I'm aware I've been posting a lot about metal lately and that is not everyone who watches the blogs bag so here's a quick heads up on a few Scottish HARDCORE acts killing it right now.
-- BOAK --
Powerviolence from Aberdeen, formed a couple of years ago now, really coming into their own, I saw them a few months ago and the progression from the previous time I'd seen them a year earlier was very evident. Taking influence from acts like Infest, Spazz and Iron Lung they make a great soundtrack to smash your head to. To date I believe they have released one 7" EP and have toured the UK at least once.
-- GLUERASH --
Edinburgh act taking it back to the early 80's, picking up where Poison Idea left things before heading off to metal city. Very tight live and a lot of fun, short songs, short set, short sharp shock! They have so far released a demo tape and gigged pretty heavily round Scotland, I'm sure some gigs more further afield will be forthcoming.
-- MOCH --
Again from Aberdeen (the home of all things heavy and raging it seems!) MOCH are a band I don't know too much about beyond the facts that A. they play banging as fuck Entombed/Boltthrower infuenced crust/hardcore, B. they have a 7" coming out on Distroy/At War With False Noise and C. they feature folk who played with Filthpact and Korpse.
-- VUIL --
OK I can't even go three bands without bringing up metal, but VUIl are so good! Early demos presented a more traditional black metal sound but with their latest 7" Vuil have found themselves playing a bastard hybrid of classic Accept and early Bathory - the phrase banging, coming out of Pigsy's mouth, was created for bands like this. Features Munky (ex-everything)