Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Rorschach were a five-piece hardcore band from New Jersey that were initially around from 1989 to 1993, before reuniting for some shows between 2009 and 2012. They were one of the earliest bands to really blend hardcore and metal together, which would be an undeniable influence on the development of metalcore/metallic hardcore, particularly in the case of Converge. Rorschach's music took the fast-paced aggressiveness of hardcore, and the heavy, dissonant riffs of metal, and fused the two together to create this entire other beast of a sound. To top it off, their vocals are shrieked and howled in the vein of a wounded animal, a clear predecessor to many bands to come. They released two incredible albums in their time (Remain Sedate and Protestant), as well as an EP and a handful of splits. All their material was compiled in 1995 on Autopsy, which is what I have below. Enjoy.

1. Pavlov's Dogs
2. In The Year Of Our Lord
3. Someone (Duke Ellington cover)
4. Impressions (Erroll Garner cover)
5. Clenching
6. So It Goes (Nick Lowe cover)
7. Lightning Strikes Twice
8. No One Dies Alone
9. My Minds A Vice (And It's Being Cranked Real Tight)
10. Checkmate
11. Exist
12. Oppress
13. Brainhandle
14. Hardware (Septic Death cover)
15. Bone Marrow Biopsy
16. Laryngitis
17. Synthetic Intelligience
18. 21st Century Schizoid Man (King Crimson cover)
19. Mandible
20. In Ruins
21. Traditional
22. Dawn and Quartered
23. Shanks
24. Recurring Nightmare #105
25. Blinders
26. Hemlock Grove
27. Raw Nerve
28. Skin Culture
29. Cut The Wheel
30. Ornaments
31. My War (Black Flag cover)

1 comment:

  1. This is one of those bands that ive always felt never got enough credit for being influential.