian wasn't naked in the studio, but the music is stripped down to the honest core and "naked" is the most appropriate word. Brian is baring his soul.

Brian's friend Mary Ellen Davis from Asheville NC, returns with some guest accompaniment vocals. Mary's vocals add a dimension to "It's Alright" and "Hand in Hand" that strengthens the impact beyond what the songs would have been without. The songs still would have been great without, but this is an example of McGee knowing when to add and when to remain true to the minimalist man and his guitar theme. 

"A Little Space" is an example of Brian's storytelling ability. Adding some effected electricity to the guitar, the simplicity remains true, but adds support to the aggressive build up. A great song.

"Born in the Morning" is as close as Brian gets to providing a Plow United track. The man and his distorted guitar rips through a track that begs for Sean and Joel to jump in...

"Are You Gonna Wait for Someone To Die?" is about as stark as you are going to get. It is a bold thing to commit to a vocal only track. About as naked as you are going to get in recording. It works. It works well.

"Final Vow" is a emotionally triumphant song that sounds like it should be on a soundtrack to a movie. "Ruin Creek" is a prodigious album, start to finish.

John Galm

"Sky of No Stars" LP

Solo album by Snowing vocalist. Acoustic, dark and thoroughly moving songs. Impressive. Enveloping.

"Great Grand"
My great grandfather left himself in an elevator shaft
Passed out drunk after his shift at the bottom of it
Red brick building out f town that you drive passed everyday
Left a son to take his place, left a family in chains
I share his name
Stumble up the stairs again, it's another foggy day
Whisky thicker than the shades that I pull at daybreak
I share his name

Slow Warm Death
"s/t" LP

That this reverb drenched garage rocker came out of Catty is awesome. "Liar" is a classic. Solid album worth your attention!

Plow United
"Narcolepsy" LP

Plow United's third LP is "Narcolepsy". Released on Creep in 1998, this reissue was remastered by Stephen Egerton of All/Descendents fame. Another mandatory release by Plow United. 

Plow United

"Goodnight Sellout!" LP

This is Plow United's classic second full-length album from 1996 (originally on Creep Records). Now remastered in its entirety by the great Stephen Egerton (Descendents/All) at Armstrong Recording in Tulsa, OK. You should own all Plow United records.

Plow United / the Ick

split 7"

If by chance you have not picked up the Plow United / The Ick split 7" you need to correct this situation. The Ick are Lehigh Valley legends. Plow United is a worldwide legend. Plow United covers Richard Hell and the Voidoids "Love Comes In Spurts". This record is mandatory.

Plow United/The Headies

Split 7''

I once put out a Plow record. That I am a Plow United fanatic is known. What is not known, is why I don't have this particular record. I shall order on November 27, 2015. 

Plow United: 
01 - Gary Gygax 
02 - These Six Words
The Headies: 
03 - M.E.T. 
04 - Modern Times 
05- Out From Under 
06- Delaware's Humming

"Arab Spring" LP (remastered edition)

Recorded in 2011, Literature's "Arab Spring" is an absolute pleasant listen. Indie jangle, dream pop that brings in 60s, 80s and 00s influences. Still in print. As Mr. Rejects states, it is "a hit". A pop song like "Push Up Bra" is so good it is ridiculous. A pop gem. I'm ordering the vinyl of this on 11/27/15.

Literature / Expert Alterations
split 7"

This split with Literature and Expert Alterations is brand new and I expect it will be a worthy release. I haven't gotten this one yet... 

Teenage Bottlerocket
"A-Bomb" 7''

This is a repress of Teenage Bottlerocket's first 7", "A-Bomb". Four tracks from this legendary Ramones inspired punk rock band. "A-bomb", "Teen Wolf", "Going Slow" and "Job On Me" repressed by Hahaha Cool! Records. Obviously worthy of your attention if you are a Teenage Bottlerocket fan. R.I.P. Teenage Bottlerocket drummer Brandon Carlisle.

