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obliteration of the rules of grammar
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Sunday night and 700 words to go. Yee Haw!!!
Asthma Atttaq "Breathe Heavy" Review:
From EmpMe Music Blog:
I recently just made a rather cumbersome order of records from 29 North Records, the distribution arm of Level-Plane. When you peruse their store you know what you’re going to get. It’s an e-paradise for all things screamy, aggressive, passionate and well under the radar of the average music listener. I’ve never been steered wrong with any release that Level-Plane has put out and when I started ordering record’s from Greg’s mailorder I would always take a chance and purchase a few random records here and there. While embarked upon my most recent spending spree a band caught my eye, Asthma Atttaq. It was the artwork and the name. Something about it told me it’d be good. I didn’t even read the descriptions, I just clicked add to cart for each and every release that was in stock. Then, as is usually the case, I promptly forgot about it. A couple days ago I was opening my package and going through all my new goodies. I got towards the bottom of the stack and I saw my Asthma Atttaq records, prompting a loud, “Who the fuck? What?” That moment I realized what I must do, and that doing is being done as these words get added to the post.
As I wrote that introductory paragraph the music started. The guitars were thick, like on the first Exploder album. I’d be surprised if they didn’t play Mesa Boogie amps. After about 3 and a half minutes I began to think that I had gotten myself another instrumental album to add to my CD shelves. Write as I was about to put the thought to computer screen the vocals kicked in. Balls out screaming that held strong to everything I loved about screamo circa 1998. Leafing through the liner notes, the missing low-end in the recording that was nagging at me comes from the fact that the band is a duo. Both masked, David drums, Ry plays guitar (with what is sure to be plenty of effects pedals and processors) and both scream. Vocally, think Sleepytime Trio, Exploder, early Coalesce. It’s ear splitting, vocal chord grinding, glass breaking nails on chalkboard ecstasy.
I’m now at the end of track 02 and I can safely say that this is in fact one of the best hardcore records I’ve heard in a while. Crazy guitar licks, dead pan drumming and nothing but passion oozing through every inch of the recording. If you don’t head over to Level-Plane and buy everything this band has right now then you may as well go kill a baby kitten because you obviously hate everything that’s great in life. And Asthma Atttaq my friends, is the fucking greatest.