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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

LOVE AND TERROR CULT, THE

GenresPunk / Hardcore / Grind / Metalcore / Thrash / Noise
Related artistsAnimal Faces and Hammerhands.
CountryMississauga, Ontario CANADA
Years Active2005-2010
Song: ""
Album: "We Are You On Fire"
Year: 2010
For fans ofThe Abandoned Hearts Club, Curl Up And Die, Converge, Cyrus Gold, Rye Coalition, Uziel, Every Time I Die, Crestfallen, Owen Hart, Graf Orlock, The Chariot, The Blood Brothers, The Jonbenét, Botch, Circle Takes The Square, Daughters, Walls Of Jericho, I Hate Sally, Lucertulas, At The Drive In, Blacklisters, These Arms Are Snakes, Hercules Hercules and Die Princess Die.
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the March 2016 Mix. This is track #3.
You can download: the March Mix#4 right here or get the new April 2016 Mix#5 here.

A year or two ago I did a video interview with Daniel Wilson of DGAW (linked here) in which he suggested I check out a defunct rock/metal band from Mississauga. I leapt in and was instantly floored by the sludgy metalcore with a quirky, sassy twist and venomous screamy vocals that included the occasional lapse into whining insanity. My wife coined the comparison "Rye Coalition meets Converge" after hearing "", which is a rompy affair that truly lends itself to both bands, being rock oriented and sassy as well as batshit crazy with perhaps the best female vocals I've ever heard. This was the song that really made me pursue the band more and I'm hella glad that I did.

The band began in 2005 and released their first split in 2006 with local legends Strawman Fallacy. The two songs are strongly rooted in metalcore not unlike Curl Up And Die and Crestfallen with "Clap For Chlamydia" being my personal favourite. The following year they dropped a decent self Titled LP that showed a much more experimental and sassy side, with a prime example being "Hal Johnson & Joanne MCLeod" that manages to sound like Converge and Die Princess Die, especially with the vocal variations from 1:02 to 1:30 and 2:30 to the end. "Rammatek" is insanely heavy and "Salmon Goggles" is fucking weird as shit.

After three years of silence THE LOVE AND TERROR CULT released their masterpiece 'We Are You On Fire', which could not have been titled more aptly. The combination of Botchy breakdowns, Rye Coalition sass-rock and Converge vocals merge seamlessly, with the aforementioned "" and the title track being downright amazing tracks. "We Are You On Fire" is probably my favourite jam, with in unbelievable amount of energy and drive. The song begins with the wrenching screams of Justine 18 seconds in "Out city is on fire!" then hits a ridiculously good stop (save the vocals) at 36 and 65 seconds right before blasting into Botch and The Chariot territory. Seriously this album is unreal.

Like, seriously seriously, this band was unreal. It's unfortunate I never got to see them but at least I know about them now. Thank you, Daniel G. Wilson.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2006 - Strawman Fallacy split ?EP (stream/download here)

2007 - The Love And Terror Cult ?LP (stream/download here)

2010 - We Are You On Fire cdLP (stream/download here)

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(2010) THE LOVE AND TERROR CULT - "We Are You On Fire" (from 'We Are You On Fire')

(2010) THE LOVE AND TERROR CULT - "" (from 'We Are You On Fire')

(2010) THE LOVE AND TERROR CULT - "Subject B" (from 'We Are You On Fire')

(2009) THE LOVE AND TERROR CULT - "Marcello's Anthem + June Flew" live video

(2007) THE LOVE AND TERROR CULT - "Hal Johnson & Joanne MCLeod" (from 'The Love And Terror Cult')

(2007) THE LOVE AND TERROR CULT - "Rammatek" (from 'The Love And Terror Cult')

(2006) THE LOVE AND TERROR CULT - "Clap For Chlamydia" (from 'Strawman Fallacy' split)

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THE LOVE AND TERROR CULT additional links
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