There’s something unreserved about post-hardcore rock outfit The Last Band, who hail from Gothenburg Sweden. Hisingen their third album is accomplished but there’s a rawness to the 11 tracks which are brutally honest about the world as they see it, and they want to share that with you, ‘animals of the world’ so take note. Six of the songs are listed as explicit, due to the cussing; long gone are the days where music just had a parental advisory sticker. For the next 38 mins and 02 seconds, Hisingen gives you an eclectic mix of raging metal/post-hardcore rock, with blistering guitars, ear-bashing drums and anthemic choruses. Perfect, if you want to blow off some steam or if you just love your music loud, then turn this beast up to 11 and let Hisingen take you over with its high energy and don’t give a f**k attitude!
From opener Cleaning the house, the sound is fast and furious just like the lyric ‘If life was a second then I would be gunshot’ which fires straight to The Hunt part II a hardship tale of dog eats dog life, with an eerie chorus choir to boost the effect of this gloomy story. It sounds like life is quite hard when you come from Hisingen, which is the fifth largest district in Sweden and by all means not the prettiest or at least that’s what The Last band are telling you on this title track with their no flies aspect about their beloved hometown. They Say is another personal viewpoint song; the raw energy assaults you with its nonconformity. Think bands like Hatebreed, Slipknot and Gojira then you’ve got The Last Band on I’ve got no Friends. Easing off on the noise attack and going more hard-rock Snabbare Än Satan (a song about being faster than the devil, according to Google translate) is more bluesy rock and roll and sang in their native Swedish tongue. With its bitch rapping verse’s singer, Coffe takes on a Fred Durst style on Still not in it for the drugs, a self-explanatory song with killer licks! Behind the Flag depicts the rat race of life, eat, sleep and repeat and that most people can be bought if the price is right. So what was the first single off this album and you can hear why they choose it for it’s don’t give a fuck attitude! Muscle and Blood is a thrash-fest with exploding melodies that brings you nicely to the gigantic finale Lights Out bringing Hisingen to a close.
The Last Band first caught my attention when they supported Hardcore Superstar/Fozzy back in 2017.
Now ready for their own domination they’ll be bringing their headline tour of Hisingen to the UK and Europe throughout December.
Coffe Blood – main vocals, guitar
Alex Frid – Guitars, back up vocals & FX
Axel Karlsson – drums and backing vocals
Dennis “Pumpkin’’ Andersson – bass and backing vocals
Fredrick Erriksson : Guitars