Upright "2010 demo" CDPosted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 @ 6:51am » permalink
Upright is a new Finnish group, and yet another band that continues to reinforce my claims that Finland still has one of the best metallic hardcore scenes out there these days. Their brand new, debut demo unloads four songs in just eight-and-a-half minutes that are jam packed with absolutely killer riffs that take that crunchy late-80's/early-90's NYHC sound and throw in just the right amount of thrash metal crossover, plus those burlier than average vocals that tend to be more common coming from European bands. They're certainly not trying to push the boundaries or get too creative with their approach, but as I've said many times before, I don't give a shit about originality as long as the songwriting hits the mark. These dudes have a fuckin' great sense of midpaced groove, well-placed breakdowns, and the formula works, so… I'm into it. I hate to keep it so brief, but the songs blow right by and leave you wanting more, so there's not much more to say. Here's a quick taste of what to expect:
Get in touch with the band via the MySpace link above to see about getting your hands on the tunes, and keep your eyes out for more from these guys down the road!