Monday 31 August 2015


GenresPunk / Emo / Screamo / Hardcore / Skramz / Emo-violence
Related artistsLouise Cyphre, PTTRNS, Silver Salts, Empire Cheese, Epilogue and Urban Homes.
CountrySaarland GERMANY
Years Active2001-2003
Song: "Endzeit Erwachen"
Album: "Danse Macabre split"
Year: 2003
Label(s): Totenshciff / Meudiademorte
This post's artist is from the August 2015 Mix. This is track #1.
You can download: the August Mix#8 right here or get the new September 2015 Mix#9 here.
For fans ofThe Third Memory, Eyes Of Verotika, Adobe Homes, Caught In The Fall, JR Ewing, Utarid, Portraits Of Past, Louise Cyphre, A Company Of Heroes, Am I Dead Yet?, Belle Epoque, Yage, Tristan Tzara, Catena Collapse, D'Amore, Tetola93, Cease Upon The Capitol, September, The Assistant, Deers!, Yusuke, мища, The Apoplexy Twist Orchestra, Mr. Willis Of Ohio, St. Alban's KidsArse MoreiraWet PetalsThe Flying Worker!Saetia and Danse Macabre aka PROPER SCREAMO.

Oh KILLED BY MALAISE. A blast from the past indeed. I picked up the band's 2003 split with Danse Macabre because at one point I was collecting everything by said band. I always loved their split but for this review I came across the band's 'Demo 1' and 'Demo 2' which I had never heard and were compiled onto a ridiculously hard to find 12"LP called '20.01-03' which is absolutely mindblowing. Seriously I'm jamming this 3 times a day right now.

From the band's 'Demo 1' the songs are split between good and meh with three being of higher caliber. The slow jam from 1:24 to 2:49 in "Stop Pushing the Repeat Button" is mesmerizing, the light Mr. Willis Of Ohio-esque "Bestandsaufnahme" is also worth mentioning (what is that guitar riff from...The Last Of The Mohicans?) and "Eigenleben" sounds just like D'Amore and Eyes Of Verotika to my ears which is a big compliment. Depending on your personal preferences, it should be noted that they occasionally sing out of key but with old school emo/screamo like this it is to be expected. Take a gander at "Irrgarten" for a prime The Assistant-style example, but it works better than the clean singing in The Assistant.

'Demo 2' is simply fantastic all the way through. "All My Passion" is amazing and really fleshes out the sound that I think the band was going for. I love the schizophrenic and fascinatingly morbid carnival plucking that begins at 44 seconds, explodes at 1:21 after which the song has a great post-hardcore breakdown at 1:50 and an unreal singing/screaming combo for the entire second half of KILLED BY MALAISE's penultimate track. "One Day Hero" begins like The Flying Worker!, is unreal, boasts epic slow and fast as well as clean and heavy parts, and finally makes excellent use of the high pitched backup vocals that although might seem extreme or out of place really, really add an extra layer of emotional depth to each song that harnesses this multiplier effect. Other examples are "Endzeit Erwachen" (from the Danse Macabre split 7") which blends late 90s European emo with American emo-violence, the short 2:39 screamo blast with multiple vocalists that is "Vier", "All My Passion", "One Day Hero" and "Save and Blame". "Save and Blame" has to be the band's opus, as it is 7:24 in length. This song has everything. From dreamy, tranquil instrumental passages the band launches into more than one screamy hardcore onslaught. The way the vocals switch to crying/screaming reminds me of Caught In The Fall which is a band definitely worth your time if you end up liking KILLED BY MALAISE.

This is a band I've never seen mentioned online save for the labels and a blog or two, so I'd highly recommend downloading the discography I've included cuz it's dope as hell.


Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2001 - Demo 1

2002 - Demo 2

2003 - Danse Macabre split 7"EP

2005 - 20.01-03 12"LP (compiles demo 1 and demo 2)


(2003) KILLED BY MALAISE - "Endzeit Erwachen" (from 'Danse Macabre' split)

(2002) KILLED BY MALAISE - "All My Passion" (from 'Demo 2')

(2002) KILLED BY MALAISE - "Vier" (from 'Demo 2')

(2002) KILLED BY MALAISE - "Save and Blame" (from 'Demo 2')

(2001) KILLED BY MALAISE - "Stop Pushing the Repeat Button" (from 'Demo 1')

(2001) KILLED BY MALAISE - "Bestandsaufnahme" (from 'Demo 1')

(2001) KILLED BY MALAISE - "Eigenleben" (from 'Demo 1')


KILLED BY MALAISE out of print mp3 discography download / additional links

(download here)



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