Monday, October 22, 2012

Viva Belgrado - Demo

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     Here we have another in a long line of bands from Spain that I couldn't help but fall in love with as soon as the first notes rang out. Viva Belgrado call Cordoba home and now I want to move there. They are a four-piece band playing a style that combines the heavy, repetitive atmosphere of Post-Rock with rough-hewn, unhinged blasts of Screamo and Post-Hardcore. Lyrics are completely spoken/sung/screamed in Spanish!! Thank you!! The 5 songs here aren't overly long, which is a welcome change from so much Post-Rock whatever that tends to drag on for eternity with little to no payoff. They know exactly how to develop the build-up so as to intensify the anticipation for the inevitable outburst of screamy goodness. Imagine Caspian and Secondsmile roughing each other up in the pit while Single State Of Man films it for posterity. Raw, rapturous and simply breath-taking for a first demo!!!

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