VARIOUS ARTISTS - PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND, BONE DANCE and DIVIDER CD
Genre: Post Hardcore
Throatruiner Records is slowly becoming, in my not so humble opinion, the go to label for intensity. I'm serious every time they send me something I have to break out the seat straps because I know I'm in for a wild ride. This particular one came with something of a warning label; "Three bands, three different interpretations of hardcore/punk, two continents, one policy: Destroy." The three bands on here also contribute two songs each as well. The first of this trio of destruction, BONE DANCE, call Boise, Idaho home although I doubt the city elders like em one bit. BONE DANCE shoot for that Boston post hardcore sound which you can't slam dance to although they hit their mark on both cuts. The second band DIVIDER from Long Island, NY are more of a late 80's/early 90's dirge punk band with a bloody throated banshee for a vocalist. This band would have fit well on Amphetamine Reptile's line-up of bands. And speaking of amphetamines the last band on here PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND from Toulouse, France is the winner for eye bulging, neck vein popping extremism in post hardcore. Actually if this was a contest then the French win hands down as far as providing a sound that shook pictures off of my walls. All three of these bands conjure up brilliant sound scapes of post apocalyptic noise that could crush the weak.
HERE'S A SONG FROM ONE BAND ON THIS COMP, PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND from Toulouse, France. THIS CUT IS NOT ON HERE BUT JUST LISTEN IF YOU DARE.