SIEKIERA: Demo Summer ’84: LP

Mar 15, 2022

Siekiera is an absolutely essential early 1980s polish punk band that never got to record in a decent studio in their heyday. The songs here were recorded on two days in 1984 and are as urgent as any of the better-known fast hardcore recordings of that era from around the globe. Fancy gatefold packaging, breathtaking photographs, and extensive liner notes accompany this treasure of a release. Far from a lost band, these recordings cropped up a few times in the past, as bootlegs or prior attempts at anthropological cataloging. This new edition is the one to seek out, with improved sound quality that defies the low-level recording serving as the source material. –Art Ettinger (Warsaw Pact,