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the world is a tomb,
This review is from: Malady (Audio CD)
This band features Jeff and Kevin from the awesome City Of Caterpillar along with Chris Taylor, vocalist in the Legendary PG.99 and, to be honest, the presense of those three men alone was the reason i bought this record. Let's face it; there is no chance of ever again hearing a hardcore record that will eclipse the life-affirming beauty of City Of Caterpillar's epic self-titled debut or the intense vision of Documents #5, #6, #7 or #8 so anything this band does will always, to me, conjure up a slight feeling of sadness as i mourn for the loss of two unmatchably brilliant bands.
...but,thankfully, MALADY have made an album that stands up in it's own right and on it's own terms, with the band members exploring pastures new...gone are the soaring build-ups and the blasts of near-uncomprehensible noise that made their previous efforts so startling but, this space hasn't been left void..it's been filled with something else, a soulful rock vibe which makes for an album of upbeat, almost catchy rock songs that still retain their dark edge and sound somewhere between a more melodic Planes Mistaken For Stars or a super gritty Hot Water Music, or Party Of Helicopters. The best thing about this album is that, although it doesn't sound anything like COC or Pg.99, you can still hear the essence of those bands in these songs. This is pissed-off, angry and imaginative rock music for people who want to get their groove on but aren't afraid to get dirty whilst they're at it!!