La Quiete - La Fine Non é La Fine (2004)
This album leaves me speechless so often its no suprise I dont mind it being in Italian. If I even had the coherency to utter a word, I could only summon "Whoa!" which I believe can be understood in any number of languages. So jarring yet so beautiful is this album. One moment you are being whiplashed with ridiculous time measures being thrown at you like sacks of bricks, and when finally given into the onslaught you are suprised to be soothed with cathartic, mind massaging melody and emotional release. La Quiete is a band that can tug the heartstrings, yet make that same organ dance with fire and life. The songs generally start off in a blinding fury of light, with almost blast beat like drumming, though slightly jazzier. The screams are frantic and raging, like a lake trying to break through a damn and reclaim its natural territory. Occasionally the band falls into an acoustic mood, lulling you with is its sincerity and promise of warmth, only to have the carpet pulled from underneath you once again. Each an everysong is brimming with both extremes, fludily pieced together to create one of the best hardcore releases in recent times. La Quiete delivers 9 songs in 20+ minutes, in true hardcore punk fashion. It is really hard to separate any song from another, as each time I listen to I find it impossible to not listen to the whole album, but some highlights for new listeners are: Metempsicosi Del Fine Ultimo, Ciò Che Non Siamo, Ciò Che Non Vogliamo, Super Omega and Uncaged. Of course that is almst half the album and every other song is just as amazing and concise as the four I mentioned. You will just have to dip into this album yourself and see what I mean.
The band seems like a group of cool guys and if your so inclined, you can write them and order records directly from them. They have a number of split 7"s with other euro bands. It seems the European scene is much closer knit then Americas.
So check out their website, pray they come and play live (they are supposed to be great) and add their myspace page so you can get instant Myspace cred.
La Quiete Official Site
La Quiete's Myspace
And if you want all that clever information that I failed to add, such as former bands, record labels, etc. be sure to visit the La Quiete Wikipedia page.
PS. I have all of their split 7"s and if anyone is interested in a particular one ask and I will hook it up...
Because I love you guys, and you made me feel so good when I asked for comments, and also because Louise Cyphre needs to have some light shed on them...
La Quiete / Louise Cyphre split (2005)
This is a more recent La Quiete recording backed with a German hardcore band known as Lousie Cyphre. If you are a fan of the blistering La Quiete you will also enjoy Louise Cyphre. They have a similar sensibility in terms of speed and melody combined with the anguished screaming that La Quiete does so well. This split is immense and shows even more promise for two already amazing bands...
Louise Cyphre site
Louise Cyphre myspace