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The Platoon "Birth to Box" 7"

Posted on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 @ 7:16am » permalink

The Platoon - Birth to BoxGerman act The Platoon is back with four new tracks of brutal, no-nonsense metallic hardcore on the "Birth to Box" 7" (released via Save My Soul Records). Expect loads of 90's-styled midpaced chugging, massive breakdowns and a tasteful sense of groove, burly vocals, as well as a handful of directly metal-based influences such as quick little lead melodies and a few thrashy picking patterns. As with most bands of this nature they're not really trying to break new ground, and that's totally fine. The songwriting is top-notch, and I'd say they've pretty much mastered this form of hardcore. Absolutely awesome production, too: Nicely polished without venturing into overly-pristine territory. They've got an amazing guitar tone but you can still hear the bass, the drums are well-rounded with a great snap to the snare, etc. What more needs to be said? I'm all over this. Highly recommended.

The Platoon "Scornmaker"

The 7" is limited to 300 total, but the first 50 pre-order versions are already sold out, so… don't sleep on picking up one of the remaining copies. Each 7" comes with a download card, so you'll be all set…

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@ Save My Soul Records

2 Comments...

  1. Panos says:

    90's hardcore with a 00's production. Excellent! Thank you for this

  2. Fred says:

    Best german hardcore band out right now, with The Ice. Great music.