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Desolation - Rest in Panic [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

Desolation

Desolation: Rest in Panic [7-inch]Rest in Panic [7-inch] (2010)
Prank Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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After about a five-year hiatus, Bay Area act Desolation–with members of Born/Dead, Strung Up, and Scurvy Dogs–return with a fierce, three-song followup to their 2005 self-titled LP. Rest in Panic slightly retools the band's brand of slightly fuzzy, crusty, totally enraged, D-beat-inspire.


After about a five-year hiatus, Bay Area act Desolation–with members of Born/Dead, Strung Up, and Scurvy Dogs–return with a fierce, three-song followup to their 2005 self-titled LP. Rest in Panic slightly retools the band's brand of slightly fuzzy, crusty, totally enraged, D-beat-inspired hardcore.

The opening title track further expands the band's international reach of influence (everything from Euro crust to Japanese hardcore is already here) further via a thrash crossover solo that lightens the apocalyptic mood. This stuff's heavy, and a little demonic, so that part gives it some breathing room, while dynamic tempo changes and a little bit of smoggy black metal-isms in "Boxed In" make it a pretty excellent midpoint. Some sneering melody on the guitars in closer "No Steps Forward" give it its own identity as well, with that special-sounding Tragedy-style thump guiding it along and the band building to a breaking point.

Very, very solid comeback for Desolation here.

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Sick_Nick (February 18, 2011)

that sucks, yea i'd like to see that actually.

xbat-mitex (February 18, 2011)

You can't go see them. They broke up. When I find the tape I'll post the Last show on youtube.

Sick_Nick (February 18, 2011)

Brian*

Sick_Nick (February 18, 2011)

thank you for reviewing this brain, I don't have this particular ep but have seen them a couple times. Very loud and crushing band live!!!

Go see em if you can!

xbat-mitex (February 18, 2011)

LOL, I am wearing my Desolation shirt right now. As if anyone actually cares! This band was in my top 10 local Bay Area bands.

This was recorded before they broke up, it just took Prank a while to release it. I have their last show on video somewhere in my house, but it's so messy I can't seem to find it.

Sam The drummer plays guitar in Abrupt, Billy the bassist plays guitar in You Die! 2 bay area bands to check out if ya can!

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