Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Coche Bomba is a legendary fast, brutal, trash hardcore punk band from France and they will be touring the Philippines this November. They will be playing at Lipa Batangas this November 9 so check it out. Visit Coche Bomba's website http://grupocochebomba.blogspot.com. For more info about the tour go to http://diypinoyhcpunk.com

Listen and download their songs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Third annual show of diy pinoy hc/punk website/online forum. The show will be held at Ten02 Bar in Timog, Quezon City. Awesome line up, for sure this will be a great show.

Friday, August 12, 2011

PILEDRIVER - Southside Kings Album Launch

Laguna's Finest PILEDRIVER  will be launching their newest album called Southside Kings in Lipa City in Batangas. PILEDRIVER is one of the busiest hardcore band in the country, touring from North Luzon to the southern most part of the country and keeping it real since the beginning. You guys should check this out.

See fliers for details.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Half The Battle's Comeback Show

After 2 years of being in hiatus Half The Battle is back. Half The Battle is one of the best youth crew band in the country. Great line up plus this is a free show. What more can you ask for? 

You can also download their album "What We Have" for free here.

Thoughts On The Culture I Have An Affinity With.

Thoughts on the culture I have an affinity with.
By Agee Linan

”What we've got is an amalgam of spent ideals, an incomprehensible mismatch of spent ideals. Self-congratulatory edicts spit from gold-plated mouths that will never understand what it means to miss a meal. Don't tell me what I need until you've needed anything. Private-school anarchists with bought trains of thought, donned in T-shirts screaming slogans of wars never fought. And I'm supposed to hide my change? For who and for what? To appease the piss-ants pretending their haves are have-nots? I know what you came out here for.”
As Friends Rust

Hardcore/Punk conceived itself as a reaction against the constants of mainstream culture. It attacks the insensitivity, escapism, consumerism and apathy, which is more than quite often, reflected, concretized and nurtured by it through mainstream culture’s existence. The question now is: why does the “scene” find itself in a state of DENIAL as it contradicts its attempts as an alternative? Examples are followed:

DENIAL. Hardcore zines criticize bands growing beyond their niche amidst cries of SELL OUT!!! And yet they claim that the message of hardcore/punk is important to go around in order to spread “alternative” information and be a threat. Sorry, Hardcore for the Hardcore only.

DENIAL. The kids won’t listen to music on “big” though still independent labels and yet play their CDs on the best sound system equipment made by multinational corporations who slowly kill people in the third world through wage-slave labor. Not to forget their affinity for “hardcore” sporty gear, somehow ignoring the fact that these fashions came out of the blood of sweatshops. Your favorite straightedge youthcrew combo goes paging Nike for endorsement. Everybody wants to be the Tiger Woods or XMikeX Jordan of hardcore.

DENIAL. Everybody criticizes consumerism, yet fall victim to the hunt for that elusive, rare, out of print green 7” of some obscure “legendary” band in auctions that jack up the price a hundred fold? Uh sir, could you call that collectivist materialism?

DENIAL. Kids say that “hardcore” is all about respect and yet do not have the sensitivity to put their words into practice when it’s time to pick up the chicks at the show. Is respect earned as one acquires the chicks and kicks other kids’ butts at the pit? Ohhh,.. Let me touch those muscles, boy.

DENIAL. Kids say that hardcore/punk is all about lyrics, ideas and content, but somehow the ideas gets lost when the time comes for everybody to engage in some ritualistic kickboxing moves on the dance floor, all to the tune of the indecipherable screaming of some person on the mic. “I can’t play soft music because that’s a sell out and its up to the kids to find out what I’m saying.” “Bleaaaurrghh!!!!” Translation: Revolution!!!!

DENIAL. Calls for unity can be heard left and right; but when it comes to practice, in-scene bickering, lack of self-criticism, and backstabbing are seemingly inherent characteristics of the scene. “Yes kids, I know more about anarchy than you do.”

Since the early 80’s, as socio-politically tinged bands took the stage and D.I.Y. started to take form, Punk/Hardcore by some means took up the ideals of changing the world through a cultural movement of sorts (though this idea might be a source of debate). Though there are some substantial changes that have occurred in the “maturing/growing” scene through years, it seems obvious that the scene rarely acted on socio-political matters as an “organized” movement (at least in the Philippine experience), even though there may be a significant number of punk writings on this matter. As I have observed, political concerns were only taken up on the individual level, as manifested in the few independent punk thinkers and a handful of punk activists. 

