Strongarm- The Advent Of A Miracle
Strongarm is a Hardcore band from Pompano Beach, Florida. This album was released by Solid State Records in 1997. I first heard Strongarm at a concert in Miami Beach. The concert featured bands like Cast Iron Hike, Ignite, Strongarm. A college friend in Chicago played me The Advent Of A Miracle CD and upon first listen I really liked the album. I felt like this record was really heavy but also filled with emotion. The Advent Of A Miracle has a massive sound and is overflowing with passion. Strongarm is known as one of the first "Spirit-Filled" Hardcore bands. These guys are amazing musicians and they ooze Hardcore music out of every single pore. The guitar riffs are incredibly sophisticated and the music sounds so beautiful. Spoken vocals sound deadly serious and add another dimension to the band. The shouted vocals work perfectly for Strongarm and they have these mean 1990's Hardcore vocals down to a science here. The only band that comes close to this good is early Shai Hulud and they had members of Strongarm and they played a similar style. The drummer hits so hard and then out of nowhere comes all this beautiful melody. Then the music sounds absolutely furious in every way possible. Wow what a band they just continue to surprise you at every turn. The vocals are furious here and the guitars sound like rushing waterfalls. Strongarm is a band that have been copied over and over again because the sound they created is so influential. Never has Hardcore been combined with melody to birth such an incredible album. The Advent Of A Miracle is a "Spirit-Filled" Hardcore masterpiece.
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