Monday 9 February 2015


GenresPunk / Rock / Hardcore
Related artistsRefused, Text, Demon System 13, Insurgent Kid, Sänkt, Separation and Final Exit.
Country: Umeå SWEDEN
Years Active1993-1998, 2004 and 2009
Song: "La Musica Continua"
Album: "The Rumble"
Year: 1998
Label(s): Desperate Fight Music / Trust No One Recordings / Locomotive Music / Alliance Trax Music
This post's artist is from the January 2014 Mix. This is track #11.
You can download: the February Mix#12 right here or get the new March 2015 Mix#1 here.
For fans of59 Times The Pain, Refused, Straight Faced, Earth Crisis, The Bronx, Gorilla Biscuits, Rusty, Raised Fist, 88 Fingers Louie, Randy, Hot Water Music, Avail, Aussitot Mort, Rye Coalition and Unbroken.

This will be a short review because this was a band I dug back in my "punk" heyday. I discovered ABHINANDA while cross-referencing Refused when I was into them big time back in the late 1990s and these guys were the closest thing to that classic Umeå sound that the legendary Refused made a household name. ABHINANDA was a relatively simple punk/hardcore band that sounded like old Refused crossed with 59 Times The Pain, Gorrilla Biscuits and Earth Crisis. Upon releasing their last proper record 'The Rumble' in 1998 featuring Kristofer from Refused sounded a lot like his more popular band's final recording 'The Shape of Punk to Come' mixed with newer American rock/hardcore like The Bronx. 'The Rumble' has two standout tracks in my old-ass opinion, titled "La Musica Continua" and "Junior". The former is the closer and strongest song on the album which includes strings and could definitely be likened to "Tannhäuser-Derivé" while the latter is an angry and danceable number that leans more towards The Bronx. I just listened to the band's earlier material and wasn't very impressed. My wife even said, "Who is this? Turn it off" and she loves 'The Rumble'. So there you have it.



1993 - Darkness of Ignorance (stream in full on youtube here)

1994 - Senseless cd/12"LP (stream in full on youtube here)

1995 - Neverending Well of Bliss cdEP

1996 - Abhinanda cd/cassette/12"LP (stream in full on youtube here)

1998 - The Rumble cdLP (download here)
1998 - Unbroken split 7" (stream their contribution on youtube here)

2009 - Kizuna cd discography compilation (includes new song "Still United!")


(1998) ABHINANDA - "La Musica Continua" (from 'The Rumble')

(1998) ABHINANDA - "Junior" (from 'The Rumble')

(1996) ABHINANDA - full album 'Abhinanda'

(1994) ABHINANDA - full album 'Senseless'

(1993) ABHINANDA - full album 'Darkness of Ignorance')


ABHINANDA additional links

Check the discography section, I'm fuckin' lazy


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