Some may claim that being punk itself and protesting in silence is the form of dissent they are taking as a reaction to mainstream zombiefication culture. The question/reaction to this position is: “Is it enough to effect social change simply by being hardcore/punk or D.I.Y.?” Even now that D.I.Y. has noticeably becoming an ambiguous term, as compromises are taken into consideration, whenever issues of economic growth and actual engagement comes into mind. 

Also amidst the aforementioned denial/inconsistencies that I have enumerated above, the paradigm is now under question. The practice of professed ideas would seem to be inversely proportional if seen under objectivity. 

Does the kind of social change that the scene aspires to effect occur simply because the kids listen to Youth of Today, Catharsis, Discharge, Code 13, Los Crudos, or even Earth Crisis? Is it enough that the kids read and memorize every word that is written in HeartattaCk, Inside Front, MRR and Punk Planet? What are music, lyrics and printed words if not put into consistent and contextualized actions? They are nothing but just that.

Ideas from lyrics and reading materials are things that may be the starting point of something, but it is not the end all of punk/hardcore culture. The kids can arm themselves with the ideas from such sources, analyze their applicability in the local context, put them into action as personal/individual choices, and then educate/organize others to effect a movement. Only as an organized whole can we substantiate the change we want to make.

One has to understand that punk/hardcore youth culture is a means for empowerment; it has long escaped from the confines of just being music to rock out to. Punk adheres to D.I.Y. ethic to show that independence is empowerment. It is in the wielders’ hands to realize that they have the power to effect change, but are we prepared to take up on that challenge? The question still remains.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fighting For Our Lives

I found this on my old hard drive and I guess this is still worth sharing. Fighting For Our Lives - An Anarchist Primer is a pamphlet  published by Crimethinc for free. 

This free paper discusses, in simple language, what is anarchist in everyday life, and how those spheres of cooperation can be expanded. It addresses common questions that often deter people from exploring anarchist ideas and approaches, and endeavors to help introduce new terms and possibilities into the public consciousness—as well as to celebrate the times when we’ve realized those possibilities, for those who have been consciously participating in the anarchist project for years or decades already.
Mass-produced material like this is no substitute for individual expression, decentralized activity, or cultivating community, but it can be used to initiate and encourage those beautiful things. We’re not trying to speak for everyone, but to make it clear that everyone can speak; we’re not trying to define anarchy for everyone, but to undermine misunderstandings so everyone can begin that conversation afresh.
To make this experiment work, of course, we need your participation. Please do order a bundle of these for your town, and put copies at every record store, farmers’ market, bookshop, and high school! Take them on tour with your band, and leave them at gas stations as well as punkhouses; put them out in the employee restroom, or at art openings, or in public parks. We can pull out all the stops in spreading this paper—it deals with universal themes, the tone and aesthetic are not subculture-specific, and heaven knows there are enough of them.
The fact that we’ve been able to build up such an extensive and effective network for the free circulation of material like this is itself a testament to how well anarchy works, even in times of capitalist occupation. With this project, we hope to help expand that network, and the recognition of its value, a little deeper into surrounding society.
As always—especially since over the past year we’ve almost ceased releasing new commodities that make profit, in order to focus on free and break-even material—we rely on donations, benefit shows, and other kinds of assistance from you to make this possible, so do help out as much as you’re able.

- from Crimethinc. http://www.crimethinc.com/tools/ffol.html

Friday, July 15, 2011

Batangas City Day Goes Ska and Reggae II

Another Ska and Reggae night on 043 Day II on July 23,2011. 100 bucks to get you in, plus free beer and pulutan what more can you ask for? If your into reggae and ska support our local ska and reggae bands.

Monday, July 4, 2011

New Direction Fest

click on the image

We are helping our friends from Olympia Washington in promoting New Direction Fest, showcasing hardcore and punk bands all over US.

When: August 19-20
Where: Eagles Ballroom 805 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA 98506-3921
What: New Direction Fest is a two day fest that will showcase bands and people from the hardcore/punk community who are involved in practically applying their ideas in grassroots ways. Over the two days there will be speakers, live performances, workshops, and more! We hope to use this opportunity to strengthen networks of support and resistance in the international hardcore community.

