if you enjoyed the sheer aggression and anger of the Last Lights demo, you are definitely going to want to get this. it is their discography, and it is awesome. the way they channel their anger into this brutal hardcore punk music with the greatest positive message and energy is something pretty special that everyone’s ears need to experience. a simply amazing band, and an album more than worthy of being in *your* collection. (even though it still has double bass pedals.)
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here we have no less than two Norwegian noise artists joining forces to create interesting music, that will without a doubt make your mother go «what the hell are you listening to?! this is not music!». could you ask for more? well… you’re getting more anyway. you’re getting a constant beat struggling to survive amidst frenzied noise and claustrophobic atmosphere. you’re getting chaos and order all at once. a journey that only the bravest may embark. if you don’t like noise music, then don’t bother. if you don’t know what noise music is, then download it, and join your mother’s plea of “not music” – or maybe you’ll actually enjoy it! you never know. if you are in fact a fan of noise music, you’ll definitely find something interesting to say about this. but notice that this is not as loud and outrageous as some noise albums. this is more of pretty noise album, to which lending your ears might just be quite like therapy. also included on this album is a lesson in the art of raping bass guitars, which isn’t all that unlike the more noisy passages found on indietrash’s only album.
if Suis La Lune was American they’d probably be sixteen years old. don’t mind how bad that joke/pun/whatever was, because Age Sixteen really sounds like Suis La Lune, with their clean guitars, complex drumming and intense screaming. despite basically having the exact same sound as Suis La Lune, it’s still a fresh and interesting band that’s well worth following. they really prove that you don’t how to re-invent the wheel to sound awesome. so check them out. they have a lot of cheap stuff on their MySpace you should consider picking up as well. support this new and currently active band, because they need the money more than [insert whatever 90s midwest emo band you're searching for on eBay whilst reading this]. so download this and have a listen. and if you like it – supppportzz!
Rhyn are from Buckinghamshire. they started out in 2003, and released this album in 2005. it’s a rock albums that incorporates elements of alternative, classic hard rock, emo, electronica and pop music. consequently there are guitar heavy instrumentals, piano driven Ben Folds pop as well as a good portion of Foo Fighters alternative with emo-esque chord progressions. if you aren’t put off by garage recordings with a somewhat lo-fi production, you are sure to enjoy the catchy hooks this album has to offer. this is simple though no less brilliant because of it pop rock (well except for the house tracks). check it out, yo.
a dreamy intro with epic overtones makes the listener wonder – did I just put on a skram band, or some Sigur Rós? the song’s name “A Deep Sleep Without Dreams” fails to describe the song accurately, because it feels like you’re having five hundred dreams all at once, all of which tell epic tales from the days of yore. it all climaxes in what can only be the final battle of good of evil. truly epic, truly glorious. to victory we ride! and to follow this epic intro track, there’s highly technical as well as highly awesome screamo, filled with intensity and dynamics. there are no slow or high-paced tracks per se. the album is just really stuffed with diversity. you’re going to hear quick bursts of high paced screamo breaking down into guitars playing simple hooks, with screaming on top of it – building up to crash-heavy drumming… and so on. it’s constantly moving, and well worth of a listen. your listen! download it. then go get it from blind records . http://www.artforblind.com/
the first thing that popped into my head when I first heard this was One Last Wish. the second thing was At the Drive-In. the third was Manrae. I have no regrets in comparing it to the first and third thing… not to sure about At the Drive-In though… but! even if it doesn’t sound all that much like AtDI, it definitely is every bit as good. semi-funky and mostly upbeat emo from England that contains two ex-Manrae members. but if you think that just because you love Manrae you will automatically dig this… well… you’re probably right. it’s very similar in sound and message. but at the same time it’s pretty different as well. I would say that it’s kind of to Manrae what One Last Wish are to Rites of Spring. this is also a lot more midwest emo reminiscent than Manrae. especially the vocals. it sounds like it would go right in on the Don’t Forget to Breathe compilation, between Boys Life and Ethel Meserve. it’s every bit as good at least…
Manrae’s seven inch Pacata Hibernia is one of my dearest records. it holds a special place in my collection. it is so well done, it’s almost over the top. the cover artwork, the liner notes and obviously the songs… who can ever forget «this is a lullaby to yourself!», «smash the hour glass!» or «this is a thousand years!»? such iconic lyrics, and such heavy music. the crushing guitars are followed by perfect drumming and soft and melodic bass lines. and on top of it all is this Leicester accented shouting and occational screaming. this is in no way screamo though. this is that awesome obscure ’90s emo, like Parades End. if you have not stumbled across this masterpiece before – then get stumbling! because this is a must have. nothing more nor less. get it.
iwrotehaikusaboutacannibalisminyouryearbook were a group of teenagers in a place and a time. they wanted to capture that place and time to deal with their issues in an expressive way. and by doing so, they created something beautiful. this discography contains all the emotion in the world, in just over forty-five minutes. if the heart could scream, it would sound like this, urging you to open *your* heart and scream a long. I wish I had something more to say. I’m sorry.
from the calm and marvellous minute of soothing guitars into the intense though just as marvellous next three minutes of engaging guitars, passionate screams and well-flowing progressive screamo – the opening track “sets the standard”, one could say. and that standard is met throughout the whole album. especially due to the grand climaxes. this band has Dominic-like riffing that every now and then climaxes into this (newer) Envy epicness – all with a big French screamo touch. having such lengthy songs as Sed Non Satiata have, they need to somehow grab the attention and then proceed to keep it for several minutes. fortunately, they beyond accomplish this at all times with this thoroughly enjoyable and incredibly well-performed album.