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AVIATOR (US) + ATLAS (BE) + FALL OF MESSIAH (FR)
Friday 4 March, 2016 at 19:30 - 23:00
JC Kavka, Oudaan 14, Antwerpen
AVIATOR (US – No Sleep Records)
Aviator is a 5-piece temper tantrim from New England. The band orders tones in succession, combination, and temporal relationships to produce compositions having unity and continuity. Then they scream over them.
They hide underneath the city streets. They are married to the night. And their stories are not for the men of day. Atlas, a character out of the Greek mythology. He led the titans in a war against Zeus. Therefore he was punished to stand on the edge of the world to carry the heaven firmament Uranus. Carrying the weight of the world is exactly how the band sounds on their EP “For You Forever” which was released in 2012 on Viva Love Records. The six songs on this EP were soaked in something which we can all relate too: hopelessness, powerlessness and desperation. They translated these feelings in technical riffs and aggressive vocals which often got compared with the likes of As Cities Burn, Architects or Touché Amoré. The band played all over Europe, sharing stages with bands such as ’68, Circa Survive, Single Mothers, Liferuiner, Listener, Birds In Row… Just for the sake of namedropping. And now, three years later, they have finished recording their first full-length called: “Blush”.
With “Blush” the band has smoothly shifted their sound into something more accessible. The songs breath maturity and the variating songstructures show that Atlas has grown in how to deal with their demons: more thoughtful and with a glimpse of hope. If you’re a fan of bands such as La Dispute. You might find a band which might be your new safehaven.
FALL OF MESSIAH (FR – Holy Roar / I Corrupt Records)
This french post-hardcore band with strong math-rock hints and screamo feels worked on this album for over two years and the result is a brilliant concept album mixing genres and sounds. Constantly surprising us and renewing their style, the band switches between chaotic maths riffs, slow powerful rhythms and mind-blowing emotional parts, cleverly arranged with their obvious musical skills.