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Sunday, 23 April 2017

YAROSTAN

BandYAROSTAN
GenresPunk / Post-Rock / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Emo / Emotive Hardcore / Screamo / Skramz / Post-Metal / Ambient / Instru-metal / Prog
Related artists?.
CountryMarseille FRANCE
Years Active2016-present
Song: "Aversion - Les cors pour assiéger la nuit"
Album: "Les ruines de notre temps"
Year: 2016
For fans ofDaïtro, Viva Belgrado, Rinoa, Young Mountain, Corea, We Never Learned To Live, Potence, Dominic, Rainmaker, Sed Non Satiata, Jeanne, The Third Memory, Dip LegKŸHLÀnteros, Mesa Verde, Captain, Your Ship Is Sinking and Suffocate For Fuck Sake aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the April 2017 Mix. This is track #10.
You can download: the April 2017 Mix#4 right here or get the new May 2017 Mix#5 here.

YAROSTAN are from Marseille in France. The four-piece take their name from a character in Fredy Pearlman's 'Letters of Insurgency'. The band's debut EP 'Les ruines de notre temps' came out in September of 2016 and has got me very hyped. Although the EP an arc meant to played as cohesive whole, I've found myself jamming one song constantly, two songs periodically and another song rarely. That being said, this is YAROSTAN's first outing and it has had quite an impact on me. Dave, discuss:

The EP opens with the title track, which is also the shortest song on the release at 2:11. "Les ruines de notre temps" splits its time with the first minute being a Mr. Robot quote that flaunts our species' ignorance, disregard and placidity in the listener's face with a blatantly truthful and emotionally uncomfortable rant followed by another minute of long, drawn out hits and feedback. "Les coeurs se fanent" gets right into it and mixes a lot screamy, crusty hardcore of the Daïtro and Potence variety (so, obviously the vocals) and boasts a pummeling opening 2:27 before receding slightly into atmospheric post-rock/post-hardcore territory.

Track three, the ultimate, the amazing "Aversion - Les cors pour assiéger la nuit" is absolutely incredible. I would have initially assumed that the fast, heavy and in-your-face second track would be my jam, but considering the time and effort put into the amazing crescendo and subsequent climax that is the 7:40 of song three, I can't help but be a little dumbstruck. After an quick introduction, the song gets very French screamo (again, Daitro) before settling into a nice, serene groove that brings Young Mountain and Suffocate For Fuck Sake to mind. Giving you time to sway and chill for the section beginning at 1:30, with things climb significantly after 2:45 in the instrumental department. However, the song doesn't explode and instead takes another step back, opting to tug their wave back for a bigger and more destructive blow. The epic drive upwards continues past the four-minute mark until 4:53 when shit goes bananas. Seriously, I'm tearing up right now. At 5:20 a prodigious breakdown takes the song into subterranean post-hardcore with dark, bass-driven claps that erupt like a volcano again at six minutes, making this one of the best songs of 2016, holy fuck.

The closer, "Antarctique" opens heavy as fuck but this is misleading, as after the crashing instrumental 1;15 the song takes a eerie and minimal turn that is more atmosphere than music at points. By 2:30 the song gets back on track, more or less, and rides its own image of Pelican until the 6:26 finish.

I am beyond stoked to see what YAROSTAN releases next. Be sure to check out their bandcamp page and please please please check out "Aversion - Les cors pour assiéger la nuit".

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DISCOGRAPHY

2016 - Les ruines de notre temps EP (stream/donate/download here)

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(2016) YAROSTAN - "Aversion - Les cors pour assiéger la nuit" (from 'Les ruines de notre temps')

(2016) YAROSTAN - "Les coeurs se fanent" (from 'Les ruines de notre temps')

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YAROSTAN additional links
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