We’re sticking with Skramz Over Antwerp because just like the term skramz, we’re not sure if we should take this event seriously or not. Death to self proclaimed emo. Long live real screamo.
portrayal of guilt (US – Miss The Stars Records / Deathwish Inc)
Blackened screamo/violence at its best, in the vain of Deafheaven and Majority Rule.
Centuries (US – Southern Lord Recordings)
Emotive punk-influenced style of dark hardcore that fuses raw elements of explosive and morose d-beat viciousness.
DAGGERS (BE – Holy Roar Records)
It’s not Jazz, it’s Blues. DAGGERS bring a claustrophobic blend of punk and metal.
Soul Grip (BE – Consouling Sounds)
Post black metal band formed by a bunch of young all-star musicians.
Swedish screamo can’t go wrong, Rainmaker is no exception.
Chalk Hands (UK)
Fresh of the UK press, Chalk Hands does skramz slightly different.
Snoeihard disco, straight from Heultje.
The Bludgeoning (BE)
FFO: Deafheaven, Nails, City Of Caterpillar, Converge … but definitely not those bands.