(Running time: 31:37 minutes; 12 songs)
("WTF Records"; 2017; CD):
And already back @ work up here again, my dear readers, I just came back home again from some nice early evening activities with some colleagues and before I leave my apartment and my town again to own the night with some friends at this saturday one more time again I thought why not try to give the finishing touches to this post and bring it finally up as a late night post right now, right here - and this is a perfect match after the record (of course this is a record review post) that I am now about to review up here for you is currently constantly on heavy rotation (since a few months now already) here in my realm and is also currently running its rounds while I give this post the finishing touches and while I'm prepping up for tonight, yes, so you see, definitely, sort of the right moment to come up with it finally right now and right here. The whole talking was and is about the (brand)new SPIDER CREW full length album "SOUNDS OF HATRED", hell yeahr, and I can't believe that it is now also already again 15 or 16 years that I moshed'n'slammed the first time in front of stage to the SPIDER CREW, damn it, I grow old... more and more, and from day to day... damn it... fuck it, who cares, yes, at least not me, myself, and I, yes, and so after some too many fuckin' years of silence and no new SPIDER CREW (full length) release we have now 2017 and now in 2017 this finally changed and the grandmasters of Vienna Style Hardcore are finally back, bloody damn fuck yeah', the almighty SPIDER CREW with their newest masterpiece titled "SOUNDS OF HATRED" released via (the so far to me unknown) "WTF RECORDS" at the 15th of September of 2017 (and also it's out as a vinyl edition, too). SPIDER CREW, raised out of/from the ashes when ONLY ATTITUDE COUNTS called it a day back then at the end of the 1990's respectively the beginnings of the 2000's, always stood for the best of Vienna Style Hardcore in particular and Euro Core in general and with albums like for example and first and foremost their absolutely masterpiece "A MENACE TO SOCIETY" they showed their sort of 'big heroes' from the big apple how the damn bloody hell New York Hardcore was, still is, and always will be meant to be played and they enriched and cultivated their on New York Hardcore and Euro Core raised Vienna Style Hardcore with a huge and massive dose of Oi! and Streetpunk and they kept it all incredible fresh, grapping arranged and exciting composed over all the years, yes, and exactly so they do still today and this even with more 'musicianship-skills' then before 15 years or so ago. This is massive and strong, heavy and dynamic, highly energetic and eruptive, rousing and battle-scarred Hardcore that stands on a pretty characteristic 'stand-alone-position' somewhere between ONLY ATTITUDE COUNTS, BACKFIRE!, HARD RESISTANCE, and RIGHT DIRECTION on the one side and AGNOSTIC FRONT, MADBALL, WARZONE, and SICK OF IT ALL on the other side with big and heavy doses of Oi! and Streetpunk from english legends like COCK SPARRER, dutch godfathers like DISCIPLINE, and some American Oi! like maybe the legendary and larger than life almighty STORMWATCH in it all, yes, and all done in all positive senses independently and also very, very strong and skilled and truly 'excitingly' fresh and grapping and this over all the time, melting this all self-contained into their very own Vienna Style Hardcore breed. And they turned it all also today one more time again into a totally up-to-date Album - great job. A very forceful and dynamic songwriting that offers nicely diverse variations from harsh stompers, slashing blast speed beasts, anthemic sing a long hymns in mid to up pace, to powerful 'moshy' Hardcore 'groovers', yes, here we find and get it all, yes, all we want and need. And that this guys know how to play their instruments I only state here for the record, yes, should be clear anyhow. All is filled with fast and sharp and yet crushing and dustdry guitars, two very strong lead shouters each with his own 'identity-of-voice', loud and proud gang vocals to back it all up as well as very well-chosen guest singers, a militant rumbling bass, and harsh and 'stunningly' forward stomping drums, yes, and all is done massively tight and to the point. My personal favorites are "ENEMY WITHIN", "YOU AIN'T LIVED IT", "THIN ICE", "SIX FEET DEEP", "ALL IN ME", "LA FAMILIA", "WON'T BREAK FREE", and "NEVER FADE AWAY", yes, absolute anthems and pure platinum, period. But anyhow also the other not mentioned songs are first class pure gold stuff and so you might could also check them out as well and it would make no (big) difference anyway after all at the end of the day. Strong street-raised outspoken lyrics, a very cool artwork, and a heavy and yet still nicely dirty production sound then round it all finally up, yes, and this also in a damn great way. Enough words are spoken, yes, get this formidable album if you are into Hardcore and also Oi!/Streetpunk as well, definitely, because you will love SPIDER CREW's "SOUNDS OF HATRED", hell yeahr, it is one hell of a great album that is highliest recommended by me to you. Hardcore!!! Fist!!!
(9 of 10 points)
https://de-de.facebook.com/SPIDERCREWVSHC/ (- the link to the facebook site of the band)
SPIDER CREW - "YOU AIN'T LIVED IT" (2017, "SOUNDS OF HATRED")