Set Your Goals
Demo 2004


4.5
superb

Review

by conniption USER (1 Reviews)
November 26th, 2005 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


Set Your Goals-Demo 2004

Set Your Goals emerged in the hardcore scene early of 2004, shortly after that Demo 2004 was released. Set Your Goals combines hardcore and pop punk to create a flavorful sound. Although the demo is relatively short, it provides songs that can be listened to multiple times.

The demo starts off with “Reset". “Reset" is an intro of sorts with no vocals. It provides a build up for the following song. Interestingly, it sounds a lot like “Oh, There’s Legwork" by None More Black.

“How ‘Bout No, Scott?" is my personal favorite song off Demo 2004. The choruses are positioned perfectly in this song, as is the structure of the song. Right when the vocals break out you can tell the song is going to be a great song to sing along too. When the chorus sings “We just can’t fail forever, someday we will set it straight…" it gives off such a positive feel to the song. This to me is what hardcore is all about, being positive.

“Goonies Never Say Die!" is a pretty melodic track. The song starts out with a couple guitar slides that sound pretty sweet. The rest of the track is mostly sung vocals, save a few parts. The best part of the song is the breakdown. The lyrics and music break open at this point. That is the climax point of “Goonies Never Say Die!" The rest of the song is similar to the beginning.

“Sharptooth" is great song that really makes use of two vocalists. The vocals go back and forth and makes for quite an interesting song. Unfortunately, it is the shortest song, checking in at 1:11.

“Latch Key" closes off Demo 2004 and in my opinion is the most emotional song on the album. It is also the longest song on the demo (3:03). My favorite Set Your Goals moment is the vocal harmonies when they sing “I wish you were dead". It sounds so amazing.

Set Your Goals are making some pretty amazing music. Combining elements of Pop-Punk and Hardcore they create a unique genre that is not done well by many bands. Currently I know they are working on an L.P. and had a demo release for 2005. I have yet to pick it up but I doubt I will be disappointed. All in all, Set Your Goals is and will be one of the best hardcore bands of today, and the future, and they started with Demo 2004.


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Berserker!
November 27th 2005


73 Comments


Hahahahaha, we need more Austin Powers references in hardcore.

Berserker!
November 27th 2005


73 Comments


I just checked these guys out; they're awesomeThis Message Edited On 12.06.05

204409
Emeritus
November 28th 2005


3996 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This band is so repped. Can anybody lead me to some sample songs?

204409
Emeritus
February 9th 2006


3996 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

If "Goonies Never Say Die" doesn't make you want to be 16 years old then you have no heart.

rosenheim
February 12th 2006


1 Comments


This band makes me happy.

204409
Emeritus
June 17th 2006


3996 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Let's talk about the new CD because I can't release my review until the CD comes out.

So uhh, NFG?

I play a squier
June 21st 2006


11 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I liked this demo alot, i got hooked with my first listen, Mutiny! however is a different story.

"Goonies Never Say Die!" intro riff is one of the coolest things i ever came across. I hope they play this song on their show with GB.



irtehmitchell
June 30th 2006


15 Comments


question: are the recordings on this demo different then the recordings on reset?

kalkal50
January 19th 2008


2386 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nvmThis Message Edited On 01.19.08

Kiran
Emeritus
July 31st 2008


6002 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

How Bout No Scott is one giant awesome sing a long. Fucking amazing demo. Need to look into this band more.

Fire Away
July 31st 2008


293 Comments


everyone online said how awesome this band is live then i saw them and i was like 'lol this is it?'

kalkal50
August 11th 2008


2386 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

How Bout No Scott is one giant awesome sing a long.


Goonies Never Say Die owns it easily. This Message Edited On 08.11.08

movingtomanitoba
September 8th 2009


5 Comments


anyone know where i can get this?



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