Pariso/Kerouac
Split


4.0
excellent

Review

by Young Abu Dhabi USER (121 Reviews)
April 11th, 2011 | 25 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Faster, looser.

Kerouac have changed yet again. Pariso, despite losing their vocalist, have just gotten about 10 times more rad. That’s pretty much the sum of these two UK hardcore acts latest 5” split release. The former have managed to get tighter and garner even more depth despite gaining some (wait for this one) melody. The latter have just shortened their songs down to powerviolence length which is probably the type of music they were meant to make all along.

In fact, all the tracks on this split clock in at an average of 30 seconds or so. The 5 part “Fiends” series offered by Kerouac might just be their best *song* yet. It manages to be wholly different from what they did on both Cold and Distant and their last split with The Long Haul. “Fiends” slows things down bit by bit allowing the spotlight to fall on Kerouac’s songwriting and lyrical prowess (because they’ve always been killer lyricists. Don’t believe me? Go read the sheets for C and D. It’s practically a religious experience.) Pariso, on the other hand, find themselves being something of a bastard spawn of Crossbreaker, Lavotchkin, and some good British powerviolence band that I’m sure has to exist. Hell they even named one song “Blastbeast" for Satan’s sake. It’s almost a shame that the original line-up is falling through after this record because to say they’ve improved their sound from Sooner Insignificant Better is an understatement.

The two sides of the split are polar opposites but fully capable of bringing the mosh. This is some real headbanger shit folks, and it’s easily one of the best tag-team hardcore releases of 2011 thus far.



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Aids
April 11th 2011


24269 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice this sounds awesome, checking out the bandcamp

Aids
April 11th 2011


24269 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

that album art is ok. nothing special but it's fine. I wouldn't say it's maaad gay at all.

Aids
April 11th 2011


24269 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"it's over very quickly unlike death by aids"



hahaha

Aids
April 11th 2011


24269 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yah it's like ...5 minutes for 10 songs wth

ConsiderPhlebas
April 11th 2011


6157 Comments


Sooner Insignificant Better is pretty badass

ConsiderPhlebas
April 11th 2011


6157 Comments


Hmm think I disagree... No Hope sounds a bit boring

Aids
April 11th 2011


24269 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is good, but it's almost too short. Like, right when I'm really starting to get into it, it's over.

cvlts
April 11th 2011


9316 Comments


didnt really curr enuff to look for this. fuck it..

Aids
April 11th 2011


24269 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

seriously?

haha man I thought Cold and Distant, Not Loving was short I guess I'm just a hxc n0000b. But I don't know, I liked how Cold and Distant was short and easy to digest, I think it's length was a strength, but there's a limit to that strategy, and I think this album toys with that limit so I think I'll stay away from the REALLY short stuff.

Fugue
April 11th 2011


7371 Comments


Release rules so much. Cool review man, nice and succinct.

sniper
April 11th 2011


19075 Comments


the kerouac side is awesome. pariso side is pretty cool also.

ConsiderPhlebas
April 11th 2011


6157 Comments


Short songs are all good, but the Pariso stuff feels weak compared to their album

sniper
April 11th 2011


19075 Comments


idk about their album but they certainly sound weak compared to the other half of the split.

Fugue
April 11th 2011


7371 Comments


I haven't heard the Pariso album but Imma definitely check it out now because they tear shit up.

RCKilm
April 11th 2011


232 Comments


oh another kerouac split.

getting this asap. i thought sooner was pretty cool. should enjoy this.

DinoX
April 11th 2011


3582 Comments


Wow didn't Kerouac just release a split?

djunior
April 12th 2011


879 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's so damn short, but what's there is good.

FelixCulpa
April 12th 2011


1240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Heard of this release last week, it short but damn sweet. And I want that vinyl, credit card pop up cd! Nice review Hep.

FilupLees
April 12th 2011


344 Comments


Pariso got Richard Cater, formerly of Blackhole.

FilupLees
April 12th 2011


344 Comments


To sing for them*



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