Monday, February 2, 2015

Dark Horse/Sick Of The Living, High On Death/2015 Full length Review

  Dark  Horse  are  a  band  from  Australia  that  plays  a  mixture  of  grind,  crust,  hardcore  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  album  "Sick  Of  the  Living,  High  On  Death".

  A  very  distorted  reverb  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  for  more  of  an  old  school  crustcore  direction  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  vocals  are  added  into  the  songs  they  are  very  aggressive  sounding  screams  and  th e music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  You  can  hear  a  lot  of  hardcore  and  d  beat  in  the  bands  musical  style  while  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  melody  at  times  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts,  high  pitched  screams  and  growls  and  there  is  also  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  present  throughout  this  recording.  

  Dark  Horse  plays  a  very  old  school  style  of  crustcore  and  d  beat  which  they  mix  in  with  elements  of  grindcore  to  create  some  very  raw  and  aggressive  sounding  music,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Dark  Horse  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture of  grind,  crust,  hardcore  and  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sick  Of  The  Living"  "Welcome  to  Your  Homicide"  "Unwanted"  and  "Days  of  Rage".  8  out  of  10.

1 comment:

  1. I moved to Sydney from Philadelphia, Pa and lived there between 2012 and 2014. This band is without a doubt the best hc/punk/whatever band in the Sydney scene. Nicest dudes, forever backed hard.