WON'T BLEED ME/FAILED SOCITEY EP (ALTERNATIVE TEN)
With all the bands claiming to play hardcore these days, it's good to know some bands still understand the meaning of the term.
F-MINUS has always played hardcore in the straightforward, no-bullshit manner of pioneers like MINOR THREAT and NEGATIVE APPROACH without sounding like a throwback or cringe-inducing cliché.
With a dual male/female vocal assault that recalls bands like NAUSEA or even CRASS, and to-the-point songs that rarely break the minute mark F-MINUS makes its impression felt quickly and memorably in the same way records like Victim In Pain did.
With two full-length albums under their belts, 1999's F-MINUS and 2001's Suburban Blight, released on major-indie Hellcat/Epitaph Records the band has reached a wide audience, building a rabid nationwide following.
Won't Bleed Me/Failed Society collects the band's long out-of-print and sought-after vinyl-only EPs of the same name, plus some unreleased cover tunes.
F-MINUS fans have long asked for these hard to find EPs to be released in digital form, and now, in the second collaboration between Alternative Tentacles Records and Blacknoise Records, F-MINUS fans finally get what they've been waiting for.
Twenty songs, just under 16 minutes of no-frills catchy-as-hell West Coast hardcore.