GEHENNA - "NEGATIVE HARDCORE" LP
The world is on fire, mobile phone towers are destroyed, do you try to access instagram? You can't access instagram, you are all alone, in the distance there is the sound of a terrible drum beat, the beat is getting closer, the only food you have is mescaline, do you eat the mescaline? You eat the mescaline.
The word NEGATIVE might seem redundant if you've spent enough time insulated from the world of positive hardcore - productive hardcore - cupcake hardcore - GST hardcore - genetically engineered gluten-free hardcore - and GEHENNA, one of the greatest HC of all time, will always remain outside of the world of positive hardcore - the hardcore of crews and mosh buddies - the hardcore of community - the hardcore of the priest and the counsellor - real estate hardcore, hardcore for the deal pigs to get siked to before landing a neat commission (but, of course, donating a fair chunk of it to some socially conscious organisation, donating a fair chunk of it to SAVE THE PLANET or STOP WAR or FUCK CANCER) - Gehenna are a cult band, pushing through 30 years on the fringe, prowling the hinterlands beyond the festival hardcore world, the world of teenage mutant ninja turtle hardcore - merch hardcore, the hardcore of smart branding and keen marketing - graphic design hardcore - the hardcore of the podcast, the hardcore of Spotify - the hardcore that interns at Twitter would soundtrack their segway orgies to - Silicon Valley hardcore - Vans Warped Tour hardcore, hardcore that sells shoes and skateboards and a lifestyle that says "I like my friends" - soy meat hardcore, the hardcore of tofu and vegan cheese.
GEHENNA spoke of hunger and crime where their contemporaries spoke of sharing their toys, stage diving, soda pop - they terrorised the hardcore scene of the 90's with the same kind of horrific visions that bands like INTEGRITY shared - a polluted and pathetic world needs to be DESTROYED - the world needs the courage of NEGATIVITY and HATRED - the world does not need fake positivity hardcore, that kind of hardcore for the kids at school who run to teacher - Karen hardcore - the hardcore best listened to on low volume so you don't upset your neighbours - air bud hardcore - iPad hardcore - hardcore with a spiritual twist, hardcore with social value, conscious hardcore, Christian hardcore, JOE BIDEN HARDCORE.
NEGATIVE HARDCORE is the best of that other world of hardcore - bleak, unstable, grim, DETESTATION - an affront to what "hardcore" is for most of the world, music to play at the voting booth, in the sneaker shop, at the vasectomy clinic - bowel cancer awareness music - music for nerd orgy, music for Paypal, music for influencers - NEGATIVE HARDCORE does tribute to the legacy of THEE ALMIGHTY AND INFAMOUS GEHENNA, one of the HARDCORE bands that redeem the entire genre and sound.
The mescaline is starting to work. The beat is getting closer. Do you smoke the crack pipe? You smoke the crack pipe. There is a scream in the distance, and the beat continues to draw near. Do you walk towards the drum beat? You walk towards the drum beat. It is behind a wall of sacred fire, you can hear GEHENNA beckoning you to walk into the fire, do you walk into the fire? You walk into the sacred fire, the terrible flames, baptised and renewed...
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