Tue, 30 June 2015
Members of Converge and Cave-In have come out with another winning album. Mutoid Man is not brutal. But they keep the hardcore and spin it with romance and psychedelic and rock.
Bridgeburner: Mutoid Man (Boston/California)(0:28-3:30)
French experimental band creates apocalyptic horror noise, but in a catchy way. Album is all over the place, and you will find something new in every corner.
Soul Ruiner: Chaos Echoes (France)(4:51-12:07)
Female vocals are just a small part of Fucked Up's new album, but I dug it the most. It provided a sweet counterpart for Fucked Up’s brand of hardcore
Year of the Hare: Fucked Up (Toronto)(12:59-22:28)
Doom-y, catchy, riffy Austrian black metal. The lead singer was my favorite part.
Demiurg: Amestigon (Austria)(23:00-34:10)
Australian bands are usually meaner and rawer. Lo! takes their Converge-influenced roots and makes it more power-aggressive.
Megafauna: Lo! (Australia)(35:23-40:12)
I have played Mispyrming before – Icelandic metal is truly frigid cold stuff. Black metal, of course.
Af þjáningu og þrá: Misþyrming (Iceland)(40:35-44:51)
I know, this is screamo. But Richmond is a rich source of hardcore and metal, and the bands are great from this area. This band puts in a lot of interesting tempo-changing proggy compositions into their hardcore. Emotional hardcore at its finest.
chrysanthemum: Truman (VA)(45:50-49:55)
Classic old school death metal from Sweden. Need I say more.
Creatures Among the Coffins: Feral (Sweden)(50:26-55:11)
2-piece raw lofi Skeletonwitch-sounding (tight and catchy) band from Greece.
Summoning the Incarnations of the Worm: Ithaqua (Greece)(55:48-END)
Back of my vocals:
The Cure, The Smiths, Radiohead, The The, Depeche Mode, James, Siouxsie, Catherine Wheel