Basically take parts of those two bands, a little hardcore, a little jazz, the dissonant sensibilities of Diskord or Replicant and you might be in the right wheelhouse.
Passenier doesn’t just sing the lines…he sweats them, breathes them, bleeds them.
Music is often somewhat visual for me, but rarely is it as viscerally visual as this album.
Intentionally or not, the bands expose the ugly collective psyche of humanity, then spit on it with all the bile they can muster.
Who is currently doing a better blend of anti-music? Go ahead…I’ll wait.
‘Immersive’ is probably a good adjective to describe this record as a whole, but I think I’d rather use ‘refreshing.’
Domestic Extremity is an album that can be recommended to hardcore veterans and that-one-friend-who-isn’t-really-that-into-heavy-music alike. SCALP knows their job and they do it well.
These tracks are great for getting the blood pumping, and they urge you to get up and flail around.
A day before their third album was set for release, I talked with Serena Cherry and Liam Phelan of Svalbard. What unfolded was a conversation about the sexism that exists within music publications, sketches of the band members as dogs, the final shows before the Covid lockdown, and the spectacular graphics of video games in 2001.
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