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Sunday, 14 December 2014

TOGETHER

BandTOGETHER
GenresPunk / Post-Rock / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Metallic Hardcore / Emo / Hardcore / Thrash
Related artistsThe Wild Rumble.
Country: Aschaffenburg, GERMANY
Years Active2009-present
Song: "September Nights"
Album: "The Odyssey"
Year: 2010
Label(s): I For Us Records / Viva Love Records / Sincere Records
This post's artist is from the December 2014 Mix. This is track #10.
You can download the December Mix#12 right here or get the new January 2015 Mix#1 here.
For fans of: In Pieces, Poison The Well, Hopesfall, Snapcase, Abhinanda, The Bronx, Refused, Black Love, Furtive Forest, Arktika and Young Mountain.

Mixing punk, post-hardcore, metallic hardcore and some thrash, Germany's TOGETHER recruited a foreign singer and quietly released the sadly overlooked 'The Odyssey' 2x7" gatefold back in 2010.

My personal favourite "September Nights" is a banger with some lush instrumentals that hover somewhere between Hopesfall and Jungbluth. The vocalist really shines here and belts out some excellent vocals that really bleed right into the song. The last half of "Lover. Sinner. Thief" is really heavy and sounds like it's going to collapse in on itself at the 2-minute mark. The title track, "The Odyssey" starts with some much slower Isis-like ambient instrumentals followed by a more precise metalcore venture with no vocals. It's not the greatest release, but it is certainly worth a listen if you went through the Hopesfall, Poison The Well and Thrice phase. Oh, and the cover art is amazing.

I never dug the band's first EP 'Together' as it was too loose and unrefined. While writing this review I realized TOGETHER has released another EP and LP since I stopped following them. 2012's 'Prologue' seems pretty decent, with a very The Bronx and Abhinanda feel to it with additional vocals like Arktika and bass like Furtive Forest, as well as a few snazzy rock'n'roll licks. 2013's 'Of Life and Love and Some Things In Between' isn't too bad, but I didn't find it as magnetizing as the middle two EPs. It's not bad, I just think the band has just run its course for me.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2009 - Together 7"EP (stream/download here)

2010 - The Odyssey 2x7"EP (I have one copy, purchase here and stream/buy here)

2012 - Prologue 7"EP (stream/purchase here)

2013 - Of Life And Love And Some Things In Between LP (stream/purchase here)

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(2010) TOGETHER - "September Nights" (from 'The Odyssey')

(2010) TOGETHER - "Lover, Sinner, Thief." (from 'The Odyssey')

(2010) TOGETHER - "The Odyssey" (from 'The Odyssey')

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TOGETHER additional links

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