BREACH

Hardcore Punk • Sweden
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BREACH are a Swedish post hardcore/ metal act formed in Luleå in 1993. The band released 2 EPs and 4 studio albums before calling it quits in 2001. BREACH played a reunion show in Stockholm on the 6th of December 2007. BREACH are widely regarded one of the most influential post hardcore/ metal acts around and especially their third album "Venom" is by many regarded as a classic in the genre.

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BREACH Friction album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Friction
Hardcore Punk 1995
BREACH It´s Me God album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
It´s Me God
Hardcore Punk 1997
BREACH Venom album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Venom
Hardcore Punk 1999
BREACH Kollapse album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Kollapse
Hardcore Punk 2001

BREACH EPs & splits

BREACH Outlines album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Outlines
Hardcore Punk 1994
BREACH 6 Song Split-CD album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
6 Song Split-CD
Hardcore Punk 1997
BREACH Godbox album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Godbox
Hardcore Punk 2000

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BREACH Breach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Breach
Hardcore Punk 1995
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1997 Promo
Hardcore Punk 1997

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Old Songs Vs. New Beats
Hardcore Punk 1996
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Untitled
Hardcore Punk 1996
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Last Rites / Amen
Hardcore Punk 1999

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BREACH Friction

Album · 1995 · Hardcore Punk
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"Friction" is the debut full-length studio album by Swedish post hardcore act Breach. The album was released through Burning Heart Records in October 1995. Breach were formed in Luleå in 1993 and had a relatively short but productive career releasing four studio albums before disbanding in 2001. They are widely regarded as one of the most important/groundbreaking acts on the Swedish post hardcore scene.

"Friction" was to my surprise recorded at Sunlight Studio in Stockholm and mixed by Fred Estby (Dismember). Two things that scream old school Swedish death metal. That´s not even close to being the case here though as Breach play aggressive, heavy and at times groove based post hardcore. The post element provides the music with a bleak and dark atmosphere. The vocals by Tomas Hallbom are raw, distorted and shouted in a convincing fashion that leaves no doubt that he is pissed off but at the same time sad about the state of the world. Words like hopelessness and despair are valid to describe the feeling I´m left with after listening to the album.

"Friction" isn´t the most varied album and it takes a while before the tracks begin to stick out from each other. Other than that "Friction" is a very enjoyable post hardcore album featuring brick heavy and aggressive grooves, raw singing and a powerful and raw sound production. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

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