CONQUEST FOR DEATH: Many Nations, One Underground: LP

May 20, 2014

Thrashcore! Bay Area hardcore veterans on their second album, continuing where What Happens Next? left off and with a similar membership, including the “core” of Devon Morf, Robert Collins, and Craigums aka Hot Lixx Hulahan! Between WHN? and Conquest For Death, this must be one of the most well-traveled DIY hardcore groups in history, regularly embarking on tours to less visited regions of the world, bringing their positive brand of thrash/punk to kids starved for it in Africa, South America, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Western Asia, and even the Middle East. None of that would matter in a record review if the actual music didn’t back it up, but it absolutely fucking does. These dudes may be in their forties, but they’re writing and recording some of the fiercest and most energetic music of their extensive discographies. All of this is summed up in the heavy and anthemic title track: “Foreign cultures, different tongues, but we play it loud, and are all one / the biggest cities, the smallest towns, dig and you’ll find, the underground.” 

 –Chad Williams (Tankcrimes,