Blacklights-6 Way Split LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock, Sludge, Screamo, Emo, 

Label: The Ghost Is Clear Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 30.0'

Damn, here's a behemoth of a six way split LP that I absolutely had to review after listening and getting the go ahead from Bobby, who plays in Canyons and runs the always on point The Ghost Is Clear Records.  Blacklights features new tracks from Kansas City, Missouri's Canyons, Indianapolis, In's Wounded Knee, San Antonio, Tx's Sohns, St. Louis, Missouri's Anodes, Kansas City, Missouri's American Thunder Band, and Portland, Oregon's Duck.  Little Brother, Duck!  The first band on the split is Canyons.  Canyons formed in early 2008 and play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  On Blacklights, Canyons offer up two tracks of sludgy and noise damaged hardcore.  The second two songs on the album come courtesy of Wounder Knee.  Wounded Knee is a Indiana based band who formed in late 2013.  Wounded Knee play a chaotic and volatile style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  The next two songs on the split come courtesy of San Antonio, Tx based Sohns.  Sohns play and abrasive and completely unhinged style of screamo tinged hardcore.  Next up on Blacklights is St. Louis, Missouri's Anodes, who contribute one song to the LP.  Anodes play a killer style of Ebullition records style post hardcore and screamo.  The next two songs on Blacklights come from Kansas City, Missouri based American Thunder Band.  American Thunderband (formerly known as Texas Instruments) play a tense, urgent, and chaotic style of emotive hardcore and post hardcore.  The last band featured on Blacklights is Duck. Little Brother, Duck!  Duck. Little Brother, Duck!  play a great style of music that incorporates elements of punk, emo, and math rock within their sound.  On Blacklights, Duck. Little Brother, Duck!  offer up one track of really well-executed punk, emo, and math rock.  Overall, Blacklights is an amazing LP and each band offer up top notch material for this release.  Look for Blacklights to be released via The Ghost Is Clear records on October 31st, 2015.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Canyons on Bandcamp
Wounded Knee on Bandcamp
Sohns on Bandcamp
Anodes on Bandcamp
American Thunder Band on Bandcamp
Duck. Little Brother, Duck! on Bandcamp
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