Saturday, August 13, 2011
A Record a Week: Deadseraphim/Montcalm
SIDE 1. (DEADSERAPHIM)
IN LOVING MEMORY
BUT DUDE, YOU'RE MISSING THE POINT...ROLLERBLADES!
THEIR BATHROOM'S NO GOOD FOR DOING COKE
MCAVITY, MCAVITY, THERE'S NOTHING LIKE MCAVITY
SURE THING COACH, HIKE!
SUDE 2. (MONTCALM)
I came to know about Deadseraphim through their drummer, who emailed me to set up a show for them in Toronto. They never showed up for the show or even emailed/called me to tell me they weren't coming, which is a bummer. However, they had sent me a cd and it was really good. Later on, when we started up a distro, I made sure to carry this very record. It turns out that their van broke down and they only completed the West Coast part of their tour.
The Deadseraphim side of the record is mostly a thrash/punk/grind sound. The songs are fast and a little sloppy, but very energetic. The band did not last much longer than this and broke up, formed multiple other bands.
The Montcalm side is more of an original emo/screamo style. It's a mixture of bands like Orchid/Ampere/etc. Some songs have a slow melodic minor opening with fast paced music once it kicks in. It definitely has a very west-coast Ebullition-type sound to it. Montcalm was really good, but unfortunately only released this and one other split. One member went on to be in Ampere, but I am not sure what the others have done.