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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

BLACKLISTERS

BandBLACKLISTERS
GenresPost Punk / Noise Rock / Sass Rock / Post Rock / Hardcore / Metal / Experimental
Related artistsN/A.
CountryLeeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Years Active2010-present
Song: "Clubfoot by Kasabian"
Album: "BLCKLSTRS"
Year: 2012
Label(s): Self Released / Best Enemy Records / Childhoodsweethearts Records / A Tant Rever Du Roi / Brew Records / Learning Curve Records
This post's artist is from the November 2014 Mix. This is track #1.
You can download the October Mix#11 right here or get the new November Mix#12 here.
For fans of: Every Time I Die, Whores, Ladder DevilsGlassjawDeftonesCyrus Gold, Die Princess Die, Panthers, Teenage Swoon, Norma Jean, Refused and Cassilis.

This is the good BLACKLISTERS. The one from the UK that play unbridled, menacing, raw, screamy and sassy rock. If you like your vocals muffled, warbled, drunkenly babbled, wailed and screamed at you and with disjointed rhythms, you'll love this. Those oddly timed vocals really make this a jarring, stirring and borderline disturbing ride.

"Clubfoot by Kasabian" is the quintessential BLACKLISTERS song. It gets going right outta the gate with some wailing and heavy guitars before the band dissects the song into some weird, disjointed rhythms, but hot dang it works out pretty well. I'd go as far as saying that the chorus in this song borderlines on catchy, and there is little to no melody in it! It's repetitious and obvious to just squeak into the listener's memory banks before settling in like a tick. A sexy, screamy tick.

1:45 in "Swords" shows the band at their finest, The rest of the song is great, too, but that particular chorus is the perfect example of the moshy destruction that the band brings to the table.  "Mouthpiece" has further babbling during the verse with a repetitious bass riff, but once the chorus hits holy shit those wailing guitars will rip through your ears like an angry mob, while the ending isn't too far off from a schizophrenic version of A Day In Black And White. "Trickfuck" is very, very Deftones, although let's be honest the rest of BLACKLISTERS' work has more than glimmers of that band's heavier moments, with none of the clean vocals. This song mirrors the first track, "Clubfoot by Kasabian", in many ways as it dips through some angular verses and then pummels you with a great chorus.

The first EP is alright but lacks the production, cohesion and downright asskicking that the LP delivers. Check'em out for sure, though. You can grab it all from their bandcamp page linked below.

Random note, I imagine the vocalist wearing a balaclava during a live show.

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DISCOGRAPHY
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2010 - Belt Party cdEP (stream/donate/download here)

2011 - Swords 7"

2012 - BLCKLSTRS 12"LP (stream/donate/download here)

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(2012) BLACKLISTERS - "Clubfoot by Kasabian" (from 'BLCKLSTRS')

(2012) BLACKLISTERS - "Swords" (from 'BLCKLSTRS')

(2012) BLACKLISTERS - "Mouthpeace" (from 'BLCKLSTRS')

(2012) BLACKLISTERS - "Trickfuck" (from 'BLCKLSTRS') official music video

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BLACKLISTERS additional links

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