A horrible hack

Real Life Version

The Sound Of Progress

Year Released: 2013
Format: CD
Label: Fond Of Life
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Oct 22, 2014
This is a fine slice of post hardcore that's been stuck on my shelf for a few months, waiting for me to get my shit together. RLV are from Slovenia and play some cracking, riffy post hardcore that owes much to late 90s era Hot Water Music. It's pretty trad stuff and doesn't push the boundaries, but I am always open to hearing a band knock out 30 minutes of music like this, although this is more like 40 so it's kind of pushing it by the end. It sounds exactly like the kind of band that me and Cavell would have been all over seeing at the Joiners in 1999.

I don't think there are too many bands around these days that do this sound, and it's giving me a warm feeling lying around on the floor writing a review in my pants and listening to this familiar sounding music, especially the pretty twinkly into on 'All's Fair in Love', gazing out of the window at a perfectly blue sky on an empty Sunday morning. I've been here before.

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