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Anvils Drop "Death Worship" 7"

Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 @ 6:34am » permalink

Anvils Drop - Death WorshipAnvils Drop is a hardcore/punk band from Finland that also features members of Lighthouse Project, Sixtus, and Scream for Change. I believe "Death Worship" is their first proper outing, released by the band along with Poolside Records. Expect a rugged recording with an appropriately harsh edge to it and a style that seems to combine influences from classic Finnish hardcore/punk as well as more "recent" metallic hardcore stylings. In addition to the standard dose of fast-paced power chords and screaming/shouting vocals throughout, there are a lot of subtly rocked out riffs that possess more of a catchy sense of energy, plus some crunchier breaks and lots of cool little dissonant riffs tucked away beneath the surface. As with most bands of this nature, they're not exactly trying to break new ground (which is fine with me), but they do wind up sounding different than most of the hardcore bands that I encounter from Finland. Four songs, about 12 minutes, and that's all there is to it. Here's a taste of what the band has to offer:

Anvils Drop "Odota Vastarintaa"

This is another one that's not available online at the moment, so contact the label/band via the MySpace links above or shoot 'em an email for ordering information. It's supposed to be €5 plus postage, depending on where you're located.


  1. Birkir says:

    The song you posted is fantastic!

  2. Juuso Ps says:

    http://www.myspace.com/poolsiderecords. we we're co-releasing this with the band

  3. Very cool – it's those "little dissonant riffs tucked away beneath the surface" that make the song.

  4. m says:

    andrew, since i know you dig finnish hardcore, what are in your opinion some of the top scandinavian hc bands at the moment? i see nobody talking about these (rather good/unique) bands…


    Honestly, I'm way out of the loop on everything. I'm so busy these days that I've gotten really bad about keeping track of current releases unless I'm lucky enough for the bands or labels to keep me posted. I still haven't even found the time to pick up the latest Cutdown album, and that's been out for awhile now!

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