Invisible Guy is back!
This time with a CONDITION review and also a INSTITUTION interview!
Condition – Deteriorating
One of the most menacing releases, both aesthetically speaking and musically. Breaking with the conventions and doing their own thing, which makes it pleasurable to listen to. In their first song “Smoldering Wreckage“, they balance on the edge of everything but have quite an enjoyable sound-scape to listen to. It’s heavy, rough and tough at the same time.
The riffs are completely intriguing, filling up the whole sound-scape with smoldering feelings and conquering up the space at the same time.
I’m pretty surprised by their sheer talent, as I listen through it, from time to time. The vocals are absolutely perfect on the second song “Sensation Defect“, which leaves me with a great feeling inside after listening to it and the tempo of the drums are absolutely astonishing.
I believe that their strength lies in the balance of their combinations, since they mold it perfectly with one another, which takes the listening pleasure to a whole other level.
The songs themselves are not hard to listen to, and it gives you pleasure even though it’s such a serious subject they’ve brought to the table.
The aesthetics are frightening and they blend in with the music with total effect, which I think is a great deal of what you’re expecting. When that gets delivered, almost to the point, it makes it so much better. I can also sense some kind of scandicore, vaguely mixed in between the crust punk and the harsher hardcore elements.
Also, the song “Complete Fucking Robbery” pretty much sums up what Condition are and have a potential of being. They are stepping it up with each song and it’s also got its own unique sound-scape, even though there can be some repetitiveness, there’s a larger contrast between the songs. Some are more focused on the overall sound-scape, some are just focusing on the total mayhem of it. Great release, you should get it from De:Nihil if they still have any left.
Oh, how I love the relentlessness of great hardcore.
Jallo from the newly founded hardcore-band “Institution” got some questions sent his way and he answered them.
Why the name ”Institution” and what sound do you think you’re going to go for within the hardcore sphere?
- Well, it’s just a name and it happens to be a good name. It’s hardcore punk the way we (the guys in the band) have done in our other bands in the past. Totalitär, Herätys etc.
Are there any new bands that you’d like to recommend for this blog?
- Warcry (US).
How far have you progressed when it comes to your first album “Domen Är Satt” and how did you go about when creating it?
- The album is recorded and mastered. Martin (the guitarist and me made the songs), then we just rehearsed for a weekend, then a short intense recording, 2 days.
What are your plans for the near future and next year?
- Well, I think there’s gonna be some gigs in the near future. Don’t know about next year. Oh, there’s going to be a new 7″ coming spring 2013.
Thank you for this! What have you got to say here in the end?
- Thank you.