‘Widerstand’ by The Life Tonight is slow German post-hardcore with a political bent. The band describes the song as “mainly [focused] on the right-wing shift in Europe [and] the US.” These guys definitely have a post-rock vibe going on, at least to some extent, but it seems like their primary influence would be skramz groups like City of Caterpillar or Anomie. At the same time, there are some parallels that could be drawn to the world’s most famous screamo band, Alexisonfire. There’s a smoldering intensity on here reminiscent of that group’s later work. Although this song isn’t particularly long, it portrays a sense of expansive hopelessness that would probably take other groups ten or more minutes to accomplish. The density of emotion on here is impressive. Check out ‘Widerstand’ below!
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