Sunday, April 1, 2012


Heavy duty packaging opens up to a heavy duty printed sleeve with a bird tooting noise not music. The 19 second first track is nothing but noise and screaming. Great start. From there, members of well known French outfits Monarch and Gasmask Terror, give you a tour of their take on fastcore with Rainbow Of Death. Screeching, fuzzed guitars, reminiscent of Confuses’ Nuclear Addicts, pushing short blasts of fury a la fellow patriots, Opstand. Rainbow Of Death opted to cut the halting sludge segments typical to powerviolence, in favor of uptempo pop hardcore. Yes, you read that correctly. And you know what? It works wonderfully. That said, you could draw a line to a Mind Of Asian type catchiness, as well as brutal female vocals. Thirteen rippers in under ten minutes, ranging in length from 19 to 38 seconds, sans the marathon three and half minute closer.

Bayonne, France plays faster