haven't listened to as much new music this quarter as in the previous ones but here we go
defeater being defeater once again. this isn't bad or anything but they have gotten incredibly stale.
|17||The Caulfield Cult|
fairly unimpressive singaporean(!) emo. everything about this is ok but nothing more.
Ones and Sixes
very pretty on the surface and the melodies are cool but this didn't really make me feel anything.
kinda run-of-the-mill screamo with an unpleasing production. it's still pretty enjoyable.
|14||Fuck the Facts|
Desire Will Rot
nothing special here but it's a good thing fuck the facts are trying to be serious. i feel they have the capacity to do a lot better than this.
As It Were
so this is what it sounds like to rip off every midwest emo band ever (yeah i still dig it).
some really solid emo from the german newcomers, albeit not mind-blowing or anything.
|11||The World Is a Beautiful Place...|
they lost the majority of their charm after the departure of tom diaz but this turned out to be surprisingly solid, given that i haven't really dug much of their stuff after he left the band.
|10||Suis La Lune|
well this is a beaut. it's pretty meandering at times but suis la lune always delivers.
Dust and Disquiet
caspian release another worthwhile, if quite an inconsistent record. the title track slays super hard.
quite an intriguing experiment by have a nice life frontman dan barrett but i have to admit this "digital instruments only" project is my least fave of his. dan's vocals and lyrics are just as brooding and ethereal as ever but i feel there's not enough emphasis on them in this album. some gems on here for sure though.
mewithoutyou + post-rock tinged screamo. rocks hard.
|6||The World Is a Beautiful Place...|
Death To New Years
a big surprise after the lackluster spoken-word ep's which might be why i enjoy this so much. both songs are better than most of the stuff on harmlessness.
one of the most interesting emo releases this year. it's mathy, atmospheric, sometimes even aggressive. too bad this ep is very short but this is band to keep an eye on.
a dark, heavy and melancholic swan song by the german underground post-metal band.
holy crap i didn't expect this to be as good as it is. both bands are at their best, every skramz lover should check this out.
Tragically Human State
heavy-as-fuck drum and bass hardcore punk with terrific, heartfelt lyrics.
Ours Is The Cause Most Noble
a truly heartbreaking album by coma regalia, one of the most prolific screamo bands around. this is pretty much everything i love about the genre. the production isn't anything to write home about though but that's the only real flaw about this.