Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Arsen - Black Sunday 7"

Arsen is a rad crusty emo/hardcore band from Germany who released a 7" on React With Protest in 2002. They play very dark and heavy emo/hardcore influenced by bands like Union of Uranus and Orchid, with a bit of a His Hero is Gone or Tragedy crust vibe too. This 7", Black Sunday, is incredibly noisy and heavy. The vocals are mixed fairly low in the mix, and range from high picthed screams to deep growls. It actually reminds me of Black Magic Pyramid a lot, just more "punk" sounding. Only complaint is the guitar tone which gets a little grating after a while. I don't know what else to say about this really, it's a fast, heavy and vicious 10 minutes of music. Germans scare me.
(PS. If you downloaded Ekkaia, you'll probably dig this record)

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