The message, the mentality AND the sound of the truly independent music scene.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Modern Life Is War, the Plight @ the Barfly
London, Saturday 4th February 2006

As far as I’m concerned, there are very few ‘new-school’ hardcore outfits out there worthy of your time and money.

Modern Life Is War, coming all the way from the U.S, is one of them, one of the few that value substance over style and keep the standards of hardcore integrity and honesty up high. Heart-felt screaming vocals spit pessimism and disillusion over a heavy, tight and thick yet diverse hardcore musical background. Convincing, honest and inspired music, a much welcomed rarity indeed in a sterilized and largely shallow scene.

The Plight, a young four-piece from Leeds, took me by surprise and blew me away with its engaging, sharp and vicious hardcore influenced rock n roll (or rock n roll influenced hardcore if you prefer). U.K’s answer to Annihilation Time. Check them out if you want your hardcore catchy and rockin with occasional solos here and there. Their first release will be out soon. Be on the lookout.

Photos unsuccessfully trying to capture the intensity of that night follow for your viewing pleasure. They were taken by my brother Head Dripper. Feel free to reproduce without permission. I would appreciate it if you mentioned the source.


Useful links
Modern Life Is War
The Plight


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