DAGGERS - It's Not Jazz, It's Blues


OK, so I know a lot of other blogs have covered this recent release, but I felt obligated to do so as well because Daggers is one of my favorite bands. I've posted about them before, I suggest you go grab all their previous releases as well as this new one. In fact, they've made all of their old stuff available for free on their Bandcamp page. Anyway, the band is from Belgium and recently signed to the superb Throatruiner Records. Their debut LP on that label is  set to be shipped at the end of March. To be honest, I'm still absorbing this record. It's definitely "Daggers", but there's a complexity about it that takes quite a few listens to grasp and realize. So, maybe I'll just share some words from their bio, it will probably make more sense than me right now.

"During their five years of existence, Belgium's DAGGERS have worked hard on creating unique and singular records to forge a very personal sound. Their new full-length "It's Not Jazz, It's Blues" is an entire different animal than on their crust-infused hardcore previous releases, delivering twelve epic tracks that will drag you down to the bottom of the earth and shred the living out of you with the haste and anger of a thousand rusty swords. Captured in an organic live recording setting, "It's Not Jazz, It's Blues" takes a hypnotic, noisy approach to the band's claustrophobic blend of punk and metal, more ruthless and vicious than ever."

 - download - courtesy of the band -
1. Apex
2. Woolgatherer
4. Asunder
5. Beacon
6. Wanderlust
7. Labyrinth
8. Evermore
9. Dormant
10. Sovereign
11. Cultist
12. Citadel

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