Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

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Dawn Of Orion were from Georgia, and played late 90s metalcore, with a heavy emphasis on the metal, not unlike Day Of Suffering and Undying. Here are the only two releases from them that I was ever aware of.

On Broken Wings 7"
1998 - Undecided Records

For The Lust Of Prophecies Undone
1999 - Immigrant Sun Records

On a side note, I used to buy records off of Dawn Of Orion's guitar player, Erik, quite a bit during 98/99. After a good year of an excellent transaction record, he decided to take my 50 bucks, and not send me a handful of records (which I later saw turn up on ebay). If you happen to ever see that douchebag, feel free to punch him in the throat for me.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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The midwest had numerous, great "emo-core" bands in the 90s. Back then, the bands represented exactly what that kind of label should entail, and that's simply, emotional hardcore. Amidst the bigger emo-core bands of the 90s like Split Lip and Falling Forward, I always thought that Chalkline went a little underrated.

Chalkline / Figurehead split
This split came out on Shandle Records in June of 96, and features two songs from each band. Although this post focuses on Chalkline, don't underestimate Figurehead, as they were an awesome band in their own respects.

Self Titled 7"
This record also came out in 1996, but on Toothless Records out of Louisville, KY. Chalkline do 4 songs on here that are similar in nature to the ones on the split with Figurehead. Each one ranges from the melodic, to the heavy.

Although I wasn't quite as into their full length cd, I do still have it, and if anyone wants, I can rip it and throw it up here sometime later this week.

Monday, April 7, 2008

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The Ourselves Compilation
This great live comp came out on Omega in 1997. I don't really have a whole lot of info on this comp, nor do I know how many were pressed. The cover, however, is hand made from a priority mail box, and that's something that I always enjoy. There's nothing better than knowing that someone spent the time to make sure that their release is unique in some way. This comp has a lot of great bands, and a lot of great songs from those bands. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

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Being able to take something off your WANT list that has been there for 3 years is truly amazing. The first time I saw this was on Ebay but I was out of town and unable to bid. I finally tracked one down and here it is. This was sold at the Gomorrah's Season Ends Record release show and that show only as far as I know. Brendon Dodge, you are a good man. Thank you.
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The 1990's produced some of the heaviest bands to ever hit hardcore, such as Overcast and Fortheloveof, but none were heavier than Disembodied. If someone tries to tell you that a band is or was heavier than Disembodied, call them a liar and punch them in the face. I find it horribly appalling that a good majority of their discography is now out of print. In this post, I'm going to post some of the more rare stuff from their time together.

Existence In Suicide
As far as I've ever been able to tell, this was Disembodied's first release. The "Demo '91" that has been floating around Soulseek for more than a few years now, is clearly just a demo from one of the 3 death metal bands in the US that were also named Disembodied. This CD/EP came out on Furface Records in early 1995, and was supposedly limited to 500 copies.

The Confession
These songs were recorded in September of 1995, but didn't come out until early 1996 on the legendary Moo Cow Records. I'd say it's with this release that Disembodied were really starting to set the new standard for the term "heavy" in hardcore.

Two Unreleased Studio Tracks from 1997 (Bootleg)
The rumor I had always heard is that Disembodied knows who put out this bootleg. Two tracks are contained on this slab of vinyl, but neither of them are given titles. If I remember correctly, though, one of these songs ended up on a comp. These two songs were recorded at the same time as the Diablerie full length that came out on Ferret Records. My copy of the green mix vinyl also came with the alternate cover pictured below.
And while we're on the subject, I've noticed a large influx of bands lately that are tuning their guitars down to B, or something similar. Please do us all a favor, and break up now. Disembodied knew how to do it correctly, but you just sound like a sad mush of bad chug mosh.