Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Community Trust - Is It Contradiction, A Mistake Or Necessity? [2006]

Community Trust is sort of like post-Japanese metalcore. That's the only real way I can describe them. They definitely have a strong State Craft influence, but they take it to a really innovative melodic place that sets them apart from all the other State Craft clones. This album was released from the now-defunct Hong Kong label, God's Child Music. Towards the end, the label started going strictly metalcore, but this was released during their days of focusing more on screamo stuff (ie. Nitro Mega Prayer, Mihai Edrisch). It totally fits, but also doesn't. It's pretty much impossible to talk about Community Trust without talking in oxymorons.

What I can say is that Community Trust is really great. Their whole sound scratches all sorts of itches. Brutal parts, purely melodic and beautiful parts, technical stuff, breakdowns, weird time signatures, etc. They pretty much cover everything and do it amazingly well. The video I found below was kind of disappointing, but to be expected. The album has such a rich sound, I would imagine it would be rougher live. So, don't let the video below dissuade you by its roughness. After listening to the album, the video makes more sense.

1. Untitled
2. Battlefield Without Glory
3. The Snow Which Fell On That Sunny Day
4. You Stand On Hand
5. Just After The Rain, The Start In New Life
6. Four Seasons
7. Trust & Strong
8. The Diamnds
9. Dilemma

1 comment:

  1. Hey, man. I am looking all over for the Sawpit discography. Could you direct me someplace? Please email me if so at lordofsuperhell@hotmail.com. Thank you!!!