Damages – Indignation

Band – (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Indignation
Medium – Twelve Inch
Label – (React! Records)
Style – 90′s emo
From - Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

Track List -

  1. Intro
  2. Losing
  3. Loved
  4. Regret
  5. Plea Bargain
  6. Vanity
  7. Righteous Indignation
  8. Body Tells Brain
  9. Supersticious Pigeons
  10. Fingerprints

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No words can describe how excited I am to listen to this record. My obession with Damages started somepoint a few years ago when I got their first seven inch as a bonus trade for the All Through A Life Ep.  I instantly became hooked on Damages and immediately was wishing for a full length album, now here we are and I am still incredibly hooked.

Indignation sets Damages into my twelve inch hall of fame.  I can’t tell you the anticipation for the record that I felt as I listened to the intro.  Once Losing takes over, I lost it, I love the highly intense and emotinal style of Damages.  Every song has a slight nostalgic feel towards late nineties emo while still providing something new.  I love how their frontman sounds as if he is on his last straws and giving everything he has in his cries of desperation.  The lyrics are the kind that, while personal, are still relatable.  The lyrics really speak to you and make you say “shit I’ve been through that before.”

I have been playing the waiting game to try to get the record through React! (USA), which is still not avaiable on their merch store.   I don’t want to have to pay for the extra shipping from Clue #2 (Canada) but I think by the time I submit this review I’ll be ordering it.


Damages/Book of Caverns Split

Band – Damages (Facebook)
Band – Book Of Caverns (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Split
Medium – Seven Inch
Label – Clue #2
Style – Screamo/Hardcore
From – Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada (Damages)
From – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Book of Caverns)

Track List -

  1. Damages – Suppression Therapy
  2. Book of Caverns – SubSuburban

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7 inches 7 Days: Inch 1

I am writing this from my work’s community computer so I don’t know if all the links and things work because it is… a community work computer… Also this post will be of lesser quality than the normal awful due to being in the middle of working a double.

I picked this up because I love Damages or Damages (Vancouver) but I also soon felt myself fall in love with Book of Caverns.  Damages bring the heavy post hardcore/screamo with a nod to 90′s emo.  I can’t tell you enough how much you need to hear them and own their stuff.  I have been waiting on React to get their store up and ready so I can order their new release but it has been down for months.

Book of Caverns give you a strong lesson on emotion through indie/screamo.  I first thought this band was awful but by the tenth second of listening to them I had turned myself around and shunned my past.  They have released only a handful of songs but all of them are mind blowing.  Get this record now!