Aug 9, 2006

DIVE "s/t" 7"

Dive were an early metallic hardcore band from the New England area. When I first heard this 7" over 10 years ago it gave me chills especially in the beginning of track 2. It has a nice mix of that chaotic metal that Massachusetts residents have been churning out for almost 2 decades and a little dose of Deadguy, Rorschach, 1.6 Band style of hectic hardcore. Members of this band went into the almighty Overcast and I believe Get High (I could be wrong about that one). Here you will find their first 7" that was released in 1993 on Evolution records. I'm pretty sure this was hard to find back then and obviously even more so now. I strongly recommend track 3: "Functional Starvation". That song has so many elements that make me want to punch myself in the grill.

"They're trying to put me out every day kicking down and manipulating so he said they're fooling you, you're fooling yourself. The hate grows stronger every time you hit the floor, the strength to continue is not in you anymore. It's so fucked up and upside down to tell you what you can't believe the workplace lives on an addiction to drink the blood of evil thieves. Evil thieves. Try to escape - there is no way - that you can stop this perfect stalemate." - Functional Starvation

1. "Force Five"
2. "With Forgetting and Reforgetting"
3. "Functional Starvation"
4. "The Bends"
5. "Final Decider" - Instrumental

Aug 7, 2006


Erosion were an early German band fusing elements of thrash and hardcore. Not the nostalgic sounding bands you hear today. You see, Erosion were around from 1989-95. Somewhere between Carnivore and Tragedy you could possibly find Erosion. I remember my friend had picked up one of their 7"s sometime in 1992 and I bought their CD "III". We'd borrow our mom's cars and drive around blasting the CD. It was just this weird mix (for us at the time anyway) full throttle metal influenced hardcore with a crusty punk edge to it. I didn't know what to think. I mean it had fast as hell parts accompanied with lots of double bass and an occasional groovy breakdown. Hell there's even some trading off of guitar solos that you would think Kerry King & Jeff Hanneman were doing. The recurring theme of war was seen throughout their releases with an apocalyptic & pessimistic view of the future Europe and the rest of the world. Surprisingly enough a few years after having this CD my band became labelmates with them for a brief period before their demise. I liked what I heard, hopefully you will too.

EROSION "III" 13 song CD
Recorded and released in 1992 by We Bite Records.
1. "Erosive Life"
2. "Enemy"
3. "Power Within"