To listen to Post Ending // Pre Completion is like witnessing your own mind collapse - that is, if you were able to escape and become an impartial observer to your own mental decay.
It's an aural experience of psychosis.
Useless Children's sound is defined by swirling, menacing psychedelic textures, where cacophonous feedback is offset by warm space echo and reverb. The guitars oscillate so wildly that they screech like a buzzsaw; their constant movement recreating the effect of motion sickness.
The pounding drums and bass suggest an ominous march toward an impending apocalypse. The vocals are distorted and dripping with menace, often echoing around your field of hearing. It's not unlike being tormented wailing wraith.
To me -- and without any literal interpretation of the lyrics -- Useless Children's sound signifies mental and spiritual death and decay. The angst being expression goes beyond simple political doom and gloom. They deal with psychology and psychic matter; matters of the soul. It's like an acid trip gone horribly, horrible wrong - as you depart into into hostile territory within your own mind, you can feel the searing scars and trauma being burnt into your psyche. It is not overly pleasant, and it is incredibly intense.
Being raised on the idea that most hardcore punk was reserved for weight-lifting, tattoo'd jocks to preach about self-empowerment and brotherhood -- or political commentary that often seems shallow and farcical -- Useless Children are forging a far more interesting sonic space.
This is the most psychedelic punk record I think I have ever heard. It really pleases me to hear something like this coming out from Melbourne's underground; it's powerful, unique and doesn't overstay it's welcome. A sure-bet for one of Australia's best releases in 2012.
Saturday May 26th
The Prague Venue
911 High St, Thornbury, Australia 3071
THE KILL - Single pedal metal
DEBACLE - D beat crust
MICHAEL CRAFTER- Grindcore (SYDNEY)
COUNTER ATTACK - Fastcore
INEBRIATOR - Old School Thrash
I feel as there is no need for further explanation as to why this show will rip your face off.
Dudes split their songs for a release, Melbourne math metal band Vendors Rich and Shut In (Diploid, World at a Glance and Idle Minds). For free download now on the good ol' trustworthy bandcamp. Two very different approached to music, Shut In offers more soundscapey songs, as well as layering some lo-fi brutal downtrodden noises and d-beat, contrasting with Vendors Rich energetic metal/thrash. Never let genres get in the way of a good friendship I say.
Such Is Life is a DIY punk (heeeeeps crust) festival organised on a not-for-profit basis. It first took place in 2004 and is the only festival of its kind happening in Australia. This is a great little festival for those who love their music fast, food vegan and jackets heavily patched. Since attending/playing a previous Such Is Life Fest this comes highly recommended although not for the faint hearted. Get some of your punk mates together and head to this to crust up. Don't forget the goon bag.
Camping space + limited amounts of food and beverages will be provided. Bands will play everyday. No dogs, no fires, no fancy lodgings, no sooks -camping only!
Last Chaos (Bris)
The Bigots (Melb/Can)
Panel Van Halen (Melb)
Pneumatic Slaughter (Melb)
Iron Wurzel (Adelaide)
Video Nasty (Syd)
Obat Batuk (Newcastle)
Prison Bitch (Adelaide)
Soma Coma (Melb)
Last Measure (Melb)
Rogue Elephant (Melb)
Hordes Ov The Black Cross (Melb)
Shit Weather (Melb)
Heroin SS (Bris)
Hex On The Beach (Melb)
'The Putrefaction Project' brings you FILTH FEST 2012, yay for grindcore! Featuring OG Melb's grind The Kill, gore-grinders Garbage Guts and heaps of heavy stuff for your ears.
The Bendigo Hotel - 125 Johnston St, Collingwood
Doors at 5:30 PM
THE MUNG - CD LAUNCH!
Southern Gore Slammers launch their second compact disc entitled "Showering In Shit,"
Expect total sex appeal as these bad boys rock the stage and try to extort every punter into a sale.
8 x Faster than anything in the universe. This riff machine will melt your face, and testicles, so it's advised that you bring some lotion.
First show back in Melbourne since their massive Euro tour.
They'll be bringing the brutes, and the headaches.
Pitch-shifted oldschool Gore-grind. They don't play half as much as they ought to, so don't make me warn you twice. Gore, and more Gore.
Recent Signees to Inherited Suffering Records, these dudes mish-mash all the best of brutal tech death.
THE SEAFORD MONSTER:
Bonged out slam from the satanic swamps of seaford. Heavy. As. fuck.
Total blast machine featuring members from Roskopp, Rort, Injury to Eye. Raw, Fast, and dirty as hell.