Friday, July 04, 2014

Shizune - 2014 - Retro Engineering Artifacts

Shizune is a five piece screamo band from Longino, Italy. Retro Engineering Artifacts is their discography to date plus some previously unreleased songs and is being given a physical release on cassette courtesy of Driftwood Records. They write lyrics in English, Spanish and Japanese and combine a diverse set of influences into a coherent, focused somewhat chaotic screamo sound. No matter the language the singers are screaming in these are raging, explosive songs that will rip off strips of skin given half a chance. They blast through these 17 songs in just over a half hour leaving me breathless and a little overwhelmed. Highlights include Days Of Væstena; Kamchakta; Redshift; Petit Déjeuner; Weekend At Lake Vostok; Dyatlov Pass Incident, Холат-Сяхыл; MONØLITH: Fall of Nibiru and so much more. There is a lot of excellent screamo to digest here, so give Shizune's Retro Engineering Artifacts the time it needs to really sink in.