• lavotchkin / joseph Split (CD, £4.95)

    label: Midmarch

    FROM NORTH EAST ENGLAND COME LAVOTCHKIN. SOUNDING SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN CURSED AND CONVERGE, THIS CHAOTIC FRENZIED HARDCORE FIVE PIECE HAVE NOTCHED UP SHOWS WITH THE HOPE CONSPIRACY, DOOMRIDERS, RISE AND FALL, GALLOWS, WALLS OF JERICHO, THE CHARIOT, DAUGHTERS, SEND MORE PARAMEDICS, NOVEMBER COMING FIRE, AND HAVE MADE TWO TRIPS TO EUROPE VISITING BELGIUM, AUSTRIA, CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA, BEFORE RELEASING THE FOLLOW UP TO THEIR DEBUT 'THE OLDEST SUICIDE CULT'. A MUCH MORE MATURE AND ABRASIVE RELEASE, BEATING A FRESH HEARTBEAT INTO THE STAGNANT UK METALCORE SCENE. ON THE METAPHORIC FLIPSIDE ARE JOSEPH FROM YORK, BRINGING A STRIPPED DOWN, DIRTY SOUNDING HARDCORE, DITCHING TECHNICAL RIFFING FOR A MORE STRAIGHTFORWARD GROOVE NOT UNLIKE BANDS LIKE KYUSS OR EVEN LED ZEPPELIN. FEROCIOUS LIVE SHOWS COMBINED WITH HEAVY RIFFS ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO APPEAL TO METAL FANS TIRED OF TIGHT-JEAN POSEYCORE. SEXY HARDCORE FOR BEARDED MEN AND WOMEN.


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