Doughnuts- The Age Of The Circle plus Doughnuts- Equalize Nature plus Doughnuts- Feel Me Bleed
I couldn't pick just one album from Doughnuts because all of their records are so amazing. So I ended up picking all three of their releases to review. Doughnuts is a Hardcore band from Umea, Sweden. These albums were released by Desperate Fight Records in 1994 and by Victory Records in 1995 and 1996. I was listening to Doughnuts back when these albums were released and I still listen to them to this day. It's worth mentioning that Doughnuts are an all female straight edge band. They had a progressive sound and message that was groundbreaking for women in music. The music of the Doughnuts was an attempt to capsize hatred and turn it into an illusion. The hardcore scene in Umea, Sweden was filled with awesome bands like Refused, Abhinanda, Final Exit, Doughnuts. In America Doughnuts was not taken seriously by many people in the scene because they were an all female band. I always thought that this was totally uncalled for and that they were given a raw deal. First of all they were courageous for sticking to their straight edge beliefs and most importantly they were amazing musicians. The vocals of Asa Forsberg are outstanding and very unique and they come in two forms. The first kind of vocal style she has is what I call a sorrowful vocal and the second kind of vocal style she has is what I call a wailing vocal. The guitar riffs are simply spectacular and create this feeling that you are in a desolate wilderness. This could be because the Doughnuts are from Sweden and much of their home country resembles this kind of landscape. There was one part of a song that vocally and musically totally reminded me of the old hardcore band Judge. If there is one band I can think of that Doughnuts sound a little like then it is Buffalo, New York's Snapcase. I would tell you all about their lyrics but the vocals are extremely hard to understand. From what I can understand they do tackle some dark themes. I can imagine lyrics based on being stuck in a really dark maze and then escaping to a wonderful world filled with beautiful animals. This is because Doughnuts are a peaceful band that is filled with positivity. Hardcore is so misunderstood and the Doughnuts are a band that can really give us a new perspective on many important topics. All three of these releases are so different then one another and on each album they show many new sounds. These albums are Umea Hardcore classics and now is the time to pick up these amazing records.
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