Cammo: Demo Cassette

Cammo: Demo Cassette


Tags: · 10s · hardcore · heavy · north carolina · raleigh · recommended
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Self Released
Regular price
$5.00
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$5.00

New heavy rocked out hardcore from Raleigh featuring members of Double Negative, Pollution and Whatever Brains.

Our take: Demo cassette from this new band from Raleigh featuring members of a whole lot of other bands. They describe their sound as “scumgaze,” which makes perfect sense as soon as you hear it. So, here’s the background; if you’ve followed the musical projects of Sean Livingstone, you’re in for a real treat. I jumped on board this train when Sean was in New York’s Pollution, which was followed by Shoxx and then Bandages once he moved back to North Carolina, though he was in bands before that that you might be familiar with as well. Of the members’ lengthy resumes, Sean’s feels the most relevant as the way that Cammo smash together Celtic Frost and 90s noise rock with a dash of shoegaze harmony and texture is very much akin to some of the things that were happening in his aforementioned bands. However, the other members also bring their own thing to the table. Drummer Evan is/was in Whatever Brains, Das Drip, and numerous others, and he’s one of the most powerful and rock-solid drummers I’ve ever encountered, and one of the few people who I can imagine hanging with the monstrous stack of amplifiers behind him when Cammo plays. Then there’s Justin from Double Negative and Davidians on second guitar (Cammo doesn’t have a bass player, though I promise you won’t miss it… they’re still impossibly heavy), and if you’re familiar with the music that Justin has made you’ll also hear plenty of telltale marks of his hand in these songs. So, there’s the story so far. There’s a pretty good chance that if you’re a follower of what Sorry State does you’ll be interested in this band, so go ahead and give them a try.