Concrete Elite - Absolute Guard
Rebellion Records / Oi! The Boat Records
It has only been a year since the massive “The Survival” EP came out, but already the Texan sledgehammer called Concrete Elite is back with an all new release! Entitled “Absolute Guard”, the natural born outsiders deliver yet another 12” 45 – the third since their formation in 2012 – and yet again it is an absolute A-bomb, pulverizing and killing anything and anyone in its range!
Set to be released by Rebellion Records (Europe) and Oi! The Boat Records (US) in two weeks (it’s the 4th of February, 2020 when I write this), “Absolute Guard” contains even more of that pure, brickwall grit Austin’s street troopers are best known for! With five songs total, their latest contains two songs less than last year’s 12” EP – but the impact is colossal and undoubtedly some of the band’s best work to date!
With one ferocious, barbaric anthem after another, Concrete Elite cranks out a full scale assault to the eardrums! With “Maximum Force”, “Outsiders”, “Death Comes Knocking”, “Knife Edge” and “2000 Tons” the Concrete crew proves they are not 'a' force to reckon with, but the force to reckon with! This record is insane from start to finish and luckily, as stated by the band themselves in the track “2000 Tons” ‘they been around for a while, but far from done’ – with hopefully a lot more to come!
With 500 copies total, “Absolute Guard” comes on either black wax (just 150 copies) or black and silver swirl (350 copies) – while all copies contain a sick, heavy sleeve with metallic silver ink and a silkscreened B-side! Because yep, despite the 45 rotations per minute, this powerhouse fit on a single side! 100% must-have!!!
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