Saturday, April 30, 2011

Life Of Refusal - Self Titled (2011)


"Life of Refusal is a Hardcore/Powerviolence band from Southern California.They formed early 2010 and solidified a line-up by fall that year. Life of Refusal put out a demo CD in 2010 and a 7” in April the next year, both being self-released."

This four piece duo from Southern California kick it old school with their original powerviolence sound. I was browsing the pictures beforehand and the only thing I was thinking was "Void worship??" and was all FUCK YEAAAAAAH! and stuff. See, isn't this Void worship or what?

Maybe it's just the fact they dislike Christianity? The last song on this track ends with chanting "There is no god" so that might be the case as well. Who the fuck knows. The funny thing is an upside-down cross was used when St. Peter died to show respect. ANYWAYS, enough with the Christian talk. Life Of Refusal burn the house down with their hardcore punk influenced powerviolence with a bit of a fastcore touch. I can totally hear Siege in this band x100000000000000000. Not to mention there's some absurdly strange chugs and metal riffs that take place which add for a very peculiar sound. Just imagine like... Cruel Hand but with a faster and angrier sound. It's good to know there's some original PV out there and Life Of Refusal reinstate this opinion and turn it into a fact. 


  1. Thanks for the review man. I'm happy to know that a few people have downloaded it. I appreciate it a lot.
    As for St. Peter being crucified upside down because he didn't feel worthy of being crucified like Christ, I don't think a Crucifix is worthy of governing a life, a society, a culture.
    Right side up crucifix < Modern Civilization


  2. Ahh. Thanks for clearing that up for not only myself but for the people who read my blog and listen to the music. I'll be sure to keep that in mind next time. I'm glad you enjoyed the review as well. I can't wait to hear more from you guys.

  3. Worst fucking thing I've ever read in my entire life.


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