Monday, September 23, 2013

Kaoru Nagisa - Concessive

This is awesome.  There's just no other way for me to put it. Kaoru Nagisa is a chaotic hardcore band from Virginia that does a great job balancing an early 2000's screamo sound with something a bit more traditional and mid 90's sounding.  Maybe picture if Majority Rule, Orchid and Universal Order of Armegedon were all mixed together and spread across six songs. 

According to their bandcamp page, they have four people handling vocal duties, though it never sounds overbearing.  There's a good deal of dynamics as well with instrumentation that goes from extremely frantic but can switch to a more musical/melodic mood with a very seemless transition. 

I get to see this band twice this weekend.  I am very excited.

Listen to the whole thing here.