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Vice

VICE- “YOU MADE US THIS WAY” CD (Self Released April 20, 2012. Hailing from NYC’s Staten Island this is the debut full length from VICE (Vague Intentions Cause Empathy). The disc starts off with “Teenage Nightmare” and lead singer Andrew’s screams of “These fucking kids, they just want shit, they just take shit”…leads into a tirade against the spoiled brats of today. Right off the bat you can hear that Vice is just straight up nasty, raw and pissed the fuck off. Andrew’s screamed vocal approach, a raw production, lots of guitar feedback (think Indecision’s “Unorthod ...read more

VICE- “YOU MADE US THIS WAY” CD (Self Released April 20, 2012. Hailing from NYC’s Staten Island this is the debut full length from VICE (Vague Intentions Cause Empathy). The disc starts off with “Teenage Nightmare” and lead singer Andrew’s screams of “These fucking kids, they just want shit, they just take shit”…leads into a tirade against the spoiled brats of today. Right off the bat you can hear that Vice is just straight up nasty, raw and pissed the fuck off. Andrew’s screamed vocal approach, a raw production, lots of guitar feedback (think Indecision’s “Unorthodox”), and A LOT of grind-core parts where they hit warp speed sums up what this band is about. 20 songs in 34 minutes? Do the math, these songs come and go like rapid fire leaving your head spinning and dizzy. There are a lot of grind-core style parts here which is not my thing but there is more on display here as well as Vice does a good job of meshing different styles together to come up with their sound. If you think back to the 90’s, NYHC had the Coney Island High bands that fit what was perceived to be the lone NYHC style and then there were the ABC No-Rio bands that were more out there, diverse and didn’t always fit in to any one style. Vice would have been a rarity in that they more than likely would have fit into both scenes. The dance parts that Vice have constructed within a lot of their songs are simply brutal and will leave many a pit-dweller bruised and battered. There are a couple of clever sound bites in between a few of the songs but the one that made me crack up was one of a guy saying “Being miserable and treating other people like dirt is every New Yorkers God given right”. No idea where this sound clip came from but many of you living here in NY will get a good laugh from reading that quote as there are a lot of people living here that basically think that way. A nice DIY effort… not perfect, but a disc worthy of your attention from a young band that is out there playing a lot of local shows and not afraid to roll their sleeves up and get their hands dirty.- In Effect Hardcor. Get it here... http://vicexnyhc.bandcamp.com/ or hard copy and merch www.vice.bigcartel.com « hide

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LPs
Flawed
09/03/2013

You Made Us This Way
01/01/2012

EPs
Get Down, Stay Down
2011

3.5
1 Votes
Grievances
2010

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