Terveet Kädet – Lapin helvetti – Svart Records

Suomi punk-hardcore legends are still making lotsa noise!


Okay, so you say to everybody that you’re a punk rocker, and you don’t have any idea about Terveet Kädet and its importance to the worldwide hardcore scene. I must say sir, with all due respect to you and your kind that you are an utterly poser, wear out this fucking Mohawk and go back to your stupid job.

This is for the strong ones. It’s been a long way since the old days of Rock Laahausta Vastaan and their sound has changed lots through the years, but hell, this is aggression in form of music: I just can think of Extreme Noise Terror and Napalm Death when I hear this short release.

Yes, it’s short, although they manage to pack 18 tracks at 20 minutes and 55 seconds: an average of 11 seconds and 27 centiseconds per sound, if my mathematics is not truncated.

Anyway this shit is fast as the speed of light with noisy change of phrases every 10 seconds, in a vortex of punk craziness never heard before. ONLY IN FINLAND!

It’s impossible to highlight one or two tracks, and I have heard this CD DOZENS of times to make this review, but I’d say that Kuoletus, Elämälle Vieraita Piirteitä and Aivoleikkuri (this one clocking in at only 36 seconds) are the preferred ones in my book.

Despite of all melodic A.M.E.R.I.C.A.N. hardcore bullshit produced throughout the times (and I’m not talking shit against the “empire” because I’m no fucking commie you know) Terveet Kädet firmly follows in their credo that street punk, hardcore and grindcore are still alive and kicking ass of youngsters who think they make some kind of noise out there. Poor devils. They hadn’t reckoned on Suomi music.

Lapin helvetti is out now on Svart Records

(Daniel “Roderick” Death)

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