Sunday 21 June 2015


GenresPunk / Rock / Hardcore / Thrash / Doom / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Instrumental / Improv / Ambient
Related artistsCorn On Macabre, Worn In Red, Aughra, Big China & Little Trouble, Bleach Everything, Meditative Sect, Pg.99, Tideland, Machu Picchu Mother Future, Souvenir's Young America, Textbook Traitors, Admiral, Burning Airlines, Jack Potential, New Idea Society, Old Man Gloom, Zozobra and Waifle.
CountryVirginia USA
Years Active2003-2009
Song: "Boat Day at the Marina"
Album: "On A Bridge Atop the Heap of Friends Who Jumped"
Year: 2003
Label(s): Magic Bullet Records / Electric Human Project / Sanctuary Records / 
This post's artist is from the April 2015 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download: the June Mix#6 right here or get the new July 2015 Mix#7 here.
For fans ofOld Man Gloom, Waifle, Corn On Macabre, Pg.99, Versoma, We Were Skeletons, Zozobra, City Of Caterpillar, Isis, Shahman, Akimbo, Maserati, Pelican, Mogwai, Hot Water Music and Tigershark.

Alrighty then, I can make this quick. FORENSICS was headed by Magic Bullet Records guru Brent Eyestone with a bunch of other, rotating members. They went through a few stages. The beginning was really good punk/hardcore/post-metal with hints of doom and some instrumetal stuff aka Old Man Gloom meets Versoma. Then they went really improv/instrumental aka Mogwai. Then they went classical? Kinda. Then busted out a final EP with a mix of their old stuff and a sludgy, Hot Water Music vibe. It's not bad it just seems to careen more towards Hot Water Music meets Tigershark with questionable vocals (at times). There was also that split with Kelly Osbourne, bleh. But, that early stuff is really fucking good. The song from their first EP "Boat Day at the Marina" is fucking genius, with that soft bass and guitar interlude beginning at 2:04 which could be liked to a Neil Perry instrumental jam. It climbs with the bass and, seriously, it's so fucking good. The bass kinda reminds me of Serotonin's stuff.



2003 - On A Bridge Atop the Heap of Friends Who Jumped cdEP (stream/buy here)

2004 - Things to Do When You Should Be Dead Anyway 12"LP (stream/buy here)
2004 - Has Anyone Unknown to You Handled or Touched This Record? 7"EP (well, have they? and do you have mp3s? please post them!)

2005 - Textbook Traitors split 12"LP
2005 - Hogback Mountain Sessions Vol. 1 12"EP (stream/donate/download here)
2005 - Kelly Osbourne split 7" (stream/donate/download here)

2007 - The Green Lion 7"EP (anyone have this?)

2009 - Sonic Victimization Unit "Deathscream" cdEP (anyone have this?)

2010 - You Don't Have to Win, But You Have to Fight cd/??EP (stream/buy here)


(2002) FORENSICS - "Boat Day at the Marina" (demo) (from 'On A Bridge Atop the Heap of Friends Who Jumped')

(2002) FORENSICS - "So There's this Movie Called 'Corvette Summer'" (from 'On A Bridge Atop the Heap of Friends Who Jumped')

(2003) FORENSICS - "How's the View from Sugar Heaven, Bitch?" (from 'Things To Do When You Should Be Dead Anyway')

(2003) FORENSICS - "Welcome to Your Doom" (from 'Things To Do When You Should Be Dead Anyway')

(2005) FORENSICS - "Daytime Minutes" (from 'Textbook Traitors' split)

(2005) FORENSICS - "Eldon Diesel Rides Again" (from 'Hogtown Mountain Sessions Vol. 1')

(2009) FORENSICS - "Swallowing" (from 'You Don't Have to Win, But You Have to Fight')


FORENSICS additional links

Magic Bullet Records (bandcamp)

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