Children of God
Coup De Grace


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dante Alighieri USER (85 Reviews)
April 3rd, 2011 | 30 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Five minutes and twenty-eight seconds of blind rage.

Children of God - Coup de Grace

Rage. Think of all the bands you can come up with that best exemplify that most basic of human emotions. Some will probably come up with the fury of Weekend Nachos, some might bring up the well thought-out, calculated anger of Dangers, others might reference the socio-political act of Punch, yet others might think of a more streamlined sound of rage through bands like Hatebreed or Parkway Drive. Regardless of your individual thoughts of these bands, we can all agree that at least some people might think that these bands are the best sonic format to rage. Yet the truth of that is far from it. The truth is, is that rage, in its most pure form, is not well thought out. It is not calculated, it doesn’t have its own agenda, and it certainly isn’t processed or streamlined. The true sound of rage is brute shot of emotion; of the white-hot fury of every sense, come alive, forming into a near incoherent song of anger. Yet through all the incoherence and babble, even outside parties can’t help but discern a frightening sense of understanding for the suffering member.

Southern California hardcore act, Children of God, on their first EP, Coup De Grace, have captured the raw, messy, and unclean sound of pure, unrequited rage in sonic format. Right from the dual feedback of opening track ‘Sheep, Meet Blade’, there’s a disturbingly inviting atmosphere that encourages the listener to keep out ears in tuned for what is about to come. An open door to a very angry band that, while even sounding childish with its above and beyond breakdowns and almost out-of-tuned blast beats, makes you can’t help but relate to all the times when the only thing you can do it just scream of hatred. ’31 Seconds of Blind Rage’ is just that, a near half minute of messy sounding drums, an absolutely frantic frontman, and a bleeding guitar that radiates all the emotion of blind rage. Coup De Grace's ending climax on final track ‘While You Sleep At Night…’ sends shivers down your back with its sliding bass track, crushing feedback-heavy guitar breakdown that leaves you more disturbed at the end than you at the very beginning of the EP. It only makes you want to listen to it again, as the whole EP is only five minutes and twenty eight seconds. Yet after you’ve given it time to sink in, after you’ve listened to this repeatedly, there’s no denying that Coup De Grace is five minutes and twenty eight seconds of blind rage.



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cvlts
April 3rd 2011


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Everywhere I've looked I can't find a place to get a physical copy of this so...

SlightlyEpic
April 3rd 2011


5780 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

great band, surprised to see this get reviewed

cvlts
April 3rd 2011


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

will probably curb my rating after awhile, but this is seriously amazing.

SlightlyEpic
April 3rd 2011


5780 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah I can't see this as a 4.5 by any stretch of the imagination but it's great regardless

Tyrael
April 3rd 2011


20893 Comments


Awesome album, awesome review. I still stand by my original point of view that 2011 is a pretty weak musical year so far.

cvlts
April 3rd 2011


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I've had a shitty week so this sounds like heaven right now. Am surprised anyone knows about this lol

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 3rd 2011


6198 Comments


perhaps you should remove that mediafire link bro :-)

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cvlts
April 3rd 2011


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

was gonna keep it up till someone pointed it out. oh well 6_6

Tyrael
April 3rd 2011


20893 Comments


You can get banned for that.

omgraptors
April 3rd 2011


814 Comments


buahah did HE SERIOUSLY give a download link in the review hahaah

Relinquished
April 3rd 2011


25187 Comments


band rules. I got this because of the artwork.

oh and DUDE HELP ME OUT

Blindsided
April 3rd 2011


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is good but idk if it's 4.5 good.

iFghtffyrdmns
April 3rd 2011


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

that first paragraph is golden. concise but descriptive, nicely done dante.
I love these tiny/awesome hardcore EP's you find, most definitely checking this out now.

this is pretty okay on first listen but I'm not totally loving it.

djunior
April 3rd 2011


799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

passed this up when I saw it.
I guess Im going to have to give it a whirl

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cvlts
April 3rd 2011


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

keeping the rating. if you all don't love it as much as I do then that's tragic. >_>

Blackbelt54
April 3rd 2011


4276 Comments


looks good

Hep Kat
April 3rd 2011


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i cant find this

North0House2
April 4th 2011


5873 Comments


Whoa, only 5+ minutes? That's wicked short.

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Wizard
April 4th 2011


19501 Comments


Great review and album.

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sifFlammable
April 4th 2011


2741 Comments


da fuk



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