DISTORT #38 (2012)
Writing on Mugger / Ilegal / CCR / Rule of Thirds / Peste / Absurdo / Holy Terror (Gehenna / Catharsis / Inside Front) / Ausmuteants / Discipline Mag / Low Life / Peacebreakers
From Peacebreakers review:
”Peacebreakers have a forceful presence that recalls the majesty of 80’s alienated suburban scrawl, without the gangly call for unity and friendship. Their ‘Chunks’ is a song that perfectly depicts no need for cheap comradery: ‘Elite Crew’: “We will always be better than you / bigger and stronger and smarter too”.” *
From Rule of Thirds review:
“Writing about goth music generally lacks the forceful vitality of the music, and usually panders toward those elements of the music that suggest sensitivity, fragility, passivity. Where is the response to the sensual provocation, the daring, the virility? The same thing happens to punk, all the time: without a critical presence, a legitimate critical presence, punk and hardcore and most any music made by outsiders for outsiders softens into sycophantic pandering. An environment where timidity is a virtue, a valuable escape and sheltered space for the idealistic, a space that all too easily implodes because it is based on an untenable desire, that humans have no teeth or claws. The decadent sound of emotionally expressive waifs can easily be mistaken for self pity, useless and degrading, and so “goth” has always been a hideous joke at its own expense. But I’d wager these “goth” bands did not intend their music to soundtrack the self pity of toothless weaklings! Their legacy left in the hands of wimps, sooks and crybabies is a travesty that Rule of Thirds may exist to address, being a band whose sound is most definitely rooted in goth and punk, a gallant combination, rich in promise. The songs on this cassette indicate a profound understanding of this potential!”
* In the print issue I fucked this sentence up, using the word “their” instead of “no”. Completely ruins the sentence and my meaning. Dumb cunt.