ATROX - Hardcore Against Repression 1985-1988 (12" LP w/ CD)
Norway | Doom/Gothic/Progressive
ATROX started in Milano, Italy in the early '80s and were part of the legendary "furious years", the first wave of bands delivering that fast and raging style that became a distinctive trademark for Italian Hardcore/Punk and that saw bands like Wretched, Indigesti, Peggio Punx, Impact, Negazione, Declino, Raw Power, CCM, Bloody Riot as the main exponents of that era. ATROX were playing a full on speed yet catchy Hardcore.. listening to their early sounds you can discern influences from US bands like Dead Kennedys, M.D.C., early D.R.I. however with a very strong Italian Punk imprint, not far from what bands like Crash Box and Peggio Punx were doing at the same time. This collection includes all their existing recordings spanning from 1985 to 1989, prior to their debut full length "Fiori neri". This means all their hard to find cassettes: "Senza tregua" (1985), "Orme perdute" (1986), "Aldo moro lived HC" (1988), the ultra-rare "Live at Concobeach" tape 1986 ltd. to less than 30 copies and some totally unreleased rehearsals. 46 songs drawing a complete overview of their roots. LP including their two studio demos and bonus CD compiling both live tapes and the unreleased rehearsals. All mastered from 1/4" reels and 1st generation tapes provided by the band. Comes with a fanzine styled A4 booklet all the original artworks and inserts from the tapes included, photos, lyrics and more. Highly recommended for all those into the best days of Italian Hardcore and '80s HC maniacs in general.