Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mercy Ties

Bandcamp Link

Mercy Ties are from right here in Seattle. Along with the always epic and ever engaging Panthalassa, they are helping to bring about a reemergence of that great frenzied Post-Hardcore that was so prevalent on the West Coast in the 90's and early 2000's.  Now, don't take that as me saying they are just treading water, or plagiarizing the greats. Far from it.  There is a wonderful modernness to these tracks that might just make the most jaded asshole get off their ass and notice.  These songs, as well as the songs on their 2010 demo are a testament to the wonderful inventiveness and ingenuity that grows and flourishes right here in our fair city.  A solid mixture of Metalcore, Math-Rock and Screamo makes for a very engaging listen, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes.  Think Off Minor, Love Lost But Not Forgotten, Hot Cross.  Think Level Plane Records, think Ebullition Records... Basically, if you have, or have ever had any interest in spazzy, chaotic, Metal-tinged Punk Rock, you should probably get to lovin' these guys 'cause they are bound to blow up soon.

No comments:

Post a Comment