Contempt - Murcia Skinhead
Straight from the South East of Spain, Murcia to be more precise, hails Contempt - a relatively new Oi! band who just released their first, two-track cassette-single for Mendeku Diskak. I write relatively new, because the two tracks on "Murcia Skinhead" were already recorded in the first half of 2018 - huh?!
This leaves me with two questions really. 1.) Why haven't I heard from these guys before, and 2.) how come no on else did? Don't get me wrong, I am glad Mendeku Diskak released these two songs on cassette just now, but these should have been released in the very same year that they were recorded - because in all honesty, this band is fairly brilliant!
With "Mentiras" and "Sentenciado" the Spaniards rip it up with raw, tough as nails Oi!, with aggressive, raspy vocals and killer melodies that is right up my alley! Both tracks are comparatively long - the latter nearly clocks four minutes, but neither bores for a single second. Their built up excellently, the guitar harmonies are superb and the crude, powerful sound is earth-shattering to say the least - love it!
Released on a black cassette (with a black/clear case, 120 copies) and on a red cassette (with a white/clear case, 30 copies), Contempt's debut comes nearly two years to late, but I am very glad that it's here after all - thanks to Mendeku Diskak! Now get "Murcia Skinhead" out on vinyl, this powerhouse deserves it! Killer!