Glorious?: Who Are They to Impose Restrictions 12" (new)

adult crash records


Kängnäve pumpin' Malmö raw punk attack. Recorded @ Blakk Lodge

Our take: Debut 12" from this band out of Malmö. Playing straight-on d-beat, Glorious? actually have a pretty interesting sound that combines a few different elements of the Discharge template, kind of melding different elements from throughout Discharge's discography. The double-tracked vocals sound almost exactly like Realities of War, but the music is both heavier a la Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing and riff-ier and more metallic a la Why? or even early Broken Bones. It's almost kind of a shame that Glorious? sound so much like Discharge in places, because they strike me as much more than a simple d-beat band... these songs are dense, complex, and dynamic, far more than just Discharge riffs copied and slightly rearranged. Though the overall vibe is a bit different, they have a Totalitär-esque way of making fairly straightforward riffs seem weighty and important. A year or so ago I would have told you that d-beta was the deadest of horses, but between bands like Glorious? and Paranoid the genre feels totally revivified. Definitely recommended!
Tags: 10s d-beat noisy raw recommended scandinavia sweden