Who is participating: 

  • Olde Ghost (Seattle, Washington USA) 
  • Mark Anderson from DC Positive Force (DC, USA)
  • Migraine (San Francisco, California USA) 
  •  Make Shift (Bellingham, Washington USA) 
  • Cowardice (Tacoma, Washington USA) 
  • Brigada Roja (Monterrey, Mexico)
  • Vic Bondi playing Articles of Faith
  • Wolves (Seattle, Washington, USA)
  • Adelit@s (Portland, Washington USA) 
  • Outlook (Olympia, Washington USA) 
  • Red and Black (Olympia, Washington USA) 
  • Resist and Exist (Los Angeles, California USA) 
  • Hummingbird of Death (Boise, Idaho USA) 
  • Alpinist (Germany) 
  • Masakari (Cleveland, Ohio USA) 
  • Dehumanized (Olympia, Washington USA)
Several more bands are confirming soon too. The show will feature a "sober bar" and every bands' set will be powered by a bicycle generator!

For more information check out our website: www.newdirectionfest.net

Tickets are discounted if you get them ahead of time. Only $20 for both days. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com

We are still looking for people, bands, and organizations to perform, speak, give workshops, table, and help us out in other ways. Please e-mail us at newdirection@newdirectionfest.net if you'd like to participate or help out.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Never Forget The Cause

Never Forget The Cause is a punk rock/electronic/indie music collective from Quezon City in the Philippines that advances the DIY ethos of the early anarcho-punk movement.

Their recordings serve as a musical manifesto to a movement that believes that music need not be boxed as a commodity that can be sold, because we believe that no one has a natural right to make a claim of ownership to an idea, as all minds are free and so are the ideas that flourish from them.

We question the status quo of those who seek to put an iron hold on the music industry, by launching a crusade that is geared up on advancing corporate 'pop' music by subverting the underground music scene's aesthetics in order to create a more media savvy and blander version of such underground forms of music.

The band also is an advocate, the Open Source approach to design, development, and distribution of music.

Also they adhere to the free culture movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and modify creative works, using the Internet as well as other media.

They object to overly restrictive copyright laws, and intellectual property. Instead we promote the Creative Commons and Copyleft forms of licensing.

They seek to liberate the airwaves, from bland pop music as well as to confront the corporate music industry's spectacle of hype at its own irrelevance.

Ideas are free and so is music.

Viva Free Music!

Website: http://neverforgetthecause.wordpress.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/never.forget.the.cause
Description: http://neverforgetthecause.wordpress.com/about/
Current album offered for download is: Soundtrack for the Impending Apocalypse
Liner notes: http://bit.ly/j1IRRe
Album preview link: http://bit.ly/lZI9zn
Download link: https://www.yousendit.com/download/MFo3S3hkOW5lcEt4dnc9PQ

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Something To Read: Coffeemug Back Issues

Coffeemug is an annual zine based in San Pablo, this is a collaboration effort of our friends Jade Fandino and Mark Nino Cordova also from the RadioOff Project which based in Bauan Batangas. Thanks to Nino for sharing the link to us. I was able to grab a copy of this zines when it was released.

If you don't know zines plays an important role in our hardcore punk community, this is where you can find punk literature. Zines can also help you in educating yourself about the movement, the culture and d.i.y ethics. So if you see any zine on the merch table at your local d.i.y gigs make sure to grab one, its rare now.  So create some demand for the paper zine and support your local zine writers and publications.

Coffeemug will be releasing their 10th issue probably before the year ends or early next year, so watch out for that. Also, we are planning to put some articles on print before this year end, we will be needing your support.

All downloads are on pdf format.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NSC Street Wear

Batangueno Bloodline 

Batangueno Born And Raised

Support our guys from NSC Street Wear and order this cool shirts. Like their page on Facebook more designs soon. You can order the shirt from their Facebook page. 

Check 'em now!

Across The Sea No. 7: Archaic Smile

From the ashes of a year’s hiatus, melodic hardcore band, Archaic Smile is now back with a new line-up and a drive to make the Bristol hardcore outfit be deservingly heard. They have played alongside mighty bands such as It Prevails and All Guns Blazing from their past experiences, thus, proving their worth.

