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Surroundings "World of Failure"


Surroundings: World of Failure

Format:Album
Media:CD
Release Date:2010
Genre:Hard Rock/Metal

Surroundings play the Ottobar March 7. For more information visit myspace.com/surroundings.

By Michael Byrne | Posted 3/3/2010

As in most music genres in 2010, the finer bands in heavy music aren't providing many proper surfaces on which to stick labels. Punk isn't just punk; hardcore isn't just hardcore; black/death/sludge-metal isn't just black/death/sludge-metal. News at 11, sure, but it makes for a good starting point with local four-piece Surroundings, spewing out sludgy drug-punk/hardcore for bloody noses, raw shins, and that ear ringing that just won't fucking stop. This one, off their forthcoming debut LP, enters in a brief, creeped-out soundscape of electronic whipping before punching through a few layers of pure screaming hardcore hell-cum-DIY laryngectomy.

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