Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mars Argo - 2013 - Live At Bedrock Studios

Mars Argo are a five piece indie rock band Los Angelese, California, USA. Live At Bedrock is their latest release. Their song Don't Call Me went viral, you might recognize the sample they use. Their songs are straight ahead melodic indie rock with a consistent taste for electronic samples. On songs like You Gave Away they remind me of a poppier, brighter Black Angels. Overall these songs are indie rock vein with a predilection for synthesiszed sound as well as a clear poppy melodic voice.

This Is Hell - 2013 - The Enforcer

This Is Hell is a five piece hardcore punk band from Long Island, New York City USA. The Enforcer is their 11th release and it's more of a thrash metal record than anything else. There is no straight hardcore on this album, at most these songs are crossover thrash but for the most part they are straight ahead 80's thrash metal worship, culminating in a cover of  Metallica's classic Whiplash.

This is an album you're going to either love or hate. If you like 80's thrash metal then you're going to enjoy this record but if you like your hardcore pure, free from any crossover or thrash influences then there's not much here for you. The Enforcer is my favourite here, the cover of Whiplash being the only other song I keep coming back to. I enjoy Walking Abominations quite a bit but at over four minutes long it's a haul at times before the closing guitar solo. If you're down for some thrash metal worship The Enforcer will be right up your alley