Pellinore "Memento Mori/Hell Mouth" CDPosted on Thursday, September 20th, 2007 @ 6:49am » permalink
Brand new on Strike Three Records, this all-too-brief disc compiles 11 tracks from two previously released EP's in only 16-and-a-half minutes from New Jersey's Pellinore – whose diverse range of influences includes Siege, D.R.I., Dropdead, His Hero is Gone, Integrity, and Converge; and who've been compared to Rorschach, Citizen's Arrest, Born Against, and early Ringworm, among others. What's weirder? I can actually hear a good portion of that stuff flying around in there. Believe it. Expect fast, chaotic (but not exactly unhinged) hardcore/punk with a great balance of loose, dirty, dissonant textures and surging metallic chunkiness, with vocals that walk a strange yet awesome line between the scorching fury of Ringworm's Human Furnace and a snottier, Grimple-esque punk aesthetic. No song hits three minutes, so these dudes just tear shit up and call it a day. I was hooked on this stuff pretty damn quickly, and the quality of their songwriting far outshines many comparable-yet-ultimately-lesser bands of the last decade, so… check this shit out and see what you think.
It's dirt cheap (Less than $7!), so there's really no excuse not to pick one up if you like what you hear…