More Than Life
Brave Enough To Fail


5.0
classic

Review

by Spec USER (44 Reviews)
August 14th, 2010 | 27 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "This is reality, i'm nothing but a faceless name."

A lot of people say that sadness inspires creativity which is debatable, whats not debatable is that it helped me finally overcome writers block and create this review. Every once in a while theres that album (or in this case ep) that just hits me so hard that I have a hard time even expressing what I just heard, so I will do my best to put it into words.

More Than Life hails from the United Kingdom along with other hardcore rockers such as Dead Swans and Architects. They have the same definitive hardcore sound we have all come to expect but with an added twist. Brave enough to fail features so much passion displayed in the vocal work, as could be expected from a band like this, but with an added twist. The instrumental work showcases just as much emotion as the vocals do. From every drum hit to every guitar strum, the listener is overwhelmed with such extreme emotion that it may prove too exhausting for some. For the others that take in the six songs at once they will no doubt hear something truly original.

The intro begins with some rough sounding but still clean guitar chords and right from the first inclusion of the drums, I felt goosebumps form. The song "Faceless Name" is the perfect opener on what seems to be a perfect EP. The song showcases everything the bands about from the crushing instrumentals to the passion displayed in them. "Save myself from broken dreams" is a standout line shouted in such a sincere way that you can almost feel exactly what vocalist James is feeling at the time. A drum roll kicks off "In Hindsight" which launches the listener into a topsy-turvy roller coaster ride of hardcore at its finest. "Fear" is the albums epic closer which does its job perfectly... it leaves the listener still wanting more.

I highly recommend this album to fans of any kind of music, not just hardcore but every kind of music. Modern songs appear to be losing touch with what music has always been about... making the listener feel something, not just making money. Every track is a recommended track.



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Spec
August 14th 2010


27548 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

People Need To Hear This.

Digging: Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool?

adhoc
August 14th 2010


216 Comments


Short but incredible review, maybe needs some grammar fix up's but fuck it i'll pos!

fromtheinside
August 14th 2010


19389 Comments


LOVE LET ME GO
is hardcore album of the year.

Spec
August 14th 2010


27548 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Can't really argue with you there fromtheinside.

Captain North
August 14th 2010


6792 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Love Let Me Go is better (and my album of the year), but this EP is still amazing.



And I do think sadness inspires creativity, for me at least. I don't really feel the need to write

when everything is write with the world.

PanasonicYouth
August 14th 2010


7412 Comments


what the fuck is this

East Hastings
August 14th 2010


4396 Comments


i dont fucking even

EasternLight
August 14th 2010


2704 Comments


getting

Skimaskcheck
August 14th 2010


2363 Comments


yeah, will get too

Captain North
August 14th 2010


6792 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Make sure you both get Love Let Me Go as well.

Spec
August 21st 2010


27548 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Man it's like you have stock in that album or something.

eternium
August 21st 2010


16352 Comments


Listening to Love Let Me Go right now.

fromtheinside
August 21st 2010


19389 Comments


hardcore aoty.

Inveigh
August 21st 2010


25406 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

best that I've heard so far, edges out Rohnert Park





Captain North
August 21st 2010


6792 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Not hardcore aoty, but aoty in general.

EagleBlade
September 28th 2010


63 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i love this cuz he puts so much heart into it

climactic
September 28th 2010


20273 Comments


I have their other album it's gud

botb
July 20th 2011


9857 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is better than llmg i think

Spec
September 14th 2011


27548 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Agreed.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 14th 2011


51134 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not by a long shot



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