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THE NIETZSCHE Transform Classic Poetry Into Chaotic Hardcore With The Parnassus Compilation

Posted by on February 15, 2019 at 1:44 pm

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Ever wondered what classic poetry by Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde or Emily Dickinson would sound like set to erratic mathcore? Here's your chance.

Ukrainian hardcore outfit The Nietzsche take the iconic poetry of their favorite writers and convert the works of art into blistering and erratic mathcore in the vein of The Chariot and Botch, while hint traces of post-rock and blackened tremolo surface throughout the three EPs that make up the group's discography.

"Initially, I wanted to have all the songs to be poems by [Russian poet Vladimir] Mayakovsky, but, somehow over time, it became clear that this concept of the group would be too narrow," vocalist Eugene Tymchyk told us in 2015.

The band's label, Venona Records, recently remixed and remastered The Nietzsche's complete catalog for a compilation titled The Parnassus, an apparent final nail-in-the-coffin for the Odessa-based quartet.

Time will tell if the group is actually done for good, although we hope to God that they're not. For now, watch this absurd video for "In Kharm's Way," featuring the words of Russian surrealist Daniil Kharms:

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