"Sore" 7"

I already let you know about the Manbeast 7" in the review listed here:

Fourteen songs span this 7" in twelve minutes, with the title track "Sore" hogging up two minutes and ten seconds. Having the pleasure of being fully immersed in the international hardcore scene in the early 1980s, these are the kind of statistics that make me smile. 

While Manbeast's roots begin in the early 1980s hardcore scene (both US and international influences), their sound covers the following decades as well. The tags are correct, there are elements of crust and powerviolence in their furcht filled songs. I was going to say angst filled songs, but changed my mind to furcht. In German, the technical terminology of psychology and philosophy distinguishes between Angst and Furcht in that Furcht is a negative anticipation regarding a concrete threat, while Angst is a non-directional and unmotivated emotion. 

With song titles like "You Can Only Handle So Much", "Hate","Life's Repetition", "Hermit Lifestyle", "Bully II", "Look Back and Feel Bad For Myself", "Harsh Realizations", "You Can't Manipulate Me" and "Daily Physical and Mental Abuse" it is blatantly obvious Manbeast have championed their craft.

"Animal Needs" 7''

Four songs by Joel Plow and his Ex Friends released on Coolidge Records. Audrey Crash provides the female vocals that contrast Joel's gruff vocals. Everything Ex Friends release is spectacular. Punk rock that brings in many influences for exceptionally creative and enjoyable songs.

This is just a sampling of what the legendary Square of Opposition has up for sale. Please support this Lehigh Valley PA record label.

Shop here:

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Listen to stuff here first

In case you don't like vinyl, you can download music (some of it is "name your price" so you know, maybe put out a buck or something) here:

Go listen to a few of the samples on the bandcamp page and pick a few for yourself. Support Square of Oppostion and Valley Youth House. for info on the group Mr. Reject is sending your money to...


Frank FOE

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Various Artists "Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost" review

Corpse Flower Records
Released: November 13, 2015

There is no thought necessary with this release. 
It is a must own on beautiful vinyl.

Celtic Frost is one of the top influential metal bands ever.
Celtic Frost is one of the most distinctive bands ever. 
Celtic Frost is one of my personal favorite bands. Period.

The lineup of this tribute is sick:

Child Bite w/ Philip H. Anselmo – “The Usurper”
Persekutor – “Procreation Of The Wicked”
Acid Witch – “Cherry Orchards”
Temple Of Void – “Os Abysmi Vel Daath”
Municipal Waste – “Nocturnal Fear”
Hayward (featuring Scott Kelly and Jason Roeder of Neurosis) – “Jewel Throne”
Coffin’s Slave (featuring Scott Carlson of Repulsion) – “Dance Sleazy
Evoken – “Dawn Of Megiddo”
MP3 Download Bonus: Black Anvil – “Dethroned Emperor”
Flexi Bonus: Coffins Slave – Hellhammer’s “Reaper”

Every interpretation of these Celtic Frost classics is on point. 

I suppose it is possible that you are reading this an do not own Celtic Frost's "Morbid Tales" (1984), "To Mega Therion" (1985) or "Into the Pandemonium" (1987). These are mandatory albums in my book. Mandatory in most metal books.

There have been plenty of bands who have covered Celtic Frost songs. The Bloody Roots shows on Sirius XM Liquid Metal that Ian Christe put together on the influence of Celtic Frost were nothing short of fantastic. 

I remember when I first heard Celtic Frost. An immediate impact. Mind blown. 

I always thought bands like Dr. Know and Celtic Frost could have been brothers from different genres. The hardcore Dr. Know and the metal Celtic Frost. Just the way they put the songs together. They way they must have heard the songs in their heads. The sounds they create with their guitars.

Celtic Frost has influenced many. Their reach is legendary.

I received a digital review copy of this album and you know my seal of approval is when I order the vinyl. It is ordered. Love listening to these covers almost as much as the originals. A great look into the influence of legends.

Frank FOE