Worlds Collide 7"
So, that last post was long. Way longer than I had planned. I really do have to get a move on, so I will keep this one short, which is difficult because I have been searching for this 7" forEVER! I bought this at Trash American Style in Danbury, CT (one of the best record stores that ever existed, past tense.) Being a metal head I found it awfully easy to love these two songs. The members have been in a host of other bands and their pedigree is not one I care to cover. Andrew at Aversion actually wrote about these guys 3 or so years ago and he provides all the information one could want. Matt, the singer even left a comment to his post, so there is even more information then one could hope (From the Horses mouth, so to speak)
What I care about is how ragingly awesome these two songs still are! Pure metal riffing, fret runs all over the place, chopped up rhythms and the proverbial crunch that makes this music so goddamned awesome to begin with. Picture Megadeth, Soundgarden and Ken Oldens other band Battery. Yeah, that doesnt make too much sense until you delve into this heaping mess of awesomeness. Anyway, I had been looking for this and their cd All Hope Abandon for sometime and I would like to thank Sven for hooking me up with the Pain is Temporary CD, which has the demo and a live set that sounds pretty great. This initiated a search for All Hope Abandon, which, despite a few people mentioning it not being as good as the 7", I remember liking. So then the greatest thing happened. I found the CD for sale, used, on Amazon.com, through one of their third party sellers. And to top it off I also found the 7" for $3.99! So I ordered them up. Very stoked. I always loved the artwork for this 7". And then it occurred to me that these two song were released on the Victory Singles Comp, which also has the awesome Iceburn 7" with the songs Burn and Fall.
I remember having that 7" around the same time as the Worlds Collide one and it is similarly an awesome early metallic hardcore classic. Those two Iceburn songs are also available on their first LP, Firon, which is equally as good. After that they became all experimental, which was much to my liking as Hephaestus was always one of my favorites.
Also. ALSO! It seems that Interpunk still has some Worlds Collide 7"s for $4.00, so if you are interested in spending some hard earned scratch, then head on over and pay them a visit.
So, go over to Aversion and read his post, check the comments too for Matts (the singer) response and play these two songs loud! For the rest of the summer! Alternate between this 7" and the Rollkicker Laydown 7"
For the partial record:
Ken Olden went to play in Battery, Damnation A.D., Better Than a Thousand, Face The Enemy and When Tigers Fight.
Graham Land played with Shelter, Better Than a Thousand, Battery and Face The Enemy
Hillel also played with Damnation A.D.
Matt Burger had a band called Jack Potential and as of 05 had a band called the Whips.
Zac Eller also played with Battery before going on to Seven Gone and Bluetip.
It seems most of these guys are still active and are still playing some version of hardcore or punk rock these days. Keep your eyes peeled.
ALSO! Bluetip is playing some reunion shows! I dont know the details just yet, but this is good news. Gray Matter, another awesome DC band is also playing a reunion show August 12th in DC!!! May be checking both of these out.