ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT “Dead serious Demo ’85 + Lost session ’86” LP and BRAINSTORM “Only the dead see the end of the war” LP out now!Posted in Attitude Adjustment, Brainstorm, Releases on January 27th, 2015 by foadmaster
Time has come for 2 new FOAD slashers!! ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT “Dead serious demo 1985 + Lost session 1986” LP and BRAINSTORM “Only the dead see the end of the war” LP are out now and ready to ship. All pre-orders including ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT have been mailed already (and as expected the ltd die-hard edition has been completely sold out in few days), while BRAINSTORM has just been delivered to our warehouse, so we’re starting to pack all orders including it now. So more in detail about these two blasts from the past:
- ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT “Dead serious demo ’85 + lost session ’86” LP
Another Thrashcore milestone on FOAD!!! After unleashing top-quality gems like Wehrmacht, Cryptic Slaughter, Ludichrist, SOD, Crumbsuckers it was about time to brush up another seminal name considered one of the strongest and most influential roots of the Californian HC scene: ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! Before reaching a cult status with an incredible debut full length such as “American paranoia” they did an equally groundbreaking Demo, “Dead serious” – consisting of 10 rapid-fire bursts of fast and furious Hardcore. Quoting our friend Eric / goodbamusic.com: “ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT came out of the blue with this one. They sent out the demo tape to a lot of international fanzines and radio stations and got very popular immediately. Everybody was blown away – rarely had there been a genuine blend of the best elements of both Hardcore and Metal, played with such passion. The joy is literally bleeding through within every note, yet all the songs have a fascinating melodramatic atmosphere. By the way, this was recorded at the infamous “Turk Street Studios” where EXODUS also had recorded a demo tape. If said EXODUS demo only had the sound this one has …”
As for all FOAD releases, what you get on this LP is hands down the top-sounding version of “Dead serious” to date, mastered from the best quality source in existence, provided by the band. And to make it even more attractive we have added a complete bonus session from 1986 including 9 devastating tracks, 2 of which (“The meaning of life” and “Hue massacre“) are completely unreleased/never-heard-before!! Both recordings have every element of the genre that harbors greatness. Speedy riffs, spastic drum beats, Hardcore vocals in the right places, and clean/spoken word vocals in others. Special dynamic vinyl mastering by Toxic Basement Studio (yet again a guarantee of quality), artwork reproducing the original tape’s layout and extra insert with lyrics and rare flyers. A Crossover gem!!
- BRAINSTORM “Only the dead see the end of the war (1989)” LP
Limited edition of 300 copies on transparent blue vinyl with side-B silkscreened. Official reissue on vinyl of BRAINSTORM‘s debut Demotape “Only the dead see the end of the war” (1989). Among the multitude of cult demos worshipped by the most dogged tape-traders back in the day, this little treasure from former Yugoslavia has always been a highlight here between the FOAD’s ranks. Their style was perfectly settled in the growing Grind/Britcore extremity that was exploding those years thanks to early releases of labels like Earache, Peaceville and Manic Ears. BRAINSTORM was totally devoted to that formula, delivering a manic raw barrage of Grinding HC with a massive dose of riff-oriented Thrashcore catchiness. It reminds of DOOM, UNSEEN TERROR, DEVIATED INSTINCT, HERESY, “Scum”-era NAPALM DEATH and other pioneers of that scene. This link was consolidated by the fact that the singer of the band lived in the UK for a long period those years, attending that scene and bands like DOOM.
Besides their devastating musical approach BRAINSTORM were a strongly political band with lyrics that were highly focused on their country’s social background, anticipating with their anti-war message the inner conflict that dismembered Yugoslavia in the years that followed. Mastered from the original reels at Toxic Basement studio with meticulous care for the best possible sounding result, “Only the dead see the end of the war” comes back to life in its most dynamic and powerful version ever. Also including 2 inserts with lyrics, photos, rare flyers and a lot more.