We are honored to be named #19 of the top 25 e.p.’s of 2012 in the borderline fucked up awards:
EPs / SMALL FORMAT
2012 was a great EP-year, so here’s a reasonably long list …
25th Barren Womb – “The Origin of Faeces”
Versatile post-hardcore by a Norwegian duo.
24th Torpedo Holiday – “s / t”
Willful, slate (post-) punk from Germany.
23rd Kabul Golf Club – “Le bal du rat mort”
Noisiger post-hardcore from Belgium, somewhere between the Blood Brothers, The Locust and Refused.
22nd The Beautiful Ones – “Birth of Desire”
part moshiger, partly melodic 90s hardcore with grower qualities.
21st EVA – “Pronounced EVA”
Metalcore Between the early 2000s and the post-core trend in the same period.
20th Rain Dance – “New Blood”
brutal chaos core board à la Everytime I Die and The Chariot.
19th Endamori – “s / t”
ex-Cease Upon the Capitol / Dolcim-people with very ambitious project at the intersection of screamo, hardcore, post-rock and emo.
18th Ruined Families – “s / t”
The best thing that you got to hear this year from Greece. Dirty hardcore with “over the top” vocals.
17th Jowls – “Cursed”
Not as strong as last year’s “Cunt Punch”, but still better than most other modern screamo-influenced post-core bands.
16th We’ll the Smiling – “New Objectivity”
typical nervous, complex post-math-indie-hardcore from the UK.
15th Means to an End – “… and all the Colors have faded to gray”
screamo / emo sound like he should, on the one hand state, on the other hand Ebulliton-/Witching Hour-style.
Tongue– “/ / /”
from the context of Ten Thousand Leagues and John Cota. Experimental Emo / Post-HC material.
13th Petethepiratesquid – “The New Royalty”
now scattered across Germany, Sweden and France, which is so far the best material from the Math / emo / post-punk band.
12th Paan – “Sounds like Chewbacca is taking a shit”
better and more mature than “Finally all animals dead,” now more than screamo to Post Core / Trip Fontaine in indie-style.
11th Fitzcarraldo – “Oldenburg”
My favorite is the German instrumental rock band. A coherent overall composition!
10th Gnarwolves – “CRU”
Best Pop Punk from 2012, a bit like Blink 182 meets The Lawrece arm meets Taking Back Sunday.
09th Mörse – “s / t”
heavy groovy stoner hardcore from France.
08th The Dashwood – “Mirage”
Honest pop music from Germany. Furthermore, a clear increase in the debut EP!
07th Afterlife Kids – “invisible hand”
“90s emo / mosh-Terror from Berlin” – raw, pure, yet diverse.
06th We avoid – “Petrichor”
Stop’n’Go-New School Hardcore from Italy. Old Botch meet Dangers.
05th We are in the Country – “s / t”
. Emotionally stirring screamo / emo from France with the right balance of loud and quiet
04th Coastlines – “Life in Shifts”
Late 90er-Hardcore/Metalcore. A fusion of early Poison the Well, late Have Heart and Emmure on top form.
03. Pride and ego down – “Moving Cloud Mind”
indie-meets-post-core, equally violent as beautiful, equally catchy and creative.
02. Between Your Mind and Tongue – “Building the Foundations to Future Ruins”
The shortest representatives. 3 Songs, 7 minutes – about the same as if City of Caterpillar get to the point. The most promising new screamo / emo band of the year!
01. Black Kites – “The Last Three Songs”
swan song of the best and most important hardcore band in recent years. 3 perfect, unique songs for the EP of the year!
Runner-Ups: Mio, aversion, Blistered, Descender, employed to Serve, Wreck, souvenirs