Post by Insurgence Records on Oct 14, 2004 12:49:06 GMT -5
The radio.blog on the front page will be maintained and the content on there will switch up occassionally. We're going to be adding demo features so that you can listen to some otherwise unavailable demos from our bands.
As for the streaming radio station, it will be available soon. Once it's online, you'll be able to listen to loads more... stay tuned!
The Radio Blog has been updated, for a little while at least, with some tracks from Fate2Hate's first demo...
Here's a review of their debut CD "Iron Fist" (on Insurgence Records...) from www.hardcore-times.com Hardcore Times:
"The music sounds like Milwaukee’s New Society Of Anarchists and the vocals resemble River from Boston-based Tree, but that unmistakable Quebecois accent and hard hitting hardcore is none other than Fate 2 Hate. Straight out of Montreal, Canada, F2H is a five-piece of fury made up of guys who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk as well. Coming out of the anti-racist skinhead scene and made up of former members of MTL’s legendary street punk outfit, Street Troopers and the Sekels, these guys have seen more than their share of run ins with Nazis and cops. This gives their Insurgence records debut, Iron Fist, the edge a lot of hardcore bands are missing these days. Fusing Madball-style hardcore with lyrics dealing with relevant political issues, Iron Fist is as uncompromising as the streets where it comes from. F2H aren’t a group of young punks who read a book by Noam Chomsky, they’re a real band dealing with real issues that affect them every day. Their musical style is a definite departure from the Street Troopers oi sound, reflecting a shift in the tastes in the Canadian underground. And while Insurgence label mates like the Class Assassins maintain their oi stance, F2H appears to be part of a new crop of Canadian bands demonstrating their style, along with Toronto-based No Warning on Bridge 9 records. Iron Fist will please fans of Hatebreed and Sworn Enemy with its powerful, and at times generic, metallic hardcore sound. Unlike many of their American counterparts, F2H aren’t a bunch of meatheads concerned with how tough they are. On the surface, Iron Fist may seem like another rendition by another thugged out band about how their crew will stomp fools who somehow get in their way. In fact, the Iron Fist is the political enemy of F2H and their working class roots. The title track sums it up:
“To burn this system in shame, its soldiers, scabs and the badge of power. Break down the wall streets, Break down the iron fist.”
The music, on the other hand, is the crushing new school hardcore that usually leaves someone bloodied in the pit and the politics of F2H, normally ghettoized in the punk scene, might find a new audience. Fate 2 Hate is no ordinary hardcore band and Iron Fist is a quality work that may change how hardcore bands and their respective scenes think and act."