Thursday, September 17, 2015
Old Wounds- Death Projection EP review
Old Wounds- Death Projection 7” review
The opening riff on the first song is enough to get this EP a review- it’s one of the hardest and most brutal riffs I’ve heard this side of the 80s. ‘Dead Beat Blues’ hits hard all the way through, ending with the prophetic line “Life is pain, death is release”. ‘Ritual’ is a unique song that blends just about every kind of extreme music into one (save for harsh noise). ‘Bloodpact’ is much the same, and is notable for the fact that the vocals are abrasive yet distinct, clear enough to discern the lyrics the singer is uttering. The last song ‘Epilogue of a Possession’ is the epitome of a long 90s hardcore song- melodic and cacophonous at different times, and reaches epic proportions at times as well. The lyrics of the band are largely on another level- I do not understand some of them. They’re a mix of storytelling and a rhythmic blend of philosophical musings from a strange, interesting fellow with a lot of heart and even more charisma. This band is one I admit that I do not fully grasp, but it’s pretty fucking good, much more intelligent than most 90s-influenced hardcore and metalcore jocked today. Through the sheer application of hard work, this band DESERVES your attention. Donkey kick your neighbor and dwell on the deeper elements of your life.