Wednesday, December 19, 2012

KDC - Naive To The Bone

Last night I was having dinner with my friend.  In between bites of my burrito, he asked "Have you heard this band KDC yet? They are pretty awesome".  I decided checking them out would be the first thing I do the next day.

KDC is indeed pretty awesome.  Their music varies so much but still sounds totally concentrated and focused.  You'll find some technical noodling similar to Botch right along side some slower more epic parts reminiscent of Modern Life is War.  This is all not without a healthy does of fast hardcore and powerful breakdowns. The musicianship here is impressive, along with a vocalist who seems to find the perfect way to fit in to this music despite all the changes.

I can't wait to see this band play live.
Check it out here.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kids - Henley

I haven't posted in a while and I apologize for my lack of action here.  I heard these two songs from Kids today and they reminded me of why I started writing about and sharing music on this blog in the first place. 

Kids are from Northeastern Pennsylvania and play a brand of hardcore that varies in influences but comes off powerful and natural.  There's an urgency to this music that I love to hear.  Songs can range from slow and melodic to thrashing in just seconds.  The vocals maintain and intense scream throughout. 

I find myself hearing a dark hardcore sound consistent in the presentation, even when the song structure and style changes.  For instance, the first song, "Superman" will bring you through a barrage of twists and turns with slow melodies, blast beats, mid tempo stomps and finally, an upbeat dancing rhythm.  The second track "Johnny Red Rides Forever" is more to the point with a shorter run time and less variation.  I'm pretty impressed by what this amounts to.  Hopefully we'll more from them soon!

Check it out here.