Madrid-Barcelona and Barcelona-Madrid, a lot of historical rivalry between these two cities, but it seems that rivalry has been put aside in this Split EP between Madrid's Fearless Veterans and Barcelona's Ofensiva.
Fearless Veterans were born in 2018 and released their debut EP in 2021 with a good mix of Skinhead Rock'n'Roll with Punk touches and a very powerful and violent sound, combining english and spanish in their songs. Their first release was proof a very good debut.
In the other side Ofensiva from Barcelona shows their faces on a new split EP. Oi! in spanish, powerful but melodic at the same time, you can tell they are veterans in the Oi! scene. With their 3 releases to date: Ofensiva "s/t" (2020), Ofensiva "Bombardeo EP" (2021) and Stormbringers/Ofensiva "Split" (2022) they have set the bar very high. These two tracks are taken from the same recording session as the tracks on their debut EP.
Limited edition of 630 copies, 210 of them on blue vinyl. 4 tracks!
American Oi! review
Two bands, four songs and eight labels equals one killer split EP! That is the result of the Madrilenian and Catalonian connection between Fearless Veterans and Ofensiva and their most recent split EP for Common People Records, Tough Ain’t Enough, Crom Records, Laketown Records, Oi! Fin Del Mundo Records, Bar Crew Records and – breathes – Radikal 1977 Records!
First up is Fearless Veterans from Madrid. Formed in 2018 the band debuted three years later with a hard-hitting EP for Crom Records, Radikal 1977 Records and Clockwork Punk and now the fearless trio is back for more! With one track in English (“Remember”) and one track in Spanish (“Contrarevolucionarios”) the band delivers two new anthems who come rolling out of your speakers like a freight train! Hard, explosive and in your face – just the way I like it!
When you flip the 7” over you’ll find Ofensiva from Barcelona on side B. Although the band – featuring members of Asedio, Enfermeria De Difuntos and Rebel Minds – formed a year later than Fearless Veterans, this split is already the band’s fourth release and it rips! Ofensiva’s sound is a bit rawer, but nonetheless “Resplandor” and “La Soga” are pure fire and two boisterous anthems to boot – love it!
Now the eight labels pressed a total of 630 copies of this excellent split EP, so it shouldn’t be a problem finding one of these bad boys! But keep in mind that only 210 copies were pressed on limited blue vinyl (matching the artwork), while the rest of the copies are on black vinyl. Either way a must if you like your Oi! powerful and Mediterranean!
- La soga