Sunday, June 5, 2011
Understand - Bored Games
Label: Equal Vision
Well, somebody asked that we post more music that "sounds like Quicksand", so here we are. One qualifier though, Quicksand had a unique thing going when they took the sounds of Absolution, Helmet, and Fugazi and mixed them together to help jump start the post-hardcore genre, so while there were plenty of bands to come along after them and ape that sound, nobody did it as well as Quicksand.
I will give Understand credit though, they at least got Don Fury to record and produce this record, assuring some physical connection to their musical influences. And they come pretty close to a Quicksand doppelganger on occasion, although the vocals are in a different key, and they don't play as heavy as Quicksand, nor as groove oriented. Understand have some Orange 9MM in the mix, as well as some straight melodic hardcore, so they might end up more in the Shift (also on Equal Vision) or Fabric (also from England) camps.
Anyway, you wanted a band that sounds like Quicksand, so here' a band that sounds like Quicksand. I hope you enjoy it.