April 2014 marked the release of this thunderous indictment to mankind’s utter failures. With a ferocity that can’t be touched Svffer takes us deep down into the chasm of blackened crust, unrelenting grindcore blast beats and the darkest realms of hardcore punk lyricism, but cover it with torches of emotional might and unyielding passion.
This offering is anything but a creative mix of the best things I’ve heard in the past few years from bands such as Cloud Rat, Resurrectionists, The Gentle Art of Chokin, etc. backed up by the insane vocals of Svffer’s singer Leoni that could be compared only with the Belgium’s rolling thunder Oathbreaker. The 13 songs on “The Lies We Live” are ridden with such a velocity, bleeding emotion and bleak landscapes that it’s really hard to write up about this record due to its sheer intensity. The band features members of Alpinist and it’s an indisputable fact that the Germans deliver some of the best dark hardcore and emo-violence records ever. This is definitely one of the best releases of 2014.