This Belgium – Germany based band really breaks it up good. Musically they shred through everything and smash through the boundaries of heavy hardcore. This is extremely hard beatdown drawing influences from the prototype 90’s Belgian metallic hardcore and the intense heaviness of German contemporary metal acts. But in a way also rooted in the rich musical vegan sxe tradition of European hardcore.
This record is hard to take and to listen to. It isn’t easy to fully keep enjoying this music because it is very punishing. Like Ed Goodlife said it is a sensation. This sensation is also brought to the readers by the lyrics that Matthi writes. He allocates images of murder, anorexia, warfare, …So it is modernity not only in the subjects he writes about but also in the way he builds up those images with words. Reading this is just like watching shocking images on a television. This iconic way of communicating with the fans is something that I have never experienced that present in a hardcore record.
The lyrical imageries are (in the fine Good Life tradition) again pleading for a better world free of the diseases of modernity. Like cowardice bombarding innocent civilians in the wars, being sociological imposed to look like a skeleton, getting murdered on the streets because of drug issues, etc.
This modern piece of beatdown is definitely worth the term HARDCORE. And is definitely a 100% Good Life Recordings worthy album. Pioneering is something Good Life has always done and this album certainly paves the same path.
This because it is taking you uncompromisingly to better attitude and convictions. Nasty rules and you can only get better by their leadership. This album is a trip to better things in life.
As far as this innovation goes, it gets even more innovative by releasing the limited to a hundred pieces Holly D. edition. Although that is what Good Life wants to see in Hardcore. Fine music empowered by a fine looking girl like Holly D.
I am rather critical towards this evolution but wouldn’t mind if it does happen, it is good clean fun I guess. But I wouldn’t like to see girls being used as a mascot or a cheer leader for new releases. We aren’t selling a race car here! But rather a message for the kids and the next generation.