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F-Minus

F-Minus: Sweating BloodSweating Blood (2003)
Bridge Nine Records

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Now, almost 10 months after the release of the brutal Wake Up Screaming, F-Minus has finally released its once "vinyl only" single "Sweating Blood" EP. The EP contains 4 tracks, including two previously unreleased from the Wake Up Screaming sessions titled "War Song" and "Real Deal". These two song.
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Now, almost 10 months after the release of the brutal Wake Up Screaming, F-Minus has finally released its once "vinyl only" single "Sweating Blood" EP. The EP contains 4 tracks, including two previously unreleased from the Wake Up Screaming sessions titled "War Song" and "Real Deal". These two songs ARE NOT just fodder the band used to put on this single to make an extra buck...these songs are excellent and most likely left off the album due to it's already large size and due to the fact that these songs are much more in the vein of their first two albums. They are extremely fast, brutal hardcore punk anthems.

"War Song" is, of course, exactly what you would think it is about. Probably one of the best songs to come out of this recent period of unjustified war, it is fast, loud, punishing and features Brad Logan on vocals....it reminds me of some of F-Minus's early tracks like "You Owe Me".....only with better production and an obviously more developed band. "Real Deal" is another speedy hardcore anthem and Logan track.....a bit catchier than "War Song" but just as brutal. This EP further cements my belief that Brad is one of the greatest vocalists in hardcore punk today.

The title track and other inclusion "Controversy (World Of Shit)" are worthy companions to these two blistering new tracks. The 2 previously released tracks feature Erika Daking on vocals and her furious would make most male hardcore vocalists feel inferior....she's amazing.

Anyway, if you are a fan of this band or hardcore punk in general...check this low priced gem out and tear shit up.

 

 
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Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

It's not spelled "pouser"... And yeah, it is a stupid word...

-BSD

501 (November 19, 2003)

Hahaha that guy a few post down said Pouser... dude is that even still used? Thats such a cool word Pouser... whats it mean again... ' Im so much cooler than you, you dont know what youre talkign about ' dude, give me some cool lessons cause obviously youre the fucking coolest guy alivve! But your anonymous so ill never meet you, man thats cool.

501 (November 19, 2003)

haha dashboard still sucks and Fminus is good and hot like davey havok ^^

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

"Have you ever danced in the shadows of the dark moonlight?"

no... but i have danced with the devil in the pale of moonlight.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Have you ever danced in the shadows of the dark moonlight?

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Erika's got balls. Hairy balls. This shit kicks arse.

Greenvandal (November 18, 2003)

I like the question guy. Hes funnier then you.

Yeah, F-Minus def pulled a Carabababababa on us with this one. That acoustic song "I eat my broken eart, just like I eat my dead girlfriend" was a little over the top.

I still cried though.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Poster three below (or should I say poseur):

Don't you have any jacking off to do right about now?

Go to it!

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Dear poster two below,

You're not funny.

Anonymous (November 17, 2003)

wow....somebody has too much time on their hands.

Anonymous (November 17, 2003)

This review was good, but here's how I'd make it better:

1. Were their parents mad about getting an F?

2. Mine sure would be.

3. When I was younger I used to spell "sure" like this: "shure"

4. Does that qualify me to be in F-Minus?

5. Since recieving thier grades, have they gone on to be succesfull in another field?

6. If they got such a poor grade, why did this album even come out?

Anonymous (November 17, 2003)

No I got that too...I thought the first guy replying to it was kidding, cos it's blatantly obvious. Oh well...
-Janelle

Anonymous (November 17, 2003)

Am I the only one who realizes that post was sarcasm?

-BSD

Anonymous (November 17, 2003)

yep, the first thing that comes to mind when i listen to f minus is a pop inclinded band.

Anonymous (November 16, 2003)

boy, i'd really like to kick your ass.

Anonymous (November 16, 2003)

i dunno, guys... f-minus have always been on the poppy side, but this new e.p. is delving even further into their apparent fascination with emo... the song subjects range from lost loves anf forgotten memories to... well, not much else... but if you didn't think the new dashboard was pop-emoey enough for you, be sure to pick this up

AnaMorph0sIs (November 16, 2003)

Danko Jones just released one called "We sweat blood", rip-off. :p

joeg (November 16, 2003)

great band.

Anonymous (November 15, 2003)

This band is insane... fuckin love it

Anonymous (November 15, 2003)

I still miss Jen...

TheOneTrueBill (November 15, 2003)

I'd rather have the 7" so i'm resisting all temptation to buy this. And trust me, it's difficult.

klasticono (November 14, 2003)

I haven't heard this release, so I'll give it a neutral score.

Anyway, I like F-Minus, but can't stand Brad Logan's vocals. Maybe they're just a little tooo hardcore for me, ha ha. Erika Daking's great, though.

skankin_in_the_pit (November 14, 2003)

Suburban Blight is my favorite F-Minus record. I really like Wake Up Screaming though.

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

I ordered the vinyl from Bridge 9 almost 4 months ago and still haven't gotten my copy, and when I asked for a refund the fuckers wouldn't give it to me(which is ok as long as I get my records). I can't wait to hear this, but I honestly don't expect to any time soon.

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

"Wake Up Screaming" is my favrotie album by F-Minus and one of my favorites of the year. I think they made their sound more brutal and kept the heart there.- Brandon Sideleau

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

wake up screaming is about 30 minutes. yeah, 15 songs in (over) 30 minutes - a record by f-minus standards.
-Janelle

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

"Suburban Blight" is my favorite from F-Minus. Nothing that original to me, but really great energy and speed. Much more old school sounding than most hardcore bands, and that's a plus to me.

-BSD

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

I've never heard about a F-Minus release being "too large". How long was "Wake Up Screaming," 24 minutes?

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

I thought Wake Up Screaming was/is a masterpiece.
-Janelle

kenfuggit (November 14, 2003)

F-Minus make me all weepy-eyed. I just finally heard Wake Up Screaming last night...kind of slow for my tastes, but the jagged energy was there. I hope this band sort of does a return to their roots and starts putting out shit like their first album: 30 second songs that blur together with insane speed.
This is simply the best hardcore (or punk for that matter) band outside of the DIY scene.

Speaking of that first album...lemme find that sucker......

Ken

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

I bet this e.p. is 2 minutes long.

skankin_in_the_pit (November 14, 2003)

"War Song" is one of my favorite F-minus songs. It is really really good!

The 2 new songs make this ep worth the low price even if you have "Wake Up Screaming."

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