Website Horror-punks.com really enjoyed our latest album and made an enthusiastic review about it. Here is it:
THIS ALBUM SLAYS!
Crusty, grindy, nasty hardcore. There is some DRI, some Agnostic Front, a little Cro-Mags, a bunch of Amibex, a heavy syringe full of GBH, and a few milk cartons full of old-school 7”s thrown in for inspiration.
The vicious vegan attitude is both welcomed and eagerly loved over here. I am always down for an album by a band who live what they preach, and preach what I live.
A few great songs all vie for a favorite place on my list, but I cant really pick one, or even 2-3 to single out, the super sharp blasts each go for the throat. I cant tell you all how cool this album is. Plus, its like 13 minutes in total, so even if you don’t like it, its worth giving a few spins. Plus, if you like the Circle Jerks, you will probably like this band. And if you don’t like the Circle Jerks… well… fuck you.
The little touches of some Krishna-core elements on the album help to bring this album home closer for me.
Maybe I just connected with this album because of my background and love of hardcore, edge bands, crustpunks, street punk, oi, and krishna-core, but dammit, I love this album.
There isn’t much to say about the album that isn’t just ‘buy it, but it, buy it!’, so I think I will just end the review by saying…
BUY IT, BUY IT, BUY IT!
Read the original review on http://horror-punks.com
We’re glad to announce that we’ll play in Caen (France) on June 28, 2013, along with Cenobites, Bitch Slappers and Nausea Bomb.Tickets are only 5 euros for 4 bands!
On of the oldest and most popular punk fanzines ever, Maximum Rocknroll, reviewed our album “Death For Sale” in their issue #360.
Here ‘s the review below:
Well known American DIY zine Razorcake published a review of our latest album on their website:
SECULAR PLAGUE: Death for Sale: CD
Belgium’s answer to Rudimentary Peni. The singer doesn’t bother trying to emulate Blinko’s screech/howl, but a Death Church-era Peni influence is all over this release, from song structures, to the production values, to the guitar tone, to the three-piece lineup. They’re damned good at it, and Peni’s a great band from which to draw influence, but I’d be interested to hear where they go from here—will they end up essentially an enamored tribute band merely content with imitating their heroes or will they grab that influence and twist it into wild, singular directions? Here’ to rootin’ for the latter. –Jimmy Alvarado
Read the original review here.
Legendary British reviewer/novelist Mick Mercer recently reviewed our latest album. Here is his review:
With the wonderful eponymous debut album I suggested the one man punk approach of Saphire (vocals/bass) would be even harder hitting with a real band and he’s found like-minded individuals, in guitarist Randy and drummer Dick. (Randy Dick Saphire may actually be their pornstar name.)
‘Death for Sale’ fizzes and bucks furiously and is over alarmingly quickly, the forensically truncated ‘Vicious Cycle’ stamping out its intention, with brisk sticks flying and a cool bass beneath taut, bristling guitar, vocals calm and flowing.
‘Scapegoat’ gets a leerier punk style, with added catchy bounce, and gorgeous guitar. ‘Latter Days’ seems to ease out over constant drum activity, lunging skilfully, while ‘Mob Justice’ is another jostling entity, brief and bustling, as though we’re being delivered intriguing snapshots. ‘Abolish Bullfighting’ doesn’t seethe so much as sprint with agile invective. The chunkily hypnotic ‘Sheeple Life’ is a stark, repetitive thing.
‘Angry and Frustrated’ churns well, hot tendrils flailing and ‘Consumerist Alienation’ sounds like an old school rant, mercifully brief. The dour, determined ‘Outcast’ gnashes furiously but ‘Age of Kali’ brings in some added depth and studied drama, the guitar veering off and away from descending vocals,
So there we have it, another good album and, I am sure, as exciting in its punk identity and purpose to the newest generation of punks as the Anarcho bands were way back when. Ironically, it isn’t actually as strong as the first album but I’m sure they’ll reach their true dynamic next time round.
Read the original review here.
Thanks to anyone who attended our first gig ever in Paris on May 11, 2013. We had a blast and hope you as well!