Sunday 31 January 2016


GenresPunk / Emo / Screamo / Hardcore / Ambient / Skramz / Post-Rock / Post-Hardcore
Related artistsGreyscale (aka GRYSCL) and Holy Gallows.
CountryMemphis, Tennessee USA
Years Active2009-2012 (2015 reunion show)
Song: "Harrowing Sounds From the Ravine"
Album: "Yore Veils"
Year: 2012
For fans ofThe Fall Of Troy, Itto, Greyscale, For Want Of, Beau Navire, We Were Skeletons, State Faults, Terry Green, The Reptilian, D'Amore, Caught In The Fall, Eyes Of Verotika, Mahria, Hot Cross, Weakness, Coma Regalia, Hugs, Wolf Teeth, Jiyuna, The South, AnnaKarina, People's Temple Project and Matsuri aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Self Released / Broken World Media / Keep It Together Records / Sea Of Tranquility / Carucage Records / Sometimes I Get Drunk Records
This post's artist is from the November 2015 Mix. This is track #2.
You can download: the January Mix#1 right here or get the new February 2016 Mix#2 here.

ADAJE were the precursor to Greyscale and released music between 2010 and 2012. They played mathy and spastic screamo with a lot of slower, brooding melodies but the band certainly evolved and incorporated new things over the five releases, with 'Yore Veils' being the strongest (and final) effort. Band comparisons are a little weak, but I think mixing Greyscale (obviously) with D'Amore danceable parts and the noodly bits are reminiscent of Hot Cross and Matsuri. Some songs are in the heavier and screamier vein while others are rooted in emo and post-rock. Because Greyscale was able to do the emo/screamo with some clean vocals thing extremely well I have gravitated towards the noodly and heavy screaming of songs such as "Nightlife" (very heavy), "Kanga Wu Pouch" (serious dual screams that remind me of Hugs), "A True Facade" (the last half sounds like Jiyuna), "Slithering Snakes On These Slandering Mountains", "Pending" and "KWP" - the last three of which are all from the phenomenal and epic 'Yore Veils'. Some sound exceptions include the very mature "Ladder for a Step" which injects excellent spacey guitars, "Caveman Not Cometh" which has very obvious The Fall Of Troy guitar influences mixed with Beau Navire. As I just finished explaining to my wife, "Harrowing Sounds From the Ravine" is the band's best track and definitely displays pretty openly what Greyscale was going to sound like, albeit a bit darker.


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

2010 - Close To Me split cdEP (stream/free download here)
2010 - Drone Empire cdLP (stream/free download here) (buy cd here)

2011 - Shark Bait split cassetteEP (stream/free download here)

2012 - Lizard Have Personalities split 7"EP (stream here)
2012 - Yore Veils cassette/cdLP (stream/free download here)


(2012) ADAJE - "Harrowing Sounds From the Ravine" (from 'Yore Veils')

(2012) ADAJE - "Pending" (from 'Yore Veils')

(2011) ADAJE - "Caveman Not Cometh" (from 'Shark Bait' split)

(2011) ADAJE - "Kanga Wu Pouch" (from 'Lizards Have Personalities' split)

(2010) ADAJE - "A True Facade" (from 'Drone Empire')

(2010) ADAJE - "Nightlife" (from 'Close To Me' split)


ADAJE out of print mp3 discography download / additional links

(download here)



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