Review Summary: "Hey there numbness / How I've missed you so"
Until Your Heart Stops - Errors
Intensity. It’s safe to say that if this is not present in some way or another in a hardcore band, you’re practically guaranteeing yourself for failure and a one way ticket to the laughing stocks. You don’t need to be as aggravated as Punch or Dangers, as more lo-fi bands such as Defeater and The Effort have proved, but there is a certain level of intensity that fuels every release that comes out the aforementioned bands; a fiery passion that burns in every chord and every word screamed/yelled/sung. Oakland hardcore band, Until Your Heart Stops, know this aspect of hardcore all too well and it manifests itself in their debut full length, Errors
. In terms of assault and delivery of their music, it is nothing that hasn’t been done before. Containing several mixtures of hardcore, there are prevalent influences from bands such as Rotting Out, Mother of Mercy and Rein Supreme that make themselves known and felt all throughout Errors. Songs such as the under a minute track ‘Zodiac Signs’, followed by ‘A Cult Classic’, and another short track ‘Regressed’ carry a very heavy thrash influence that is the stuff intense mosh pits are made of. The tact and fury of Errors
is even more apparent in the fact that while technically packaged as a full length LP, it barely tracks in at under nineteen minutes. However, this does not take away from the passion and message felt on Errors
as it is more than enough time for Until Your Heart Stops to implant themselves in the minds and ears of the listener.
But so what if Until Your Heart Stops is another catchy hardcore band? What makes them so special, you ask? Well, the answer to that question is the surprising amount of depth that is found on Errors
. While some thrash hardcore bands like This is Hell have a message to say, in the end, their words are normally sidelined for another catchy riff or another chance for a stage dive. Until Your Heart Stops show an uncanny level of maturity on tracks like ‘Errors’, ‘Caffeinated Blues’, and ‘Fish Ranch Road (The Wanderer)’ which brings the tempo of the song more to the level of Modern Life is War in its approach. Vocalist Murtaza Sajjad bares his heart and soul vibrantly and trangibly on every track; not just another bareheaded, knucklehead who cares more about crew and family. The level of depth found on Errors
will make Until Your Heart Stops one of the top hardcore bands to keep a bead on in the future. Showing an unbridled passion and intensity that eclipses even more experienced, veteran bands in the genre, Until Your Heart Stops are poised to capture the hearts and souls of fans from a genre that will greet them with arms wide open.