Written by Dave Norman of Zegema Beach Records
Genres: Screamo / Punk / Noise Rock / Emo-Violence / Post-Hardcore
Related artists: Altar Of Complaints, Dawn and Cease Upon The Capitol.
Country: Nashville, USA
Years Active: 2008-2010
Song: “Sam (7, second grade)”
Album: “We Carry The Fire”
Label(s): React With Protest / Sleepinghouse Records / Forever Escaping Boredom / Utarid Tapes / Moment Of Collapse Records / Ape Must Not Kill Ape / Arctic Radar Records / Communication Is Not Words / IFB Records
This post’s artist is from the April 2014 Mix. This is track #12.
You can download the April 2014 Mix#4 right here.
For fans of: Altar Of Complaints, Cease Upon The Capitol, Swan Of Tuonela, Welcome The Plague Year, Youth Funeral, Gillian Carter, In First Person, Rats Into Robots, This Ship Will Sink, Loma Prieta, Via Fondo, Neil Perry, Angel Eyes and State Faults aka PROPER Screamo.
I am still bewildered by the fact that I have been in love with Cease Upon The Capitol for over a decade and I only heard DOLCIM for the first time last year. How in the hell did I miss this band? Luckily, when I started my distro I picked up the ‘Guillotine Ride’ cassette and was absolutely floored.
What does this sound like? Cease Upon The Capitol, obviously. The guitarist/vocalist from Cease Upon The Capitol created this band which, not surprisingly, sounds a lot like CUTC – throat-shredding screams, spacey post-hardcore riffing, lightning fast songs that still retain melody. It isn’t the same beast, but considering that the vocalist and guitarist is/was the same guy, there are definitely similarities and overlapping sounds. DOLCIM took what Cease Upon The Capitol perfected and dipped that fucker in acid. They sound like a corrosive, heavy and less melodic version of said previous band. I’m not going into a whole lot of detail here because I wasn’t aware of the band during their heyday and if you like Cease Upon The Capitol then you already have a pretty good grasp of their foundation and sound.
For those who have never heard about Cease Upon The Capitol, DOLCIM plays a very thick and suffocating brand of post-hardcore, screamo and maybe even thrash. The songs have bass all the way up to the meniscus. The drums will perforate your eardrums. The vocals will rip the cilia from inside your ears and the guitars jump between shredding, some lighter screamo moments and Cave In-style spaciness.
Click )==>here<==( to download most of the band’s complete discography in mp3 form.
2008 – I Am Casper (demo) cassette/cdrEP (NEWLY POSTED, download here!)
2009 – Guillotine Ride cassette/12″LP
2010 – We Carry The Fire 12″LP
2010 – Hammers Split 7″ (demo version of “Richard, 54, Priest”)
2010 – Men As Trees / Le Pre Ou Je Suis Mort / Dying In Motion (4-Way Split) 12″LP (NEWLY POSTED, download here!)
(2009) DOLCIM – “Marriage Is The Leading Cause Of Divorce” (from ‘Guillotine Ride’)
(2009) DOLCIM – “Noah`s Ark Was An Orgy” (from ‘Guillotine Ride’)
(2010) DOLCIM – “Sam (7, second grade)” (from ‘We Carry The Fire’)
DOLCIM out-of-print discography mp3 download