HERO DISHONEST- KAIKKI HAJOAA 7"- More insane punk from these long running Finnish madmen, think BLAST mets SONIC YOUTH and argues about their favorite NO MEANS NO records.

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REVIEW-There’s no stopping these Finnish hardcore stalwarts, they just keep banging ‘em out. The opening riff to this EP made me think instantly of CIVIL DISSIDENT for some reason, then the slow intro stops for a fast bass intro then raging hardcore like an OFFENDERS song. But this is unadulterated Finnish hardcore, no Australian or American accents, just all-out intricately delivered thrash. Side A closes out with an all Finnish fucked up version of ‘Religion is the Opium of the Masses’ by the PROLETARIAT. Raging record from a dedicated band. (Artcore Fanzine)

REVIEW-Here’s a nice and new five-song Hero Dishonest EP on the Peterwalkee label, America’s number-one importer of Finnish hardcore-punk. Nothing has changed in Hero Dishonest’s MO since I last encountered them, and that’s no complaint – they are still crazy, frantic, occasionally-moshable and highly enjoyable. I’m frequently reminded of Japanese hardcore stalwarts Gauze, as the vocal delivery and general syllabic cadence are quite similar (and I comprehend as much Japanese as I do Finnish), Jellyroll Rockheads when the songs slip over the edge into insanity, and oddly enough, the metallic NY crossover of Crumbsuckers (some of these slower parts just reek of a CBGBs matinee with a guy in an Agnostic Front shirt creepycrawling off the stage). I’ve had the benefit of seeing Hero Dishonest perform live, in their home country no less, so knowing that it’s four old white guys with long hair wearing wrinkled t-shirts and construction boots makes it that much more appealing. Why can’t old American punks be as non-embarrassing as this? (Yellow Green Red)

REVIEW-Been at it since 1999, the latest from the Finnish hardcore outfit continues their offensive with five new tracks. Following up last year’s full length, Alle Lujaa,the quartet goes at it entirely in Finnish. The first song brings up Die Kreuzen’s heavy melodic shtick and explodes into demon-conjuring, mic-eating vitriol. “Nälkälakko”—translated as “The Hunger Strike”—is a minute and some change of screamo, eye-bleeding, skull-bashing vocals over doom guitar. “Jumalan Selätys” is part ‘80s U.K. punk with stretched-out guitars and vocals shouted down an elevator shaft then pedaled up to a pit-shoving froth. “Tammikuun Seitsemäs” holds steady like a Black Flag track and hurtles headlong into a metal freak out. Bringing up the rear, the title track, which means “All the Breaks,” brings in elements of The Exploited. Seasoned veterans, the boys showcase their range in five very different tracks. On sturdy, high grade vinyl, this could serve as a great intro to their catalog or simply a balls-to-the-wall addition to your stack. Hardcore doesn’t get better than this. Recommended. (Razorcake Fanzine)

REVIEW-HERO DISHONEST’s “Climbing up on the way down” 7″ seemed to be in every distro ten years ago, near the height of the fast hardcore obsession of the noughties, and it’s probably been that long since I listened to them. This was a good reintroduction and a pleasant surprise – fifteen years into their career they’re still kicking out a ton of energy. The songs are a little longer now, and they’re more likely to take you round the houses with some mid-paced burliness before administering a blast of speed, but when it comes you still better watch out…

“Eläma lyhyt, pasilan silta pitkä” builds tension for a minute with simmering, measured pace and a raging vocal performance before a scribbling bassline unleashes fast hardcore dotted with gang vocal outbursts of “Turha väittää” (“Useless to argue.”) “Nälkälakko” has a furious energy and a hyperactive, choppy switching of parts, from full band attack to vocal rants over bass and drums, sudden tempo changes and whip-smart little guitar squiggles. Knotty clumps of Finnish burst hoarsely from the vocalist’s throat – it’s a great sounding language for this style. Their 2010 “Dangerous” LP was all in English, but now they’ve completely switched, and even cover songs are translated into Finnish. THE PROLETARIAT’s “Religion is the opiate of the masses” is rendered as “Jumalan selätys” and takes the original’s central breakdown deep into space-out territory.

On the flipside HERO DISHONEST take a more mid-paced approach. “Tammikuun seitsemäs” is a balance between burly chugging and bouncy, melodic riffs, before plunging into white-knuckle fast parts. They round off the 7″ with the title track (“It all falls apart”) whose simple but catchy structure inspires visions of sweaty circle pits. The whole thing somehow conveys an atmosphere of good humour alongside the aggression, that the band are having a banging time and enjoying making people dance. I hope to be doing just that next time they come to town. (Collective ZineUK.Co)