HERO DISHONEST- MAAILMA PALAA TAAS 12" LP-Words don't work, they clearly fail. We can keep saying over and fucking over again how unbelievably fucking killer HERO DISHONEST is. We can tell you how the band has just delivered their 8th record, an amazing LP with 14 blasting songs of dynamic, crushing, fast as hell Finnish HC Punk. We've been screaming in your face that this unsung band has been making uncompromisingly unique and brutal music since 1999 yet our words fail us....we can keep on yelling and screaming but the problem is that YOU ARE NOT LISTENING. Well, we are going to shut up. We will shut the fuck up so you can open your ears and listen, not to us, but to the band. Open your ears and let the genius sounds fill that space in your head with something good for once, you deserve it, you earned it, because you listened...and maybe, just maybe if we are all lucky enough, maybe someday soon HERO DISHONEST will come back to the states for another tour and play these songs for you live and completely knock you on your ass and you will be lucky enough to pick yourself up off the floor and shake their hands and thank them for it.

PRESSING STATS- Limited US only pressing from Peterwalkee Records on 100 on Black Vinyl. Comes with digital download code.

HERO DISHONEST- MAAILMA PALAA TAAS LP 12" LP on Black Vinyl is $15.00 plus shipping. For more information contact us at [email protected].


REVIEW-Well-travelled Finns drop their eighth album! Stop already! Just kidding, it’s great! Who says only the youth can still make great hardcore? I say that sometimes, but I’m full of shit just like everybody else! I don’t think I’ve ever properly listened to a HERO DISHONEST record before, but that puts me in the perfect position to say this LP stands well on its own. I saw them fifteen-ish years ago and they ripped back then, so it seems they’ve stayed in good shape! This is not that classic Propaganda Records or P. Tuotonto-type Finnish hardcore, but more akin to an early ’80s USHC style shouted in breathless Finnish. Whether a mid-tempo strut or full-tilt thrash, the whole effort is overflowing with exasperation, down to the tug-of-war sleeve art. They think it’s OK to color outside the lines a bit, and I’m inclined to agree. Keeps shit fresh. (Maximum Rock n Roll)

REVIEW-Album number eight shows these cats have no intention of mellowing out or slowing down. Fourteen tracks of crazed Finnish thrash more in line with say, DS-13 than the more DISCHARGE-saturated stuff that had made a cottage industry for itself in that neck of the planet. Short, taut, manic, mandatory. (Razorcake Fanzine)

REVIEW-Still kicking it out after 20 years or so and Hero Dishonest remain a potent hardcore force. They've always a bit extra to their sound. It's mainly a speed attack but with tempo shifts and stellar musicianship. All the lyrics are in Finnish (they've mixed in some English in the past) but delivered with passion and fury. An explosive rampage from start to finish, threatening to run off the rails but those hairpin twists are negotiated perfectly. (Suburban Voice)

Eighth album from the indefatigable Finnish hardcore-punk unit Hero Dishonest. Where do you go for your eighth album as a hardcore band? Hero Dishonest’s answer seems to be the exact same place they’ve always been, melding ’90s melodic punk with “old-school” American hardcore-punk and Japanese hardcore thrash. They’re past the point of having any chance at being cool, comfortably settled into middle-age and playing music initially crafted for teenage enjoyment, so they just keep doing their own thing exactly in the way that they like to do it. The plus side is that no one could ever accuse Hero Dishonest of being trendy, but the downside is that their music isn’t quite what I’m personally looking for, either. It reminds me at times of SNFU, Kill Your Idols and Judgement, with a lingering sense that they listen to far more Fat Wreck Chords discs (let’s say No Use For A Name, Strung Out and Good Riddance) than the currently-revered hardcore influences (United Mutation, Void, G.I.S.M., Sick Pleasure, you get the picture). Peterwalkee pressed this version specifically for American customers in an edition of one hundred copies, so surely there are ninety-nine of my fellow citizens willing to give Maailma Palaa Taas a welcoming home, right?( YELLOW GREEN RED)