UKK-033 Sotatila: Eepee 7"EP
(co-release with Plaguebearer)
1. Sotatila tappaa
6. Rauha & turva
8. Se on sota (s.o.s.)
First press: 1000 as black vinyl. sold out!
Finally this baby is born! After few fucked-up and recording session try-outs and years of waiting this is finally done. 8 songs of Finnish hardcore/punk chaos from this Wien/Tampere based band. Fast and angry shit for fans of Finnish hardcore or whatever. Co-release with Plague Bearer (Denmark)
"This is the first non-comp-track release by this band that boasts members from both Austria and Finland. SOTATILA had some of the standouts on the Propaganda Is Hippies compilation LP, and the songs on this EP are every bit as intense. The music has a distinct mid-'80s Finnish hardcore sound that makes its cues from the classics, mostly notably MELLAKKA. Sung in the Finnish tongue, the urgent vocals push this over the top with the right amount of distortion and tactfully placed echo. This one pummels. (SE)"
Suburban Voice: (http://subvox.blogspot.com)
"Scandinavian perfection—Sotatila are a Finnish band favoring blistering tempos, dead-on instrumentation and harsh vocals with the accent on the last syllable (lots of “ahrrrs”). Once again, I could spend all day analyzing the various nuances, micro-influences but it's hard to analyze anything when being hammered with Sotatila's tumult. Honoring the tradition but it's also a modern sound, particularly production-wise. In other words, no “distort” but it fucking blazes. Yep, there's an aura of familiarity here with no surprises... just everything falling perfectly into sync."
" “Eepee” is SOTATILA's debut release. They have a demo out and some comp tracks on the “Propaganda is Hippies” comp, but “Eepee” is really the band's first official release. And I imagine it is hard for a band that features members from Finland and Austria make it difficult for them to get together. But they haven't broken up yet and this 8-song 45 is testament to their existence. SOTATILA are like 9 SHOCKS in their worship for LIP CREAM, but the singing effects has echo effects that remind me of G.I.S.M. If you are a fan of Russian Roulette slap the needle down anywhere. You'll blow your brains out with raging rust belt inspired Japa-core via Scandinavia. The cultural dialogue doesn't get better than this. (Kamaset Levyt – Vallikatu 28 A 2 / 33240 Tampere / Finland / www.punkinfinland.net/kamanen) - SP"
"Wow, a new SOTATILA 7”. This is just an awesome band. Having released great songs since their demo in 2005, this 7” is their best material to date…Raging Finnish inspired hardcore the way it was meant to be. Great lyrics, great production. Be sure to pick this one up. Members from Finland and Austria.(Paul)"
No Way Recs:
Fucking ripping hardcore from Finland. Has everything you like about MELAKKA, BASTARDS, KAAOS and bands like that from the 80's, but steps it up a notch with an in your face, powerful recording that really gets the point across. This is one of the best records from Finland in a while, watch out for these fuckers.....
Sotatila -homepage: www.punkinfinland.net/bands/sotatila