HUNTED DOWN - "DEMO 2011" tape
RECENTLY DECEASED #1
Review from MRR#344/January 2012:
"After a quick classical piece, this thing tears into some seriously fucking blazing, falling apart, wild, rampaging, flailing, adjective-inspiring hardcore, that, to be honest, I didn’t expect and caught me completely off guard. I knew this Syracuse band was gonna be at least up my alley in some way, but holy fuck is this evil and furious. The vocals are screaming and reverbed to all fuck. The guitars and bass are buried in just enough fuzz to sound rotten yet not fall into the box of “noise punk.” And the drums, well, they’re kinda hidden in the whole mess, save some cymbal hits and theses occasional huge Godzilla-like thuds, that I can only assume to be tom hits. What a monster. It looks like I just found another cassette addition to my 2011 top ten list. - Justin Briggs"
HUNTED DOWN - LIFE'S WOMB E.P.
VIDEO DISEASE RECORDS #15
"Debut EP from Syracuse ruffians, HUNTED DOWN. Perhaps the single greatest EP to come out of Syracuse since now-expired BLACK SS' first-offering, Video Disease plays host to six cuts of blistering hardcore fit to hospitalize the healthiest. Brutally honest, self-destructive, yet self-aware, HUNTED DOWN still manages to retain a certain moral aptitude so inherent in the Syracuse psyche then and now. What makes these Assault City soldiers different is their moral dilemma - like the scattered sentiments of a beaten and broken man, this sounds like good people playing bad music. It's hard to be positive, to be enlightening and wise, when everything and everyone around you has lost hope or shot dope. In the end, all you've got is yourself; so, make the best of it and build yourself into a monumental force that will alter the course of history or succumb to... life's womb." - Brett K.(Reel Time Records)
HERPES & HUNTED DOWN SPLIT EP
GOBLIN SHARK#2 / RECENTLY DECEASED #3
FLIP SHIT - "DEMO 2011" tape
RECENTLY DECEASED #2
Previously released limited to a small run of band made CD-R's, this is tape version of the largely unheard 2011 demo recordings from Rochester, NY's premier punk cretins FLIP SHIT. On this recording the FS boys steamroll through 4 original tracks and their take on POISON IDEA'S "Just to Get Away." I won't even do them the disservice of saying they sound like this band or that, they have a sound all their own which can only come from some fucked up punk kids growing up in a Western NY wasteland and to me they are the quintessential ROTCORE/HLT band. Watch out for their east coast dates in December and for an LP sometime next year as I'm sure it will certainly turn some heads.