"THE EXPRESSION OF POWER"
SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS
BL'AST! is a Hardcore band that formed in Santa Cruz back in the '80's. They were a
crushing Hardcore back then and still are today. SOUTHERN LORD is re-issuing their
first album with two different versions in one. The tracks are the original release and the
second half is the track sessions of the same songs. With all the attention these re-releases
have gotten the two remaining band members have recruited two new members and will be
heading out on the road and hopefully we will see new material from them soon. The music
they play is a crushing style of Hardcore that is heavily influenced by Surf & Skate Punk.
They also have some very heavy Sludge Metal influences in their music as well. The vocals
are done in a mid ranged Hardcore yelling style. There is a thick and thunderous bass sound
in their music and this is where most of the Sludge inspiration comes from. These guys are
exactly what you would think of when thinking about '80's California Hardcore. Think of
bands like BLACK FLAG, MINUTEMEN, DESCENDENTS, YOUTH BRIGADE,
GORILLA BISCUITS & OFFENDERS and you will have a idea of how great this band
is! Get this awesome album and discover what true American Hardcore sounds like!