Dulac- First Of The Last Chords LP. When a band puts out their debut record and it's just a beast from start to finish, that's a hell of an accomplishment and Dulac deserves the accolades. Dulac are definately taking influences from the revolution-summer era of hardcore, namely classic DC area bands like Rites Of Spring, Swiz and Embrace who emodied melody and power with a message. They're playing an upbeat, treble heavy style of melodic punk rock. In particular, the guitar sound and riffs remind me a little of Swiz and Embrace, but a bit more explosive and there’s definatley a slightly darker and more serious tone to some of the songs that brings to mind Red Dons. The vocals are a little harder to pin down. Aspects of them remind me of some of the bands on Snuffy Smiles out of Japan like Broccoli, The Urchin and Navel, while other songs I get a really strong Starmarket feel. On ‘First Of The Last Chords’ Dulac belt out 10 new emotionally charged HC songs with an undeniable power and a style all of their own. It's a fantastic record from start to finish. Import from France.