Saturday, February 15, 2014
LIFE CHAIN 'Uniformed Cowards' 7"
First off, hats off to Halifax! The scene they've made for themselves is parallel to that of NYC, PDX, and so forth! With that said, today we're going to continue documenting the killer scene up there with LIFE CHAIN and their debut 7" entitled Uniformed Cowards. 5 songs that are in two tracks, two songs in track 1, 3 in track 2. Didnt want to split them as the blended well into one another.
LIFE CHAIN plays manic Hardcore obviously influenced by Sacrilege (as far as the vocals go) and 80's European Hardcore (as far as the music goes) and their is a definite love for D-Beat too, especially bands like Disclose. The 5 songs on here are a great follow up to their devastating demo. Just manic, ferocious, pull no punches Punk! The e.p. starts with what sounds like the dissection of Hades Piano Guts, then around the :20 second mark, the reverb of guitars start to hint, at :23 they are going for the throat, and at :31, it all stops to a fiery war drum THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! Then a banshee wail, and then they burn the fucker down! Gives me goosebumps!! Check out the song Dead End. Those guitars are like chainsaws! And the drum beat isn't that ridiculous blast beat shit. Punk doesnt use blastbeats, Punk drumming rolls with the music, it doesnt need to be "macho" and this song proves it perfectly. The vocals are so fiendish, the only other time you'll hear such reverbed wails is in the echo'ed halls of hell! This is one mighty e.p. folks, and with members having played in/or currently play in bands such as ABJECT PAX, CONTAGIUM, CONCRETE ASYLUM, VIXENS, (((PRMTV CCMLTN))), and NEVER HUMAN you know the trouble thats in store for you.
Lastly, thanks to Ben & LIFE CHAIN & the rest of the HFX Punks for letting me post their shit and being awesome fucing people!! See ya guys at New Yorks Alright!!