Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Martyrs - The Great Disturbance

In the age of social media and the internet, it's basically a given that every band will have some form of online presence. Maybe they don't have their very own website, but at the very least they'll have a Facebook or a Bandcamp or a Tumblr, etc. That brings us to Boston's Martyrs. I first wrote about them back in 2014 when they released their debut album. All I knew about them at that point was that Tee Jay from Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys was in the band, but now that he's moved away from the area, I don't even know that. Somehow I know less about a band after being aware of them for two years.

Back on September 8, Martyrs released their second album, The Great Disturbance. This one appears to only be available on YouTube. It somehow manages to cram every single side genre of punk into one sound. It is as heavy as hardcore, but as melodic as emo. (I know a MILLION bands have that in their description, but I really, really mean it here...) There's a thrashy element to it, it's dirty gutter punk, and somehow still sounds polished. I have no idea how they pull it off, but they do.

You can listen to The Great Disturbance below. As far as any other information on Martyrs... I don't know? Word of mouth, maybe?

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