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2 ottobre 2013

Sickoids - Sickoids #2012

The home of DAYLIGHT ROBBERY, DEFECT DEFECT and CANADIAN RIFLE, there’s no question that Chicago’s Residue Records is one of the top imprints for jean jacket/black toque punk. You know the kind: elements of pummeling hardcore from various sub-sub-subgenres with just enough melody to keep you coming back for more. Few bands exemplify that sound as well as Philadelphia’s Sickoids.
Sure, if you’re one of those masters of describing hardcore, you’d be sure to impress everyone at the local squat with the elements of d-beat, UK82, post-hardcore and melodic working-man punk on the band’s self-titled debut. Played separately, it’s hard to see the link between the mid-tempo fuzz attack of My curse, the angular melody of Hope subsides, the gravelly pop-punk of King of the dirt mound and the straight-up noisy blasts of Bleached bodies.
It’s kind of bizarre, really — somehow, in 18 minutes, Sickoids touch sonic ground once tread by VARUKERS, DIE KREUZER, THE REPLACEMENTS, CRASS, ARTICLES OF FAITH and even a tiny bit of JAWBREAKER. To genre purists, this all-over-the-place description might sound like a living hell, but in an age where even the best bands are following strict structural rules, it’s a breath of fresh air to listen to a record this diverse. Without sacrificing any pent-up fury, Sickoids’ ability to shift genres makes for an endlessly compelling listen.

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Sickoids - Hope subsides


a1. Psychic cold war
a2. Bleached bodies
a3. Hope subsides
a4. Reality's refugees
a5. Dive

b1. My curse
b2. Permanence
b3. King of the dirt mound
b4. Clarity
b5. 10 human steps

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