Thursday, July 30, 2009
Hardcore. Does that even mean anything these days? With hundreds of “Hardcore” bands popping up all over the place everyday I have found myself steering clear of trying to find new bands within the Hardcore genre and just sticking to stuff I already know. There's just one band that have recently caught my eye - Betty Pariso. Blending thundering guitars, blisteringly precise drums and fresh vocals they create a ridiculously heavy Botch/Converge style hardcore which gets you thinking and wanting to burn your house down all in one. The band is made up of a few faces you may recognise from past bands including Cutting Pink With Knives, The Defeat, Seducedwomandead, Heroics and Wild Stallions so you know it's going to be awesome.
They recorded three songs with Nick Kinnish down at Serafina Studios in Eastbourne which they plan to release on a split with Manuscripts available digitally and on 7”. If these original recordings are anything to go by Betty Pariso are destined to at least a well respected place within the hardcore scene if not so much more. They already have the gigs rolling in, so go here to check out their listed gigs and more of their tracks.
MP3: Betty Pariso - I'm Standing Here, You Make The Move
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I won't lie to you German indie kids out there, I like hardcore. Brutal fucking hardcore that makes children bleed from the ears like Clement from Torchwood did. Yes, you really just did read a sentence with the words 'hardcore' and 'Torchwood' in it. I'm not ashamed.
Cult Ritual are eponymously, according to the divine blog stratosphere, "Musically compared to Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov, the first man to die in outer space." I'd say this was a fraction of the real truth. Personally, I'd describe them as the musical equivalent of harvesting a Little Sister whilst shitting razorblades and gouging your eyes out with a sieve that contains a pinch of 'emotional bullshit'.
But that's exactly the kind of music I like to hear on hot, sweaty summer nights where you don't give a shit about what time you're in because you don't even know what day it is tomorrow, and Cult Ritual soundtrack those nights perfectly. Get yourself some khaki camo shorts, a navy blue hoody and sit outside at half 10 in a deckchair listening to this on your Poundland earbuds - summer will have a whole new meaning after hearing 'Horror Sale'.
Definitely recommended if you like: losing your sanity due to the humidity.
MP3: Cult Ritual - Horror Sale
BUY: Cult Ritual - S/T LP from YOUTHATTACK STORE