HERO DISHONEST- KAIKKI HAJOAA 7"- More insane punk from these long running Finnish madmen, think BLAST mets SONIC YOUTH and argues about their favorite NO MEANS NO records.
PRESSING STATS- Hand Silk Screened covers, Black Vinyl, digital download code, sticker, limited to 200 copies for US pressing.
REVIEW- Artcore Fanzine-There’s no stopping these Finnish hardcore stalwarts, they just keep banging ‘em out. The opening riff to this EP made me think instantly of CIVIL DISSIDENT for some reason, then the slow intro stops for a fast bass intro then raging hardcore like an OFFENDERS song. But this is unadulterated Finnish hardcore, no Australian or American accents, just all-out intricately delivered thrash. Side A closes out with an all Finnish fucked up version of ‘Religion is the Opium of the Masses’ by the PROLETARIAT. Raging record from a dedicated band.
REVIEW- Yellow Green Red-Here’s a nice and new five-song Hero Dishonest EP on the Peterwalkee label, America’s number-one importer of Finnish hardcore-punk. Nothing has changed in Hero Dishonest’s MO since I last encountered them, and that’s no complaint – they are still crazy, frantic, occasionally-moshable and highly enjoyable. I’m frequently reminded of Japanese hardcore stalwarts Gauze, as the vocal delivery and general syllabic cadence are quite similar (and I comprehend as much Japanese as I do Finnish), Jellyroll Rockheads when the songs slip over the edge into insanity, and oddly enough, the metallic NY crossover of Crumbsuckers (some of these slower parts just reek of a CBGBs matinee with a guy in an Agnostic Front shirt creepycrawling off the stage). I’ve had the benefit of seeing Hero Dishonest perform live, in their home country no less, so knowing that it’s four old white guys with long hair wearing wrinkled t-shirts and construction boots makes it that much more appealing. Why can’t old American punks be as non-embarrassing as this?