Thursday, 21 May 2015


Cavalcades are a four-piece emo/screamo band from Aberdeen, Scotland that formed in 2010. To anyone even remotely into modern screamo/hardcore, you must give this band a try. They've progressed a lot in their half-decade as a band. The melodic hardcore influence is incredibly prominent early on, with intensive songs that throttle through an emotional catharsis that could be compared to bands as diverse as More Than Life or Envy. Their vocals are scathing and highly passionate, and are backed by some very melodic guitar parts that add slivers of beauty in their chaos. Their more recent work shows more progression and evolution, with the vocals being more sung than purely screamed, and the songs are even more melodic, eschewing the blasts of hardcore for a more refined indie/emo sound. The guitars craft riffs and progressions that are more reminiscent of Tiny Moving Parts and My Heart To Joy than their prior work. Though this change isn't radical, their sound is definitely something that is constantly being worked on. This exemplifies their forward thinking, which is the sign of any great band. I cannot recommend this band enough, they have put out some amazing material in the past, and just dropped a new album that you can definitely be sure to see on my best of list at the end of the year. Try your best to support them how you can, and enjoy.

FFO: Old Gray, Tiny Moving Parts, My Heart To Joy, Envy, More Than Life

1. April 4th, 1968
2. Quiet Voices, Loud Places
3. (a dramatic procession of people or things)
4. Half A Year

1. Manbearpig - Ray Brower
2. Manbearpig - Tongues
3. Cavalcades - Coastal Route
4. Cavalcades - It Took Stitches
5. Nai Harvest - Red Letter Day, On Play
6. Nai Havest - Crossing Days Off My Calender
7. For This World Is Hollow And These Hands Have Touched The Sky - Old Religion
8. For This World Is Hollow And These Hands Have Touched The Sky - Untitled #4

12. It Doesn't Matter What Your Name Is

1. Cavalcades - Sea Milne
2. Roots - Wraith

1. Frayed
2. Blackboards
3. Sleep Debt
4. Counting Breaths
5. Swallow Water

1. Cavalcades - Distort
2. Cavalcades - Morning Eyes
3. Coma Regalia - What It Costs
4. Coma Regalia - What It's Worth
5. Heart On My Sleeve - A Fabrication Of Life
6. Heart On My Sleeve - Petticoat In Ashes

1. First Ice on Pavement
2. Burning Matchsticks
3. Even in Dreams
4. Orchard Street
5. Artificial Warmth
6. Projectionist
7. A Loss Of All Control
8. Headshakes
9. Reverie
10. What Once Was Poorly Lit