Sunday, March 4, 2012

Exist - Decrepit Lessons Crossing Imperfections CD

Exist from California was a band I had not heard of until recently when I saw a video for their song 'Wondering' on youtube (see below), and I was instantly hooked. Soon thereafter I got my hands on their 'Decrepit Lessons Crossing Imperfections' CD, which I ripped here. Exist was a Christian metalcore band from California in the late 90s. After a demo called 'Burn', the band's first, and only, full-length album, 'Decrepit Lessons Crossing Imperfections' was released on Cataclysm Records in 1998. The band had an ex-member of Centerpoint on these recordings, but he left the band some time after these recordings I believe. For whatever reason this band seems to have faded into obscurity, I cannot even find a reference to them on the Christian Hardcore Records blog. Which is weird, this CD is damn good, it could have easily been released by Tooth & Nail. Metalcore reminding me of bands ranging from Focal Point to Focused to Coalesce to Prevail, with scathing screams and personal rather than spirit-filled lyrics. Singer Joey Martinez died in 2001, RIP. Members went on to bands such as Redlight Halo, amusicboxserenade and The Warned. Enjoy.

Exist - 'Wondering':


Exist - Decrepit Lessons Crossing Imperfections CD

9 comments:

Joshua Michaels said...

Man I've never heard of these dudes! You're right, they're definitely not on my blog. Someone emailed me the link to this post, just as surprised as you that I didn't have them on the Christian Hardcore Records blog. Very awesome stuff though. I'm going to be jamming to it on the iPod today and will be getting it on the blog. I'll shoot the credit your way, and I'll definitely put a link to your blog on there. Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

reupload please

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped.

Jeremy Niswonger said...

Sorry for the late comment, just came across this. I was one of the guitar players in Exist. Glad you like the album. Great idea for a blog...I miss the old hardcore days.

JayDubYa1128 said...

This brings back memories. I used to work at Larry's Pizza with Joey when I was a kid and he would take me to these shows. It turns up that I knew his cousin, Trini. RIP Joey and thanks for the good memories and the great time at Koo's.

Josh Polk said...

Any chance you could re-up? I just discovered this band and they rip

XemonerdX said...

I'm out of the country, I will upload it when I'm back. Thanxxx!

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped!

Anonymous said...

Please reup, thanks!