“ Genre: Indie Rock & Punk - Classic Punk / Artists: Devil Shoots Devil - What We Feel / What We Feel / Release Date: 2008 „
This split EP from 2007 features Russian hardcore band What We Feel and Belarussian hardcore group Devil Shoots Devil. I'm a big fan of Devil Shoots Devil and therefore got a hold of this without knowing much about What We Feel.
What We Feel actually play in a harder style than Devil Shoots Devil, they have a death metal edge to their hardcore and play quick whilst belting out sharp, fast Russian lyrics about anti-fascism stronger than ever following the murder of their good friend Sasha Rjuhin by what they describe as "nazi shitheads" as he walked home from their concert in Moscow a year before this album was made. What We Feel put out 5 good songs on the album which are well produced yet retain an action packed feeling to them.
Devil Shoots Devil's five songs are in true DSD style with a wall of chaotic sound going on amidst progressive riffs and clear energetic vocals, the punk hardcore mixture is sublime and as always the band only really gets kicking when both vocalists are singing together, the way the female vocals (Nata) and male (Danik) combine is insanely good, they continuously build themselves up to a point of explosion only to stop and let the guitar take over, it's a tried and tested method by the band and works wonders.
Whilst the five songs on this split EP aren't quite as good as some of their earlier work (if you ever have the chance be sure to check out the album Evil Eats Evil or the split EP with Set My Path and their awesome cover of the Beastie Boys - Fight for your Right or Fuck the Borders), the track to watch out for is "The flags of victory" which features a classy old school communist recording at the beginning.