Ukrainian folk metal band Teren released new single. This song is about the tragedy of a person who becomes a monster against their will. Every time she looks in the mirror and sees that she turns into a monster. Her life will never be normal again, she will never be herself again. Everything that was dear, hated, or even what she was indifferent to – everything will disappear.
When? Soon. For a long time? Forever … Everyone has their own monster. Someone is afraid of losing beauty, memory, wealth. But perhaps the worst thing is to lose yourself.
Eastern Europe still has vast and undiscovered underground scene and Complete! from Ukraine are one such jewel of that scene. They recently released their debut full length album and I am so happy I had pleasure to listen and review it. The record contains nine fast paced songs and the music is no holds barred, no philosophy, no bullshit old school fast melodic punk/skatepunk like we used to listen and still love, meaning nineties touch all the way with some modern hardcore influences here and there. The lyrics are in English and deal with personal themes, yet are still political in a way, and they are very well concepted and written. The vocals are mainly melodic, but at times screamed and shouted in hardcore way. The whole album is one energy bomb and I like such bands, never enough of fast paced melodic, well played songs. My favorites: Rejected, Endless Winter, Static State.
Cardinal Birds are from Ukraine and they have been together around since 2014. I listened and reviewed their new e.p. for our zine.
I just love discovering new bands, especially from the scenes that I don`t know much about. The Ukraine punk hardcore scene is mainly unknown to me, so I am glad that I listened to Cardinal Birds. After two singles, it was about time for the guys to release an e.p. It consists of three songs, intro being little Ramones like song that prepares us for what is to come. The music of Cardinal Birds play is, like the title of the record says, melodic punk with no philosophy, just straight on punkrock with 90-ies skate and Ramones core influence. Summer Nights is for me the best song on the record being driven with melody and good feeling. One thing that this record lacks are in my opinion a bit stronger vocals, a bit stronger voice, more melody, more harmony in backing vocals and Cardinal Birds will be great. KillKillKill is a song that is very Ramones like but it is, how should I put it, too flat in some parts. But, the e.p. is cool and I am sure that the full length material will be even better.