Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Coliseum - House with a Curse (2010)

Punk/Hardcore from Coliseum - this is the
real deal for me. I'm sick of hearing a band
described as hardcore, playing them and
hearing something that belongs more to a
metal/screamo/whatever "core" tag.

I will fight to my last breath the right for
anyone to listen or play whatever the fuck
they want but this does not mean I have to
like it!

Bands like Norma Jean (who I like) or Jobs
for a Cowboy (who I don't) seem to blend into
a generic deep growling, brutal blast-beat of
sameness. Hey, I really like some of it but it
is not punk/hardcore as far as I am concerned.

..... but that is only my opinion. Please do not
write me an essay of how wrong I am ...... in fact
please do ....... a 2 way street yeah?

Anyway, Coliseum have a fabulous album here,
sharp stabs of power and disgust, interesting riffs
interplay with the powerful songs, vocals are still
aggressive but what I call shouting rather than
growling, real emotion coming through that does
not seem to be going through the motions.

The sermon is over -Listen.


  1. I've been spinning this album for a month or so now and I have to say I'm very impressed with it. I agree with your comments about the state of hardcore these days, it's absolute bullshit, some little skinny kids in tight jeans isn't hardcore to me. Have you checked out the new Ceremony lp?

  2. Thanks for the Ceremony heads up. I have not heard it yet but am just checking it out now.

  3. I've been listening to it a lot lately, can't get enough of it.

  4. Nice one, it is indeed pretty good like. Made me play some Discharge afterwards!