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Monday, 27 February 2017

REMOTE

BandREMOTE
GenresPunk / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Metalcore / Post-Metal / Sludge
Related artistsHKY and Quartier Rouge.
CountryParis FRANCE
Years Active2010-present
Song: "Fading Away"
Album: "Resilient"
Year: 2016
For fans ofRuined Families, Cassilis, Callow, The Catalyst, Past, The Armed, Vac, Colored Moth, Rayleigh, Blacklisters, (later) Examination Of The..., Storm{o}, Eaglehaslanded, Barque, I Am A Curse, The Minor Times, AmenRa and Ken Mode.
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the February 2017 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download: the February 2017 Mix#2 right here or get the new March 2017 Mix#3 here.

REMOTE hail from France and play dark, seething and malevolent hardcore reminiscent of the punishing and almost cruel post-hardcore/post-metal work of The Armed meets Ruined Families and the final release from Examination Of The....

In 2013 REMOTE released an 8" split with 'Barren Womb' with an 8+ minute song titled "Plagues and Rats" that is as epic as it is imposing. The first three minutes ring out with feedback, followed by deep, cavernous metallic post-hardcore, long, drowning notes and snarled/yelled vocals. Also in 2013 they dropped their first LP called 'Starving Blaze and Hollow Shades' which was more on par to what they were going to evolve into three years later. There are certainly some bangers which include "Oblivion Stares", "Alienate the Horde", "Feathers, Blur and Despair" and the epic closer "The Moment" that breaks the 10-minute mark.

It wasn't until late last year when I first heard of the band, as they sent me their latest 2016 offering 'Resilient', which fucking floored me. Easily one of the best things sent to the blog last year, it almost made my 2016 Year End List but fell about two spots short. Opener "Fading Away" grabbed my attention from the get-go, with those spiraling guitars and booming bass/drums combo. By 58 seconds the guitars almost drop out completely with the hoarse, screaming/yelling taking hold before shit goes ballistic at 1:08 and again at 1:34. "Messed Up Paradigm", "Citizen Nausea" and "Astral Urge" are all driving numbers that bring to mind the subterranean post-hardcore of bands such as I Am A Curse and Barque. "The Clearest Horizon" gets fucking massive at about 2:16 with really awesome chord progressions that build to some killer alterations by 2:43. The bass in "Milgram Park" just made my speaker jump off of the counter, no fucking joke, and sounds like Ken Mode to me. "Introspective Red" is a short and powerful romp through some hellish and nightmarish hardcore soundscapes with the intensity maxing out from 45 seconds onward. "Light Lapse" is music that could be set to drowning, as the guitars are constantly tugging down and burying the listener with wave after wave of supernovas that eventually fade out to palm muting and distant yelling.

Great news, REMOTE also told me that they are working on a new EP, so hopefully that sees the light of day this year. Very stoked about this band and thanks for sending me your stuff, friends!

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DISCOGRAPHY

2013 - Starving Blaze and Hollow Shades cdLP (stream/donate/download here)

2013 - Barren Womb split 8"EP (stream/donate/download here)

2016 - Resilient 12"LP (stream/donate/download here)

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(2016) REMOTE - "Fading Away" (from 'Resilient')

(2016) REMOTE - "The Clearest Horizon" (from 'Resilient')

(2016) REMOTE - "Introspective Red" (from 'Resilient')

(2013) REMOTE - "Feathers, Blur and Despair" (from 'Starving Blaze and Hollow Shades')

(2013) REMOTE - "The Moment" (from 'Starving Blaze and Hollow Shades')

(2013) REMOTE - "Plagues and Rats" (from 'Barren Womb' split)

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REMOTE additional links


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