Coucou, les chaton.ne.s! 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!