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The Ukrainian school of death metal is not often pleased with the views of Florida. Recently, the albums of this direction come from a landmark in Sweden (for example, a super-band Necrom). So, for a long time, gentlemen from the band Bleeding have released an album that had the spirit of Florida, but not so much that it could be said that the brain was directly damaged by rotten Southern flesh.

Suddenly, simply from nowhere appears a new album by the band with the weird name Дідько Лисий (Bald Devil), which would be more suitable for some caricature black metal or something else in this spirit. However, this bias is refuted with the first sounds that immediately say that everything is not so easy.

"When it is really sweet, sugar is not needed." You can see a such vanilla phrase if you visit coffee shop "Lvivska Maisternia Shokoladu". No, this is not an advertisement, this is the most apposite intro.

Not often there are releases about which you want to say nothing, except destructive critics: praise, stories about what can be done; laudatory odes and stuff like that. That's true — when everything is fine, then there is nothing to add.

Російськомовною частиною мережі ходить байка, що за допомогою свого твіттер-акаунту, Oxxymiron досить швидко дав поштовх кар’єрам декількох артистів, фан-база яких, на сьогоднішній час, прогресивно зростає. Комусь із них навіть під силу робити солдаути не тільки у столицях. Єдине, що потрібно, коли такий шанс випадає — не проґавити його та спрямувати отриманий поштовх в маси до необхідного русла.

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Stinx — self-proclaimed mastodons of Ukrainian punk. Sounds like boasting, but it's suitable for this band. Since 2005, in different compositions and with different intensity, Stinx has always been part of the punk scene, playing with pop-punk bands, and with psychobilly bands and with such punk legends as The Queers, The Lurkers and The Vibrators.

Talking about Ukrainian hardcore, it's impossible not to notice its inconsistency — from different angles it seems small and at the same time very large. In case you're a new listener you may think that the bands do not really differ from each other. Hardcore and hardcore, what is remarkable? 

Talking about Ukrainian hardcore, it's impossible not to notice its inconsistency — from different angles it seems small and at the same time very large. In case you're a new listener you may think that the bands do not really differ from each other. Hardcore and hardcore, what is remarkable? 

He’s "just a fool": he doesn’t want to earn money with Bitcoin, to sniff coke, to live in the city center, to visit Closer parties, to hear from Zabuzhko or Andrukhovych – these are parts from a joke-song, the one Malo plays live only. Seems like it’s a particle of Ivasyuk’s 70’s estrade, compacted to the guitar and voice. So what? Good things have small beginnings.

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Remorse is one of the oldest active hardcore bands in Ukraine (if not the oldest). The date of birth of the team is the end of 2001. Despite this, among, actually, hardcore bands, at least in Kyiv, the band has never been particularly in favor. The fact is that their music has significantly more grind, crust, trashcore, and sometimes near-debut motifs than is customary (Remorse members are also involved in projects like Fecality (goregrind / grindcore), Keepleer 18 (sludge), Traven´ ( very cool experimental project, unfortunately, leaving behind only one track on the compilation of Electric Funeral Cafe).