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|Underrated On The Site Part 1|
Gonna take a look at 5 bands I feel are underrated, not much else to say.
Kinsella influenced hardcore that sits perfectly on the border of emo and screamo.
They were only around for a couple of years and never managed to release a full
album, but they managed to heavily influence the genre and resulted in a plethora
of pretty good spin off bands (Park Jefferson, Midwest Pen Pals, William Bonney.
Aziz STAFF wrote a great 5/5 review for For Cameron, and damn he doesn't even
jam emo, that's how good this shit is.
The Delaware Octopus
House Boat are a pop punk supergroup that make some of the catchiest music
around, and have some of the best lyrics in the scene. House Boat fucking rule I
don't know what else to say, maybe post some lyrics I suppose.
The Thorns of Life
"I'm sort of fun at parties so let's hang out and pretend we feel alive."
I Do Perceive
Owen is a weird one to consider underrated, but here me out. Yes his work has
received countless 5/5 staff reviews, and his two best albums have 4.1 averages,
but I still feel like that isn't enough. His most popular album on the site has 253
ratings which is criminal. Mike Kinsella is simply put a guitar virtuoso. He
singlehandedly created a style of guitar that spawned an entire genre of imitators.
His use of unique tunings allows for incredibly original and captivating guitar work.
Seeing him live blew my mind, as he had to spend minutes in between every single
song tuning his guitar to the unique tuning ever song is in. His vivid and depressing
lyrics coupled with his breathtaking songwriting result in some of the most
emotional music out there.
At Home With Owen
"You're a long ways away, from the place you thought you'd be by now"
Pigeonholing The Locust into a single genre is not an easy task. Mixing elements of
powerviolence, gridncore, hardcore punk, and industrial makes things difficult, but
there unique use of analog keyboards makes defining them into a genre
impossible. The Locust are a punk band, a chaotic punk band that makes music
that is abrasive as fuck, but somehow highly listenable and catchy. Their use of
three vocalists always captivates me, whether it's there shout whenever or all at
once approach of their early records, or New Erections, where each member
dominates a single track, the vocals are always entertaining. None of that even
matters when you get to Gabe Serbian, my personal favorite drummer. The fact
that he was the band's guitarist, and start playing drums for the first time when
their drummer quit always astounds me, he sounds like someone who has been
playing drums for decades.
|I only felt like writing about 4 so yeah|
|yeah man too many people don't give 7 the light of day|
|Where do ya start dude?|
|The Locust are an incredibly beloved band by a ton of people.|
|not on here, I feel like the only one, except Pit but he's never here so|
|Idk I see Merchant Ships get a lot of love, but hey they could always use more I guess.|
|Agreed on Merchant Ships hard|
|have 3,5,6 and 7 4.5'd.|
|For Cameron has 130 ratings and a 3.9 average, shipsography has like 45 ratings|
|8 is the shit yeah|
|I think in terms of emotive hardcore (one of your fav genres I'm guessing...) Moss Icon is one that comes to mind. The band basically took what Rites of Spring started and created the quintessential sound so many bands draw from. At least in my view, I dunno|
|Yeah but guys then there's Shotmaker (post-hardcore GODS) who have two albums and a discog in the database all with a minimum average rating of 4.3 and between 11 and 22 votes each release, what is this|
|Owen is sweet yea.|
|Merchant Ships are pretty cool dudes, smoked with them in Bethlehem a couple years ago.|
|dude i love the locust like, 1000x more than you. where did you read that gabe started playing drums when astor quit? i never knew that holy fuck|
|Also yeah House Boat's underrated in general.|
|I've heard of all of these sweet|
|none of these are that good except owen and anyone who's anyone already knows that |
|Props for The Locust.|
I haven't heard 1 but will check it out.
|most of these are old fuckin news dude ;/|
|here me out|
|I'm like the biggest locust fan ever. Got the tattoo and everything. Plauge is also |
their best album
|smae, actually. i also have the same tattoo and got it first since i am the bigger fan|
|too much gay albums in that list |
|here me out |
|Mike Kinsella fucking rules.|
|"Pigeonholing The Locust into a single genre is not an easy task. Mixing elements of powerviolence, gridncore, hardcore punk, and industrial makes things difficult"|
so they're grindcore?