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FANG/ NO IDEA - Split {Just4Fun/ Wounded} PODCAST PLAYED Raging four-track 7” kicking off with the Landshark legend that is FANG. First track is a blazing cover of ‘Riot In Cell Block #9’ (which, apparently, Shakin’ Stevens also covered!) that oddly, sounds remarkably like some RED FLAG 77 stuff! Superb!! ‘Deathryder’ doesn’t cut quite so intensely, but is more in tune with FANG of old - slightly warped but with some stunning drumming. And vocalist Sam McBride (post prison sentence) still sounds noxious and intimidating. Flip the wax and you get Sweden’s very own legends, NO IDEA. They crank out ‘Container HardCore’ which sounds a bit more restrained than their usual HC rage and is a bit of a winner. ‘Logic Of War’ closes the EP with some great discordant guitar work, bellicose vocal and bruising beats and is the pick of the two NO IDEA tracks. Hugely enjoyable split 7” featuring a couple of bands that can genuinely be considered veterans - and can still cut it with any of the up and coming whippersnappers. NO IDEA just pip FANG - but FANG get best track. (25.01.21)  
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FACE TO FACE (2 reviews), FAST EDDY, FATAL BLOW, FAZ WALTZ (3 reviews), FEED HER TO THE SHARKS, FIRKIN, FLESHIES, FLOAT HERE FOREVER (2 reviews), FOREIGN LEGION, FOX FACE, FUCK (IT'S PRONOUNCED SHIT), FUCKED UP, FULLCOUNT and FUTURE VIRGINS