Drux: S/T 12"

Drux: S/T 12"


Tags: · 10s · europe · germany · hardcore · recommended · ushc
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Straight ahead 80s style influenced hardcore filled with punching mid tempo parts, showing hints of classic Boston style like SSD with the UK82 sound of Chaos UK.

Our take: Debut LP from this hardcore band out of Leipzig, Germany. Drux take influences from 80s US hardcore, but they sound European, mostly because their music isn’t as pretentious or as beholden to its influences as most American bands. It doesn’t sound like Drux are trying to recreate another band’s sound. Instead, the only prerequisites are that the music remain loud and fast, and every other tenet of the genre is liable to alteration and/or improvement. This isn't an avant garde record, though; it’s straightforward but the songs are full of touches that sound like no one but Drux. The closest comparisons I can think of are Amde Petersens Arme and Mülltüte, two other European bands who sound like they’re inspired by the best of USHC, but committed to making it their own. This is too smart to become a hype record, but if you think hardcore is still an artistically viable genre I recommend checking out this record.