Friday, April 1, 2011

Concrete - Patior Ergo Sum 10" (SOA Records, 1994)

More overlooked Italian hardcore from 1994. Concrete offer up some really well-written chunky hardcore with melodic flourishes. Don't let the shouty vocals or the often thrown around "90's screamo" tag fool you, this is much more fatalistic and interesting than other similar sounding bands.

Ripped at 320 kbps

Concrete - Patior Ergo Sum

Note: After realizing how bad the sound quality was on the Headsman post, I ripped the LP again with much better results. It turns out that I had the volume on my record player turned up, resulting in over-loudness and staticy clipping. Delete those old files and download the new version, it sounds waaaay better. I have replaced the link on that entry.