PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE ORDERING:
*** INTERNATIONAL ORDERS PLEASE SELECT FIRST CLASS OR PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL WHEN ORDERING 12"s, PLEASE DO NOT SELECT FLAT RATE PRIORITY BECAUSE LP'S WILL NOT FIT IN THE ENVELOPES. THANKS!
There has been a long line of great raw, lo-fi DIY punk and hardcore bands coming out of Spain in recent years including the likes of Otan, Firmeza 10, Crimen de Estado, Invasión, and a slew of others, and i hope people will feel that Amenaça continue that tradition of quality. Although not a "ramshackle d-beat band with no bass" band, Amenaça still takes 1980s punk influences (BAP, L'Odi Social, and Subterranean Kids) and combines them with a grainy, raw recording to create an adrenalin charged HC sound. I think you can hear many early Italian hardcore influences as well, and the vocals remind me of Raw Power at times. This 12" is actually the band's demo pressed to vinyl, but i don't think that fact hinders the quality at all. This is a three label split release coordinated by Inti of the excellent Discos Enfermos label (http://anarcopunk.net/discosenfermos/) in Spain who is handling the European distribution with additional participation from Record Shop Base in Japan and Social Napalm in the US.