Monday 12 February 2018


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Screamo / Skramz / Emo-violence / Powerviolence / Noise
Related artists?.
CountryStockholm SWEDEN
Years Active2017-present
Song: "Followed By"
Album: "Discourse"
Year: 2017
For fans ofMakara, Untold Want, Ruhaeda, Enoch Ardon, We Watch Clouds, Crimson Curse, Brainbomb, Antioch Arrow, The Blood Brothers, Transistor Transistor, Black Flag, Born Against, Lucertulus, Under A Sky So Blue, Carl Johnson, St. Albans Kids, Mohinder and Sur L'eau aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Emocat Records / Winter Sea Records
This post's artist is from the February 2018 Mix. This is track #8.
You can download: the February 2018 Mix#2 right here or get the new March 2018 Mix#3 here.

My friend Marta sent me the BARABBAS, DU FÖRTAPPADE tracks before they were initially released (on the awesome EmoCat Records, no less) and I was very, very down. So here's the review of Sweden's violent screamo four-piece's debut offering 'Discourse', influenced by Neil Perry, Ampere, Loma Prieta, Joshua Fit for Battle but sounding more like Makara, We Watch Clouds and Crimson Curse. The cassette begins with "Begrebet Angest", a 32-second blast of post-punk/screamo straight to the face. Before you can comprehend why your head hurts, "What Werther Wrote on the 15th of March" starts and waltzes around like Sur L'eau meets St. Albans Kids. "Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung" nearly reaches two minutes and includes an eerie, atmospheric opening with a Japanese (I think) audio clip. The song itself springs forward 41 seconds in and manages to take their noisy screamo to the next level, as this track blows away the preceding two with much more power, better transitions and a more cohesive and therefore thick sound. "Dining for Apocalypse" is much of the same but is led by booming bass lines, crunchy palm mutes and maniacal shrieking and almost sounds reminiscent of Ruhaeda and early Transistor Transistor. "Den dömda" also boasts sick bass and a cataclysmic section that begins at 20 seconds and instrumentally almost reminds me of "Extracurricular" by At The Drive In, strangely enough. Closer "Followed By" opens with feedback and screaming before the Makara-esque music as well as recording and production quality, and that climax at one minute is devastating.

So there you have it. Six songs in less than nine minutes. New, noisy, sassy, screamy and raw hardcore punk. Thanks, Marta!!!



2017 - Discourse cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)


(2017) BARABBAS, DU FÖRTAPPADE - "Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung" (from 'Discourse')

(2017) BARABBAS, DU FÖRTAPPADE - "Followed By" (from 'Discourse')

(2017) BARABBAS, DU FÖRTAPPADE - "Dining for Apocalypse" (from 'Discourse')


BARABBAS, DU FÖRTAPPADE additional links

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