The previous music from the Leeds quartet was the its 2017 debut EP, Yomi.
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Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:37 AM (PST) by rick delaney
It’s great to hear a post-hardcore/punk blend out of Italy, especially when it’s as moreish as LAGS‘ latest Soon. The album, a followup to their previous full-length Pilot, hones in on a practiced and passionate sound with only a few sore spots along the way.
Kicking off the album, Knives and Wounds comes out of the gate hitting hard. A heavy and vivid track that gets things going extremely well. There are a decent few little sonic licks and vocal inflections on the album that stick in the mind, starting with the rolling ending for this first track as well as the cry out of “We are knives and wounds.”
The lyrics on the album have this melancholic flavor, with moments of great aggression, whilst the sonic side of things keeps up a rolling aggression at most times, but does dip and flow with the vocals. The post-hardcore side of the band seems to meld quite well with an almost old-school post-punk flavor they inject under the surface of some tracks, they’ve got this Fugazi-reminiscent air about their sound. There’s that anger prevalent in their sound, mixed with tinges of sadness. It’s not something all together new, but a very inviting take on the genres. A great example of this mix is the track “The Bait,” where the track has this desperate melancholy to it, but both guitar and cymbals burst in as Antonio screams out “It’s over now.”
There’s a bit of repetition on some tracks throughout the album, which is often used quite well, however some tracks feel as though they would have greatly benefited with being cut just a little shorter. Showdown, and Second Thoughts, in particular run a bit long with what’s provided. Not to say they’re bad tracks, they’re still solid outside of this. To contrast that are tracks like Echoes, which, true to its name, also repeats out a phrase “I’m kneeling, and it’s killing me off, everything in my days is just misread.” But with the atmosphere of the track and what surrounds these moments it comes across quite a lot more effectively.
Capping off the album is a bonus track titled Il Podista, an Italian jam with LAGS’ flair on it. It’s an interesting way to cap off the record, but it fits quite well and is a nice sign of the band’s roots and identity. Even with the dark focus of the album on a mixture of rebellion and loss, it’s a very enjoyable listen, and Il Podista at the end is a solid bonus to it.
“We started a war, then we made art,” a rather powerful and frankly quite beautiful idea presented on the track “What It Takes,” is sign of the rather detailed thought the band took in writing this album. It’s not always hits, some sections come across a little awkward or generic, but they’ve got some amazing diamonds scattered consistently throughout Soon. As I mentioned at the start of the review, it’s quite a moreish album, listening to one track leads you to the next, it’s an enjoyable listen and a sign of great things to come for the band. There’s still places to improve, and Soon isn’t without it’s faults, but it’s definitely worth your time.
Give a listen to Soon below!
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM (PST) by forrestcook
Senses Fail fans rejoice! The wait is almost over. An upcoming tribute album brought to you by the good people at Pacific Ridge Records is about to hit the digital shelves. The album will be available at the label’s Bandcamp page, and includes twenty-three bands ranging stylistically in performative execution of twenty-three Senses Fail fan-favorites.
A Tribute to Senses Fail drops on March 27, and Dying Scene is thrilled to bring you the next installment of post-hardcore retrospective glory a la I Survived, a few days early. They are a San Antonio band known for their cynical approach, melodic sections, and range-driven vocalist.
Today we are premiering I Survived’s rendition of “Lungs Like Gallows”, which originally appeared on Senses Fail’s third album, Life is Not a Waiting Room, released in 2008 on Vagrant Records. Stream that song below.
Dark and brooding. Angry and loud. Belgium’s DEPTHS. are everything you’re looking for in a post-hardcore band, and their new EP “Until Sleep Narrows My Conscious Mind” is every bit as complicated and epic as its name implies. I must admit, I wasn’t too familiar with these guys until this very moment but as I write this on a foggy fall morning in the Southern Hemisphere they’re a very welcome new discovery. Discover them yourself below.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 2:36 PM (PST) by Tom Aylott
Petrol Girls have announced that they will release a brand new album later this year. “Cut & Stitch” is out May 24th through Hassle Records on digital, 12” vinyl and CD, and the band are today premiering the first single from the LP – “The Sound”.
The single marks a fierce return for one of the most exciting bands in the scene right now, and you can check out the official video with all of the band’s forthcoming tour dates – including their newly announced Rough Trade instores, and their dates with War On Women – below.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
You can give it a listen below.
Kaddish last released Thick Letters To Friends in August 2014.
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 8:36 AM (PST) by Carson Winter
Here at Dying Scene, we’ve been talking a lot behind the scenes about how to maximize our content—not only covering more, but covering better. We’ll be making some changes to our output in the coming months, and the end goal will be to provide our writers with more opportunities to write in-depth reviews, editorials, and interviews. Part of this is adapting our review format—there is simply too much out there to cover and full-length reviews just aren’t time effective. That doesn’t mean we’re getting rid of longform reviews (we’d rather die), only that when we do them, we’ll be investing more in them and treating them as we would a feature. For the rest, we want to cover the multitude of bands that are working hard out there but might get squashed under the great wheel of the album submissions game. Short-form reviews—as short and loud as punk itself—will be a way for us to cover more while still providing honest, dependable feedback. Let us know what you think of the new format, we plan to roll out capsule reviews as they accumulate from here on out.
I’m always on the lookout for rhythmic, melodic post-hardcore to make a comeback. You know what I’m talking about. Stuff that resides somewhere between Fugazi, NoMeansNo, Hot Water Music, and At the Drive-In. Aggressive, angular, creative, and singable.
Agador Spartacus hail from Hamburg, Germany and have come out swinging with the sort of EP that can’t help but turn heads. These guys are killing it with twisty, riffy tracks of guitar-centric post-hardcore that aren’t afraid of big choruses and big atmosphere. Agastonishing is a gun-metal cool release that deserves to be dug up from under the radar.
