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Lachance - Autokinoton


Year Released: 2005
Format: 7"
Label: Invisible Cities
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
Lachance cropped up on a split 7” with the much missed Occam's Razor a while back, and this is the first I have heard of them since. They are decidedly impressive here, and much more memorable than on that 7”. They crash through some messy screamy chaos with blasting guitars, yelped vocals, thundering drums and a decidedly ramshackle take on the whole Mohinder / Eurich type scenario. To say I enjoy their uproar is an understatement, they really kick it up a notch here. Superb break down into twinkle mode too when it necessitates. Decidedly impressive, do not overlook these guys if you hanker for bands that record in cupboards and ooze quality in spite of it. Utterly aces.

Autokinoton brawl their way through their side of this splittage in a similarly jaw-dropping fashion, conjuring up blistering melodies that are fused with a grooving crunch not unlike former heavyweights Four Hundred Years or more modern upstarts Bailer. Vocals are strained and sung and screamed, whilst the guitars chime all around and get me following the rhythm in anticipation. They also drop in a killer twinkle part with away from the mic vocals as they take a breather. I love this shit, they are all present and correct with many killer aspects onboard here. DIY emo at its most intense and all the better because of it.

This is really fucking good. Get it.

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