Monday, January 11, 2021

The Black Spring

Okay I can't find ANYTHING on this. It sounds like something that should be a little more well known, so I have to question whether the band name is correct or I just fail at searching on google for things. It sounds like anything produced in the early 90s, has kind of that wholesome almost proto-emo sound to it. Another one from the old collection that I have zero information on. Check it out.

Maybe the Demo

We Are Spies

All I have on this is that they are from Richmond, Virginia, and active sometime around 2003. An apparent association with the record label Cherub Records. These are from my old collection, so they're shrouded in a bit of mystery. It's pretty basic emo/screamo stuff, not super amazing but not awful either.

Demo

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year

Just wishing everyone a happy new year. 2020 has been a rough one for literally everyone in the world, I'm hoping that music and especially emo/screamo/SKRAMZ gave people some joy throughout the year. 2019 was undeniable the worst year of my life, and 2020 of course was an unfortunate follow-up. I was unemployed the entire year, and amidst being depressed about various things, tracking down music and posting to my blog/youtube was a source of joy for me. Had almost double the posts this year compared to some others. 

I have more fun stuff for you all, and I'm attempting to upload a lot of my older material on youtube. I hope when covid dies down we can all go back to enjoying things again. I'm hoping we'll see more bands being formed due to people being bored from covid. Either way, I can't wait to hit some festivals and shows again. Please pray with me for New Friends Fest 2021. I need to see Respire and Frail Hands again.

Best wishes to everyone and keep the old emo alive.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

A Corrosive Melody (part 2)

A Corrosive Melody Bandcamp

Original Post

Started this blog with some tracks by A Corrosive Melody back in 2014, and spent almost six years hunting down the remainder of their recordings alongside theangryemonerd (shout out to all the people that contributed lol). Finally we have a bandcamp up and running. Looks like it's missing "The Hour Hand Vs. The Hour Glass" EP, which from my understanding might be a bit of a different sound from their later stuff. 

If you haven't listened to them yet, it's very high quality stuff, lots of jazz/math influence. The split with Bear Garden really holds up, but this unreleased stuff is very good as well. Anyway, check out that bandcamp, and hopefully they upload more to their youtube (I put a few of their releases on my Youtube in the meantime to get some word out.)

Monday, December 7, 2020

Eyston

 

Eyston started as a college band around end 1998.After we splitted in march 2000 , we didn't play music together until end 2002.Then we decided to bring the band to life again, playing only new songs, with a different sound and a different approach of our music.We had been playing instrumental music until now and vocals added a new unknown dimension to our music.Our band is just about close friends sharing a same feeling you could hardly express in a few words.Our l
yrics may sound immature , they make sense to us

Check this article for a good summary about them. 

From Luxembourg, and active 2003-2006 this band plays a very math influenced type of sound. Their early material is a lot more screamo sounding than their later material, but they keep their roots somewhat until the end. The sound in the later years is very calm indie style math, but intermixed with hardcore. The instrumentals are very good. Their split with Actarus is probably the most indie-math like, and the split with Colin Kramer is probably best for the emo listeners. It's all pretty great, definitely check it out.

Complete Discography (2003-2006)

Includes:

tvesla split 7"

the yeah! demo

actarus split

collin kramer split 7"

last stand e.p.


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Cremation 186



Found this on my old harddrive, information is difficult to find on them. They were from Boise, ID, and active late 2000s. Looks like someone in this band is part of the band Hoods Up!. The band combines emo/screamo with a crust sound. I don't really enjoy the crust element, but when they are doing their other stuff, it ends up being quite good. The band has some really nice kind of spoken word elements, especially on the track "Kesley". 

The tracks that I had were part of a split that I'm not sure was released, and the others are from a separate recording. Discogs has something else for them which I may buy at some point, but for now, here's what I have. I really enjoy the first track off the split, and the track Banshee. Srsly, go check them out.

Collection of Songs


Niveneh / Caligula


I'm reposting this one because these two bands were hidden in my Delaware Hardcore Compilation post that I dd. These are two late 90s screamo bands that are extremely obscure. Very little information other than being from Delaware and from the late 90s. Caligula have a dual vocal approach, and Nineveh reminds me kind of Hassan I Sabbah at points. Both go pretty hard. Check them out.

Caligula - Demo

Nineveh - Demo