Cerce
Cerce


4.0
excellent

Review

by fromtheinside USER (130 Reviews)
February 20th, 2013 | 38 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: it's pronounced: sert-zay

The gimmick of a female fronted hardcore band is absent here as Cerce are no band to fuck with. From here, I wanted to allude to some relationship, or familiarities –if any – between Haley Williams and Cerce’s fearsome lead vocalist Becca Cadalzo simply due to their punch-lead lyrics that hide no force in their delivery. But the buck stops there. Their attributes are shared no further than their poignant expressions search further and you’ll be hard pressed to find anything remotely relatable between the two. It was a foolish idea to try and incorporate the mental Venn diagram but the metaphor may still be of use in explaining just how dynamic and commanding Cerce are, unsurprisingly, thanks to their frenetic and passionate frontwoman. With a knack for pinpointing when to drop the needle Cerce are band who have the utmost control of their aggression seizing blinding opportunities to unleash blunt quips striking evenly lyrically with their ball busting heaviness to elate even the manliest of men.

Sonically, the band are a mirror image of Dangers, and that’s fair, as Dangers are fine company to live amongst. Cerce explode bouts of anger much like their lauded contemporary with cynicism that the world really is one big shithole. “Concussion” is tasteful in sounding this message the loudest (‘tis also where I first thought of the Williams/Cadalzo connection). Cadalzo teeters a line of madness that threatens to overthrow the music building her fiery angst. Her sly remarks, like the oddly sexy remark “druuuug mee” that sounds scraped from the bottom of her throat, serve best to the nightmarish atmosphere the band unveil so surreally. Before you know it “Fornication” has hammered its way between your ears and things start to really heat up.

We’ve needed a hardcore release like this to slap our face and open the blinds to a world where the sun rose from view; reality, for some people, it really is all gloom, so hats off to Cerce for declaring to “put this body to rest”. The eruption ending “Weary” is the soundtrack to the realization that everything is “not so fucking pretty” and the world may in fact be filled with “indecisive fucking liar[s]”. The most interesting aspect of Cerce, however, is not their direct relationship with the odd but their ability to blend with the most obscure. Cerce do not sound like a band riding the XX chromosomal wave. Cadalzo herself, and her consistent delivery are evident of this. She confidently displays someone on the edge of a complete breakdown, like she was made for the role, she resonates fiercely and the sharp lyricism is what cements her panic – “I’ll never be sewn up again” a friendly reminder for all those unaware of how incomplete the woman feels; It’s this trait that truly makes Cerce remarkable in hardcore today.



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fromtheinside
February 20th 2013


19151 Comments


albums free: http://cerce.bandcamp.com/album/cerce

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mindleviticus
February 20th 2013


8331 Comments


Nice review, man. Album's solid.

Cygnatti
February 20th 2013


22293 Comments


good band

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MrElmo
February 20th 2013


1955 Comments


This band finally got a proper full-lenght? thanks for the link lad

fromtheinside
February 20th 2013


19151 Comments


nah, it's an EP.
and crap this album is about to get overlooked which is such a shame!

MrElmo
February 22nd 2013


1955 Comments


Sadly yes. Pretty damn cool btw, vocals remind of made out of babies a lot, band has potential and this EP was the kind of great material I was waiting for

treeqt.
March 1st 2013


11565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

why did no one tell me about them before?

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treeqt.
March 1st 2013


11565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fuck everyone who knew this and didn't tell me

treeqt.
March 1st 2013


11565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

way to not be a bro everyone

rien333
May 12th 2013


254 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The person that added "Paramore" to similar bands should be banned

Cygnatti
May 12th 2013


22293 Comments


agreed

minty901
May 12th 2013


2084 Comments


love these vocals

Cygnatti
May 12th 2013


22293 Comments


Sorry ilovetree I didn't know you'd like this :/

treeqt.
May 12th 2013


11565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sert-zays hard

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
May 19th 2013


6201 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I feel like a pedophile listening to this cause the chick sounds so goddamn young and bubblegummy

mindleviticus
May 19th 2013


8331 Comments


what

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
May 19th 2013


6201 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

what what
what what
but you don't hear me tho

treeqt.
May 19th 2013


11565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

5 it tho

rien333
May 21st 2013


254 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

She actually is really young and bubblegummy. http://youtu.be/19Pb2zuFjjg

fromtheinside
May 21st 2013


19151 Comments


gnarly you call this avg bro? hmmm



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