Brond’s music mixes riff-focused modern rock and post-hardcore/rock, with progressive, stoner, and noise/math rock tendencies. Wow. Now there’s a description. Delivering eight tracks across almost 44 minutes of music, Graveyard Campfire is a well-realised and enjoyable release, despite my mangling together of various subgenres in an attempt to loosely categorise it. Continue reading
Although a one-man project, the artist behind this band is joined by various guests across the release, (including one who brings a saxophone to the party). Continue reading
Face Value is an angry slab of metallic hardcore; 29 minutes of teeth and attitude. Continue reading
Featuring members and ex-members of bands such as Faith No More and Slayer, there’s immediately a certain level of expectation with this, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Continue reading
Junk Fuck Militia play grindcore with lashings of hardcore, powerviolence and sludge. This means that the songs play with different speeds, moods and textures according to the desires of the band.
Even though the average song length is about a minute or so, due to the aforementioned stylistic influences you never quite know Continue reading
Prolefeed start us off with 15 tracks of pissed-off Hardcore, tearing it up straight away with fast beats and a razor-sharp guitar sound.
Even though the songs are all short, sometimes they do slow the pace down and give vent to their groovier side. Apart from this, it’s all Hardcore-fury as the band play fast enough to vent their rage but rarely enter blast beat territory.
The riffs are full of confident swagger and attitude, embracing their heritage and really going for the throat.
The vocals are high shouts, angry and harsh, just as we like it.
After this we have War All the Time, who contribute the final 11 tracks to this violent split.
War All the Time have an uglier, fuzzier, filthier production than Prolefeed’s sharpness, and benefit from a rounder sound in this regard.
Other than that there are a lot of similarities between the bands; short songs, (although on average slightly longer for War All the Time), Punk fury, swagger, attitude, fast but-not-blast-beats, etc.
The singer has a deeper shout than that of Prolefeed; a throaty snarl shouting belligerently across the tracks.
Like their partners on this split, it’s an enjoyable listen. On balance, I think I prefer Prolefeed’s contribution though as there’s a little more variety in attack, but both sides hit the spot for a bit of grinding angry Hardcore violence.
Have a listen.