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Abort the Soul
Genres: Pop, Rock
An evolution of the band ANTISCHISM, but far more moody and intense?INITIAL STATE combined tribal rhythms and blasting thrash beats, layered with guitar caked in feedback and noise to produce a inimitable hardcore ... more »
An evolution of the band ANTISCHISM, but far more moody and intense?INITIAL STATE combined tribal rhythms and blasting thrash beats, layered with guitar caked in feedback and noise to produce a inimitable hardcore explosion. Trade-offs of male and female vocals offering hope, scowling condemnation and pledging resistance with the political intent and weight of ANTISCHISM even further intensified. Re-mastered from its original 1994 release on Clearview Records.
A great CD from an obscure and underappreciated band.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Initial State were a four-piece hardcore band with an awesome female vocalist, and as far I know, this is their only release. This CD is one of the heaviest hardcore albums I've ever heard. That's pretty impressive considering how old it is--it was recorded in 1994. The music is chaotic and primal, with quasi-Pagan lyrics. The guitars are heavy and tuned-down (I'd say to about C or B, maybe lower). The drumming is fast at times, groovy at others. The vocals are unbelievably brutal. Initial State's female vocalist puts most male screamers to shame. "Abort the Soul" is one of my favorite albums. It's too bad that Initial State don't get the recognition they deserve."