Archaic Smiles’ new 2-track EP album, “This City”, has a personality of sticking to their English roots. The first track, same name of the EP, opens up fervent screaming vocals thorough followed by spoken sung that gives the listener a surprise of that strong rhotic Bristolian English accent. The second track, “Ocean Related Trauma”, pops a melody that is much present in modern hardcore but is well crafted ending with fading screams to present the feel of darkness through a lyrically “dark” track.

Archaic Smile gives me a hint of sublime young hardcore horde with the fanatical screaming vocals mixing a twist of their inhabitant accent, and old-fashioned melodic guitar works that works with a more contemporary hardcore drum beats. Modern melodic hardcore bands are notable for their triplets and tapping guitar and bass, but this EP’s work is pretty old school having to use more authentic standard straight distorted guitar riffs. And this however amazingly bonds together with a more modern double pedalled drum work. This is a good paradigm where the old and new collide to pull off a great incorporating jar of complex techniques to vanguard the well-constructed album. This is the thing I like about this album overall. For a comeback, Archaic Smile simply bears out their musically-driven merit.

You can download “The City” EP and song lyrics for free by visiting: 

By  Aiko Ilagan

No Turning Back Philippine Tour

I know its too early to get excited but No Turning Back will be doing another Philippine Tour this coming December. This guys are keeping their promise. If you missed their last tour here in Laguna, save the date and don't miss this one.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Into Flare's Brand of Indie Rock

Into Flare is an indie rock group from the city of Tanauan in Batangas. This band is a good addition to the growing indie scene in Batangas. Despite of being a new comer their recorded material is impressive. We will make sure to make a review of their upcoming EP as soon we get the copy. Having influenced by a lot of J-Rock bands expect their songs to be catchy and melodic. For the meantime visit their Facebook page for more info about the band. You can stream some songs from their upcoming ep here. For sure you'll love it.

Listen to Into Flare

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mellow Del Prado - V Necks And Neckties

Some old release from our friends in San Pablo City, Laguna. Mellow del Prado is one of my favorite band back in the days. Thanks to Jade for sharing this link to us so you can download and listen to their songs. V Necks and Neckties is a full length release with  some songs coming from their EP "Pretending We're Actors" released in 2002. I definitely recommend specially if you didn't got the chance to see them perform live back in the days.

To other bands, if you have any recorded materials that you want to share just send us an email at batangashcpunk@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

We are now in Facebook

We now have a Facebook account, This for you to get the latest updates and happening around the bay city area. So if you happen to have an account on Facebook you can check it and like our page. Here is the link; http://www.facebook.com/043HCPUNK. If you support what we are doing here, don't hesitate to spread this page to your friends.

If you have any materials and want to be featured here on our site. Send us an email at batangashcpunk@gmail.com

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wednesday Weekend

You  heard it right Wednesday is the new weekend. Our friends from Settle Down and Walk Me Home will be playing at B-Side in Makati this July 6, 2011. Save the date, this is a night nothing but punk rock. 150 to get you in, they will be selling some merch at the venue so check it out.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Aya Skate Park

First, congratulations to Aya Skate Park. Finally a real skate park at the heart of Batangas. 
I was really stoked when I heard that there is a skate park being built at the town San Jose in Batangas. It is the country's first dedicated concrete skate park. Though the park is only on its first stage, it is now open to the public and to our skaters. Entrance fee is only 50 bucks, very affordable to any visitor.

Haven't been to the park yet, but the pictures from their website is promising. Local and nearby province skaters, bmx riders and inline skaters will benefit a lot from this park in enhancing their skills. Our skaters can have the luxury to enjoy riding without being harassed by security guards or other people. The park is also accessible and its like an hour drive from Manila via SLEX and Star Tollway.

According to their website, the park is on its Stage - 1 and have corner concrete quarter-pipe, a friendly 5-meter-long stair/ramp hand rail, wooden half-pipe, grinding rails, fun box/ wedge ramp, slack-line, and outdoor rappelling. Stage 2 of the project will feature bowls, 3-step, 4-step, snake line, ledges and other street elements.

There is also a camping ground if you want to spend the night at the park and enjoy the beauty of nature.

I just hope we can also set some local D.I.Y gigs on this skate park as well in the future. 

For more info about the park please visit their website at http://www.ayaskatepark.com.

