CRIM were presented with an important yet difficult challenge after publishing what was touted as the “best punk rock album" in Spain in 2014. A solid contribution from start to finish, full of generational hymns and intelligent lyrics (in Catalan!), “Blau Sang, Vermell Cel” ("Blue Blood, Red Sky") has more than met that challenge.
These songs, originally released [only in Spain] in Fall 2016, have more than excited their ever-growing fan base - who devoted, learn all the words and sing passionately at every concert, fists in the air.
From the first chord of ‘Benvingut Enemic’, you can tell the album is grand. Very grand. Goosebumps grand. It makes you want to learn Catalan!
Solid, concise guitars, paired with husky vocals and a powerful rhythm section give CRIM the brutality of punk rock’s most sacred monsters. It’s like a perfect cocktail mix; swirling the sing-along hymns of Cock Sparrer with a shot of Leatherface, and a hint of legendary Social Distortion harmonies.
If this album doesn’t wake something up in you, make your heart beat like mad, or light a spark of intelligence and bad temper in your eyes - nothing will.
Don’t be fooled by false clichés, melodramatic attitudes, and people just putting on a show - There is substance here; honest people with something important to say, in a musically unique and intelligent way.
Put this on and enjoy. Your ears, your brain, and your heart will thank you for it.
1. Benvingut enemic
2. Una cançó i una promesa
3. Vaixells de paper
4. Verí caducat
5. Doncs brindem
6. No hi serem
7. Guionistes d’aquest món
8. Avui fa bon dia
9. Maneres de viure
10. Martells, reixes i altres invents de merda
11. Melodies per menors d’edat
12. Últim avís
13. Blau sang, vermell cel
250pcs. - 12" Black & Red Half-N-Half Vinyl (Bcore Version)
250pcs. - 12" Royal Blue w/ Red Splatter Vinyl (Tesla Version)
250pcs. - 12" Red inside Electric Blue Color-In-Color Vinyl (Contra Version)
250pcs. - 12" Coke Bottle Green w/ Red & Black Splatter Vinyl (PPR Version)