Republic Of Dreams

Republic Of Dreams

Written by: PP on 10/12/2012 17:44:22

The original screamo ('skramz') movement is still going strong in Europe. Among the countless excellent names we have in the genre, such as Beau Navire, Kaospilot, Sed Non Satiata and many others, the continent has in the last decade proven a worthy contender against the old guard from overseas, where names like Orchid, Saetia, Funeral Diner, and Hot Cross are most notable. Republic Of Dreams from Hamburg, Germany, are yet another addition to the genre, channeling the chaotic energy and lo-fi intensity of pretty much all of the aforementioned bands on their self-titled album to form a furious emo violence onslaught that should leave no fans of the genre cold.

Basically, this is as raw as it gets in original screamo. Dissonance and discordance are met by equal amounts of chaotic stop-start instrumentation, ravaging screams that no one can decipher without a lyrics sheet, and an uncompromising love for the murky guitar tone so widely used in the genre that explodes from noisy feedback to subtle melody amidst the ensuing chaos. It's a record all-encompassed in the kind of urgency and immediacy that only an unrelenting live performance in a basement can bring, where the band are all collapsed on the floor while shredding their instruments or screaming to the mic, perhaps all at once, in unison, in a passionate display of what it means to live and breathe through your music.

Essentially, a convincing performance of violent screamo exactly according to the genre's original charter defined during the 90s. It's not the best we've heard in the genre, but it upholds the high standards of chaos we've grown to expect with every one of these retrospective releases.


Download: Your Fahrenheit Is My Celsius,
For the fans of: Beau Navire, Kaospilot, Sed Non Satiata, Hot Cross, Orchid, Saetia, Funeral Diner
Listen: Bandcamp

Release date 20.07.2012
Moment Of Collapse Records

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