Review Summary: The future looks bright for these UK Hardcore upstarts.
Coming across a fusion between Comeback Kid clatter and Throwdown stomp, England’s Your Demise have produced a debut album that displays how the UK is really leading the world at the moment in generating a thriving scene of talented, angry youths just clamouring to spit their venom over songs abounding in aggression.
From the moment opening title track Ignorance Never Dies skulks slowly through your speakers, it is clear that this is a record saturated in belligerence, and as the song slowly builds in intensity, agonizingly gathering momentum, the explosive chug of Burnt Tongues that follows is tailor made to spawn chaos in a live setting.
From here, we are treated to a series of tracks that rage non-stop with a brutish metal crunch, yet never loose their hardcore, underground basement show intensity apparent in the frantic delivery. Dreaming Of Believing rattles along at a frenzied pace before settling into an earth shattering groove that is reminiscent of Hatebreed at their at their most irate, the ‘Do It!’ gang chant in Nothing Left But Regret is all about crowd participation, and All I Never Wanted To Be’s crushing breakdown cannot fail to get the listener moving in some respect.
Although, between these blasts of hardcore aggression, there are also included three interludes that act as a massive change of pace, each providing a couple of minutes of jungle breaks and juddering dub step. It is highly likely that these inclusions will act only to confuse the listener, and in all honesty, they accomplish little more than providing a brief rest bite between the onslaught the songs impart, which of course may be welcomed by some, yet will equally be perceived an unexpected annoyance by others.
Yet, these surprises aside, Ignorance Never Dies never lets up, and the band have succeeded in creating a hardcore album that cannot fail to gather to them a growing fan base. The vocal delivery is powerful and angst ridden, the huge, ballsy choruses just beg to be screamed back at the band, and the guitars present a pleasant combination of old school, up tempo riffs and modern, chug-a-lug brutality. In their present condition, Your Demise seem to tick all the right boxes. A fantastic debut.