Friday, January 10, 2014
SIEKIERA 'Demo '84'
Though Poland's SIEKIERA recorded and put out more than this demo and their 1986 LP 'Nowa Aleksandria', one could say that was enough, because this 84 demo is one of the BEST demos in Hardcore Punk, Poland or anywhere else, and their LP two years later is one of the BEST LP's in Post-Punk, Poland or anywhere else!!
But back to the demo. This is Eastern Bloc frustrastion and cold war angst put into a 16 song tape of bare boned Raw Punk aggression!! Seriously, this stands up with all the greats from 1984. You can hear the grinding of the axes in each one of these ragers! (Siekiera is Pole for AXE, as someone had said to them their music was comparable to an axe). I dunno, nothing much more can be said here, the music needs to say it to you. Fuckin' 10 out of 10! This belongs in the pantheon of all the 1980 European greats ala Wretched, Mob 47, Kaaos, Rapt, Vorkriegsphase, and the like.