Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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, 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.

More soon!

Extra Addendum:

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.


Blogger papstar said...

wow, awesome man. I know you ahve been looking for them for a while now. are you gonna rip that cd you just got? I would love to hear it if you eventually get around to it.

These songs kick so much ass... Ihave had the live songs off of Pain is Temporary for a while now, never really knew where they were from because they were labeled tracks 8-13. I guess now I know.

Hope your good, take it easy.

8:45 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

yes, i meant to tell you that. I didnt find out til after I got the link for Pain from Luciferyellow...

things are good. hope the summer is fun. we just got a BBQ today! Pumped for some grilled bonanzas!

10:14 PM  
Blogger luciferyellow said...

Ha, ha this is funny. When I listened to these Worlds Collide songs again after so many years I was also reminded of Iceburn's Firon. I guess it just was that time during the early 90s.
P.S. Tim, I am sure I speak for many of your visitors when I say that being "verbose" is just fine, it's clearly part of your charm ;-)

11:20 PM  
Anonymous AVERSIONLINE said...

Obviously I agree, heh. Fucking love this 7", and "Object of Desire" is still just soooooo fucking killer. A perfect song, no doubt.

Thanks for the links, too!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Buske said...

Incredible 7-inch and the "Voice Of The Voiceless" track, 'Effect Of The Age' are without a doubt their standout tracks. The LP songs were good in a live setting, but they seemed to lack intensity when you're just sitting around listening to a recording of them. I definitely find myself listening to this quite often still.

How could you not mention Damnation AD? Such an incredible band spawned from the demise of Worlds Collide. Shame on you!

12:19 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

i gotta admit, i was never a fan of Damnation A.D.back then...
Give me something to change my ways.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous AVERSIONLINE said...

All the Damnation A.D. stuff (except the new record) is incredible, but "Kingdom of Lost Souls" is just fucking sick. I suggest revisiting that one, if nothing else. The recording on the first album always took me some getting used to back in the day, but "Kingdom..." sounds amazing and just kicks my ass every time. Especially "All My Life" and "Wait for a Day". Great, great material...

8:50 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

awesome. I will check it out. Thats the one with the coolest cover if I remember? The orange and black, slightly constructivist style graphic with the tanks... right?

On another note, the Worlds Collide 7" arrived today. That has to be the fastest delivery I have ever received. The second I opened it and looked at the back cover I could feel the nostalgia creeping in the corners... Cant wait for the LP to arrive.

12:01 AM  
Blogger papstar said...

if you decide to go to DC, let me know and I will meet up with you...

10:38 AM  
Blogger Papst Benedikt XVI said...

you asked for the BEYOND demo (called Dew It, isn´t it?)

...well, I just found it in the mail today. will be posted within the next days!

11:17 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

amazing! Papst, everybody... Everybody, Papst...

12:02 PM  
Blogger Papst Benedikt XVI said...

becoming red in the face and getting nervous again...

12:09 PM  
Blogger luciferyellow said...

If the pope doesn't come through [no added pressure here ;-) ] I got that Dew it demo, too. If you got the LP already I don't think it's anything you should be looking forward to, though. As far as I remember there are no additional/different songs and the quality of the recording is, well, of demo tape standards. Having that said, Beyond are awesome!!!

12:10 PM  
Blogger David Lindqvist said...

Goddamn, that's some good shit right there. Thanks for sharing! Totally loving this!

12:35 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

both Papst and Lucifer...

now my turn to be red in the face. I dont have either... if the LP sounds better than pass it over my way, if'n ya dont mind.

i only have a few tracks that i mined from limewire a number of years ago...

12:47 PM  
Blogger Buske said...

See Andrew Aversion's comment for my exact thoughts on Damnation AD releases to get familiar with. Mike, the singer, is a great friend of mine and the anger, confusion, frustration and loss you hear in his voice and words are 110% real and heartfelt. That band has always had a way of pulling the strings of my heart, perhaps because of the personal ties, but either way... very heavy, in more ways than one.

As for BEYOND material... I have a couple of live sets from WNYU and WFMU if anyone is interested.

2:27 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Also Zac was in No Escape as well.

11:11 AM  
Blogger nada tiene sentido... said...

Awesome blog; i have years searching the Worlds Collide´s "Pain Is Temporary", do you have it! Thanks!

3:34 PM  

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