Tuesday, August 3, 2010

RVA Metal

Solid 1999 debut release from this Richmond metalcore band - while back then it sounded a lot like what everyone else was doing, ten years later it's a nice change of pace. I was fortunate enough to work with the lead singer back in the day and got to catch their formative gigs at the sadly defunct downtown institution Alley Katz. Good breakdowns, riffage and anger. As with most self-produced metal demos, the energy and sound of their live show doesn't quite translate into the studio but it's still a fine listen. While Presh-us faded out sometime around 2003, some of the members went on to form Thousand Yard Stare (check 'em here) which still (as of late 2009) seems to be doing their thing.

Currently watching: Dexter (Season 1)
Currently listening to: Vomitous Surgical Abominations Of Disfigurement

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