Thursday 12 January 2017


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Screamo / Noise Rock / Math Rock
Related artistsNO, Runt, Mob Rules, Satellites Of Love, Gloss Rejection and The Sceptr.
CountryNorwich ENGLAND
Years Active2005-2008
Song: "Fairweather"
Album: "Dignified Exits"
Year: 2005
For fans of: XBXRX, Harriet The Spy, Colossamite, Dip Leg, Dazzling Killmen, What Price Wonderland, Off Minor, Straight No Chaser, Palatka, TheExelar, Killed By Malaise, St. Alban's Kids, Blame Game, The Exploder, Lautrec and Millions aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): SuperFi Records / React With Protest / Nimbus Module Records
This post's artist is from the December 2016 Mix. This is track #8.
You can download: the January 2017 Mix#1 right here or get the new February 2017 Mix#2 here.

THE MOCK HEROIC are one of the many great unknown bands I discovered from 'The Emo Armageddon' comp (not to mention ones I discovered from the 'Emo Apocalypse' and 'Emo Annihilation'). Their song ("At Your Disposal"), like the rest in the series, is less than 30 seconds, but so much happens in that span of time that it immediately piqued my interest. The first thing I found after that was their album 'Dignified Exits', and it quickly became a daily listen. The guitar playing is mind boggling, both players work with each other to create atmospheres that are both fun and foreboding. The rhythm section is no slouch either, with the bass filling out the lows so the guitars are free to soar, while the drums flail along with guitars. My favorite tracks from it are probably “Fairweather”,” Led Astray”, and “The Architect”, but it’s a great listen as a whole album.

While I like the rest of their stuff, which includes a self-titled 7” and a split with Utarid, Am I Dead Yet?, and A Fine Boat That Coffin, it’s really only a glimpse at what they accomplish on 'Dignified Exits'. The 7” is way more screamo-ish, at times reminding me of What Price Wonderland, as in the middle of “Your Body Weight In Wrong Moves”. The split has 2 songs that are lo-fi versions of songs on their 7” and full length, so it’s not essential listening, but still cool, and the other bands on it rule.


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

2005 - Dignified Exits cdLP
2005 - Four Songs 7"EP
2005 - The Emo Armageddon 7" compilation (contributed "At Your Disposal")

2006 - 4-Way Split 12"LP (w/Utarid, A Fine Boat That Coffin and Am I Dead Yet?)


(2005) THE MOCK HEROIC - "On the Study of the Living Dead" (from 'Dignified Exits')

(2005) THE MOCK HEROIC - "Fairweather" (from 'Dignified Exits')

(2005) THE MOCK HEROIC - "Lost Cause" (from 'Dignified Exits')

(2005) THE MOCK HEROIC - "Untitled" (from 'Four Songs')

(2005) THE MOCK HEROIC - "This is Dried Blood" (from 'Four Songs')

(2005) THE MOCK HEROIC - "At Your Disposal" (from 'The Emo Armageddon' comp)

(2006) THE MOCK HEROIC - "Backing Dead Horses" (from '4-Way' split)


THE MOCK HEROIC out of print mp3 discography download

(download here)

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