03 December 2015

ALPINIST


Every time I think this brand of hardcore faded away, I hear a new band belting out heavy and (almost too) slick hard hitting and (sometimes too) melodic jams and the shit is so gloriously on point that it reminds you why every band in Europe wanted to sound like TRAGEDY in the '00s. ALPINIST was the band that did that too me a few years ago when I saw them in Oakland - they just nailed it, and they sounded like their own thing instead of a clone. Interludes like the title track/s for LichtLærm make the rest of their attack hit so much harder, and there's a bit of MODERN LIFE IS WAR style power in the mix ("Yarncarrier And Break," for example). This act should be old news to many visitors here, but I've listened to these records enough recently that I felt it only fair to dig this baby up and share. Two records on one cassette, Minus.Mensch and LichtLærm from 2010 and 2011, respectively...twenty tracks of fist pounding, emotional, neocrust of the highest order, and the drummer is really fukkn good.




1 comment:

The L-RV said...

Absolutely loved this band...