Monday, April 2, 2012

Walls - 2012 The Future is Wide Open

Band : Walls
Album : Future is Wide Open
Release Year : 2012
Genre : Hardcore | Powerviolence | Experimental

Tracklist :
 1.Just Complain  
2.Dignity Village  
3.In Disguise - Tears of A Lonely Man  
4.Cheap Equipment  
5.It Never Rolls Right Off  
6.Stare At The Walls  
7.Wants and Needs  
8.Pure Hate aka Fraud  
9.Slow Erase  
10.Positive Thought is not Making A Deal with Death  
12.A Piece of Rope

The paranoia and unease of one man is hard to measure physically. WALLS has done this sonically so that the more timid people out there don't have to get their hands quite so dirty. They will still have to do the work though. There is always the work.
'The Future Is Wide Open' is a sarcastic bite out of society's apple. And what a rotten apple indeed. Bursting with angst and tension, this album is a relentless hardcore punk/noise rock demon-sound. There is no release from the future. The gates are shut.

WALLS is a hardcore band from Seattle/Portland: Pounding rhythms, dissonant riffs, and a terrifying vocalist all come together to create something really brutal and powerful, featuring three fourths of the final Cold Sweat line up, members also currently play in Iron Lung and Pig Heart Transplant.

Walls are basically everything a hardcore band should be these days. Aggressive, provoking and unsettling. Their music  has been described as brooding and downright scary at times. They are heavy and fast but with plenty of room for slower and creepy parts. They remind me of the first times I heard a Born Against record. The mixture of pissed off lyrics with such fitting music. Or maybe Dead and Gone, with their basslines and dissonant guitars who make you feel miserable each time you put on their record. You know how some bands are described with images of axes, hammers or other equipment to just describe how brutal they are? Well, Walls are like  knives. You don’t see them coming but you can feel they are here. Bleak and harsh. This is rage.

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