Friday, 8 June 2018

'Only Love' by: THE ARMED

Song: "Parody Warning"
Year: 2018
For fans of: Blood Brothers, The Locust, Ampere, Tiny Hawks and Converge.
This post's artist is from the June 2018 Mix. This is track #6.
You can download: the June 2018 Mix#6 right here or get the new July 2018 Mix#7 here.

Review by Thomas Schlatter:

Being a fan of the band's past work I was excited to hear that a new release was on deck. It's always great when a band that you enjoy can throw a curve ball in the best possible way. On ONLY LOVE, THE ARMED add some new instrumentation and up the skills on their song writing. The chaos is more chaotic, the melody is more mesmerizing and the energy is high. Some may hear this as a creative mash up of dance music style synth with chaotic hardcore, and they'd be right; however, so few bands have managed to pull this off with the seamlessness of which THE ARMED have accomplished here. After your ears adjust to the synth sounds, you can hear underneath, this is really a well written arrangement of chaotic hardcore that takes you in so many directions. Musically, vocally, and atmospherically there is quite a bit of variety here.

It's a nice ride from full blown synth chaos as the album open up on "WITNESS" to catchy choruses like on "FORTUNE'S DAUGHTER". Have a seat, put on the headphones and go for the ride.

*editor's note: this release features Ben Koller of Converge on drums

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(2018) THE ARMED - "Nowhere To Be Found" (from 'Only Love') official music video

(2018) THE ARMED - "Fortune's Daughter" (from 'Only Love')

(2018) THE ARMED - "Witness" (from 'Only Love') official music video

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