Monday, January 7, 2008
Firehorse Monarch's only release is one of the most intense series of six sample-soaked hardcore I've ever heard. From Cleveland, OH, some of the members go to the Cleveland Institute of Art. So does a good friend of mine, who turned me on to this band. All the songs are filled with fucking overpowering samples mixed in with the hardcore little hooks and messy riffs. The drumming is great, and the vocals fit this more than anything else I care to think of.
The band is great. Like a more underground sounding Genghis Tron, without sounding anything at all like them. They played some awesome live shows, and although I never saw any of them, I hear that they were insane. People hanging off of rafters in basements and jumping off of equipment, songs sounding like noise, nobody caring.
The CD came in this (bristol board?) paper sleeve, printed on both sides, yo. Awesome at that. Very talented, methought. Now they are fucking defunct. Bummer. Check them out on their myspace for more info.
ok. I know these songs have titles, but I have no clue what they are. Just call 'em 1, 2, 3, etc.