We at THE UNDERGROUND FRACTION instantly fell in love when we heard the tunes on “Path of Grace” for the first time. The London Straight Edge band GUIDANCE sounds just like the bands we grew up listening to back in the mid 90’s. This is too good to be ignored. This is too real to only be released digitally. We really feel the urge to release this album physically even though the band have already split up. This release symbolises our true passion for Hardcore and the Straight Edge movement. Hardcore for hardcore.
GUIDANCE was: Charlie, Marco, Ben and Oli.
Members of: XrepentanceX, Violent Reaction, Abolition, Mankind and Digress.
For fans of: Outspoken, Turning Point, 108, Undertow, Abhinanda and Shield!
TUF005: GUIDANCE – Path of grace LP
1. Path of grace
3. Turning tides
4. Soul force
5. Last breath
6. My body, my cage
7. Stand against
8. False prophet
250 copies pressed and only 30 copies available in Sweden so act fast! Black vinyl with handnumbered labels and beautiful thick cardboard gatefold cover. Released together with the fine labels Monument Records (Sweden) and Ugly & Proud Records (Bulgaria). The album was recorded by John Hannon at No Recording Studio.
OTHERS ABOUT “PATH OF GRACE”:
“The ideas discussed and raised through this music are what make me really love this record. It has moments of haunting beauty and those of fury. This is translated and conveyed through the music, and through the lyrical content. It’s a bold step in the right direction for hardcore music, despite Guidance no longer existing and Path of Grace is undeniably an important record, harking to the golden days of hardcore music and existing in a welcome resurgence.”
/ Daydream Tendencies
“Our drummer Oli used to play in a band called GUIDANCE, with our good friends Ben (both also now in Digress), and Charlie (Abolition/Violent Reaction). Unfortunately the band is not around anymore, but they recorded this AWESOME LP and have, after a long wait, put it online for people to hear. It absolutely nails that 90s Outspoken kind of vibe. Check out this UKHC classic.”
Monument are looking back to the exciting youth when the world revolved and circulated thru searching an identity, anger with discovering the true colors of this world and structural injustices. The outrage. But most of all: hardcore. The soundtrack to our rebellion, friends over cities and the borders. The music are ours.
/ Monument Records
Press play to stream two songs from the album: