Sunday, July 17, 2011
A Record a Week: Crimson Curse - Both Feet in the Grave
BOTH FEET IN THE GRAVE
VELVET FLESH DESIGN
SWEET BABY JESUS
BLACK DYE NO. 15
SILK SCREENED BUGS (no music)
This album falls smack in the middle between original hardcore punk sound and the sound of the west coast hardcore/screamo of the late 90s and early 2000's. The band is centred around the Locust's Justin Pearson and his attempt to revive love for hardcore/punk at the time. This band was also an early project of Jesse Keeler from DFA (1979) and Femme Fatale.
One of Pearson's short-lived projects, this album is abrasive and in-your-face. If anyone can inject a sense of excitement into a dull hardcore scene, it's him. He has a league of loyal followers that will listen to the Locust through all of their changes and anything else that he gives a shot at. Rightfully so, as many of the projects have mostly been top acts in their respective genres.
This record takes me back to when I would buy records on a recommendation and by the time they arrived in the mail and I could listen to the band; be excited about the band, they would break up and move on to a new project, starting the process all over again. It was a good listen back, but probably not my favourite of the many revisits I will have over the course of these listens.