Straight outta Lille, France, Barque delivers 5 tracks of searing dark hardcore. They hit all the right buttons with the beat-down heaviness of Lich, a touch of mathy chaos in the Coalesce realm, and that vibe of dread and frustration that Lentic Waters does so well. Sometimes pounding, sometimes swirling, sometimes blackened blasting - if you like your hardcore bringing the best of multiple genres and creating genuinely bleak moods, this should do it.
On their gut-wrenching debut album "Let Pain Be Your Guide," screamo revivalists Portrayal of Guilt demonstrate their transcendent potential, beyond a shadow of a doubt, in a blinding flash. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 30, 2018