Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vegan Reich - Jihad

Vegan Reich has surely stayed as the most notorious vegan straight edge bands in the movement's history. The band progressed from its early anarcho-punk sound to straight up metallic thrashcore throughout their sparse and hard to find discography. They are known for introducing the term hardline in the straight edge/vegan hardcore scene. This song is from the Jihad 3-song ep, released in 1999. The actual cover for this release is the green one with the arabic text seen above (sorry for the shitty pic). I guess this denotes the Muslim course that Vegan Reich's Sean Mutaqi was to follow in the years to come.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Snapcase - "Lookinglasself"

Snapcase was one of the more successful (along with Earth Crisis and Strife) vegan straight edge bands of the 90s metallic hardcore movement. Lookinglasself was their first album, released by Victory Records.

INCARNATION LYRICS (a must read): incarnation, bring it to life bring it to life my body the soul the soul, the spirit, the essence of life now absent in our consciousness in this world, death just exists I know that we can live today but tomorrow's more important the future looks despondent don't mean it's hopeless carpe diem is great, with focus in duration it's time to live again, incarnation associate the masses in a world that's worth existence endure the pain, universalize the message we've got to kill the fear that halts us in relations it's time to live again, incarnation it's time to live in a world worth living a sense of hope a sense of feeling recognise death, life is celebration start today, incarnation 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Not All There Is

Big fat Nike's is not all there is to this precious cause. We all love that shit, but we need to wake up to the fact: Activism > Aesthetics.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Soulstice - Daze the Earth

Classic (albeit lesser recognized) metallic vegan edge hardcore from the early 90s. This Syracuse band featured members of Green Rage. Song taken from their hard to find full length on Lifeforce Records.