BERRY | 2007-04-09 >>>
"Det Sjunde Inseglet" | H.A.T.E! "Det Sjunde Inseglet"
split LP (2006 Filth-Ear Distr., Lewisit Records, Malárie Records
[Malarie Polska], Merciless Core Records)
Two juicy portions of fresh local hardcore
The last night of the last
year I got an info e-mail from Belgium about two Czech bands having
released a split LP on Filth-Ear Distr. Along with the Belgian record
label there were of course plenty other labels and subjects, as is
common in these musical spheres. This spring we eventually got a copy
of the record from the Liberec based participants Lewisit, who occupy
the A side of the record. Let’s start with them.
Noisy, urging hard core (reminding of early Gnu a bit) is intertwined
with stripped down passages which makes the digestion of essentially
rhythm and melody based music as such a pleasant process. The Czech
singing gives the whole an excellent feel, the lyrics are screamed so
urgently that you can’t just not believe them. Four songs ("Vlčice", "Last",
"Let / Kruh" and "Satan") are each in a different tempo, not boring at
all, simply a representative selection of Lewisit, whom I meet for the
first time thanks to the record.
did I knew anything about H.A.T.E! until this split LP. Intro a bit
like Root, but the three present tracks ("Zkrkavčení", "Až na dno
blahobytu" and "Osamění") are nothing but hardcore, as you can expect.
The feeling is much like Lewisit, only the face of Vodňany located H.A.T.E!
is much crazier, pushed to the edge, livelier, but not as compact and
variable as Lewisit.
A nice fact representing the cooperation of the bands is the identical
title on both the Lewisit and H.A.T.E! sides, namely "Det Sjunde
Inseglet", which is Swedish for the "Seventh Seal", a title of a
Swedish film from 1957.