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Sunday, 23 March 2014

LION OF THE NORTH

GenresPunk / Math Rock / Grind / Emo / Emo-Violence / Post-Hardcore / Screamo
Related artistsGrown Ups, La Dispute and Cloakroom.
CountryIndiana, USA
Years Active2007-2008
Song: "Point Me To Providence"
Album: "The Compass Calls"
Year: 2007
Label(s): Kid Sister Everything
This post's artist is from the March 2014 Mix. This is track #8.
You can download the March 2014 Mix#2 right here.
For fans ofMANS., Kaddish, Kodan Armada, L'AntietamDeers!, Smile To The Wind,
                 Carrion Spring, Gaff, Hot Cross, Storm The BastilleNative, For Want Of
                 Sinatra (aka My First Castle), Mustaphamond, Matsuri, RaeinLeer
                 Caught In The FallThe Sky Above And Earth Below and Birthday Boyz.

If you are like me and still yearn for the screamo that was running rampant from about 2002-2008 keep on reading. If we are referring to LION OF THE NORTH, they came in right near the end of the Dave-dubbed "Level Plane era" of screamo and mixed a few styles already made popular (relatively speaking) by bands such as Hot Cross, what with the crazy noodling and great melodies underlying the fast instrumentation, as well as Mustaphamond and Storm The Bastille, who boasted a lot of speed then nice slow jams with lots of different screamers.

The band's first EP is more than decent as 'The Compass Calls' has a looser sound than LION OF THE NORTH's later material which as mentioned earlier is more akin to the likes of Hot Cross, Gaff, For Want Of, Matsuri and Storm The Bastille. The first EP is much more rooted in hardcore and punk, while still screaming screamo. Ha. If you are going to check out any of the releases, may I suggest the 'MANS split', as those 2 tracks show the band at their pinnacle - which is obviously when all good bands decide to pack it in, goddammit. They've only got 6 songs that I'm aware of, but they're all pretty much awesome.
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DISCOGRAPHY
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2007 - The Compass Calls cdEP (stream/donate/download here)

2008 - MANS. Split 7" that was never released (stream/buy/download here)
2008 - 4-Way Split w/Lautrec, MANS. and Native cdEP (tracks released on 2 other albums)
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(2008) LION OF THE NORTH - "Running With Wolves" (from 'MANS' split)

(2007) LION OF THE NORTH - "Point Me To Providence" (from 'The Compass Calls')

(2007) LION OF THE NORTH - "Ghost Stories" (from 'The Compass Calls')

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LION OF THE NORTH out-of-print discography mp3 download

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