Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Kick Your Friends In Their Fucking Heads!

Evil Priest – Hardcore Gods

Earlier this year I was very impressed by Hatebreed's live show and went out and bought their album as soon as I could. I liked it a lot but it's taken me a while to get around to buying some more hardcore. My knowledgeable contacts informed me that Evil Priest (a kiwi band from Auckland I think) were worth checking out.

When listening to Hatebreed I commented that there were a few too many songs about believing in yourself and not enough about scary demons who want to eat your soul. Evil Priest go some way towards remedying this deficiency. Among the myriad thought provoking subjects they tackle on this album are “Why are horror movies not as good as they used to be?” and “Why all other hardcore bands are sellouts”.

The music is very good. There's a lot more variety than the Hatebreed album, including a reggae song and some cool country style slide guitar. On the other hand the vocals aren't nearly as powerful as those of Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed, and it's not as slickly produced (but of course that's par for the course with little known local bands). Nevertheless there's some good song writing on this album. I hear these guys have broken up now, which is a pity.

2 comments:

lucy T said...

they havent broken up yet, their last show in auckland is on october the 8th tho :(
glad you liked them, ill try send you another copy of One must fall sometime.

Jon said...

OK so they're almost broken up then... pity I'll never get to see them live though.