Saturday 5 October 2013


This post's artist is from the September 2013 Mix. This is track #9.
You can download the September 2013 Mix right here.

GenresPunk / Rock / Noise Rock / Post-Hardcore / Screamo
Related artists(Lone) Wolf And Cub.
Country: Illinois, USA
Years Active: 1999/2000?-2004
Song: "Lackluster"
Album: "Bleeding Kansas Split"
Year: 2003
For fans of: Itto, (Lone) Wolf And Cub, YageD'Amore, Seyarse, Kaddish,
                           Foxmoulder, and Dispensing Of False Halos aka PROPER Screamo.

LA MANTRA DE FHIQRIA is another one of those bands that I found out about completely by accident, and that's why I love splits. I first heard these guys on their Bleeding Kansas split 12" (which is fantastic, by they way) because Bleeding Kansas are fucking badass. LA MANTRA plays a much different style. While BK opts for Botch playing in a barn/stable kind of music (that's supposed to mean "southern-tinged"), LA MANTRA is a spazztic, chaotic and pummeling metal/grind-influenced screamo band.

Just listen to "Lackluster". The songs starts out with some back and forth bouncy rock/screamo riffs not unlike Phoenix Bodies-lite, but at the 51-second mark the song explodes into some extremely aggressive and off-timed craziness. The band's best moment takes place at the end of this song, when the band all but stops at the 1:51-mark, save for the drummer, who starts up one of my favourite all-time drumming sequences, which ends up sounding a lot like Off Minor's Steve Roche, and builds to an epic close.

For your information, this band had 2 vocalists. One great screamy vocalist [who went on to form (lone) Wolf & Cub] and one guy who can't really sing. He can scream, but when he sings it reminds of Yage's weaker songs - which detracts from parts of the band's music, but overall it makes little difference, as the LA MANTRA is so great in every other aspect.


Click )==>here<==( to download 66% of the band's discography in mp3 form.

2000 - Tale Of Genji Split 7" (PURCHASE HERE)

2003 - Bleeding Kansas Split 12"LP (PURCHASE HERE)

2004 - Seyarse Split 12"LP


(2003) LA MANTRA DE FHIQRIA - "Lackluster" (from 'Bleeding Kansas' split)

(2003) LA MANTRA DE FHIQRIA - "Putting Descartes Before The Horse" (from 'Bleeding Kansas' split)

LA MANTRA DE FHIQRIA out-of-print discography mp3 download


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    1. The 7" songs were deleted but hopefully someone out there grabbed them or I can fix my record player soon.