Tuesday, April 10, 2007

There's chugging and then there's Another Victim...

Yet another monster from Syracuse (I should have done a weekly feature on these bands) and one that certainly could have become as notorious (although perhaps not as famous) as the scene gods, Earth Crisis, they had that much potential.

Whereas the likes of Green Rage, Contempt and Soulstice (as well as many others of the Syracuse Vanguard) had 1 or at a push 2 significant releases (excluding demos), Another Victim where constantly releasing material, even if the most at any one time was 6 songs (the Equal Vision EP). Their first significant release was this, their debut from 1997 on none other then Stillborn Records. Damn, if only Jamie had the budget and resources that he had now, who knows what Another Victim could have gone on to release.

At just shy of 12 minutes, this EP shows Another Victim at their juiciest, each riff is a smoldering firestorm of a pure metallic fury, intensified by Andrew's gut wrenching bark. Every track moves so quickly with none topping more then 3 minutes. In spite of the brevity their is a unique character weaved into each song, making it distinguishable and memorable but as always frustrating because they are so addictive and often leave me pleading for more...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/73ny08 - Another Victim - Martyr

http://www.sendspace.com/file/xpeo5k - Another Victim - The Undertaker

http://www.sendspace.com/file/7rlqt0 - Another Victim - Ritual Of Decay

http://www.sendspace.com/file/3vbn6x - Another Victim - Trial For A Waste Of Life

http://www.sendspace.com/file/q78jte - Another Victim - A Portrayal Of Vengeance

Well, this is another record that is long out of print, only one place to look people - www.ebay.com


Nick said...

Awesome. I love the AN record on eulogy - Apocalypse Now, but never managed to hear this one. This made my day!

Buske DNA said...

There is an AV discography coming out soon on Closed Casket Activities. Keep your eyes and ears open.