“Living Slow/Dying Hard” is fueled with stuttering guitars that switch gears to fuzzed out Snapcase riffs in the blink of an eye, its chorus providing a primal scream-along in the form of its title. “My Beautiful Mind” is another absolute banger, with perhaps the catchiest hook of the album. But this is picking glints from a bucket of gold, Agastonishing is an impressive EP that hooks from the start and then never stops hooking.
Check out: “Living Slow/Dying Hard,” “Tetris”
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 2:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
South Carolina noise punk act Florida Man have announced that they have signed to Spartan Records. The label has reissued their debut self-titled album, and the band has also released a music video for their song “Wet Brain.”
You can check out the video and stream the album below.
Florida Man was originally released in May 2017.
Monday, February 4, 2019 at 3:30 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
South London, UK based rock/post-hardcore outfit We Discontent (who include an ex-member of Lay It On The Line) have released their debut EP. “Sleep/Crosses/Sold” is out now on all the usual streaming platforms, including Spotify.
Have a listen to “Sleep” below.
British singer/songwriter Frank Turner has released an EP titled “Don’t Worry”, featuring a single of the same name from his last album “Be More Kind” as well as 2 new tracks. “Bar Staff” is one of those newbies and it’s going to be a Frank Turner classic, mark my words. You can stream the release on Spotify.
Be More Kind was released May 4 via Xtra Mile Recordings.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 10:15 PM (PST) by forrestcook
For anyone following the story, there is a 22-track Senses Fail tribute album on its way via Pacific Ridge Records, set to be released on March 2. The latest song to go live is “Calling All Cars” being performed by Pyro, Ohio, a post-hardcore band out of Virginia. Senses Fail fans, this ones for you. Crank it!
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:44 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Florida-based post hardcore band Vagrants have just signed to Equal Vision Records. To celebrate the occasion, they have decided to release a video for their track “Clarity”, which will feature on the band’s forthcoming debut EP due out at an undisclosed date in 2019.
The band’s guitarist, Jose DelRio, had the following to say about Vagrants new record label:
“We are extremely honoured to join the Equal Vision family and be apart of such a legendary roster of bands, many of which have been influential on us. It’s an incredibly humbling feeling to have such amazing people in our corner.”
You can check out “Clarity” below.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11:48 PM (PST) by Quirijn
If you have ever seen a live video of a band, you’ve pretty much seen them all. A band performing somewhere in a dive, bad lightning, shot in black-and-white and only one camera. This video from S-E-R-V-I-C-E for their track “Who Are You Anyway?” is anything but that. It’s beautifully shot and features a great post-punk song with dirty guitars, megaphones and weird noises!
Watch the video below! – we recommend watching this in full screen.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2:11 PM (PST) by forrestcook
When I heard that my favorite Italian hardcore band, NOFU, was putting out new music, I jumped at the opportunity for an exclusive. I hopped on messenger and started up a chat and before you know it, I was beneficiary and custodian to exclusive content beholden to no one but myself. (and maybe a few of the band’s buds and whatnot) The weight of badassery fell squalidly on my shoulders, alone. Holy crap! What was I gonna’ write?
I first got the chance to see NOFU last year on their Thrashin’ the Bible Belt Tour, at my favorite local punk dive, and was absolutely blown away. The lead singer, Emanuele, was like seven feet, goddamn tall and radiating rock and roll eminence in cut-off jean shorts and high-kick glory. He had a voice like napalm and a smile like Jesus. Claudio, on guitar, was thrashing around in a performance reminiscent of Captain Sensible, but along with Bitto and Curzio (on bass and drums) terrorizing the place, these guys were playing the loud, fast shit.
The pit was ferocious (due props to my beloved hometown scene) and, needless to say, I gladly coughed up the measly 20 bucks for the vinyl, Interruzione, which has sense seen innumerous spins on my dusty, old table. I love this band. They are legitimately super badass. With influences ranging from Motörhead and Venom, Accused, Suicidal Tendencies, and Italian bands like Frammenti, Kina, and Stinky Rats to more post-hardcore influences like Crimpshrine and Hüsker Dü (who have a big influence on this new album, Qui Ed Ora) – the band knows their history, and, I think, could become a big part of it, if you let them.
NOFU is headed back on the road, embarking on a West Coast (U.S.) tour this month, with 14 stops from Tijuana to Washington, including one sold out show with The Cro-Mags and EYEHATEGOD. Qui Ed Ora won’t officially release until this February, however CD’s and cassettes are being made available for the tour via Carr’Amato Records and Reality is a Cult Records. Tapes and CD’s will be done FOR THIS TOUR ONLY!! So, if you’re lucky enough to catch these guys in the act, be sure and scoop one up. (or maybe two, so you can mail me a copy.) The February release will be on 7″ vinyl, however the band is still reaching out to labels. So, if you know a guy who knows a guy… cough, cough.
Qui Ed Ora is unbelievable. It’s a pleasant 4-track surprise that highlights the bands maturity, growth and dynamism as they depart from their hardcore/metal roots to touch on a transcendental time and element in punk rock music. Stream that EP and check out NOFU’s tour dates below.
“What we are, it has always been a postponement, omitted, of everything we do not have. Never could. Just beyond the fears. Just beyond the uncertainties. Just beyond the insecurities. Just beyond. The goal, the place, we are looking for. We aspire to. It’s so close, but we do not see it. What we call the path. The path, it is only the name of fear, of hesitation. Here and now, quotes of what we would like here and now, broken phrases. Silences. Redeemed and fragile.” (Lyrics to “Qui Ed Ora” from translation)
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 1:15 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
You can give it a listen below.
Actor|Observer last released One Another in November 2017 via Party Smasher Inc.