INNER TERRESTRIALS - Tales of Terror 2xLP

BOLLOX 028

INNER TERRESTRIALS - Tales of Terror 2xLP
Zoom image
...

IT! doesn't need too much of a description. Third album of this UK anarcho-dub/reggae-punk group. Being on the road for a mere of 15 years now the INNER TERRESTRIALS deliver 14 new tracks devided on two 12" LPs wrapped in a thick gatefold and 21x21 12 Page Booklet...

Back in 2009 the Inner Terrestrials whetted everyone’s appetites by releasing an excellent four song pre release EP to Tales of Terror. After 3 years of anticipatory salivating, the album is finally ready and it was definitely worth the wait. It’s hard to believe that their first LP iT! was released sixteen ago in 1996 but the Inner Terrestrials have remained impressively faithful to their original sound.

Satisfyingly thick distortion sandwiches prickly ska on nearly every track and the album is peppered with welcome descents into the experimental realms of dub. Jay has a real knack for fiddling about with upstrokes, managing to squeeze in quirky flourishes and cheeky slides which keep chord sequences lively and interesting. Fran and Paco keep everything in check, providing solid bass and pounding drums throughout the album. Aside from “Battlefield” which features Jay’s haunting tin whistle and Cheggers’ bouzouki, the band’s folk influences are perhaps less overt than they were in iT! with “Free the Land” or X with “Mountain Of Led”. Tales of Terror does however maintain a fairly healthy balance between the more hardcore and the lighter songs. “Run Tings” is cheerful, despite its dour subject of social control, and is sprinkled with soundbytes, while the choppy distorted upstrokes of “Progress” are guaranteed to get any crowd skanking furiously. “Heaven’s Wrath” is possibly my favourite track which glides effortlessly between hardcore punk, dub and ska and is everything an Inner Terrestrials track should be: angry, dubby and thoroughly stompable.

(...)Tales of Terror perfectly captures their unsettled, miserable quality which is as if Jay is singing through a sigh; accentuated by downtrodden harmonies in the fantastic “Law Dealers” and punctuated with contrasting gruff, angry snarls in “Dark Scar”. The lyrics are brimming with political disdain; passionately decrying outmoded laws, speaking out against the UK’s dubious foreign policy and rejecting aspects of society few have barely questioned. Environmentally conscious songs such as “Progress” reinforce the Inner Terrestrials’ deep concern regarding man’s relation to the land; an issue explored in earlier releases in tracks such as “Earth Must” and “Middle Oak”.

Despite its bleak subject matter, Tales of Terror contains subtle messages of solidarity together with a rationale for change, encouraging people to stand up for themselves in order to make a difference. The Inner Terrestrials have well and truly delivered on their latest release; inspiring, triumphing and making you want to have a bloody good dance as well. (Shuffle Core)

Includes 12 Page Booklet!

Stream or Download the Album on our Bandcamp:

Cat No.: BOLLOX 028

Label: → Ruin Nation Records



13,99 €

All Prices incl. 19 % VAT and excl. Shipping costs

Qyt./Stk.

Maybe you also like these:

CULTURE SHOCK - The Humanity Show 12

CULTURE SHOCK - The Humanity Show 12"

CULTURE SHOCK is an English ska punk band formed in 1986 by Dick Lucas, previously of THE SUBHUMANS. Over their initial history the band played hundreds of gigs, including frequent appearances at free festivals, and released three studio albums on the Bluurg record label. Lucas’ lyrics were mostly concerned with social and political issues, from cruelty to animals, Northern Ireland, war, and social alienation, but were far from angry rants, often finding a positive and empowering perspective. Culture Shock split at the end of 1989 - Dick went on to form Citizen Fish with Jasper, the bassist on Culture Shock’s final album, and two other former members of the Subhumans. Interest in the band was revived by the release of the Everything CD retrospective in 2012; CULTURE SHOCK reformed as a gigging band and have been playing since 2013. "The Humanity Show" is their brand new 6 song mini-album...

11,00 € (All Prices incl. 19 % VAT and excl. Shipping costs)
CROSS STITCHED EYES

CROSS STITCHED EYES "No. I" 7"

Cross Stitched Eyes' tosses together a sickeningly saucy blend of punk, crust, deathrock, and goth on this debut EP. Four tracks of raging guitar, pummeling drums, and amazing vocals bringing to mind Amebix and early Rudi P., with a dash of Discharge and Christian Death creeping in. Features members of Subhumans, Enemies, Zygote and AOB! (says: Alt. Tentacles)

5,00 € (All Prices incl. 19 % VAT and excl. Shipping costs)
TRAGEDY - Fury 12

TRAGEDY - Fury 12" (Blue Cover)

New 12" mini album from Portland's TRAGEDY. Musically more back to the roots... 6 Songs! Only a few here at the moment. More coming ...

14,90 € (All Prices incl. 19 % VAT and excl. Shipping costs)
MORPHEME - Discography LP

MORPHEME - Discography LP

NOIZE! NOIZE! NOIZE! The long awaited complete dischography by one of the noisiest bands in the world will be finally available on vinyl and it'll be ready for their forthcoming European tour that will start at K-town warm up show in Malmo. So write on your calendars that you gotta buy some strong earplugs for 15th June coz the ear damaging combo will blow your ear drums up! The LP will feature the Souon Konton Demo (2008), the Earhammer Sessions (2009), their Self Titled EP (2009), their Progressus (split with D-Clone) EP (2009), the Portland Noise-Raid Invasion!!! (2009) and three songs taken from various compilations released between 2009 and 2015. 27 tracks of pure distorted noise!!! Released in 500 copies, don't miss yours!

12,00 € (All Prices incl. 19 % VAT and excl. Shipping costs)
QUARANTINE - Regressive Thoughts (Anthology) 2xLP

QUARANTINE - Regressive Thoughts (Anthology) 2xLP

Available again for the first time in 20 years! - "Quarantine" was a short-lived band from Glasgow, Scotland and featured Brian Curran from Disaffect, Jamie Usher from Sedition and Tracey Fallon debut on Bass & Vocals. - Despite their previous more fast and hardcore inspired bands, QUARANTINE went on playing more passionated and emotional, melancholy fueled punkrock that became semi-legendary among the nineties DIY underground punkrock scene...

20,99 € (All Prices incl. 19 % VAT and excl. Shipping costs)

This Product was added to our catalogue on Wednesday 30 May, 2012.

<< First | < Back | Next > | last >> | Product 18 of 30 in this category

Please Select: