A horrible hack

Mara'akate

A Significant Portion of Their Discography

Year Released: 2003
Format: CD
Label: Heroine Records
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jun 13, 2007
Twenty-four songs documenting, variously, demo, 7” and split releases by this now defunct screamo band. Just under fifty minutes worth of churning, turbulent noise that comes in dissonant, fragmented bursts with unintelligibly screamed vocals that beg the question why some sort of lyric sheet wasn’t included. I bet these guys would’ve fucking ached to have been on Witching Hour back in the day, but it seems they missed that boat and carried on regardless. It’s not bad at all, and the quality gets better and better as the CD forges on. Personally I just seemed to have reached burn-out with this kind of thing. I bought the Usurp Synapse releases as they came out, and nowadays stuff needs that extra bit of ‘oomph’ to have me raving about it. As it stands, this is just ok and not much else. Competent, but their particular rocketship falls short of grazing the face of god.

Share this:


Related Reviews

Mara'akate - s/t
Mara'akate
s/t
Heroine Records, 2003

Mara'Akate - s/t : 12inch

Racebannon - Mara'akate - split
Racebannon - Mara'akate
split
Electric Human Project, 2002

Racebannon / Mara'akate - split : 6inch

With Love - Tuoni Fulmini Saette
With Love
Tuoni Fulmini Saette
Heroine Records, 2004

With Love - Tuoni Fulmini Saette : cd

La Quiete - the Apoplexy Twist Orchestra - split
La Quiete - the Apoplexy Twist Orchestra
split
Heroine Records, 2003

La Quiete / the Apoplexy Twist Orchestra - split : 7inch