Wednesday, February 13, 2008

4 Walls Falling - Culture Shock - Re-post

This record is a fucking classic. You're behind the curve if you're into straightforward hardcore with old school flavor and you dont have this in your collection. Of course thats extremely relative, but then again you didnt come here for my objectivity, you came here for tunes.

Get into it.

4 Walls Falling were a political hardcore band from Richmond, VA. They had a sound that, though metallic, was very rooted in the old-school hardcore style of the 80's. There are times when listening to this cd that I want to make comparisons to mid 80's NYHC like Sick of it All and Youth of Today and other times I want to compare their sound to turn of the decade New Age Records bands like Mouthpiece, Endpoint and Outspoken. All together though, I think they have their own sound. While old-school hardcore doesnt have much gradation in terms of tone or speed 4 Walls have blended a nice amount of metal and melody to offset this fact. Great fast parts, chugging breakdowns, and youth crew vocals all mke it an essential for any fan of the genre. Greed is my favorite song, opening with a sample of Michael Douglas from the movie Wall Street.

Definitely pick this one up. You wont regret it.

Purchase @ Jade Tree Records


Anonymous maare said...

thank you very much, sir!

8:01 AM  
Anonymous jaysin said...

THanks!!! You will make running at the gym a great time today. Does anyone else put on good hardcore and sort of "mosh" in their mind while running? No, really? ok...nevermind.

4WF only played Mpls once and it was a great show. They played the THD basement which could fit 20 skinny kids. Everyone had a blast jumping all over everything. Diving off the staircase was always a good time. Funny thing was the band that opened up was Clutch. I think they were a little unnerved playing a tiny basement.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you please please put this one back up??

8:10 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

i'll go for it one more time, but frankly it seems they dont want it up, and its a really cheap and extremely worthy purchase from Jade Tree. (Link at bottom of post and on sidebar)

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the kind words

1:15 PM  
Blogger YUMIGO said...

thank you!
i remember seeing them in Belgium in the early-mid 90's! A day of hardcore in the city of Bruges (I think it was). Nations on Fire, Blindfold, Sofahead, Feeding the Fire, Glue and 4WF. 4WF played last... starting too late, so after the second song they were forced to stop playing because of the neighbours complained or something... too bad. But good memories for sure! I've had this one on tape for years, listening to it all the time. Haven't heard this in at least 10 years. THANK YOU!! man I feel old... 33! yikes

9:13 AM  

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