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Thursday, 19 March 2015

A COMPANY OF HEROES

GenresPunk / Emo / Screamo / Hardcore / Skramz / Post-Rock / Post-Metal
Related artists?.
CountryCalifornia USA
Years Active2005-2006
Song: "XIII"
Album: "A Company of Heroes"
Year: 2006
Label(s): Guevara Entertainment
This post's artist is from the January 2014 Mix. This is track #2.
You can download: the March Mix#3 right here or get the new April 2015 Mix#4 here.
For fans ofUnder A Sky So Blue, Joshua Fit For Battle, Love Lost But Not Forgotten, Dispensing Of False Halos, Youth Novel, Funeral Diner, CraneoComa Regalia, Seyarse, Forget Me Not, Mustaphamond, Saetia, Part II, Anger Is Beautiful, Neil PerryShe Notes The Chariots, Ampere, Textbook Traitors, Takaru, A Light In The Attic, Orchid and Deers! aka PROPER SCREAMO.

I stumbled across this sweet band called A COMPANY OF HEROES thanks to a really good blog that still has most of its downloads up (although the blog itself is dead) called The Poet You Never Were (check it here). Anyone who really knows me is more than aware (it's probably painfully obvious) that I'm obsessed with early Joshua Fit For Battle and mid-late Neil Perry material, as well as new stuff by the amazing Under A Sky So Blue and Youth Novel, so it's no surprise that I fell in love with this band like an ice-cream filled slap in the face. It hurts but it's so tasty. "XIII" is the song I chose because it's textbook screamo mixed with emo-violence, also known as Textbook Traitors and a shining example of the band's overlooked potential.

"Gilgamesh" is pretty close to being emo-violence but there's this underlying melodic cohesion that flaunts itself blatantly once the bass-driven second part of the song sends the listener swaying into the next track at the 25-second mark and sounds a hell of a lot like Love Lost But Not Forgotten during the first part and Adobe Homes during the second. "Pt. II" begins with bubbly bass ala Saetia and Mustaphamond and combines that with epic/reeling guitars and spastic drums not unlike Funeral Diner and Coma Regalia. "Cid" shifts into high gear after a clean intro that sounds an awful lot like City Of Caterpillar with some violent outbursts that audibly resembles TakaruCraneo and Blue Friend at 47 seconds in and it screams through till the end.

Name dropping aside, this band was something special. The instrumentation is throwback European emo-violence/screamo and the vocalist was top notch. There is no question - download this!


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DISCOGRAPHY

2006 - A Company of Heroes LP (download here)

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(2006) A COMPANY OF HEROES - "XIII" (from 'A Company of Heroes')

(2006) A COMPANY OF HEROES - "Gilgamesh" (from 'A Company of Heroes')

(2006) A COMPANY OF HEROES - "Pt. II" (from 'A Company of Heroes')

(2006) A COMPANY OF HEROES - "Cid" (from 'A Company of Heroes')

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A COMPANY OF HEROES out of print mp3 discography download

(download here)

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2 comments:

  1. Hey, I was the vocalist! I'm glad you enjoyed our record so much! Just so you know, the label we were on was Guevara Entertainment.
    -Bryan

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    1. Amazing! Thank you so much, Brian. Your band was killer <3

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