I can’t help but being totally fascinated with the early Brazilian hardcore scene, as it at a first glance looks like it exploded out of nothing. There’s no “traditional” punk released before 1982 that I’m aware of, but just a bunch of brutal all-out-war hardcore bands, starting with Lixomania’s EP, shortly followed by the Grito Suburbano comp LP with Olho Seco, Còlera and Inocentes. From that the stones began to roll for a while, and it wasn’t until mid/ late 80’s and then forward that the original punk bands from 1978 as Restos De Nada, Condutores de Cadàver etc appeared on vinyl. Too bad, but it still makes sense as Brazil were a run by a not too punk friendly military governement in those days.
Another thing that sometimes gets me going is the friendship, and simularities, between early Finnish hardcore bands and the Brazilian ones. Could it be the harsh and brutal languages that made them click? Two countries so far away from each other, and in most cases so different, but still so many simularities in their music.
This is one of those records where I wish I actually had the ability to say something clever and was able to analyze it in a more serious way, but nope, I’m sorry, but that’s not for me. Let’s share that in the comment section instead.