Thursday, March 8, 2012

Motivator - S/T

Motivator is not unlike many, many other bands. They play fast hardcore/punk, blazing with power chords and fast drum beats. Still, for some reason this caught my ear as having a sound above the rest of the bands of this genre that I've heard over the past year.

Perhaps it's the screamy and desperate delivery of the vocals that sets this apart. The music is almost like early Minor Threat meets some more modern sounding hardcore. The high gain guitar and vocal style add that modern twist to it that keeps this from being yet another 80's rehash band.

The drumming here comes off extremely solid and well done. Perhaps it's the power and precision there that has me enjoying this a bit more than usual. There's no lyrics on their bandcamp page, but I'd be interested to hear what this guy is screaming about.

Check it out here.