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“the gentlemen of Anchoress are well on their way to world-domination.”
“For real, these guys are a riot when they perform live and this album captures their frenetic energy very well.”
“Vancouver’s Anchoress is an out-of-control loudfest of lude, brash distortionism”
“Anchoress have the longevity, the charisma, and the musical chops to become one of the biggest punk bands in Canada”
“Anchoress is about smushing the maximum amount of crunching chords, rock-happy hooks, insaniac rants, and annihilating beats into the space of an album. In other words, blasting Set Sail is, more or less, like being at a really good thrashy/speedy punk show.”
“Loud abrasive hardcore thrash played with so much intensity that you'll think you're reliving the 1990s all over again”
“Every member of the band is more energetic than anything I've ever seen, just an incredible whirlwind of hardcore fury”
"Combines the sounds of Gallows and Bigwig, with some super-awesome guitar work to create an upbeat and exciting sound."
"The latest proof that everything old eventually becomes cool again is Set Sail, which doesn’t come on like a record as much as a nuclear-strength napalm bomb. Forget pleasantries: the quartet simply plugs in and then unleashes the hailstorm"
“It's hard to describe the genre, but I just like it. It has those basic hardcore riffs, but than with an chaotic touch and sometimes I even notice some southern influences.”
“Totally fucking ferocious doesn’t begin to describe things.”
“The future is looking bright for this tightly knit crew of dudes.”
“Anchoress has precisely hit this target and produced one of hardcore punk’s best albums of the year so far.”
“Anchoress were perhaps the most unique styled band of the festival sometimes a bit thrashy, but more refined than most of the other bands. The drummer brought so much to the show that you could visibly see the very stable riser vibrate with the ferocious beating they were being given.”
“It was quite clear to see that the band was almost like a family and really loved playing together as well as in the company of their close friends.”