Thursday, May 09, 2013

Altona - Homage - 2013 - Split

Altona are a four piece hardcore punk band from Stouffville, Ontario, Canada. Homage are a five piece melodic hardcore band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Altona play a rather straight ahead brand of hardcore punk. The songs are short, hard hitting and get right to the point but aren't afraid of stretching out with some brief moments of calm.

Homage play a solid style of melodic hardcore with a gruff vocalist. The guitars do the heavy lifting in terms of melody, they create a wall of sound that has the potential to be stretched out into some post-rock style instrumentals. Thankfully they keep everything tight and the songs catchy.