Thursday, May 25, 2017

Morir Soñando - Entre La Rabia Y La Frustración

Coucou, les! We're back with another short yet wholesome entry (Ay qué rico, papi!) featuring this interesting mexican neocrust outfit. So, this band is from Rosarito and have self-released this amazing full-length album last year. It also had a tape edition released through Ediciones Teratológicas in Chile. I don't know if they're still looking for other record labels to release more physical copies because, as far as I know, this record will be released on CD format through two unknown record labels. Also, if I'd have knew them before, definitely they would be in our best picks of 2016 entry.  

Reagrding the sound, this band draws different influences from crust punk, post-rock and post-black metal. You can imagine a mix of Hongo, Ictus, Explosions In The Sky, Fall Of Efrafa, Downfall Of Gaia, Iskra and Oathbreaker. I found really interesting their musical style because their instrumentation and execution is brilliant, displaying an outstanding and bittersweet mix of fast-paced music with slow and introspective interludes. Even they have clean and sharp vocals made by a womyn, which it gives a more profound atmosphere. Their lyrics are in spanish and charged with the dark, gloomy and pessimistic aura that characterizes both neocrust and blackened crust. And, finally, unlike other mexican neocrust outfits, Morir Soñando put more emphasis on post-rock, which is something pretty uncommon yet cool. 

Lastly, click on the image for getting redirected to their official bandcamp account, where you can hear and download (paying the right price you consider or for free) this amazing record. Support them, it's worth it. I hope in the near future getting more material from this band. Highly recommended. Enjoy and until next time. Kisses and hugs!   

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Terco / Gay Panic Defence split
Note: The infamous viral photo of the young womyn facing right-wing protesters in UK last month. S/he's our new heroïne.

Coucou, les! We're back with another short yet wholesome entry (Riiicccoooo, papiiii)...Ehemm, ok... This time, we'll feature Terco, an impressive colombian powerviolence band, and Gay Panic Defence, also a great scottish powerviolence act, split. If you have good memory, we chose Terco's self-titled as one of our best picks of 2016. It was one of the biggest surprises that really caught our attention. You can read the original review here.  

So, for this split, I have no words for describing this outstanding work. Both bands display a brutal musical execution, highly inspired by both old and new school grindcore and powerviolence. Many bands such as Siege, Dropdead, Lärm, Dystopia, ACxDC, Boak and Sex Prisoner, for naming a few, come to mind. On the other hand, Terco's featured tracks are more elaborated and refined with better instrumentation, without losing their characteristic style: playing fast as fuck with heavily critical lyrics. Last but not least, Gay Panic Defence have politically-charged lyrics treating different subjects such as LGBTI rights, anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-religion, among others. Also in this record, we see the band's musical evolution with a more contundent and relentless sound. You can check their official bandcamp account here and hear their early works. They're good as well.  

Lastly, click on the image for getting redirected to Terco's official bandcamp account where you can listen and download (paying the right price you consider or for free) this split. You can also get it through Gay Panic Defence's official bandcamp account, too. I really hope to get a physical copy soon. Highly recommended and support them. It's worth it. Another potential candidate for our best picks of this year. Enjoy and until next time. Kisses and hugs!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Compilación Latinoamericana III

Coucou, les! We're back once again with another short yet wholesome (Ricooooo, papiiii) entry. Ehemm, ok...I'm preparing more entries for the next week, but meanwhile, I'll feature you this interesting latin american modern hardcore punk compilation, released two days ago on digital format by HeartBridge collective from Monterrey, Mexico. You must already know that I'm always obsessed with classic hardcore punk outfits, but I'm also aware that the past is the past and the new breed of musical groups are also creating good material and need an opportunity to shine.

So, the featured bands are: Árboles En Llamas, Hércules Vigila, Imborrables, Portland, WRRN (Argentina), Chances, Contra Todo Mal, Nosotros, la miseria, Nuestros Mejores Días, Solsticio, Unchain (Chile), Anhedonia, AMI, La Desaparición Del Miedo, Mico, Prometeo, Take Off, Vestra, Umbral, Vientos De Cambio, Vorágine, Whites, Year, Héroe, Fallen Titans, Corriendo, Sad Affleck (Colombia), Overseas (Costa Rica), Adán, Annapura, Clan De Venus, Corporeal, Days Of Struggle, Derriben Al Rey, Sad Saturno (probably American Football's mexican edition. Ha!), El Quinto Atlas, XhendriX (Mexico), Zkarlett (Panama), Procrastinación 1 yo 0 (Peru), Dreamclouds, Mirage, Navegante, Soëdade and ZETA (Venezuela).

Regarding the sound, most of the featured bands play melodic hardcore, posthardcore or emocore. You'll find here a real good mix of fast-paced music with slow and introspective moments. However, we also find in some bands experimental approachs with traces of different styles such as post rock, math rock, indie emo, dark ambient, sludge, metalcore and screamo, among others. I must confess that I didn't know most of these bands and was really impressed with some of them. Even though I'm not a big fan of some of the most recent trends within the scene, I can't deny their superb instrumentation and musical execution. Some of them caught my attention and I'll feature them in the near future. And, of course, all of these bands are DIY as fuck. Not bad.

On the other hand, I'm glad that HeartBridge collective had included colombian bands. This is a pretty good way to know what's going on our local scene with the huge potential of these bands trying to surpass hardcore punk's natural musical boundaries without forgetting the roots. Nothing to envy to other international outfits out there but there's still a lot of work to do, though. Also, some of them will come back here in the blog (you can start to guess right now which ones haha) because of the success of the previous colombian modern hardcore punk-related entries.

Lastly, click on the image for getting redirected to the official bandcamp account where you can pay the proposed price (which it isn't so bad at all) or download it for free. As always, try to support these bands. It's worth it. You can also hear and download the other compilations containing more latin american bands like the featured ones here in this collection. There are some big surprises, so check'em out. This is an outstanding work, a little bit different to what we use to post but we dig it too. We'll keep you informed with more surprises like this one. Highly recommended. Enjoy and until next time. Kisses and hugs!