Friday, 12 July 2013

Top 50 of 2012: No.35: Social Suicide - A Genetic Hoax (Unknown)

For a lot of bands the replacement of a singer can be their death knell, especially as the first Social Suicide album was so well received by critics, luckily for them, they’ve got the tunes and if anything an even better vocalist to sidestep such an early demise. It must be something they put in the water over in Norway but Social Suicide reel out the hardcore with a viciousness to rival early JR Ewing, and with country mates Kvelertak could well lead a Norweigan revolution. Songs like ‘The Ghost Returns’ and ‘Heavens Only Hope’ are full of rage but with enough melody and exuberance to rise them above generic hardcore and into something special indeed. There’s a ton of amazing bands coming from Europe at the moment and Social Suicide could very easily be leading the pack.


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