October 5, 2013

This Routine is Hell - Howl (2013) - Marco's perspective

Sorry guys, I know this has been already (briefly) featured on our sleazy webzine, but I couldn't help myself. It's the only hardcore thing I enjoy, and seeing how chester wrote only one paragraph about it half an year ago on his way to the local tsatsiki vendor, I have to do justice to it.

Howl is a I-had-enough-of-it, no-more, fuck-your-face, if-you-stare-at-me-for-one-more-second-i'll murder-your-dog, I-don't-give-a-flying-raccon's-dick hardcore album that is most suitable and efficient after spending the whole day doing boring errands. For me, at least.

For the rest of you, who might not be as pissed off and frustrated with life as I am, Howl is a perfectly head bangleable and mosh-friendly record. The tracks rarely surpass two minutes in length, making for twelve short bursts of fucking ANGER AND VIOLENCE ROAAAR. The guitars are deliciously distorted, the drumming is violent and the lead singer... holy shit, the lead singer. I'd hire him 24/7 just to scream at people that I don't like and then MAYBE beat the shit out of them with a drumstick or something. Chances are that his scream has already perforated a hole through the dude's esophagus, so assaulting him would be not only ungentlemanly, but embarrassingly redundant. As you might have already expected, the lyrical content is comprised, but not limited to, disease, destruction and a general dislike for society and the human race. I, for one, share their views. Nothing more to say here.

I might sound like a fucking scrub to you rusty hardcore aficionados, but trust me, as an outsider,  Howl is something special. It's fun  and to the subject, and I would recommend it even to hardcore rookies like me.  Here's hoping that I won't ditch my snobbish hipster persona for *insert specific hardcore stereotype*, because who will be then left to write articles you never read about bands that you don't care about?



  1. So i guess you didn't listen to much hardcore music, since you are kissing this band's ass.trust me, you are way behind with this hardcore music topic.And yes Marco, it's just you (For me, at least.)

    1. Enjoying the hell out of an album and writing an enthusiastic review about it = kissing a band's ass. k

    2. I can't even begin to explain how ridiculously elitist that comment is. Fuck it, Marco. You love, you praise it - good on you! Why should you give a flying fuck about the fact some rusty old hardcore aficionados such as me look back at more than 20 years of "scene" socialization? Enthusiasm such as yours keep me in it! Cynicism such as the Anonymous up there pulled me away from it for the past 10 years. Keep it coming, Marco. Cheers, another Marco from Cleveland, OH.

    3. Thank you for the kind words. Cheers!