Animal Instinct "Stick Like Glue" 7"Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 @ 7:09am » permalink
"Stick Like Glue" (released by Take it Back Records) is the debut release from Animal Instinct, a new hardcore band from Switzerland that formed from the ashes of the mighty Solid Ground. I was disappointed to see Solid Ground call it a day, but thankfully Animal Instinct picks up in a very similar vein by kickin' out five tracks of top notch, no frills metallic hardcore in less than nine minutes. I totally love this style of hardcore, and these cats execute it perfectly with a strong sense of tactful groove to the songwriting, chugging rhythms that stay firmly rooted in traditional hardcore, and vocals that possess some real character and balance a little bit of a burly approach with a pissed edge. When your sole list of influences contains the "New York Hardcore: Where the Wild Things Are", "New York City Hardcore: The Way it Is", and "New Breed!" compilations, you better mean business, and Animal Instinct damn sure hit the mark as far as I'm concerned, so I can't wait to hear more! Here's a quick taste:
But I've also been given permission to post the entire 7" by the band's guitarist, Martin Schaub, who also runs Take it Back Records, and I was extremely impressed with his reasoning behind this move:
I just see it as some kind of promo for our band and our music. If someone really wants to download it, they'll find it on the net anyway. Plus, the point is this: We will never make any money playing in a hardcore band. We are all very realistic about that. In fact, playing in a hardcore band is a very good way to get rid of your money! We do this because we like it, and I really just want our music to be heard!
Huge respect for that. I'm all for buying music whenever I'm able, but I definitely wish more bands had such a charitable perspective.
The vinyl's limited to just 368 copies, so don't sleep on picking one up if you're interested. The link below lists off a bunch of European distros that are carrying the 7", and you can order directly from the band/label if you contact them on MySpace.