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IMPACT- Solo Odio Mini-LP (Chaos Produzioni, Italy, 1985)

IMG_0586IMG_0592IMG_0588IMG_0589IMG_0594IMG_0593I originally wanted to post this smasher when the news here in good ol’Europe were full of pictures of Berlusconi with a bloodied face: Some guy gave him what he would deserve a thousand times more with a small statue of the dome of Milano. But things were too hectic here to bring it up in time, so please see it still as a tribute to the guy’s exemplary action.

When in 1983, Italy’s E.U.’s ARSE and IMPACT decided to share a piece of 7″ vinyl, the result was one of the most intense moments in the ever intense italian hardcore history. When IMPACT decided to put another log on the fire, it became obvious though, that the world had not yet seen the bands climax. The Mini-LP “Solo Odio” (“Hate only”) released nearly 2 years later blew the band’s older efforts out of the water in terms of workmanlike perfection. While on the one hand I love it when bands rumble and clatter musically (such as the majority of italian HC bands of the 80s), it grabs me right by my bouncing balls when the Hardcore is delivered tight and crisp. Such is the case here.
Stop and go, psyched out guitars, crazy screaming and throughoutly metalfree – impossible for me to pick out one single track. This Mini-LP rages from a to z, even when the tempo is slow. The atmosphere is angst-ridde and self-destructive, aggressive and furious, it’s like the ceiling is about to collapse over your head. Sure, you might say that you’ve heard this kind of musical insanity on the first DECLINO EP two years before – but IMPACT’s Mini-LP is still mandatory nevertheless.

Released on the legendary “Chaos Produzioni” label, this baby turns up quite rarely. It’s extremely nice looking, with the hand glued fold out cover and the killer “Welcome Carabinieri” back cover drawing. I’m pretty sure this has been reissued in one form or another. If you like what you hear (and who wouldn’t like it?!), buy the official reissue. Capiche?

Download “Solo Odio” here. The songs are meant to be connected to each another without pause in between, that’s why I ended every one with a very quick fadeout. Oh yes, couldn’t properly tagthe song “Morte chimica” for reasons unknown. Do it manually, if you can.

10 Comments

  1. dis-dis-dis-troy

    Finally moe HC from Italy!!! This is one RIPPER. Had an incomplete tape copy for some time now (only 7 tracks). Cheers!!

    PS: Those Berluschoni pix were priceless 😀

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    Posted on 18-Dec-09 at 21:35 | Permalink
  2. Mmmm primo primo. Si si.

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    Posted on 19-Dec-09 at 18:30 | Permalink
  3. Jochen

    Now THIS is great! – Incazzati come solo gli italiani erano … Damn, is the scan of the lyric-sheet a little blury or is it only me going blind (so hard to distill thoroughly).

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    Posted on 20-Dec-09 at 03:02 | Permalink
  4. The photos are really shitty. I can’t put 12″ers on my scanner, so I just take a snapshot with the iphone – and as you can see, these pix turn out really bad, haha.

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    Posted on 20-Dec-09 at 08:43 | Permalink
  5. Clinton

    It’s really sad the the last time the little yellow bear made an appearance was down at the
    v/a VARNING!! for punk 3xCD-Compilation
    R.I.P. yellow teddy.

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    Posted on 20-Dec-09 at 12:53 | Permalink
  6. Damn, you’re right, totally forgot about the teddy. It will reappear the next time I’m posting a 12″ – not the next time, cause that’s in the queue already, but soon.

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    Posted on 20-Dec-09 at 13:02 | Permalink
  7. Exactly as you described. Fan-fucking-tastic. Does this constitute you forcing your opinions on others professor? 😉

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    Posted on 20-Dec-09 at 17:36 | Permalink
  8. This is one of my favorite hc band. thanx for rip

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    Posted on 21-Dec-09 at 08:31 | Permalink
  9. Rob T

    Very nice, a great record. Has anyone else noticed how much the intro to Non Puoi Giuducare sounds like PI’s Hangover Heartattack!

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    Posted on 22-Dec-09 at 22:48 | Permalink
  10. grazie!

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    Posted on 23-Dec-09 at 11:10 | Permalink

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