Ed Warner – Ruins Of Nations LP (Various Labels)

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Ed Warner is a four-piece hardcore punk band from Tours, France formed back in 2011. and they’re pretty much active with live performances. Ruins Of Nations LP is their third album and previously they have published S/T EP in 2012, Apocalypse Buddies LP released in 2014, November Rain Tape released in 2014, a split release with Mental Distress which has been published as a 7” record back in 2016. and Meanwhile Extinction LP which has also been published in 2016. I highly recommend to check out all of their previous releases since some copies of these are still available. Ed Warner are playing their version of very abrasive hardcore punk mixed with a lot of influences taken from various underground scenes such as powerviolence, crust punk or d-beat. However they’re much more in control of their music unlike the rest of the bands who are mixing plain hardcore punk with other much more extreme genres and with quality production for the hardcore punk standards, Ruins of Nations LP outstands most of the newer records in the genre. Speaking of music itself, Ed Warner delivers something for each and everyone, just don’t expect some calm melodies and relaxing tunes. Ruins Of Nations LP is full of energetic riffs, fast rhythms and hysterical vocals full of rage which will force you to replay this record over and over again. I simply dig how Ed Warner are changing their rhythms and tempos all the time, it really brings freshness on a scene where bands can be so repetitive as some genre revival approaches. The cover artwork is plain and simple with album title being dominative on whole cover art, while the band name is very minimized below the album title. It simply speaks for itself, Ed Warner are letting the music do the talking and I am perfectly fine with that. Ruins Of Nations LP comes on a white vinyl and it has been published in cooperation between various labels such as Angry Music Records (Denmark), Crapoulet Records (France), Crustatombe (France), Dead Punx Records (Belgium), Dingleberry Records (Germany), Dirty Guys Rock (France), Don’t Trust The Hype (France), Emergence Records (France), Hardcore For The Losers (Austria), Histrion Records (France), KLVR Records (France) and Metro Beach Records (France), so there’s a lot of possibilities for you to purchase this one hell of a release.

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