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ENVY FILL OTHER HARDCORE BANDS WITH, UH, Y’KNOW

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Wow. It must be “Learn About Awesome Bands You Didn’t Know Before” day or something. Steve Stamopoulos e-mailed us this morning about Japan’s Envy, and I’m glad he did, ’cause I didn’t know who they were (they’ve been around since 1992, so, again, I’m a no good stoopid dumb shit), and they’re touring the U.S. right now — in fact, they’re playing here at NYC next week with Trash Talk. So I’m really glad that Steve forced me to remedy this lapse in my metal education.

ANYWAY, Envy are really in the same vein as epicly epic and gut-wrenchingly visceral bands as Buried Inside and previous “Readers’ Choice” pick Amenra.The music successfully achieves that most difficult hybrid — it feels simultaneously soul-shatteringly sad jugular-rippingly mad. It’s the perfect soundtrack for a New York Jew in therapy.

Get Envy tour dates here. And listen to some of their music below.

-AR

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