Band Name This Routine Is Hell. Released date 10 April 2013. Labels Shield Recordings Ruins Records Cobra Records (GER).
Music & words by This Routine is Hell with lines respectively stolen from Joanna Newsom, Allen Ginsberg, Morrissey, Dan Yemin, Q-Tip Benjamin Buitenhuis & Ian MacKaye. Artwork & front picture by Boy Tillekens. Other pictures by Rick Erfmann. Other Versions (5 of 9) View All. Cat.
The Boston hardcore band’s latest rages against injustice, never once giving up the fight. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 27, 2019. Evening Reception by Vanity. Crunchy garage jams co-mingle with country on the Brooklyn band's surprise LP, a not-so-secret love letter to the Rolling Stones.
I saw This Routine is Hell live, billed as sounding like early Ceremony, so I was a bit surprised when they appeared to be a screamo/skramz band (had lots of hair, opened with a song in 3/4), and then further confused when it turned out they weren't. I'm an idiot, but what I do know is that they were great, and their singer said the record was free online, so I went and got it and it's even better. Like, it's really, really good. Should have bought a god-damn t-shirt.
When This Routine Is Hell announced their trip to the USA last summer to record their new album with the omnipresent Kurt Ballou (Converge), it could only have led to a positive result. Before the official release of the rather diverse new material, the band released ‘Nostalgia’ and ‘Asleep’; two singles in the form of cassette tapes. At this point, we can only proclaim that Howl is a true success. The guitar arrangements are just perfect (Kurt Ballou, producer of the year?), The bass is fucking groovy and drum parts are very various, thus avoiding conventional constructions on Hardcore albums.
This song is by This Routine Is Hell and appears on the album Howl (2013). Dirty hands, blistered feetPlaying in the sun but now we're feeling the heatSummer in the suburbs, safe and soundKnowing what it's like: nostalgia brings us down. We've roamed the streets, always out of luckThe glory days, but now we're sobering upScraped our knees to the barren groundIt's only skin, but nostalgia keeps us down.
Howl by This Routine Is Hell. View all albums . The Verve Crusade.