Saturday, January 8, 2022

Avarice to Lace

 


This is a bit post-hardcore'ish, almost to the point that I wouldn't post it, but I'm kind of interested. I messaged the person who uploaded it, and if they don't get back to me I can probably extract the songs myself. In the meantime, check it out.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Discord Group

I'm part of a group on discord that talks about rare/obscure emo. It's developing a pretty good community of other bloggers/youtubers. Check it out if you're curious.

EDIT: woops the link was expired. here's one that doesn't expire.

https://discord.gg/2Gn4ZQCDPq

Monday, November 29, 2021

Midnight Drive

 


Found here on this Reddit thread. From Reston, VA Circa 2002. Now you know just as much as I do. There may be some connection to The Catalyst Really from googling, but I can't find anything else. Sick stuff here. Lots and lots of melodic breakdowns, inbetween your usual emo/metal material. Vocals alternate between quite high to almost raspy like vincent black shadow. It feels pretty well produced metal-tinged stuff. No idea on the popularity level being so low.

Vampire Cat

 


From you smell like paste (dead link tho)

I don't know anything about this band, their last.fm page is emptier than my head and the bands name is hard to search through on google. Great sound though, their music is a tad bit traditional, as in you've heard something like this before, but what've you got left to complain about? Similar artists on last.fm are Schematic of a Waking Life and XVPOPDMX all the while they have been tagged as grindcore and they don't sound anything like grindcore. Skramz and Jamz.

I have very little info on this either. My files say I downloaded this in 2007, so around that era. No idea on country, but singer sounds mostly North American, but oddly australian or something at times. I lagged on posting this because I think I thought poorly of it originally, but hearing a request for it recently made me listen to it, and it kinda goes hard. Check it out. 

Demo

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Shitty Blogging, but active youtubing

 I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I've been a lot more active on youtube and really lagging with posting things here on the blogspot. I think the dopamine hit of posting on youtube is just a lot higher and there's a lot more engagement there.

The problem with that is that there are no downloads on youtube, and that's ideally what people want. People also want information on these bands, that is what the purpose of this blog is (should) be. I'll really try to shape up and get things better updated on here. I've just been lazy and having fun with youtube.

Hope everyone's well. Stay calm and cool, and don't give in to disinformation. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

We Close Our Eyes


Review by Andy Malcom - Collective Zine

This is mighty fine for a demo. All the more shocking is that this band comes from Norwich. Not in a million years would I ever expect a band from Norwich to play screamo this well. I would expect them to be a boring metal band that screams, or sound like Thursday and pretend they are screamo. Instead, WCOE plays noisy hardcore that does retain a bit of a metal edge, but luckily they’ve taken a big ole file to it to round it off a bit, and make it a little more palatable for my ears, like that band the Quest for Quintana Roo. Amidst the more thundering riffs they sprinkle in some melodic guitar and a good crossover of harsh screamed vocals and more shouty/talky ones. “Day Trips to Alkatraz” has an awesome twinkly breakdown in it for example. “Your Life At Twice The Price” is totally frantic and spazz. They finish on their best track “Second Hand Oppression” which is a total epic – it builds up into a spiralling emo finale, has breakdowns and quiet bits and just everything. Absolutely awesome.

At other times this CD reminds me of the earlier Saetia stuff, with a more chaotic urge at times that can bring to mind Orchid. Obviously, it’s totally unfair to a band that is putting out a demo to be compared to those two bands, but hey. There is an awesome instrumental right in the middle – loved that. And things are rounded off by the excellent packaging,

Also, must mention that some of the guys in this band are also in another Norwich band called Long Live who are even better than this lot (they sound like kind of a cross between stuff like Slint and Giants Chair and the melodic parts of Saetia – no screamin’). Talented folks.

Oh! One song has hand claps! That seals it!

Demo 2002 

Fork and Knife

 

Marking the first installment in Alone Records' new limited edition seven inch series, New York's The Electric Mayhem and Fork & Knife team up to unleash their own brands of stripped back, raw aggression on one single slab of virgin vinyl. Featuring members of I Am the Resurrection, The Hope Conspiracy and Gospel, The Electric Mayhem fuse the intensity of screamo with a dirty rock sound straight from a garbage barge burning in the East River. Two blistering tracks of unharnessed power that will bring the surrounding tri state area to its knees.

 

Fork and Knife / Electric Mayhem

Fork and Knife / Helen of Troy