This demo is just effing brilliant! It’s a one-man ultramilitant vegan straight edge project coming from the UK and no, that’s not called Statement.
Lifegrab from Cardiff, Wales, goes for an uncompromising attitude with a three song demo for the die-hard vegan edge music collectors out there, and the sound is harsh and primitive as you might have already guessed.
The opener “Milk” is obviously about veganism, do I need to tell you how fucked up the dairy industry is? Lifegrab won’t spare you the truth.
“Milk isn’t good for anyone, milk isn’t good for you. Vegetarians? You don’t have a fucking clue!”
The next song’s called “Elitist” and it’s just as straight-forward and simple as if coming from the demo tape of any 90’s militant VSXE band.
“We don’t care, we don’t care, we don’t care about your tough guy shit, we don’t care, we don’t care, we’re all sick and tired of it.”
The third song is a cover of the hardcore classic “Burning Fight”, originally by Zack de la Rocha’s Inside out. And yes, this cover sounds like if Vegan Reich was covering the song while recording their “Hardline” EP that actually came out during the same time.
I don’t know what Lifegrab’s stance on the controversial topics within this scene is, but I know that I’m still vegan, still straight edge, and still having a hard-on while listening to this kind of obscure demos. I also know that you would love to buy a cassette tape from Lifegrab, so you’d be pleased to know that all music sales (tapes and digital downloads), and 50% of profit from the merch sales goes directly to animal sanctuaries and animal rights organizations. That’s a great deal, so keep the vegan straight edge banner high!