Monday, May 30, 2005

Heart Attack

Another short entry given the late hour. Like Urban Waste, Heart Attack were part of the first wave of New York City hardcore bands along the lines of The Mob, Kraut, Ism, etc. Heart Attack's first 7", 1981's God Is Dead, is held up as the first real NYC hardcore release. Featuring a teenage Jesse Malin on guitar and vocals, Heart Attack would only manage three releases before dissolving in 1984. In 2001 all of the releases and a couple of demo sessions were released as The Last War. The demo tracks are unremarkable, but this collection is essential in compiling the bands speedy first 7", the aggro powerhouse Keep Your Distance 12", and the melodic hardcore of the Subliminal Seduction 12". All excellent in their individual way. Highlights:

from the God is Dead 7"
Heart Attack - Shotgun.mp3

from Keep Your Distance EP
Heart Attack - Victims Inquisition.mp3

from Subliminal Seduction EP
Heart Attack - Wheels Over Indian Trails.mp3

>> Buy The Last War
>> Heart Attack interview at Dementlieu Punk Archive