Happening it’s a quite colorful and interesting trio from France. Reminding me of Therapy?, Helmet, Clutch and several other alternative metal bands, but with roots back to Motorhead, they deliver some truly memorable songs – which is more and more rare nowadays when everybody try to sound the same.
“Birth” it’s a pounding, loud, electric EP with 5 strong rock tracks, while “Wild Vision” it’s a more melancholic, acoustic EP consist of 5 tracks, 2 of them being remakes from 2 songs of the “Birth” EP, “Lacks”, respectively “Empty Bottle”. Although I like the idea of “unplugged” and their effort sound pretty good, I prefer them full-force, with their electric sound. I like the energy of their music, the grinding riffs and the hardcore attitude they emit.
Released on 20 February 2013
Recorded @ Warmaudio, Lyon by Alexandre Borel and Christophe Arnaud (instr.)
@ Brise Glace, Annecy (vocals)
Mixed @ Warmaudio, Lyon by Alexandre Borel
Mastering @ Eyemat Mastering, Lyon by Mathieu
Happening find the perfect balance between hardcore brutality and a refreshing dose of good melodies. Powerful riffs and strong hooks are the keys to their compositions, and the punk/hardcore rooted energy merged with rock/metal technicality make this cocktail truly explosive. Addictive at first strike!!
Recorded, Mixed @ Brise Glace, Annecy by Stéphane.
Happening was formed in 2012, with members from different backgrounds (Arteries Shaking & Pin-up Explosion) in search of a new musical identity.
Determined to move as quickly as possible on the French scene and abroad, the trio decided to record an EP before they go on stage. Something they believe necessary for their ambitions.
So they went in studio in December 2012 at Warmaudio (Décines) and Brise Glace (Annecy) and recorded “Birth”, a five tracks EP.
The EP is released on “Delete Your Favorite Records” in February 2013. First dates are announced for the month of March following.
The trio is determined to defend his first kid on the roads of France and hope to play beyond the borders quickly.
Without claiming to belong to a particular category, Happening is defined in a style Post Hardcore Alternative. Influenced by bands like Thrice or Karnivool but also by others more aggressives as Architects and Feed The Rhino.
The mixture of saturated and melodic songs reflected also leaves a taste for American formations such as La Dispute and Touche Amore.
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