Saturday, January 19, 2013
Gaza - No Absolutes in Human Suffering (2012)
This album can best be described both as a venomous, high-decibel rant against the world and as a sort of catharsis and search for order amidst the chaos. At times it's violent, ugly and suffocating and sometimes it's hypnotically beautiful. This is a truly unique album that takes post-metal back to its hardcore roots and blends the best aesthetic qualities of both genres into a potent and very organic synthesis. Lyrically, the band makes no qualms about assaulting you with their radical political and anti-Christian views which is perhaps why the music sounds so fresh and inspired. This is one of the darkest and most compelling hardcore albums I've heard yet and I urge you to give it a try.