Thursday, August 12, 2010

Review #144: Cop Warmth - Centaur Cop Top (EP) (2008)


CENTAUR COP TOP (EP)

Year: 2008
Genre: Punk Rock
Sub-Genres:
Hardcore, Noise
Label: Disaro Records

Tracks:
3
Length:
3 Minutes
Style:
Angry
My Rating:
6/8

Cop Warmth is a band from Houston, Texas. The group formed circa 2006 and they have released a demo tape and one 7" vinyl EP with three sawngs on it. The line-up consists of Craig (guitar), Nathan (bass guitar and drums), Dan (other guitar), and Marky G (bass guitar and drums). Yeah, the band doesn't have a huge-ass history as far as I'm aware (unless they'd like to tell me otherwise), so let's get right to this...

1. Anksciyeti
What? Angsty yeti? The closest word I was able to find was "anksiyete", but I have not yet discovered the meaning of the word. I shall update this later. Extremely noisy in the beginning, almost like Teenage Jesus & the Jerks/no-wave sort of thing. Complex lead-guitar melodies in the verse sections, and a crashing beat like some blows (not the good kind) to the face. Extremely noisy, with the guitar, and vocals are mixed pretty distorted (a common trend in modern punk). The bridge section is pretty awesome and deep-sounding. Then the ending part of the song just features the band screaming "ANK-SCI-YE-TI" over a shrieking guitar and drum pound before pausing and repeating. Very unique-sounding.

2. Dancing is My Bad
Not very long. This song has a more straight-forward beat. But there is still a lot of neat lead-guitar super-abrasive stuff going on. The bass melody iz nice, though.

3. Jamz Allen
It's JAMZ ALLEN, the secret brother of GG ALLIN! They repeat the name of some guy named "James Allen". Fast, abrasive, reeks of breaking glass. I'm pretty sure they're singing in spanish in the later part of the song.

So, if you're able to, give this record a spin. The real stand-out track here without a doubt is "Anksciyeti" (the first song), but the other two songs are decent. The band's music conveys noise-punk anarchy over hardcore beats and lyrics, and it works well. What may initially sound like a very unskilled band making noise is really some well thought-out shredding combined to sound, well, insane! You can listen to the contents of this 7" if you follow the link I supply below:

http://www.last.fm/music/Cop+Warmth/Centar+Cop+Top+E.P.

Bye. Stay tuned for the next review tomorrow!



2 comments:

  1. http://copwarmth.bandcamp.com/


    NEW ALBUM UP.

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