Monday, April 2, 2012

Ides - Demo MMXII

Ides play fast, angry hardcore. There's a good deal of fast drums, and noisy guitar that are intermittently broken up by some slow, carefully placed, breakdowns.

Although I don't think having a female vocalist should, in any way, be considered a novelty, I will say that the only thing that keeps this band from sounding like many others is the vocal style. There's a great female fronted shout that sometimes goes over the edge into a throaty scream. It brings the music to a different place than a simple arrangement of power chords.

Lyrics here focus on dealing with anxiety, internet addiction and general anger/disgust with modern life. I'd be interested in seeing this band play live.

Listen to it here.