Friday, July 18, 2008
ink & dagger - the fine art of original sin (2000)
the almighty ink & dagger. some of you may have heard the name, but never given them a chance. i'm not sure how grizzly feels about them, but here's your chance.. this one is panda approved. this vampire themed band fused DC style post hardcore with punk and post everything rock, with bits of electronic shit thrown in. in case you didn't know, their lead singer sean was found dead shortly after the band broke up in '99. i'll let his words sum up the band and hopefully inspire you to download this classic release:
"We are a direct product of the combination of a hardcore and punk culture. After devoting a majority of our present lives to it, we felt we had an overwhelming view into how much potential it could contain if certain aspects of it were destroyed. Our entire reason for existing is, to quote Spacemen 3, so "things will never be the same again". Our ambition is fueled solely by our own selfish wants and desires, while at the same time maintaining a direct networking relationship to people who share the same ideas of existing in a freethinking society. We think that people should be able to fully express themselves without fear of unacceptance or shun from their peers. This band is about expression of ideas and music, which definitely isn't a new concept, but rather a concept that has been bogged down by the overall scene politics dictating a "who's cool hierarchy". We're taking the risks and having a laugh at our own expense so people may be inspired to take action in achieving their own personal goals, just like we are."
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