Veins
Veins


3.5
great

Review

by Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration USER (56 Reviews)
January 3rd, 2011 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A blissful 7 minutes of pure and unrefined old-school hardcore.

Sometimes, the basics are where it's at, and no one knows this better than hardcore bands. Instead of making hour-plus albums of instrumental indulgence and abstract song structures, they make 20-minute full-lengths of short, to-the-point slices of frenetic intensity. A lot of the hardcore out there is near as stripped-down as you can get, but Veins has flipped this notion on its head and made Infest's last look like a Dream Theater album.

Basically, what you see here is what you get. This obscure little demo has seven tracks that have a total duration of seven minutes, with the longest here being barely over two minutes. Veins are not going to give you any bullcrap. Each and every second of those seven minutes are spent bashing you over the head with old-school hardcore punk: the band never relents. The vocals are punky, monotonous yells that are more reminiscent of Infest or Discharge than they are of modern, heavier hardcore acts such as Defeater or Kerouac. The guitars, bass, and drums have that garage band feel, but are never so abrasive as to detract from the album. The riffs are just as stripped-down as everything else on here: they are fast, mean, short, and fierce. The bass is barely audible, and the drums are just as chaotic as everything else here.

Overall, Veins doesn't take much to get into. It's short and catchy, and as such it never grows tedious. It's about as good as a seven-minute hardcore demo can get, and is a must-have for anyone who likes the genre and has too short of an attention span to sit through an entire half-hour Defeater album. Veins get major kudos for how deprived of any and all needless bullcrap their debut is, and this proves that, if not anything else, they are certainly a band to look out for in the future.



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wyankeif1337
January 3rd 2011


6739 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

short review for a really short album. and the band has literally no info up anywhere, it's maddening. here's the dl link (nowhere you can buy this)

http://depositfilesonic.com/veins-self-titled-tape-2010-hxc-8647/

wyankeif1337
January 3rd 2011


6739 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

also, i wrote this at 2 in the morning, it might show

ffs
January 3rd 2011


4883 Comments


pretty good


who fucking cares

Relinquished
January 3rd 2011


25480 Comments


"A blissful 7 minutes of pure and unrefined old-school hardcore."

yet it's a 3.5

FatChickIrl
January 3rd 2011


4096 Comments


Never really got into hardcore but I will listen to this because artwork is the shizznits

Hep Kat
January 3rd 2011


15356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah this tape is pretty nasty

witchxrapist
January 3rd 2011


11050 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

really great ep

wyankeif1337
January 3rd 2011


6739 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sweet bro, who negged me?

wyankeif1337
January 3rd 2011


6739 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yet it's a 3.5


dunno, I somehow can't justify giving higher than that to an album that's 6 minutes long.

TheSpirit
February 8th 2011


17986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is actually really good. Youth Attack! strikes gold again...

Digging: Volahn - Aq Ab Al

Hep Kat
February 8th 2011


15356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this was their best tape for a while

TheSpirit
February 8th 2011


17986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

for hardcore maybe...

Enotron
July 28th 2011


7695 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

these guys kill live

Enotron
September 24th 2011


7695 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

honestly think they're one of the best hardcore bands out at the moment, i can't wait to hear their full length.

the thrill of utter defeat just kills



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