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The New Wave of the Grave New Beat Volume Two

Year Released: 2017
Format: CD
Label: Our Future
Reviewed by Oli Saunders on Jun 23, 2018
This is the second volume of this hardcore compilation, put out by Our Future, consisting of 17 hardcore bands around the world. The problem with compilations is that I feel they were from a time when you couldn't just download or stream all the music you want. How often do you listen to compilations these days? Me... a handful of times a year at most. So I find the format redundant. You might find some bands on here you like that you didn't know before, but you'd probably find that out from a first or second stream.

Anyway, it's here, and I'm listening to it. Most of this is very experimental and noisy and I am trying out what kind of mood I would have to be in to actually connect with this in any way. Final Fukker's 'Emergency' song is loads of feedback with some indecipherable vocals and a a riff you can just about make out. That's an extreme but the rest fits in around it. It's full of cliches; repeating a phrase like 'this won't end well' as the chorus just doesn't cut it anymore. It's noisy, it's basic, it says the same old message. Maybe I am being too critical but I'll stick to the old wave.

23rd June 2018

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