Record of the Week: Berlin Tristesse compilation EP


May 27th, 2014 by

BerlinTristesse_compRight out of the gate, this compilation of Berlin punk/hardcore bands kills. BITTER CROP plays a straightforward mid-tempo punk song that was over before I could finish typing that sentence. Their song is pissed and would be a perfect fit on any punk mixtape. MÜLLTÜTE blasts through their style of completely perfect, totally fucking pissed hardcore that it catchy as fuck. I love them. NUCLEAR CULT almost approaches grind speeds, but then settles into a slow stoner-style breakdown that ends before you can light up that first toke. EARTH CRUST DISPLACEMENT has a bit of a noisy Japanese hardcore/crust vibe. PEACEBASTARD plays straight up raging hardcore with a singer going so full throttle that they’re sure to have some throat problems later in life. PIG// CONTROL rages the shit out of some blazing “no fucking control” German hardcore. CRACK UNDER PRESSURE is blast-beat mania and reminds me a little bit of SPAZZ if they didn’t have a sense of humor. This comp is a perfect snapshot of the Berlin hardcore scene right now and flies by in a matter of minutes, which is wonderful for people like me who feel like hardcore should always be short, fast and loud as fuck.
(HeartFirst Records)

One response to “Record of the Week: Berlin Tristesse compilation EP”

27 05 2014
Flo/HeartFirst (10:01:27) :

Great! Thanks so much for the awesome review! Please note that the cover pictured is the limited “Captain Vicious” edition, not the normal release. The whole package of the normal version looks like this http://www.heartfirst.net/heart1st/cover/050-normal-web.jpg

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