7. Coma Regalia - Pause
Tuesday, 28 February 2023
7. Coma Regalia - Pause
Tuesday, 14 February 2023
Saturday, 11 February 2023
Crestfallen were a five-piece screamo band from Richmond, Virginia that were active from 2000 to 2003. They released a split, LP and EP in that time, which were put out by fantastic labels including Magic Bullet and Robotic Empire. Unsurprising for a Richmond band in the early 2000's, they also shared members with pg.99. Crestfallen were absolutely fantastic and incredibly underrated, crafting violent bursts of grind-influenced emoviolence, with elements of metalcore thrown into some riffs. The vocals are also a major high point, which sound face-melting in a literal sense. Highly recommended, enjoy.
Aussitôt Mort (translated: As Soon As Dead) are a four-piece screamo band from Caen, France that formed in 2005. Since 2014 they've gone by the name Mort Mort Mort, though Aussitôt Mort is still what they're better known as. They played a technically winding style of screamo, with the guitars riffing with and around each other, bringing in elements of off-kilter post-hardcore and melodic post-rock. The rhythm section laid a solid foundation while also driving each song, making for a chaotically layered sound that somehow came together in sonic perfection. This band also stood out for merging elements of doom metal into their sound, particularly early on with some heavy down-tuned riffs. Fans of French screamo acts such as Amanda Woodward, Sed Non Satiata, Gantz, and Mihai Edrisch absolutely need to check this out if they're not on your radar yet. Enjoy.
Thursday, 9 February 2023
Index For Potential Suicide were a five-piece screamo/hardcore/grindcore/noise band from Charleston, South Carolina that formed in 1998 and broke up in 2000. They released an EP, a split, and one full-length, with their entire discography being compiled on a single release in 2005. This band was a total melting pot of extreme music, which confluenced into their unique abrasion. They pull from varied sources including Man Is The Bastard, The Locust, Rorschach, and In/Humanity, with an added element of experimental noise and electronics thrown in the mix, with interludes sounding industrial and cavernous. Highly recommended, enjoy.
Wednesday, 8 February 2023
Tuesday, 7 February 2023
Barrow were a four-piece post-hardcore/screamo/post-rock band from Greensboro, North Carolina that formed in 2009 and ended in 2015, with a final reunion show taking place in 2017. They released two full-lengths, a split, and demo in that time. This band's sound is pretty hard to pin down, as it was incredibly dynamic, layered, and above all, cathartic. As a rudimentary description, they blended the heavy, rhythmtic lurching of post-hardcore acts with the chaosa and impassioned vocals of screamo, all between intermittent breaks of lush, reverb and delay-heavy guitars and melodic singing borrowed from post-rock. It's a sound that could appeal to a wide spectrum of fans of bands as varied as Apart, Caravels, or Moving Mountains. Barrow also made incredible use of their two vocalists, who played off and with each other so naturally, making everything sung or screamed absolutely magnified. This band was incredible, and worth finally getting around to share on here. If you're new to this band, my suggested starting point would be Being Without. Members now play in Rotting In Dirt, who are absolutely worth checking out too. Enjoy.