ANCHOR “Recovery” (3rd press, black vinyl) (REFUSE)
Hailing from the punk, metal and hardcore hotbed of Sweden/Norway, Anchor bring a heavy, aggressive hardcore sound with howled vocals and devastating mosh parts, but not without its speed and urgency, taking cues from bands like Judge, Entombed, Skitsystem and Verse. Members have done time in The Smackdown, Balance, Dead Vows, Damage Control and Set My Path, and their message is one of compassion and awareness. Brand new full length “Recovery” is a natural progression from their previous work. The new ground entered with Relations of Violence (Refuse Records, 2009) has been further explored. The outcome is a record that sounds harder, filthier and yet more emotional than anything they done before. 11 new songs were recorded Studio Bengt in Lund, Sweden. Guest vocals by Sean Murphy (Verse) and Johan Hurtig (Balance). “Recovery” LP is coming out in a solid gatefold with a 12-page full color booklet. Close to 300 shows in less than 4 years. Countless europeantours, 2 tours of North America and way more to come. Anchor keeps proving to be one of Europe’s most active and important bands.