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Sunday, 29 May 2016

CASSUS

Band: CASSUS
GenresPunk / Hardcore / Screamo / Emo-violence / Skramz / Grind / Noise
Related artistsTellus Effluentia and Reno Dakota.
CountryNorwich UK
Years Active2011-present
Song: "Publicitaire"
Album: "This Is Dead Art; This Is Dead Time; But We May Still Live Yet"
Year: 2015
For fans ofJeanneTristan Tzara, SaligiaDispensing Of False Halos, Louise Cyphre, The Apoplexy Twist Orchestra, Loma Prieta, Mališa Bahat, Lord Snow, La Luna, Raein, La Quiete, Killed By Malaise, United Nations, Forstella Ford, Coma Regalia, Kodan Armada, Neil Perry, Storm The Bastille, The Third Memory, Heiße, Isodora Crane and Yage aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): React With Protest / Don't Care Records / Framecode Records / Samegrey Records / Structures//Agony Records / Driftwood Records
This post's artist is from the March 2016 Mix. This is track #5.
You can download: the March Mix#4 right here or get the new April 2016 Mix#5 here.

CASSUS play chaotic and maniacal screamo/emo-violence from the UK. Releasing two splits in 2012-2013 and dropping a killer 12"LP in late 2015, these fellas have definitely honed a very engaging and challenging sound. Their songs vary from 40-second, violent spurts (the first 2 tracks on the 2013 split) to over five minutes of epic screamy hardcore ("Alpine Folk Rock") and rarely leave space for breathing room. That being said, "Waltz" is a beautifully chorded, slow, screamo jam not unlike slower Neil PerryStorm The Bastille and The Third Memory and is easily one of my favourites by the band. The final song on the '¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio! split' titled "Trilogy III: All We'll Ever Need" sounds like Kodan Armada at points with those dreamy, dissonant riffs and echoed screaming halfway through the track.

The new 12"LP 'This Is Dead Art; This Is Dead Time; But We May Still Live Yet' is fantastic. The craziness level has been set to lightning hyperdrive as the band lays waste to each song, with "Publicitaire" being my personal favourite. There are a few tracks such as "Exchange Rates are Exactly What They Used to Be" and "Tired of Being Tired?" that have some clean singing which doesn't jive with me so much, but I'm sure people who like Forstella Ford's singing will love it. There are moments when the singing clicks for me, but the style is quite varied by that point and in the upper register - just check out "Proto-Post-[Axiom]" at 55 seconds and 1:10 to hear what I mean.

This year is another busy one for CASSUS as they are writing new songs and planning a Euro tour around the Cry Me A River Festival from June 19th to July 4th. Grab their discography. Now!

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DISCOGRAPHY

2012 - Real Screamo Compilation #2 digital (contributed "Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow") (stream/buy here)
2012 - I Don't Know Why The Caged Bird Sings split cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)

2013 - ¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio! split  (stream/donate/download here)

2015 - This Is Dead Art; This Is Dead Time; But We May Still Live Yet 12"LP (stream/donate/download here)

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(2012) CASSUS - "Waltz" (from 'I Don't Know Why The Caged Bird Sings' split)

(2013) CASSUS - "Trilogy III: All We'll Ever Need" (from '¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio!')

(2015) CASSUS - "Publicitaire" (from 'This Is Dead Art; This Is Dead Time; But We May Still Live Yet')

(2015) CASSUS - "Tablecloth Welfare" (from 'This Is Dead Art; This Is Dead Time; But We May Still Live Yet')

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CASSUS additional links
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