Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ASCENSION - CLEVELAND HARDCORE

In the 90's I went to the video store here in Youngstown and there was a skinny guy w/ glasses wearing a bow tie (all employees there wore them) who worked there. Form the looks of us, he figured me and my friends were into hardcore stuff. He told us about his band ASCENSION and told us they were playing soon w/ Ringworm (a reunion show I believe) and In Cold Blood. From his appearance, you'd never gather he was in such a band, but Chris Wood was a great front man who was known for his wacky stage antics. His band was a rather unique 90's Clevo band. They def had a Clevo sound/influence, but they were a little more metal then the rest and they had a sound all their own (check some of the bass work on the albums). This is a band I see discussed very little and I feel they were one of the better 90's bands out of Cleveland. For your enjoyment I have posted both of Ascension's releases below. Both were released by TOYBOX RECORDS and are way out of print. Please check out both the YEARS OF FIRE EP and the ABOMINATION LP! I especially liked ABOMINATION... that 1st song was a killer!




ABOVE PIC: Chris Wood on vocals. I once saw Ascension play a show w/  Skarhead... kind of an odd lineup. Hopefully I will see this band again someday and hopefully many more people will be able to rediscover this band!

4 comments:

Ill.Roc_Records said...

yO...that Ascension was a nostalgia piece!!

I hope that your still going to throw up some sick movies still here & there...you put up some good shit.

HARD ASS RECORDS said...

I will try to post as much as I have the time for. Will do some more horror stuff real soon! I will dig up some real gems...

Damian said...

i saw Ascension play on New Years' Eve in Gainesville, FL around '95 or'96. it was so freakin' intense! so much so that i don't even remember who else played that night aside from my old friends Dragbody. i still have pics from Ascension's set.

chris said...

picked up Abomination in a used cd store. first time i listened to it not knowing who Ascension was it blew my mind. awesome bass lines and riffs i was shocked i had bought it for $0.99 hahaha.