Canadian hardcore. Some good bands have come from there, proving that the country isn't an anomaly when it comes to hardcore. Before the likes of Figure Four and A Death For Every Sin started tearing shit up there was the almighty Day Of Mourning who mixed up the tough east coast side with holy terror style atmospherics and feel, shit, on this EP the band even drafted in Human Furnace and Dwid for guest vocals. Whilst Day Of Mourning were adept and knowing in how to pen crushing songs, one of their most distinctive features was vocalist Fawad Bokhari, whose fearsome lungs added a more heaving weight to the songs that made them all the more crushing.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/suol92 - Day Of Mourning - Iconoclast
http://www.sendspace.com/file/456ixg - Day Of Mourning - Demons Who Wear The Same Face
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4a3xu4 - Day Of Mourning - Enshrouded In Briars
http://www.sendspace.com/file/y9ktll - Day Of Mourning - Under A Veil
http://www.sendspace.com/file/xgzyzf - Day Of Mourning - Enemy Of Angels
I grabbed this at a fest in Belgium sometime in 2002/03, I can't pinpoint exactly when, but I was lucky as it was not only the last copy available but its a record that had been (and still is) long, long out of print. I have found a copy though currently going at ebay -
Despite the hefty tag for you stateside readers, I do feel that this is worth it, this is a rare gem that will not be reissued. Likewise if you come across their debut full length from 1998, 'Reborn As The Enemy,' or the split with Clenched Fist, then pick those up as they are both equally devastating.