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Northwoods

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Caught in a timewarp somewhere between 2000 and 2005, Perugia’s Northwoods bring a dissonant and swarming barrage of angular 2000’s-sounding post-hardcore riffs, shoving them straight into your ear canals with inconceivable trauma. This band’s debut self-titled EP sounds like a time capsule that explodes into your face, assaulting you with a wide array of sonic weaponry that worships the past decade’s most glorious experimental hardcore interpretations that were once the stronghold of labels like HydraHead, Suicide Squeeze, and Equal Vision. Hardcore punk, emocore, noise rock and metalcore coalescing into a collapsing chain reaction of punk angst and metallic fury that can’t be controlled. Take bands like Dazzling Killmen, Unsane, Curl up And Die, Converge, Cave In, Piebald, Harkonnen, Botch etc, blend them all into a dissonant and highly unstable sonic molotov cocktail, and the result will be Northwoods‘s explosive first scream into this world. FFO: Dazzling Killmen, Unsane, Curl up And Die, Converge, Cave In, Harkonnen, Botch

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