Sunday 15 November 2015


GenresPunk / Emo / Screamo / Hardcore / Emo-violence / Skramz 
Related artistsCrows-An-Wra, Goodtime Boys, NO/TIME, Bastions and Svalbard.
CountryCornwall UNITED KINGDOM
Years Active2007-2012
Song: "When Your Own Heart Asks"
Album: "The Worst Kind of Joy is Hope"
Year: 2008
For fans ofTristan Tzara, Jeanne, Kaospilot, The Ultimate Screamo BandManhattan Skyline, Beau Navire, Danse Macabre, Zann, The Apoplexy Twist Orchestra, Orchid, Uwaga, Ampere, Blind Girls, Caitlyn Bailey, Kaddish, Thisismenotthinkingofyou, Forget Me Not, Heiße, PG.99, The Assistant, Maths, We Were Skeletons, Means To An End, Fall Of Troy, Adaje and Eaves aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Holy Roar Records / Unlock Yourself Records / We Heart Records / Klangverhältnisse / Small Town Records
This post's artist is from the November 2015 Mix. This is track #11.
You can download: the November Mix#11 right here or get the new December 2015 Mix#12 here.

I first heard UK's CROCUS after scouring for Lavotchkin's discography. I heard the CROCUS side and instantly fell in love with the Orchid meets Danse Macabre screamy hardcore.

If you'd like to take a gander at the band's general instrumental style just jam the 1:17 "If Love is Madness, Then I'm Madly in Love With You" which showcases the European (German, in particular) emo-violence guitars that React With Protest Records was well known for in the early 2000s. "This is Pain" has major Eaves and Danse Macabre feels. "All of You" brings newer bands such as Jeanne and Uwaga to mind with extreme heaviness partially offset by great, mathy melodic sections. The 4:37 "You Don't Belong" careens wildly through Orchid and even 90s emo (is that September I hear?) but for the most part lays down crushing screams amidst the choas. "Left to Bruise" is a playful number that is all over the place and brings Forget Me Not and again, Danse Macabre. "Ignorance We Swallow" is a bassfest with some of CROCUS' most mature and memorable songwriting flowing forth in downright awesome fashion and has some Fall Of Troy moments, albeit much grittier and dirtier. "When Your Own Heart Asks" is the penultimate CROCUS track that is infused with an insane amount of German emo-violence/screamo going on and powerful goddamn this track alone will blow your socks off, mates.

I'm just going to stop here and say check that shit out. An often overlooked keeper from Cornwall.


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

2008 - The Worst Kind of Joy is Hope cdEP

2009 - Lavotchkin split cdEP

2012 - Our Memories Dress Me in a Dead Lust cd/12"LP


(2012) CROCUS - "Left to Bruise" (from 'Our Memories Dress Me in a Dead Lust')

(2012) CROCUS - "You Don't Belong" (from 'Our Memories Dress Me in a Dead Lust')

(2012) CROCUS - "All of You" (from 'Our Memories Dress Me in a Dead Lust')

(2009) CROCUS - "Ignorance We Swallow" (from 'Lavotchkin' split)

(2008) CROCUS - "When Your Own Heart Asks" (from 'The Worst Kind of Joy is Hope')

(2008) CROCUS - "We Must Taste the Inexhaustable" (from 'The Worst Kind of Joy is Hope')


CROCUS out of print mp3/wma discography download / additional links

(download here)



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