FUCKED UP - BLACK IRON PRISON/DOVE OF WOOD/DOVE OF WOOD/THE BLACK RATS/SURROUNDED BY BOYS-RECORDED AT 'SIGNAL TO NOISE STUDIO' TORONTO, 22/7/2002.
HAYMAKER - HERE LIES THE FUTURE / IN HOME SURVEILLANCE / NO ONE ASKED ME / I DONT NEED IT / FIND YOURSELF-RECORDED AT 'THE MUSIC GYM' 31/2/2002
Fucked Up - To my mind this is one of the best punk bands of the 21st Century thus far. The simple catchy songs strike me as being far deeper than they appear on the first listen. The band employs a stripped down "less is more" approach that is three steps ahead of most hardcore punk bands today. The end result are songs that work on several levels at once, manifesting themselves both as "thinking man's hardcore" and circle pit instigating ragers at the same time.
Haymaker-- the same old Haymaker - mean and heavy -five tracks of tough guy hardcore from the masters of bad attitude. Like a cornered rat Haymaker are set to fight to the death. Prepare to be bludgeoned by angry, bitter, and hateful songs that have no finesse, no hidden agenda, no subtleties, and no mercy. Just pure ugly and hateful hardcore. Awesome.