Part 1 of Super Hardcore Weekend
I don't know if I've ever heard every modern style of Hardcore put into a blender, but Counterparts seems to have done just that. From the epic octave chords of Final Fight, to the balanced mathiness of Stray From the Path, to the straight forward metallic heaviness of Rise and Fall. Everyone's in the pool on The Current Will Carry us. They pull it off quite well, although I wish the changes in style weren't so abrupt. At times, it feels like a dj is playing three hardcore records at once and trying to splice them all into one song, but that's also it's charm. Counterparts (named after a great Rush album by the way) do stick out among other Hardcore bands, even if it's in a way they may not have intended. True to their proggy name, these Canadian boys display great musicianship (ultra tight). I should also mention the production is practically perfect; cutting, warm, clear. Everything you could want is here, even if it jostles you a round a bit.
cool art, too