Monday, June 22, 2015

Counter - Shallow Words Crashing Down On Deaf Ears

Counter takes the passionate lyrical style of 90's vegan straight edge hardcore and adapts it to some more modern and interesting song structures.  It's still heavy, still angry, but definitely more thought out and musically competent than your typical mosh metal band. There's a nice variety of time signatures and interesting guitar trade offs.

If you're a fan of newer bands like Axis and Discourse then Counter might strike your fancy.  The production is raw and pretty gritty.  Honestly, I think it works well in preserving the overall presentation.  If this band was recorded in super clear high end production it would probably not appeal to me quite as much.

Listen here.