Reviews

Beat and sing it out, play it the way to erase borderlines of continents and ages, joy and sorrow. Give the youth power over what comes out onto paper, what gets free from speaker grid, throat, recording studio, Ukraine, New York, from everywhere, even from your rebellious hearts.

The prevailing conservative majority in Ukraine and throughout the world believes that changes are always for worse, or at least it is a strange game with a taste of treason. But in order to live in the modern world, we must accept the only constant — changes.

Would you follow the moody storytelling of Kyiv gothness, dare you to visit the City of Nothing, leaving your own, very alike one? Because all the lyrics, as Oksana Bryzgalova says, are truthful, based on the life all of us live.

The frequency of Beyond The Pleasure's releases and their activity can be envied — the band, in about three years of its existence, released more songs and video clips than most of the native bands. In addition, the band went to a couple of tours (not only in Ukraine but also visited Europe, and now goes on a second trip to the West). But, at the same time, all their attempts to get into music were unsuccessful.

Українська школа смертельного металу не часто радує поглядами на Флориду. Останнім часом альбоми цього напрямку виходять з орієнтиром на Швецію (наприклад, супер-гурт Necrom). Так, дуже давно панове з гурту Bleeding випустили альбом, що мав дух Флориди, але не настільки, щоб можна було казати про пряме ураження мозку гнилим Південним м’ясом.

Аж раптом просто нізвідки з’являється новий альбом гурту з чудернацькою назвою Дідько Лисий, яка більше пасувала б якомусь карикатурному блек-металу з розряду Аццкої Сатани чи ще чогось в такому дусі. Утім, дане упередження спростовується з першими звуками, які одразу кажуть, що тут все не так просто.

"When it is really sweet, sugar is not needed." You can see a such vanilla phrase if you visit coffee shop "Lvivska Maisternia Shokoladu". No, this is not an advertisement, this is the most apposite intro.

Not often there are releases about which you want to say nothing, except destructive critics: praise, stories about what can be done; laudatory odes and stuff like that. That's true — when everything is fine, then there is nothing to add.

Talking about Ukrainian hardcore, it's impossible not to notice its inconsistency — from different angles it seems small and at the same time very large. In case you're a new listener you may think that the bands do not really differ from each other. Hardcore and hardcore, what is remarkable? 

Talking about Ukrainian hardcore, it's impossible not to notice its inconsistency — from different angles it seems small and at the same time very large. In case you're a new listener you may think that the bands do not really differ from each other. Hardcore and hardcore, what is remarkable? 

He’s "just a fool": he doesn’t want to earn money with Bitcoin, to sniff coke, to live in the city center, to visit Closer parties, to hear from Zabuzhko or Andrukhovych – these are parts from a joke-song, the one Malo plays live only. Seems like it’s a particle of Ivasyuk’s 70’s estrade, compacted to the guitar and voice. So what? Good things have small beginnings.

Шпинат

Remorse is one of the oldest active hardcore bands in Ukraine (if not the oldest). The date of birth of the team is the end of 2001. Despite this, among, actually, hardcore bands, at least in Kyiv, the band has never been particularly in favor. The fact is that their music has significantly more grind, crust, trashcore, and sometimes near-debut motifs than is customary (Remorse members are also involved in projects like Fecality (goregrind / grindcore), Keepleer 18 (sludge), Traven´ ( very cool experimental project, unfortunately, leaving behind only one track on the compilation of Electric Funeral Cafe).