The Holdout – Won’t Be Leaving Here Today LP (Grafton Records)

I have to admit I was looking forward to listening and writing about this release. I was instantly hooked as soon as I heard a couple of the compositions. It took a while until a vinyl record arrived in Thoughts Words Action headquarters, but it’s finally here and let’s jump straight to the point. Won’t… Read More The Holdout – Won’t Be Leaving Here Today LP (Grafton Records)

Fenris Fuzz – Freaky Stories Of Daily Life CD EP (Eternalis Records)

Here’s a special treat for those who love their post-hardcore music heavy, fuzzy, abrasive, raw, and outstandingly performed. This release arrived at Thoughts Words Action headquarters among the others, but I decided to start with this one today because it’s fresh and sounds incredible. Freaky Stories Of Daily Life is a debut extended play by… Read More Fenris Fuzz – Freaky Stories Of Daily Life CD EP (Eternalis Records)

Directions To The Outskirts Of Town: Punk Rock Tour Diaries From Nineties North America By Welly Artcore (Earth Island Books)

Whoever grabbed a musical instrument for even a month and played it in an overheated, sweaty rehearsing room full of like-minded colleagues knows how musicians’ life can be difficult. However, the life of a touring punk rock musician is even more difficult due to so many bad things that can happen along the way. When… Read More Directions To The Outskirts Of Town: Punk Rock Tour Diaries From Nineties North America By Welly Artcore (Earth Island Books)

The Decayed – Corrupted Politicians Will Never Set You Free LP

It’s been a while since I posted some reviews about heavier stuff, so this particular vinyl record came in handy for this occasion. This vinyl record will be a treat for those fans of extreme underground music who equally love punk rock, hardcore punk, and thrash metal music. However, this band avoids typical crossover thrash… Read More The Decayed – Corrupted Politicians Will Never Set You Free LP

Tired Radio / Neckscars / American Thrills / Nightmare For A Week – Split 7″ (Engineer Records / Sell The Heart Records)

Here’s another one from the Engineer Records batch that arrived in Thoughts Words Action headquarters about two weeks ago. There’s a pretty much good reason why I left this particular release for reviewing in a new year. Also, there’s a pretty good reason why this release ended up on our Top Releases Of 2021 list.… Read More Tired Radio / Neckscars / American Thrills / Nightmare For A Week – Split 7″ (Engineer Records / Sell The Heart Records)

Hell Can Wait – Love.Loss.Hope.Fear. CD EP (Engineer Records / Genet Records)

Here is another one of the recent releases by Engineer Records. It’s a collaborative release between this prolific British record label and Belgian Genet Records. If you paid close attention to our pages a couple of months ago, you probably noticed some posts about this band. Hell Can Wait is a melodic hardcore quintet from… Read More Hell Can Wait – Love.Loss.Hope.Fear. CD EP (Engineer Records / Genet Records)

Pam Risourié – So Be It, Eternity LP (Engineer Records / Araki Records / Lofish Records / Pyrrhic Victory Recordings)

Sometimes I forget about some releases that I heard before, and sadly, this happened to me with this particular record. I remember that this record instantly blew me away when I heard it over streaming services. Luckily, Engineer Records sent it for a review in their latest batch, along with other goodies. The cover artwork… Read More Pam Risourié – So Be It, Eternity LP (Engineer Records / Araki Records / Lofish Records / Pyrrhic Victory Recordings)