As the seas of modern Oi! music are diluted into an unrecognizably sad swamp of vapid, overproduced, pop punk nonsense, it is glaringly obvious when the good stuff appears — in context, as well as sound — and for my money (literally), Chicago's FUERZA BRUTA is the top of the heap. Their 12" from last year, "Verdugo," was the best record of 2017 for many people, myself included — made apparent by the initial press as well as two subsequent represses fully selling out in just one year. F.B.'s brand of hard-as-stone Spanish language skinhead anthems — of, by, and for undesirables, immigrants, skins & punks — is anchored firmly by hard, muscular riffs, and choral chants, with chiming guitar leads at every turn.
Three of the four tracks on "Somos el Mal" were released earlier in 2018 by Foreign Legion as a limited-to-50 lathe cut, but the fourth track, a side-long opus, "Feos Por Naturaleza," is new to this EP.
Second pressing details:
— 100 copies on Red Vinyl
— 400 copies on Black Vinyl (This)
*** The way Bigcartel sets up the shipping calculator, it is nearly impossible to calculate postage on orders of more than one item shipping to outside of the United States. That means that for orders of certain combinations of format / items, it is necessary to initially overcharge so as to not lose money on shipping. Sorry for this inconvenience but just last week I noticed that as it my shipping was set up, I was losing upwards of $12.00 ea in postage to non US based addresses for SEVERAL orders. For sustainability of the label, that cannot continue happening. What I am getting at, is that if you are overcharged for postage, I will issue a refund of the overpaid amount when I ship out your order. I will be checking every time. ***
BLACK VINYL34 in stock