Saturday, January 23, 2010

La Dispute - Somewhere At the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair (2008)

Holy Shit. No, Seriously, Holy Shit. Listen to this album, I dont care what kind of music you like, this album is FUCKING PERFECT. I've listened to it all the way through at least twice every day since I've first listened to it. Its like, Post-Hardcore Old School Screamoish, sort of like a combination between mewithoutyou and Hot Cross. But if those bands were...perfect.

Daughters - Canada Songs (2003) and Hell Songs (2006)

I think if you know about Mathcore and Grindcore you know about Daughters, but hell, they're so amazing you practically HAVE to write about them. Canada Songs is basically the definition of these genres, if you have no idea what Mathcore is then listen to Canada Songs and you'll have a pretty good idea what its all about afterwards. Hell Songs is their second full length and the bands growth is shown in leaps and bounds. Every single song on this cd is completely distinct from one another, as opposed to Canada where they all sound pretty similar. Both cds are ridiculously fast and intense, both of them combined clocks in at about 38 minutes, which is a good thing because I think my head would explode out of sheer amazement if it was any longer.

I can only imagine whats going to happen later this year when their next Full Length drops.

Rolo Tomassi - Hysterics (2008)

Hysterics has quickly become one of my favorite cds. Its everything you look for in mathcore, complex and intricate songs that can go from face melting speed to a crawl and back to blazing fast again before you knew what hit you. Add in an 8-bit nintendo synth and you've got yourself a winner.

Cutting Pink With Knives - Populuxxe (2007)

So its been a while since i've done this, kind of forgot I had a blog, oh wells. Well i've been binging on grindcore again and have come across a few ridiculous bands, a few terrible bands, and a few bands that've left me flabergasted. Cutting Pink With Knives falls into the last catagory. Imagine if Hellogoodbye did a collaboration with the Locust and you'd have a pretty good idea as to what this album sounds like. As absurd as that sounds its the best description i can think of.