Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Violence Party!

By request, from Melbourne Australia, 2004-2007. Don't know if there's more.

Violence Party!

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Strange Death (of Silas Deane)

The Strange Death (of Silas Deane) was a post-hardcore Atlanta band in the style of the San Diego / Three.One.G sound during the mid-late 90s. The 3-piece consisted of two members of the recently defunct hardcore band Between Shadows, Jordan Noel and David Bryan, and then Chapterhall drummer, Lee Corum. TSDOSD existed for only a brief moment in 1998 and never played a proper show (although one show had been set up at Sprockets and later cancelled). During summer 1998 the only semi "shows" took place when friends would come to rehearsals. Although only 3 songs were written most of the material the band played was an improvisation. Unfortunately, any rehearsal tapes documenting the improvisations (we're not talking jam sessions, we're talking noise and rock mayhem) have been lost in the shuffle of the past 11 years. BUT, there is still a rehearsal tape of the 3 written songs. The tape was recorded on a karaoke machine in Lee's parents basement.
TSDOSD Line-up:
David Bryan - guitar/vocals
Lee Corum - drums
Jordan Noel - bass/vocals

It's kind of what you'd expect from late 90's emo. I'm not hearing much of the three one G sound as described in the bio. It's still kind of good though. Shrieky basement recorded stuff we all love so much, still melodic at times though. For being 1998 it reminds me a lot of the myspace-core of the future, like listen to the first song and tell me that's not 2000's. It seems pretty obscure if is to be trusted. Go listen!

Demo 1998

The Map Says We're Fucked

I'm sorry, I don't have much on this or I just can't be bothered since there is some shitty grindcore band with the same name. I have a recording called "Self Titled" and some youtube video with same song names, but not the same songs, or different recordings? I don't know. Either way, the self titled that I have posted is very intense, just relentless. Still melodic though. The youtube is very similar just a bit less intense. Sorry I haven't had that much time to listen to it all.


Self-Titled (Youtube)

Marjan Crash

Band from Providence active in the early 90's. 1994 being pretty early for the genre. I'm not even sure what you'd call this band. The real gem is the grace 7inch which seems to be a demo of some sort. It borderlines on really rough angsty industrial. It's a bit weird. Kill Yr Idols was apparently never released and is a bit more along the lines of 90's emo/punk. I find Cruis Dakota to be just too clean, I'm not into it that much. Check out Graze and Kill Yr Idols for sure. I think I might be missing some songs too.

Graze 7inch 1994

Kill Yr Idols (Bandcamp)

Cruise Dakota 1994

The August Prophecy

The August Prophecy was a four piece outfit from Syracuse, NY. The group featured ex-members of Herman Dekalb, and combines harsh aggression sewn together with blistering breakdowns, creating one hellish sonic landscape. The band released an MCD on Florida's OHEV Records (The Rocking Horse Winner) before disbanding in late-2001 tells me this band is from Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, United States. Long name for a place. Anyway, looks like Simon B. beat me to posting this on the web. Here's the MP3's though. I'm terrible at describing music, but describes similar artists as Phoenix Bodies and In/Humanity. I can hear the Phoenix Bodies. Some parts remind me a bit of Usurp Synapse. It gets kind of jazzy at times. I recommend.

five endeavors in self murder

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Angels Never Answer

Angels Never Answer... Looks to be active around the year 2000 and from Birmingham Alabama, and later Denver Colorado. It's very metalcore, but during this time, it seems that a lot of metalcore was bordering on music appropriate for this blog. Just really angsty screamy metalcore. It think it was an interesting time. I kind of have a soft spot for this type of music. I definitely recommend the S/T (or Hier Ist Kein Warum as it's other known as), I haven't listened too much to the split, but it seems to be OK as well.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Gyre Spire & Spindle

Another Edmonton, Alberta band. I wish I had more on this band. I can't even find their complete album. They were active late 2000's and kind of play a melodic type of sound with female vocals.It kind of fits a newer sound I've noticed out of Canadian (Albertan?) bands. I think this is their only release, and I know I'm missing a song from it. Hope I can track down more at a later time. Check it out for sure, I think it's quite good.