It is a rough thing to be a vinyl collector even if a band decides to help you get a copy of their record. This was proved by our most recent experience with Angers Curse’s self-titled vinyl. We like to give our mates from Sweden big thanks for sending us the vinyl twice as obviously the first copy they sent got lost somewhere on its road to Bulgaria. However we finally had the chance to hear it and it would really be a loss if we didn’t. Inside the dark, stylish cover there’s a vinyl who carries some of the most aggressive and powerful contemporary hardcore songs we’ve heard recently. It is obvious enough how important the oldschool Sweden hardcore bands are the worldwide scene. It seems the currently active bands in Sweden are not wasting their time either. Angers Curse are direct and deadly as a bullet in the head. These guys know what are they standing for, they know what they represent and are not afraid to say what they want. The lyrics are personal and are concerning everyday topics we’re all familiar with. The seven songs might not represent the seven sins but what they picture is quite similar. Angers Curse show the sicknesses of our weak, modern societies – betrayal, lies, hypocrisy, underestimation, abandonment, lack of confidence and will. But what these songs leave in us is quite different from pointless negativism and despair. Actually in less than 10 minutes Angers Curse made us more determined than ever to have the guts to cope with everything standing in our way. What else do you want to hear? Go and find their music!
Freelance journalist and full-time copywriter from hell. Playing ambient music as Mytrip, hardcore with King Of Sorrow, teaching Sound Art, booking shows with For The Kids & Amek Collective. Always in for a cup of coffee.