Abolitionist is a punk band from Oregon.
Hell yeah, you guys are the first new band I have been turned onto through this site and I fucking love what I’m hearing so far. Dig the whole band but am really feeling those drums! Keep bringing it and get your asses to Houston!
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[…] new music from the Pacific Northwest’ own Abolitionist (punk). The band has released “The Pinnacle” which serves as a fast paced follow up to the […]
[…] Abolitionist always skirted classification for me. Their sound is an amalgam of post-hardcore and just plain old punk rock, but it doesn’t really name check the former in the usual ways. It’s melodic, but not too melodic; there are tunes, but they’re shouty and muted in the way that the emocore coming out of DC was during the Revolution Summer. It wouldn’t be too insane to say they got a sort of garage rock Rites of Spring vibe. Listen to End on End? You hear it? It’s kinda there, right? But, Abolitionist isn’t emo, nor can they really take the -core suffix. When I group them with others in my mind, I’m not putting them with Title Fight, Dowsing, or any other emo revival group; you see, Abolitionist– above and beyond their sound– are a political punk band. I have them firmly in the realm of Propagandhi and the Rebel Spell. Where Propagandhi uses riffs and thrash inspired shred to direct their political and social rage, Abolitionist uses crunchy power chord progressions and bare-bones guitar melodies– different tools, same toolbox. […]
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