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September 28, 2010

New Band Spotlight: Vile Bodies

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VILE BODIES demo review by xYosefx, from the upcoming issue of MRR!

This totally blew me away. With the odd collaged image on the cover I was pretty much expecting some raging hardcore in the vein on CULT RITUAL or other current Youth Attack-style bands. I was wrong. While this is definitely some raging shit, it falls somewhere on the spectrum between hardcore and post-hardcore—if that’s still a term. I hear influences from FUGAZI in parts, BURN and other early ’90s post-youth-crew Revelation bands in others, and even some MINUTEMEN (or am I just imagining that?), but the songwriting tend to be more straightforward and, well, hardcore than that of the aforementioned bands. Even with these influences (if those are their influences), VILE BODIES maintain their own identity, and all the songs presented here are well crafted and powerful. I’ve listened to this five times now and it just gets better. This is one of the best demos I’ve heard this year. For those who care, it features members and ex-members of some good bands that you like or maybe don’t. Whatever, just do yourself a favor and order a copy of this tape.

You can download the demo HERE, or order the 7-song cassette for $5 ppd (in the US) from: 6 Wadleigh Place, Boston, MA 02127

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