REVIEW: Calvaiire’s “Forceps”

 photo Calvaiire_cover_zps070b471d.jpg While French is not my native tongue, I can feel the intensity Calvaiire are expressing in the lyrics found on Forceps (Throatruiner) and fortunately with the help of English translations, the passion of their anger, isolation, and fears are something that can be appreciated by speakers of any language. These guys immediately remind me of bands like Bone Dance, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Unsane, merging together a sense of brutality that comes through clearly in their music and while the lyrics share that feeling, there’s a sense that they’re looking forward and beyond the statements they’re making, telling the story but wanting to go much further than the limitations created. Calvaiire are playing without those limitations and it’s amazing to hear this, twisting up different tempos and time signatures and just throwing everything out as if nothing matters but the moment, and the moment is now. Language should not be a barrier for these guys, and I hope this manages to break a few barriers.

RECORD CRACK: New album by Calvaiire to get the vinyl treatment

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If you are a fan of some of the more brutal and tasty aspects of metal, you’ll want to be aware of a new album by Calvaiire. This French metal band will be releasing a new album on New Year’s Eve called Forceps via Throatruiner Records, and you can preview it in its entirety via Bandcamp stream below. The vinyl pressing will be packaged not only with a gatefold cover, but will be matte-laminated. The record itself will come in “color in color”, in this case black & milky clear, as shown above. You may pre-order it directly from Throatruiner Records by clicking here. Along with vinyl, you can also pre-order the digital, compact disc, and cassette versions.