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Review: Cruel Hand – The Negatives

Review: Cruel Hand – The Negatives

Cruel Hand needed four years to come up with a new album – and four years can be a long, challenging time for young adults and a band. “The Negatives” proves that a band can integrate new ideas, new influences, new role models, and yet still […]

Stunning live footage of Oathbreaker released

Stunning live footage of Oathbreaker released

Oathbreaker, one of my favourite bands, played a US tour a few weeks ago. Their show at La Puente, CA was filmed and shows the ferocity and intensity of the band.     Plus: one can find a bunch of really cool live pics on […]

Review: Fjort – D’accord

Review: Fjort – D’accord

I finally bought “D’accord”, the new album by german harcore/ screamo outfit Fjort, on vinyl. It’s on clear vinyl, which is not my favourite vinyl version (calling it colour would be ill-fitting), but anyway. The production value is excellent and the cover art really nice, even though I can’t manage to link it to the lyrics.

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Fjort are following the 90’s and early 00’s emotional hardcore bands like Escapado or the mighty Zann. They manage to keep the balance between the agressiveness of hardcore and emotional outbursts other than pure rage or anger. The german lyrics take an important role in this and show the complexity of modern life. Complex is a good keyword, as the song structures are exactly that. Rage-fueled parts alternate with melodic, emotional parts without making the songs overly confusing or hard to listen to.

The second half of “D’accord” shows strong post rock vibes, while the hardcore influences are taken back a bit. This suits the album pretty good and makes it even more interesting, while Fjort manage to keep their identity. In short, the album offers an interesting blend of hardcore, screamo, portland emocore, and post rock. Recommended to everyone who is into emotional, complex music.

 

Deathwish Inc. stream the new Code Orange album in full

Deathwish Inc. stream the new Code Orange album in full

Deathwish Inc. are offering the new Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) on YouTube: Code Orange obviously matured during the last year. They’ve released through Deathwish Inc. ever since they finished high school and have been touring extensively. That’s quite a feat in itself, but […]

I still don’t know what to think of “How the Gods Chill” by Cold World

I still don’t know what to think of “How the Gods Chill” by Cold World

So, Cold World. I’ve seen them on their short Germany tour a few years ago, where they laid waste to every venue. “Dedicated to Babies Who Came Feet First” is a smasher of an album, no doubt about that. But I can’t get the hype […]