April 15, 2012

Mediocracy - Asoma (2011)

Mediocracy is a bunch of pissed-off dudes from the bullshit city of Bucharest, Romania who play a highly energetic brand of crusty metallic hardcore not unlike Masakari, Converge, All Pigs Must Die and whatever else you and your friends listen to when you feel like the Man is keeping you down. They've only been around for two years and have already released two full-lenght albums and an EP and have toured intensively, so I guess they're pretty passionate about their music.

Most of their songs are blazing hurricanes of sharp, chaotic hardcore riffs, d-beat drumming and caustic vocals with the occasional melodic lead thrown in for good measure. As the band puts it, they're "opposed to fascism,state control,religion,hate,war,authoritarianism and the constant dumbing of people in this society which embraces these things", so there's really no need for me to go any further on this. Just know that if you're on the lookout for some flawlessly executed, harsh, crusty hardcore to get you through your vapid, pointless excuse for an existence, you should definitely give Asoma a spin. 

Especially that they're such nice guys that they offer their entire discography for free. Get it here

1 comment:

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