Genre/Influences: Indie Rock-Pop, Wave-Pop, Post-Punk.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Korinthians is a new Belgian band I discovered by this debut album featuring ten songs.
Content: From the very first notes and songs Korinthians remind me of the imaginary hybrid between The Editors, Placebo and Depeche Mode. But this band is not an emulation of any of the aforementioned bands, but I just give some references they make me think about. The songs are carried by powerful and elevating guitar playing while accomplished with melodic Electro arrangements. The charismatic vocals create a perfect match with the music. There’s something to say about nearly every single song –and even the cover version of Joy Division’s “A Means To An End” has been masterfully accomplished.
+ + + : It’s a pleasure discovering new talents and Korinthians have something extra. This band has the potential to become the ‘Belgian next big thing’ after Whispering Sons. Both aren’t comparable in style and approach, but they simply distinguish themselves from the rest. Every single detail sounds right and at the right place. “Icarus Airlines” is the absolute ‘hit’ of the work; a catchy, powerful song with some lyrical content as a reflection about the world we’re living in. But I can also mention “You And Island” for its progression and sensitive side or “Aura H671” for the empowering guitar playing. The aforementioned cover of “A Means To An End” is easily recognizable, but I especially like the way Korinthians transposed the original song into their own style. This album sounds mature and totally accomplished! Respect guys!
– – – : My only little regret –if there’s one to mention, is the rather poorly inspired last song… which also is the title song of the album; strange!
Conclusion: Korinthians” is a band to keep in mind while “Chaos Control” is a true earworm!
Best songs: “Icarus Airlines”, “You And Island”, “Aura H671”, “A Way With Words”, “A Means To An End”; “Beat”.