Black, bitter, and full of spite.
These dudes obviously listen to His Hero is Gone. This is Balaclava from RVA. They played here in Brooklyn, but I missed the show (I was out apple picking). Anyhow, check out their jam.
Cannibal Corpse lead singer, George Fisher, major douchebag.
In other news, sky still blue.
On a semi-related topic, me and Brendan started talking about bands that talk in between shows. I referenced a couple of political hardcore bands, Los Crudos, the Dream is Dead, as being really talk heavy in between songs. I think that’s just a major point of hardcore punk - community, discussion, DIY, understanding, tolerance - that is rarely seen nowadays. I feel like what was once politically charged lyrics in the late 90s kinda petered out.
My buddies Derek and Jello (or Patrick) were in this two-piece powerviolence outfit called Ill Eagle. They played like 5 seconds songs, but they had discussions with audience members that would last a few minutes, maybe 10 at most, to fill out a whole set. I thought that shit was genius. It gives another dimension to music and a whole new way to interact with the audience.
Now look at metal bands. When I saw Dark Castle, YOB, and Wolves in the Throneroom, those bands hardly said a word. There wasn’t any banter, but mostly thanks after each song was played, which is totally fine. I think it’s just one of those things draws that line between hardcore and metal. Metal sings about some politics every now and then, but hardcore, I would like to believe, is an extension of that. Maybe if George listened to more punk rock, he wouldn’t be a douchebag playing video games and calling people homophobic slurs.
I think punk and hardcore needs more Martin Sorrondeguys, Ryan Pattersons, and Rob Penningtons who are able to speak their mind. I want to know what this song is about and why the fuck they’re so angry that they have to write a song about it. I want to hear your opinion. I think it’s insulting when people discount what the singer has to say, or worse yet, try and silence them. They’re on the fucking stage, not you, and anyone who tries to shut them up can fuck off and die.
This is my band, We Are All Savages, playing our debut 7” single, Jersey Stranger! Reblog, repost, and retweet!
Here’s my list of the best shows I went to this year:
1. Godspeed You! Black Emperor! at the Masonic Temple
2. Portishead at Irving Plaza
3. Krallice/Thou/Wolves in the Throne Room at the Bellhouse
4. Yob/Dark Castle at Le Passion Rouge
5. Soundgarden at Jones Beach
6. Big Freeda at Best Friend’s Day. (yeah I liked Big Freeda’s dance party than Pg 99 playing Doc 8).
7. Des Ark Pygmy Lush at the Acheron
Looking back I went to a ton of shows, but not so many were your diy punk variety. Alas…