* Photos taken from their Facebook page with permission.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Freedom To Unite

Another Hardcore show for all of you Batangas peeps. June 25 at Greenhut Bar in Malvar (its along the hi-way near BSU campus). A lot of bands will be playing and don't forget entrance is free. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I Don't Know What It Is... By: Chuck Baclagon

The saying: “first come, first served,” is very elementary.
But what is interesting about it is that it speaks about the very tenet of what is supposed to be the normative expression of justice in an avenue where consensus is supposed to be built, it is very similar to a situation when you fall in line to avail of something. Where of course it is only fair for those who are at the front of the line to be accommodated first since they did made an effort to be on time or at least to qualify them as deserving of the commodified service because they came first from the others.
Now it would be a different story if someone is to cut corners.
If the interest of justice is supposed to be fairness. Then those who choose to cut corners should be reprimanded, while those who are in the line that have been deprived of what they ought to be getting at the right time since they’re on queue should at the very least be rendered an apology.
I am not trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.
But a plain and simple pursuance of what the organizers of the gig upholds: Justice.
Corruption is contempt of justice. Cutting corners in a line-up is about creating shortcuts that deprive what is due and what is just for those in the schedule, hence a contempt of justice.
What is tragic is that a gig that seeks to uphold justice by raising awareness about the direness of the need to take a stand against corruption has rendered itself unable to uphold what is fair.
Some bands chose to cut corners. We came at the appointed time. We communicated since last week to the person responsible for the line-up. We constantly talked to the person on site who was suddenly taking care of the line up on paper. The paper said we were supposed to be on-stage after Walk Me Home. But to our surprise another band came and then another so I asked that person in-charge why I asked for a meeting and in the meeting I asked that person to put on paper the line-up, I thought we were supposed to keep what’s on paper as a set in stone rule.
But lo and behold once it’s our time to get up the stage another band by the name of Radiustar is already up there claiming that it’s their time. I asked the person in charge to come up to the stage to sort it out I asked for the paper. What’s on paper is that we’re supposed to be the ones to play. Honestly, I don’t care who cut corners be it Diktador, Monochrome or Radiustar
But what’s the response we got?
The person holding the line up on paper said: “pwede ba sila nalang muna next nalang kayo…”
The paper says it’s supposed to be DeathToPuberty, but the band setting up on stage says otherwise. The person holding the line-up says otherwise.
What is that all about?
It’s disappointing that they didn’t even bother to reprimand those who chose to cut corners.
It’s ironic that justice at such a low-level can’t even be pursued, especially from an organization that seeks to battle one of the greatest injustices in the Philippines: corruption.
If that’s not unfair.
Then I don’t know what it is….
- Chuck

* Repost with permission from Chuck Baclagon of Death To Puberty
Please check Death To Puberty at http://deathtopuberty.com and http://www.facebook.com/DeathToPuberty on Facebook.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Grand Hotel Paradox (from Dubai, UAE) Philippine Tour

Grand Hotel Paradox is a punk band from the desert of Dubai in UAE and they will be playing some shows here in the Philippines. Check out the flyers for details.

Download and listen to their four track EP First World Problem.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011


This will be happening tomorrow. Please see details on the poster.
Let us be heard and fight against corruption!

DEAD (Australian Sludge Dou)

