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Monday, 19 January 2015

EASY LOVER

BandEASY LOVER
GenresPunk / Hardcore / Post-Metal / Screamo / Thrash
Related artistsN/A.
CountryBerlin GERMANY
Years Active2014-present
Song: "Fire"
Album: "Easy Lover"
Year: 2014
Label(s): Twisted Chords
This post's artist is from the January 2014 Mix. This is track #7.
You can download: the January Mix#12 right here or get the new February 2015 Mix#1 here.
For fans ofAvvika, Amygdala, The Assistant, I Hate Sally, Crestfallen, Under A Sky So Blue, Joshua Fit For Battle, Protestant, Jungbluth, Callow, Cassilis, Zann, To Dream Of Autumn, Alpinist, Trainwreck, Amber and Fall Of Efrafa.

EASY LOVER play moshy, dark and crusty hardcore with deep, anguished screams. The band, especially due to those vocals, remind me of the first two Amber LPs and Avvika  but condensed and much, much shorter as don't have the epic instrumental builds. Everything here is devastating on the ground level so no second stories have been created. The only reason I've heard EASY LOVER is because they sent me their link after checking out this blog. Thank science for that.

First off, there's a True Detective quote in "Flying South":
"I consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist. / Umm, okay, what's that mean? / It means I'm bad at parties. / (laughs) Let me tell ya, you ain't good outside of parties, either." Lots of crusty, chugging and bleak instrumental work layered with those gut-wrenching vocals make this a killer song.

But, if I'm being honest "Fire" is the best song, which boasts my favourite line on the EP, "Love is just another religion." This song is so good I've probably jammed it more than 10 times in the last few days, alone. The track really hits its stride at exactly the one-minute mark when they slow it down and bring in that huge Fall Of Efrafa sound.

The final song I'll touch on is "Earth", which sounds like Protestant with more of a European edge that borders more on metallic screamo than the crustier stuff they've recorded. A great song with a really a mix of both female and male vocal shreddery and sludgy/spacey breakdowns.

My primary complaint - it's over too quickly. Not the worst weak point, I must say.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2014 - Easy Lover cassette/7"EP (stream/donate/download here)

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(2014) EASY LOVER - "Fire" (from 'Easy Lover')

(2014) EASY LOVER - "Flying South" (from 'Easy Lover')

(2014) EASY LOVER - "Earth" (from 'Easy Lover')

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EASY LOVER additional links
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