Repulse/Throat, Perennial shutdown (2 t'ten) CD

5 apiece from these two Northern Irish hardcore exponents. Repulse wring blood from their drum machine, building (Berlin) walls of noise and riffs and repeatedly dropping anchor to allow a half-speed respite that serves to enhance the intensity when they crank it up again. Strangely, they sound nothing like the best comparison I can think of: Perry Farrell. The similarity is in the drifting vocal and the confidence to indulge themselves while still writing great songs. Throat are a more straightforward proposition, more metal in both structure and guitar tone, but there's plenty of teenage potential, especially on "Beamer", a squealing, writhing pop chugger. 11 Fanad Walk, Larne, N. Ireland, BT40 2JN.
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