DEAD is Jace Rogers on bass and vocals and Jem Maloney on drums. This dou is from Melbourne, Australia playing sludge kind of metal and they went to Manila for a couple of gigs. I was able to catch them perform together with Caitlyn Bailey, Monochrome, Onion, Legarda and Wilederness at YADU Store at The Collective in the city Makati. 
Band profile from their website:
Jem and Jace are DEAD. They are awesome. Most bands are awful but not DEAD, they’re awesome. It’s spelled in capitals ‘cos there are only four letters and you have to make them count.
There are 8,000,000 bands in the world and if you managed to discover this one in that great big pile of mediocrity you have done very well for yourself. Read on to discover just how well.
Most people don’t “get” DEAD, but then most people are idiots. Actually, most people would not even have a clue who DEAD are. But even if they did, they would not “get it.” What a bunch of losers man! They are missing out.
Jem and Jace both also play together in Fangs of… who are even less popular than DEAD. Jem is also in Fire Witch and Inappropriate Tough Guy Behaviour who have cred in some circles. But it’s too early to tell if any of that cred will carry over. It’s a funny old business.
In September 2010 DEAD was born. There is a dad joke somewhere in that statement, feel free to make it. Even though they have a lot of other bands and things to do Jem and Jace wanted to play more music. So they wrote some songs, booked a tour for Nov/Dec, played a heap of shows, recorded an album and started booking tours of SE Asia and USA.
It’s 2011 and you don’t need to be told what the band sound like. The internet can tell you that. You don’t even have to buy the record when it comes out. You can just download it and say that you own it. The important thing is that they look incredible.
DEAD make their own merch and run their own label (WeEmptyRooms). You can get specially made DEAD T-shirts, hoodies, patches, tea towels, undies, pillow cases and even more. Because you’re not a real punk band unless you got stuff to sell with your name on it.
And DEAD are TOTALLY a punk band!
DEAD will never be popular. No one is losing sleep over this and if they are, they are idiots. DEAD won’t stop ‘cos being in DEAD is too much fun. Go and see them live or buy a record if you yearn for a life changing experience.
Booking/Contact Policy:
DEAD are very committed to touring as much as possible to as many places as we can. If you want us to play in your town, please ask us. No gig is too small, no town is too far away, no venue too obscure.
The same applies to zines, radio presenters etc. If you want to review or interview us please just ask.
Or if you just wanna say g’day please do. It’s awesome when people tell us they like what we do. If you hate us, don’t bother letting us know. We actually don’t care!

Repost from my photo blog theartofexposure.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chilidogs' Upcoming Music Video

Hey, check this out guys. I’ve got a music video production on the set. Chilidogs had me to direct a music video that compiles their live performances, photos and footages that evinces the never-ending scene of Philippines’ fronting crises.
Here's a YouTube link for a teaser trailer I made for Chilidogs' upcoming music video of their single, “Wancho”.

Watch "Wancho" Music Video Teaser

Chilidogs is a band from the San Pablo City, Laguna formed in 1994 and played African-American progressive, punk and hardcore. Twelve years passed, they're back with a new lineup, thus depicting for their 2010 EP album "New Breed". Their vocalist, Noevic Liwanag is a resident of Lipa, Batangas.

So, keep on track and be updated for the full length music video to be released public this fall of May 2011. Thank you.


MAY 26 UPDATE: I would like to make a follow up. We will be rescheduling the public release of Chilidogs' Official Wancho music video to June 2011. This decision is by Chilidogs themselves for that they have bigger plans on presenting the video. Until then, please do watch the teaser if you haven't yet and be updated for more! Thank you.

-Aiko Ilagan

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Across the sea no.8: DoneFor

1. Something To Lose
2. Sun City
3. Make Believe
4. Over The Heels

"Take it from me kid, dreams are better off forgotten, I have nothing left, just a chest full of broken dreams, and i still don’t know what life means." - Sun City

DoneFor is a melodic hardcore band from Brisbane Australia and they have a four track demo available for free download. This is indeed a great demo from this young band from Brisbane, reminiscent to the music of bands like Defeater and Ruiner. The songs are flying high on emotion matched with good lyrics and sincerity. I have nothing but praise on this demo. So if you are a fan of bands I mentioned earlier, I am sure your going to like this one. Download this demo and you won't be disappointed. 

I am now a fan.

Across the sea no.7: Oponente Interno

Voces Y Gritos EP
1. Voces Y Gritos
2. Activa Voluntad

Oponente Interno is a band from Ecuador in South America and they have a Digital EP called Voces Y Gritos that was released last year and this is available for free download. I always appreciate those bands who share their music for free, I strongly believed that music should be free specially if its on a digital format. 

Opening track Voces Y Gritos or Shouts and Cries in English is heavy, infused with some metal influence. This track sounds more like Earth Crisis and As I Lay Dying. Great guitar works and heavy pounding drums, high on energy, enough to start a moshpit and some sing along. On Activa Voluntad, the band tries to be melodic opening the song with bass line with complex guitar riffs reminds of melodic hardcore bands of the late 90's and early 2000. I just wish they include lyrics with translations or explanation since the songs were written in Spanish. 

For me hardcore is not just about music, it is always  important to have the lyrics sheet as well. I want to know the reason why are you screaming.

I am looking forward for a full length release from this band soon. You can visit the link provided above to download this EP.