Album Reviews

Peace Delusions
Modern Pain – Peace Delusions
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 18:16
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With a couple of EPs already under their belt, the Dallas, TX based band Modern Pain faced the challenge of releasing a full-length that matched their previous releases’ intensity. Listening to “Peace Delusions”, I’d say they’ve succeeded.

The ten songs that make up the album are utterly destructive as they shift from pure noise to post-hardcore to more sludgy parts while absolutely crushing it in the fast parts. Everything on “Peace Delusions, and especially the vocals, is buried beneath murky layers of noise, feedback and just plain nasty sounds. Like it was recorded through busted amps. In a studio that’s about to cave in. By dudes who have been up for days. It’s messy. Think Poison Idea meets “Violence Violence” era Ceremony meets Cursed.

These guys tear through “Peace Delusions” in just 28 minutes, but afterwards you’ll feel utterly exhausted. And I fucking love it!

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.