Friday, 23 April 2021

Coliseum

On a quick note before the post, it has been exactly 9 years today that this blog got started. I will not stop expressing my bewilderment that this thing is still going, and coming up on the 1000 post landmark very soon. As I've said before, I never thought it'd carry on this long, but am glad it has, and wanted to mark this occasion with a band that has been sorely lacking from here for the past 9 years.

Coliseum were a three-piece hardcore band from Louisville, Kentucky that began in 2003 and broke up in 2015. They remained very prolific in that time, with five full-lengths and a slew of other releases. Sonically, they were incredibly progressive and thus hard to pin down. Their origins are rooted in hardcore and punk, delivering heavy riffs and aggressive vocals on early releases like their self-titled debut and the essential EP Goddamage. They carried on with the riff-heavy sound like a hardcore-oriented Torche, while beginning to branch out into more melodic off-shoots of punk. There's a notable post-hardcore sound in their later years, with influence clearly stemming from bands like Jawbox and Quicksand. The vocals became capable of sing-alongs, while the riffs/instrumentals brought in more space and groove. There's a lot to dive into here, but I'd suggest starting with the five studio albums, with Coliseum if you're looking for a slightly more traditional punk take, or Anxiety's Kiss if you're looking a unique, indie hardcore sound. Then just work your way back or forward depending on where you started. Enjoy.

1. Detached
2. This Mind Locked Inside This Body
3. In Time
4. Pretty Situation

1. Lords - Talking Whip
2. Lords - Impeach Pit
3. Lords - The Beautiful People
4. Coliseum - No Salvation
5. Coliseum - Born To Hang
6. Coliseum - I Don't Care About You

1. Detached
2. Children Of Our Own Creation
3. Hostage Of Privilege
4. Burn Out Bright
5. F.F.P.
6. In Time
7. This Mind Locked Inside This Body
8. Mire
9. Claim Control
10. Give Up And Drive
11. Pretty Situation
12. Simple Answer Is...

1. Coliseum - Am I Demon (Danzig cover)
2. Coliseum - American Machine
3. Coliseum - Ride On Death Riders
4. Doomriders - Hell Roaring
5. Doomriders - Possession (Danzig cover)

1. Year Of The Pig
2. Theme
3. Miracle Cure
4. Dehumanize
5. Turn To Dust
6. Reborn To Hang
7. Head Down & Burn
8. Set It Straight

1. Coliseum - Skyline Fucker
2. Coliseum - White Religion
3. Young Widows - Future Plans
4. Young Widows - Baritone #3

1. High On Fire - Rumors Of War
2. Coliseum - Fate Of Men
3. Baroness - O'Appalchia

1. No Benefit
2. Defeater
3. The Fate Of Men
4. Seven Cities
5. Profetas
6. Shake It Off
7. Skyline Fucker
8. Funeral Line
9. White Religion
10. Interceptor
11. Fall Of The Pigs
12. Believer
13. The Burden

1. True Quiet
2. Last Wave

1. Introduction
2. Blind In One Eye
3. Everything To Everyone
4. Crime And The City
5. Cloaked In Red
6. Perimeter Man
7. Skeleton Smile
8. Isela Vega
9. Lost In Groningen
10. Statuary
11. Man Was Never Meant To Fly
12. Punk/Money

1. Coliseum - Skeleton Smile
2. Coliseum - Cloaked In Red
3. Coliseum - Perimeter Man
4. Coliseum - Lost In Groningen
5. Coliseum - Punk/Money
6. Coliseum - Year Of The Pig
7. Coliseum - Defeater
8. Burning Love - Momento Mori
9. Burning Love - Gain
10. Burning Love - Curse Breaker
11. Burning Love - Miserable Sound
12. Burning Love - Mess
13. Burning Love - Alien Vs Creditor
14. Burning Love - Money Shots

1. Superchunk - Horror Business (Misfits cover)
2. Coliseum - Bullet (Misfits cover)

1. One Last Night
2. Waiting (Too Late)
3. The Fiery Eye
4. Ghost Of God
5. The Big Baby
6. Gone With The Pope
7. Blood Of The Beasts
8. Give Up And Drive

Sister Faith (2013)
1. Disappear From Sight
2. Last/Lost
3. Doing Time
4. Love Under Will
5. Under The Blood Moon
6. Used Blood
7. Late Night Trains
8. Everything In Glass
9. Black Magic Punks
10. Save Everything
11. Bad Will
12. Sister Faith
13. Fuzzbang

1. They Call Her One Eye
2. Not Listening
3. Final Solution

1. One Last Night
2. Black Magic Punks
3. Lost In Groningen
4. Cloaked In Red
5. Blind In One Eye
6. Love Under Will
7. Late Night Trains
8. Fuzzbang

1. Black Magic Punks (Album Version)
2. Heavy Magic Punks: Aniki Mix (Atsuo)
3. Black Magic Punks (Cold Cave)
4. Glass I: Everything in Dub (J. Robbins)
5. Blkmgc Punks (Justin Foley)
6. White Magic Punks: Sorcerer Mix (Justin K. Broadrick)
7. Cat Magic Punks: Black Ice Mix (R Pattern)
8. (Above) The Blood Of The Moon: Underneath Mix (R Pattern)
9. Black Magic Hunks (xo Madisyn)
10. Black Magic Punks (Demo)

1. We Are The Water
2. Course Correction
3. Wrong / Goodbye
4. Drums & Amplifiers
5. Dark Light Of Seduction
6. Sharp Fangs, Pale Flesh
7. Comedown
8. Sunlight In A Snowstorm
9. Driver At Dusk
10. Escape Yr Skull

7 comments:

  1. Congrats on the nine year mark, here's to another nine!

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  2. We'll be waiting for 2022 and the ten-year anniversary!

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  3. Congrats! We are the survivors...somehow! Here's to 9 more! With love from Dead Air At The Pulpit!

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  4. Thanks for all your work and congrats! These guys are really good, never heard the, before. Cheers!

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  5. Thanks for sharing all the brilliant music with us.
    Your effort means so much to me.
    Big salute and yes we will all be around for the 1000th post and the 10th year of this page!

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  6. thanks for introducing me to so many great bands!

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