FVCK MOUNTAIN
EP


4.0
excellent

Review

by Josh Fountain CONTRIBUTOR (63 Reviews)
February 4th, 2014 | 21 replies | 1,130 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This Brisbane outfit is on the cusp of greatness, with a unique take on grindy hardcore

FVCK MOUNTAIN might end up getting thrown into the heap of “Entombed-core” bands. Entombed worship has become a viable commodity in the world of hardcore, with bands like Trap Them, Black Breath, Nails, and even Converge leaning heavily on the shoulders on Left Hand Path. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, someone needed to take up the mantle, considering Entombed stopped playing good Entombed songs 20 years ago. Bands are cropping up all over the world, writing fast riffs slathered in thick tones, FVCK MOUNTAIN being one of them. However, there is a lot more to this group of Aussies than just fast, grindy, death metal influenced hardcore. FVCK MOUNTAIN has a multitude of influences that are introduced throughout their debut EP, from straightforward hardcore, to screamo, and even slight post rock moments in the closing track “Gift”.

FVCK MOUNTAIN should be taken much more seriously than their name would imply. This is a band that bathes their sound in filth and grime, letting it permeate through every riff, every scream. The album starts off at a breakneck pace, with the first four tracks barreling through, never letting you breathe. The first half of the album is nothing but malice at full bore, an unstoppable train of destruction. With the first four tracks, one would the album would continue at this pace, however the track “----“ plays and it is a clip of Paul Bowles reading his poem “Here I Am” with a subdued guitar line in the background, effectively changing the pace of the entire album. This is done for good reason however, as the last two (and the best) tracks, “Dead Weight” and “Gifts”, slow the pace considerably. Both tracks show off a bit of their screamo influences combined with a methodical hardcore approach. They both contain incredible crescendos, creating songs that are desperate and vulnerable without losing any of their punch.

FVCK MOUNTAIN is a band that, if they were from the United States, they would probably already be on Deathwish with Kurt Ballou signed on to produce their next album. However, they are from Brisbane, Australia, where their chance of exposure is much lower. It is too bad, because with the current state of hardcore, FVCK MOUNTAIN could turn heads and breathe some fresh air into a genre desperate for something new. There is a lot to like from this debut EP, and hopefully there is a lot to love from FVCK MOUNTAIN in the future.



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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2014



7970 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

This band has this EP on bandcamp with Name Your Price and no minimum. Check them out:

http://fvckmountain.bandcamp.com/


I can't decide if the band name is the dumbest or greatest thing ever. If you think it is dumb, I understand, but don't let it keep you from checking the album out.

SharkTooth
February 4th 2014



3692 Comments


I dunno, I personally prefer Stoned Jesus

spookynewghostfriend
February 4th 2014



3297 Comments


ya stoned jesus agrred

Kris.
February 4th 2014



12152 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

brings the heavy

MMX
February 4th 2014



4785 Comments


my jam

Digging: 68 - In Humor and Sadness

botb
February 4th 2014



9560 Comments


pretty cool so far

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2014



7970 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Glad you like it MMX

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
February 4th 2014



6066 Comments


Ye awful band name for sure

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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2014



6942 Comments


Nice, I've been hitting these albums hard lately. Check out:

COAG - Sociopath
Miserable Failure - Hope
BACKSTABBERS INC. - M.I.A.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2014



7970 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Will do, thanks Rob

ffs
February 4th 2014



4819 Comments


hope band name is an achewood reference

intotheshit
February 4th 2014



3639 Comments


Album slays so far.

JS19
February 4th 2014



4168 Comments


sounds cvlt-y will check


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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2014



7970 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

They kick ass, you should enjoy it

zaruyache
February 4th 2014



5910 Comments


Krieg.

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Crymsonblaze
February 4th 2014



7479 Comments


"hope band name is an achewood reference"

hope it's an arrested development reference

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2014



6942 Comments


Hope there's a drunk video clip attached to the band name

Blackbelt54
February 5th 2014



4268 Comments


I'll listen to this band if their name is an Arrested Development reference

Kris.
February 5th 2014



12152 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

BACKSTABBERS INC. - M.I.A.



YES


THANK YOU

DominionMM1
February 5th 2014



9560 Comments


but check your lease man, because you're livin in fvck city

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