Short But Sweet, Polite And Respectful #18

Boden – S/T EP

Already recorded in this year’s February, the long-awaited selftitled debut of Stuttgart’s Boden strikes hard. The five-piece draws a massive soundscape influenced by an epic conglomeration out of black metal, shoegaze and post-rock elements. The closing track contains a quote of Franz Kafka’s The Castle, to top off this fantastic DIY recorded EP. If you’re into dark and atmospheric music Boden is definitely a band you should not miss to check out.

“There's no quiet place here on earth for our love, not in this village and not anywhere else, so I picture a grave deep and narrow, in which we embrace as if clamped together - I burry my face against you, you yours against mine and no one will ever see us.”

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Raein / Ampere – Split

Two monsters of screamo teamed up to release this fantastic collaboration in form of a split seven inch. The first two tracks are contributed by Italian’s Raein, who just emphasized their outstanding status in European Screamo at this year’s Fluff Fest. Both tracks are opening the EP nicely, to pave the way for Ampere from Massachusetts. With the following three songs Ampere is reporting back after four years of silence. And just like they used to, they’re taking no prisoners, as each of the songs is short and on the point. This is probably the closest to the golden age of screamo you can get in 2015.

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Lypurá – demo

Recently founded, Lypurá from Karlsruhe/Tubingen, are playing an interesting combination of emo and screamo. On their debut the sound is alternating between calm, more melancholic parts and heart-wrenching screams. Both, perfectly balanced, you can already hear, that this young project obviously has a lot of potential. Self-recorded, mixed and mastered in their rehearsal room during this year’s summer, their demo will also be self-released. Further details are not yet known.

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No Real Pioneers – Every Inch Is A Hope

Formed back in 2011, No Real Pioneers are Gabrielius playing guitar and doing the vocals, Karolis playing bass and Lukas on drums. Their latest release, called Every Inch Is A Hope consist of two songs, which were recorded at YMIR Audio in Vilnius. Soundwise the Extended Play could be described as a blend of screamo and atmospheric post-rock; a combination that always seems to work pretty flawlessly. It will be quite interesting to see what’s next for the threepiece from Lithuania.

“I heard the leaves started falling. And I think I might be next, I think I heard them laughing of all this mess.”

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