Chinese hardcore band Gaiwaer are probably one of the hardest working bands in the Chinese hardcore band. This band just CONSISTENTLY drops new music every year and has been doing it almost every year of their existence. So it should come as no surprise that a surprise release came out of nowhere by way of this brand new collection of music entitled ‘Pect’. Besides the sick ass songs that include elements not often found in the world of Chinese hardcore (check out some of the awesome melodic vocals like on the track ‘趁一切还来得及’ – soooo good)…the really exciting thing is that the band actually recorded real drums on this recording instead of programming it. We think it INSTANTLY makes the songs so much more touching because you can hear an ACTUAL drum recording.
Great band that is not playing hardcore just for “fun” or cosplaying as a “hardcore band” with all the right riffs, the right words, the circle pit part, the mosh part, the two-step part, blah blah blah…the same formula that has been done over and over and over without any heart. The band instead is using the music to spread a message they feel need to be addressed instantly.
Hardcore is more than music.
If this doesn’t make sense to you, you don’t get hardcore yet.