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LINK - CHAPTER I


 LINK -  CHAPTER I (CD in jewelcase) Track list:

01. Burial  
02. Remains a day  
03. No turning back  
04. From below  
05. Unhumanized   

   
Item: 2400
Date: 2011-05-14
Catalog No: HALVCD057
Format: CD in jewelcase
Label: Halvfabrikat Records

Price: 80.00 SEK

Qty:

 
Information
Link is all about melancholic atmospheres, heavy tunes, dark lyrics, fast riffs and slow epic parts. The band started in 1998, and has released a bunch of material. Amongst others, the split 7" with Raised by drunks (HALVEP038).
Links songwriting became an important aspect, which reflects in the deep and dark overall feel from the new songs. Numerous shows with bands such as Tragedy, Martyrdöd, Inepsy, Shades of Grey, Alehammer, Giuda has been made.
Link is a band with a clear vision and strong principles. Sexism, racism, fascism, animal abuse are signs of these times which they completely dissaprove.
 
Selling points
# Link; a standard in the Belgian underground scene of today.
# Dark and epic crust. No compromise!
# For fans of His hero is gone, Tragedy and From ashes rise!
 
Line-up
Michael - guitar & vocals
Jens - drums
Lampe - bass
 
 
Digital download
Reviews
Profane Existence, [written by Cavewizard. Distributed by Sound Pollution]
This is such a short and intense album
.so its getting a short and intense review. Link is reminiscent of Antischism but a little more on the organic and downtuned side. The first two tracks ripped though my head so fast and so precise I did not even realized that I had heard two songs until the third track, No Turning Back came on with a completely different approach. It opens with a slower pace, like a doomier Killing Joke that right when you get into the groove of this heavy riffing it takes you by surprise and stabs you in the face with a ripping pickup of pace. The fourth track “from Below” brings back the slower more doom laden pace that is borderline dirgy mournful guitar parts and heart wrenching vocals really turn this album around, then surprise attack the listener again with a blast of angst ridden hardcore. The final track , “Unhumanized” is the longest one here
..and not unlike the previous two tracks, its got the slow dark into that leads in a mind blowing aural attack. It does hold a surprise here, where the song drops the pace again
.and proceeds to get slower and doomier until it fades into a an atmospheric trail of sounds that feels like the end of the world. Final note on this one
the artwork is AMAZING. Its so simple yet so striking and haunting. In gold on black there is a bird skull and dried wings surrounded by tree silhouettes. Said trees are echoed on the CD itself, and underneath on the underlying insert is a brittle sea star.
 
Cow mag, [written by Ted. Distributed by Sound Pollution]
Oj, det hĂ€r Ă€r lite för tungt för mig
 Link lirar en form av punk som utgĂ„r frĂ„n lĂ„nga, melankoliska, och mörka crustlĂ„tar. Det Ă€r mycket lĂ„ngsamma partier som tuggas igenom och som varvas med lite snabba grejer och andra hyss.
Jag gillar sĂ„nt hĂ€r i mindre och kraftfulla doser sĂ„ tyvĂ€rr pallar jag inte med Link. Det krĂ€vs sin man för att klara crustlĂ„tar pĂ„ 4-6 minuter (vissa kortare, jovisst), men för mig Ă€r deras ”episka” crust inget jag kommer slösa tid pĂ„.
 
Slavestate, [written by Michael Porali. Distributed by Sound Pollution]
§ § §
Vid en första anblick pĂ„ Links banduppstĂ€llning ser jag att vokalisten gĂ„r under namnet “Inge”, vilket fĂ„r mig att fundera pĂ„ om vĂ„r inhemska PK-guru frĂ„n bland andra The (International) Noise Conspiracy bildat sig ett nytt band. Dock visar sig sĂ„ inte vara fallet dĂ„ Link hĂ€rstammar frĂ„n Belgien och spelar vad de sjĂ€lva kallar ”dark and epic crust”.

Mitt första intryck Ă€r dock att de inte Ă€r varken dark eller epic utan snarare ett hyfsat snabbspelande crustband i mĂ€ngden. Visst, det Ă€r ett bra lĂ„tmaterial och sĂ„ngen, som delas av vokalisten Inge och gitarristen Michael, hĂ„ller inte pĂ„ nĂ„got sĂ€tt en lĂ€gre klass Ă€n nĂ„gon annans. Först tvĂ„ minuter in i andraspĂ„ret ”Remains a day” visar Link en tendens att sakta ner och intrĂ€da i det sĂ„ kallat episka, men fortfarande gĂ„r det aldrig under midtempo.

NĂ„got Agrimonia eller Fall of Efrafa Ă€r belgarna trots sitt med scenkamraterna gemensamma engagemang för ekvivalism, antirasism och djurrĂ€tt tyvĂ€rr inte. Men för att istĂ€llet ta ”Chapter I” för vad den Ă€r, nĂ€mligen en crust-EP vars största episka moment Ă€r att lĂ„tarna har en betydligt högre snittlĂ€ngd Ă€n brukligt inom scenen, sĂ„ Ă€r det ett helt okej första kapitel.
 
Slavestate, [written by Michael Porali. Distributed by Sound Pollution]
Vid en första anblick pĂ„ Links banduppstĂ€llning ser jag att vokalisten gĂ„r under namnet “Inge”, vilket fĂ„r mig att fundera pĂ„ om vĂ„r inhemska PK-guru frĂ„n bland andra The (International) Noise Conspiracy bildat sig ett nytt band. Dock visar sig sĂ„ inte vara fallet dĂ„ Link hĂ€rstammar frĂ„n Belgien och spelar vad de sjĂ€lva kallar ”dark and epic crust”.

Mitt första intryck Ă€r dock att de inte Ă€r varken dark eller epic utan snarare ett hyfsat snabbspelande crustband i mĂ€ngden. Visst, det Ă€r ett bra lĂ„tmaterial och sĂ„ngen, som delas av vokalisten Inge och gitarristen Michael, hĂ„ller inte pĂ„ nĂ„got sĂ€tt en lĂ€gre klass Ă€n nĂ„gon annans. Först tvĂ„ minuter in i andraspĂ„ret ”Remains a day” visar Link en tendens att sakta ner och intrĂ€da i det sĂ„ kallat episka, men fortfarande gĂ„r det aldrig under midtempo.

NĂ„got Agrimonia eller Fall of Efrafa Ă€r belgarna trots sitt med scenkamraterna gemensamma engagemang för ekvivalism, antirasism och djurrĂ€tt tyvĂ€rr inte. Men för att istĂ€llet ta ”Chapter I” för vad den Ă€r, nĂ€mligen en crust-EP vars största episka moment Ă€r att lĂ„tarna har en betydligt högre snittlĂ€ngd Ă€n brukligt inom scenen, sĂ„ Ă€r det ett helt okej första kapitel.
 
 
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