(We built the world and) and miss the stars

Volta

Volta - ɒ

“Don’t let ‘starts’ and ‘stops’ neatly stored back on the shelf.
The blight grows thin, from the dirt to the earth.
Uncover the fangs.
This in not an immaculate posture,
but charcoal on charcoal to cover the treasured fears.
A different listener could overwhelm
the celebration of the all modern world.
A stranger that walks on what’s left and our miseducation.
Give me my flowers to spare, and speak to the children:
all the silver hands have a different burden to receive first.
All in all. The choir resounds: “‘We were, we are, we will’.”

Volta – !!!

This is going to be a short post about an awesome emotive chaotic screamo/emoviolence/punk from italy, no other details are known but…Volta stands out with some pretty fine lyrics and great a vocal-section. If you love passionate stuff like capacities, caust or lyra you should definitely have a listen.

“Keep the curses and the promises
for the smallest of the audiences.”

Tracklist

01 – Orphans of meadows
02 – Give me my flowers when I am sick while I yet live, so that I can see the beauty that they bring. Speak kind words while I can hear them, so that I can hear the beauty that they bring
03 – Murmur/Chorus
04 – Storytelling
05 – 10’11
06 – Gravel’s the gift for the victory: count the harmonies if the language is dead / keep the speech safe if the words are thick, talk quietly and lay them all down

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FlowersxOfxCarnage – Demo 2013

FlowersxOfxCarnage - Demo 2013

“hearts, dreams, hopes and desires
collapse, converge
sentient paradigms shifting thru time
coalesce, complete

what we destroy, we will rebuild
what we rebuild, we will destroy”
(from “Hack/Slash”)

FlowersxOfxCarnage – splendid.

Some DIY kids from Asia playing intense emoviolence/screamo stuff in the most awesome way. Think of…maybe Arse Moreira, Elesh Norn, Tentacles, Cease upon the capitol and several other furious bands. A tempest-tossed heavy sound-wall assorted with some congenial movie/interview (?) snippets. Well, I don’t know if they played in some other bands before but…damn…it’s so sick how good they are with their very first release. No bummer. Almost no breathing-space. Straight-forward as fuck. Some of the best vocals in this genre. Good lyrics. I’m more then excited…this is just rad.

“sunk into clouds of inertia
our worlds are all painted bleak
blankets of nothingness
pockets of hopelessness
my words, your words
they struggle to speak”

Super-Highly recommended.

Tracklist

01 – Prototype
02 – Dead End
03 – Fail-Safe
04 – Engine
05 – Hack/Slash

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Locktender – Kafka

Locktender - Kafka

“remember when we used to be vibrant?
breathing air for the very first time?
now the windows are barred
no frame could contain nature
obsessed with all the wrong things
time to sharpen our focus”
(from “Aphorism #16″)

Locktender – Stunned. Completely. “Kafka” is definitely an aspirant for the album of the year.

Locktender (Ex-Men of Trees) was formed back in 2011 and after several splits with bands such as Brighter Arrows, Cassilis or Coma Regalia they’ve now released their intense full-length debut called “Kafka”. 5 Songs inspired by Kafkas short proverbial works called “The Zürau Aphorisms.” (all in all 109 aphorisms written from September 1917 to April 1918).

“feeling my pulse quicken, a heart sailing
gripping ever-so-tightly, afraid to let this feeling go
seeing through newborn eyes, this world gleaming
tasting these bitter winds
words on the tips of severed tongues”
(from “Aphorism #17″)

The band plays an outstanding mix of screamo, punk and hmm…yeah lets call it some sort of post-metal. Like a love child of June Paik, Cathedraal, Fall of Efrafa and maybe Shark Bait. “Kafka” is without any doubts a heavy as fuck record but nevertheless a very very warm and embracing piece of beauty. Kinda strange but songs like “Aphorism #17″ or “Aphorism #87″ feel so comfortable albeit of their powerfulness. “Aphorism #63″ is an epic 11 min long masterpiece and “Aphorism #103″ comes up with an unexpected “acoustic” guitar part to finish this rad record after 34 min. Hope you’ll enjoy this too. Think of any superlatives you have, this album fits in.

If I had a rating scale or something like that, “Kafka” would be a strong 9 out of 10. Great debut guys. Keep up the work and hope to see you soon in Berlin.

“don’t leave
us devastated
with black seas
–consumes everything”
(from “Aphorism #103″)

Highly recommended.

Tracklist

01 – Aphorism #17
02 – Aphorism #16
03 – Aphorism #87
04 – Aphorism #63
05 – Aphorism #103

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