Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tracklist: Hymns - A Punch To The Temple

Sam Manville, once of Blakfish, now the vocals and guitar half of Big Scary Monsters' newest roster members, says Hymns - or, to get technical, †Hymns† - are an interpretation of contemporary classical music and in particular the mood and spaciousness Arvo Part through the medium of guitar and drums. We'll have to take his word for it, as taken on their first recorded output what it's transmuted into is leftfield razor wire riffage, noise too clean for post-hardcore yet sharing a determination to crash through walls through unreasonable force. There's a touch more self-control than the haywire frontman of old but the raw self-belief remains intact. This debut single is out on the 28th.

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