KAROSHI: Ichi: LP

Mar 03, 2011

There is something truly grey about the music from the south and this band from Nashville only solidifies my thought: Dark and brooding screams over the top of a mixed bag of music. I hear atmospheric melody, charging hardcore, melodic crust, and other heavy influences in the music. Not restricted to one tempo, this band controls the tempo to their advantage. They maintain the power and the music. You can feel the anguish of emotions in the songs. It’s an interesting use of sounds that have a live feel to them in the recording. The instrumental acoustic guitar track at the end of side one gave me the feel of sitting in a living room, kicking back. Color marbled vinyl and inclusion of a CD is a nice touch. Co-released with Meat Cube and Burnt Bridges

 –don (Anti-Corp)

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