Departures
Escaping


4.0
excellent

Review

by fromtheinside USER (127 Reviews)
August 24th, 2010 | 53 replies | 13,012 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: uh...

8 of 8 thought this review was well written

Honestly, that is the only sound I can muster to begin describing how powerful this album is. You know how More Than Life would be the next ‘it’ band if they got their vocal issues together? Well, here you go. Taking melodic hardcore to the extreme, this is like Modern Life Is War releasing a follow up EP to Witness. Shutthefuckup fromtheinside I know you’re thinking, but dammit I say this convey the possibility that maybe this band is too good to be true. I mean the EP is only ten minutes long so maybe I’m missing something, but the beauty under the bite of their tracks is astounding. It won’t take long to understand this opening track “Disappointment” barks loud in showing the bands teeth. Distortion that magnifies the intensity of the battered vocalist, who sounds like someone trying to rip his voice from him as he screams his way to safety, sends this song and the other three all the way to the bank.

Initially this EP was released as a split with Atlantic Hearts another act from London, but since signing with Fist in the Air records they re-released their material as a single EP. This was a fantastic idea because they rule. As we get back to the music you’ll learn that the two closing tracks “The View From Below” and “Weak Before Winter” are not your typical hardcore outings. The latter rolling around some of the heaviest shit heard from the genre this year, and oh yeah, they do all this without the clichés, you know exasperating breakdowns and gang shouting etc… One thing you’ll notice when listening is how the drums refuse to be ignored; in fact the bass pedal secretly desires to be the lead singer with its thundering lines often outscoring the lead vocalist. This is ok, because there’s a beautiful balance between all the bands instruments – hear the twenty-six second tirade “To Those Concerned” for further proof.



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fromtheinside
August 24th 2010



16395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

adding to the blog now.

i should hype this up moar.

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accompliceofmydeath
August 24th 2010



4083 Comments


Sounds awesome. Adding to my list of stuff to check out. You find all of the good non-breakdown-y hardcore, man. How do ya do it?

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fromtheinside
August 24th 2010



16395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i try to follow the blogs of bands i love (ie. defeater, la dispute) and often times they'll talk about bands that they're playing that are cool, or some shit like that.

thanks, you should definitely check this out.

accompliceofmydeath
August 24th 2010



4083 Comments


Ahh, I see. Will do.

cvlts
August 24th 2010



8917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

where the fuck do you keep finding these?

edit: nvm.

get rid of that summary, yo.

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TheSpirit
August 24th 2010



16662 Comments


not sure how i feel about this review. not one of your best

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cvlts
August 24th 2010



8917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

actually, real question is: since when did you start listening to so much goddamn underground hardcore?

fromtheinside
August 24th 2010



16395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i know, i know.
it's getting a little ridiculous.
i think since travels blew my mind, i wanted to get everything under the sun like it. More Than Life and this are the closest things I've found yet.

Winsomniac
August 24th 2010



7940 Comments


Review mentioned Witness. This better be good.

fromtheinside
August 24th 2010



16395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Shutthefuckup fromtheinside I know you’re thinking"

cvlts
August 24th 2010



8917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ya ur fuckin crazy for that.

Winsomniac
August 24th 2010



7940 Comments


2 moar comments and fti hits 6k! New users beware.

SeaAnemone
August 24th 2010



18823 Comments


you and chambered been findin' so much good shit this year, makes sputnik actually worthwhile for looking for new hardcore / post-hardcore releases, for real.

shoulderkolibri
August 24th 2010



22 Comments


Damn where do* you find all these good bands? XD

fromtheinside
August 24th 2010



16395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

artist blogs.

check this out and rate it.

Mordecai.
August 24th 2010



8256 Comments


i like it

Douglas
August 24th 2010



8984 Comments


TAAAAAKE EVERYTHING FROM THE INSIDE

fromtheinside
August 24th 2010



16395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oohh douglas, so original...

Douglas
August 24th 2010



8984 Comments


Just showing that I am hip and cool with cool guys

Gyromania
August 25th 2010



14653 Comments


That album art is really good



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