Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Get Into: Articles of Faith

I've been on a real punk and hardcore kick lately. It seems to hit me every spring, so I guess it's only natural. What band have I been jamming a little bit more than most of the rest? Articles of Faith, that's who. Since I haven't even visited the blog since my disheveled post on substance and shit (and revealing a bit about substance abuse, heh) I thought I'd chime back in to share some cool shit. AoF were one of the earlier examples of hardcore punk shaped with a little bit more scope, and a little bit more restraint - shaping their style into a sort of progenitor for post-hardcore. The band was the type to kick your face in, but look classy and cool doing it too. It has all the attitude that makes Jerry's Kids and most of the early Boston scene so cool, but AoF had this experimental side too - showing they could be punk as fuck and still make music with a bit more dimension than expected. The entire Give Thanks LP has been played to death by me, and I suggest the same for you. You could keep reading my blah blah bullshit or you could just get into them yourself....

17 comments:

  1. Great band. Very clever and catchy while still able to stand their ground in the arms race for speed that was going on within metal and punk/hardcore.

    I wish that someone would re-release their early materials in their original soundmix instead of those remixes. I heard some good, reliable rips of their EP's and those sound a lot more urgent due to their more direct sound.

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  2. Did Noktorn and Pavel die?

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  3. Everyone on the MA forum is still awaiting the packages you haven't sent you no-talent piece of shit. Obviously, if you have enough time to post on this worthless blog, you should have enough time to send the cds you were paid for. Do you even work or have any sort of life outside of being a junkie piece of shit?

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  4. I would like to offer my most sincere apologies for that outburst I just had. It's just that my writing skills and reading comprehension take a while to recover as I'm feeling a little discombobulated after my rectum has been dilated for an extensive, painful, period of time.

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    1. Shut the fuck up MutantClanFear. We all know that you fantasize about sucking Noktorn's cock; that doesn't changed the fact that he ripped off quite a few people.

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    2. He's 15 an introvert, has no friends, and has shit taste in metal. He's plagiarized everything Noktorn made infamous off of MA, from his taste of shitty deathcore bands to worthless brutal death bands. The two deserve each other, its incredibly funny to see that little faggot suck the mods off on the MA forum as well.

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    3. I wish you could see how proud I am to know that, as a fifteen-year-old kid, I've already done enough to earn the vague hatred of faceless individuals online with very little impetus on my behalf. Lemme guess, are you a fan of The Faceless, by any chance?

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  5. Whoops, did it again. Sorry about that. I just can't help but write about cocks and people sucking them.

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  6. alright, angry M/A guy. first of all, that was B's post, not Noktorn's. Read the signature. second of all, i am sorry Noktorn hasn't gotten back to you. that's not my or B's responsibility, and it has nothing to do with TBO. third of all, Noktorn's dealing with people in his family dying and shit. while failing to mail packages is certainly unprofessional, maybe that helps explain why he's been less than communicative lately.

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  7. also, the loads of juvenile abuse do nothing to strengthen your case. instead of seeming like someone who's rightfully upset about not receiving something you paid for, you come off like just another one of the bitchy Noktorn-haters who have made plaguing this site part of their regular routine for months.

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    1. He scammed a lot of people out of hundreds of dollars you geek, and he has no other means of contact aside from his sordid collection of worthless rants and reviews for all ten of his fans. Do you honestly think think that everyone here is just present to flame him? That's giving him and you as his fellow hack-writer too much credit, why don't you tell him to man up and show his face on the MA forum? Even if the people in his family are 'dying' or whatever lame excuse you are cooking up, its not that labor intensive to post a message on the forum letting people know the circumstances of his plight. You are a good little mouth piece for him though.

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    2. Again, you undermine yourself by resorting to the invective of a butthurt teenager, and you miss the point of what I wrote. Just to make this very clear: I agree that he should have sent you the packages, regardless of his personal circumstances, and--barring that--he should at least have communicated. I actually DID contact him about this a long time ago, when SvarteHeap emailed me about it, and tried to communicate the seriousness of getting that shit mailed out. N told me he was moving on it. I figured he took care of things. We have spoken once since then.

      It's honestly not really my business at all, at this point. But I'm amazed that you think hurling insults at him or, even stranger, me, would get you anywhere or accomplish anything other than making both of us think you're a jackass.

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  8. finally, are you fucking 14? one reason i've basically stopped doing this blog is that the comments have become a forum for middle-school flame wars spilling over from the Archives forums. that's never what i wanted this to be about. it's sad.

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    1. Amen to that.

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    2. Exactly, fuck those who confuse assertivenes with just being abusive.

      And on the topic of orders being late: I don't think that coming to someones public hangout and calling them an asshole in front of everyone is going to speed things up for you.

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  9. @Pavel: I hope you and Noktorn don't stop posting on this blog because of the negativity generated by a few people. When/if you finally make your official "this blog is done" post, could you recommend some other blogs of similar ilk? I haven't had much luck finding a blog that focuses on actual essays and discussions rather than reviews or name drops.

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