Old Gray
Demo


4.0
excellent

Review

by Blindsided USER (64 Reviews)
July 24th, 2011 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I’m tired of giving you examples of times when I have said things I’d later regret.

There really isn’t all that much to say about Old Gray aside from the fact that they’re incredibly talented. Hailing from the Northeast United States, this four man band recorded a four song demo over two days. In its short play time it’s reminiscent of 90’s emo, and also incorporates a bit of math rock. Old Gray’s sound crosses bouncy guitars with that math rock influence found in the first two tracks. Their vocals, while both harsh and clean, are shared by all four members in fits of shouting. “Wayward Kids”, which is the demo’s shortest song, best captures the band’s sound as a whole as it features the bouncy hooks mixed with math-y guitars and finishing with the group shouting that’s present throughout the demo. “Ryan Mitchell” is the polar opposite, the demo’s longest song and the most diverse song. Starting out slower, it’s less chaotic than the former and takes more of an emo influence. The last song on the EP is a perfect example of the band’s ability for harsh vocals. While it’s only present in a small portion of the song, the song itself is no doubt up to par in quality as the rest of the demo. Old Gray’s Demo is obviously only a taste of what’s to come. They’re currently working on new material, and were just signed to an indie label. It’s not meant to be technical music, it’s meant to be fun. It sounds like a jam session because essentially that’s what it was. Every band starts somewhere and for these guys it’s easy to say that they’re doing it the right way.



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Blindsided
July 24th 2011


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh yeah and it's free: http://oldgray.bandcamp.com/album/demo

Also posted at: http://www.beholdermedia.com/2011/old-gray-demo/

FelixCulpa
July 24th 2011


1240 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hey now this is pretty good. Love the sample in "Vulcan Death Grip" and I'm not even a star trek fan.

Rev
July 24th 2011


9436 Comments


I know one of the dudes in this band


EP rules

Tyrael
July 24th 2011


20893 Comments


There really isn’t all that much to say about Old Gray

Awesome intro bro ;]
Pos

Enotron
July 24th 2011


7695 Comments


lol they named themselves after a merchant ships song

Acanthus
July 24th 2011


9543 Comments


Their vocals, while both harsh and clean, are shared by all four members in a fits of shouting.

Other than that "a" being out of place great job sir!

Digging: The Knife - Deep Cuts

Blindsided
July 24th 2011


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks for catching that Acanthus.

@Eno - considering how much you like Merchant Ships maybe you should listen to this ;)

Acanthus
July 24th 2011


9543 Comments


No problem, I envy you guys your short reviews - I don't know if I could pull it off.

Blindsided
July 24th 2011


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't know sometimes I like writing them and sometimes I feel like they are sloppy, short and belong better as a soundoff.
Nonetheless the key to them is saying enough, but not too much to warrant just one paragraph.

Enotron
July 24th 2011


7695 Comments


nah dude i really don't like them that much anymore, shit gets old/boring

Acanthus
July 24th 2011


9543 Comments


Eventually I might attempt one.

Enotron
July 24th 2011


7695 Comments


i don't know i can't help but feel that this will end up sounding just like another generic mix of all the really popular emo bands in the scene(hence your recs by reviewer). i used to be at a point where i would just dive into all of this shit and praise any emo release, but the scene could really use some innovation.

i might be completely off seeing as i didn't read the review or listen to these guys, but idk.

Arecibo
July 24th 2011


18 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Emo revival, not bringing anything new, but not bad by any means.

Enotron
July 24th 2011


7695 Comments


it gets bad once your on like the 5th wave of ripoffs

Enotron
September 2nd 2011


7695 Comments


this band is so fucking bad. not only took their name from a merchant ships song, but rip them off hard

Blindsided
September 2nd 2011


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You should listen to the new EP...I bet you'd love it.

Enotron
September 2nd 2011


7695 Comments


listened/hated

Enotron
September 2nd 2011


7695 Comments


the new ep is even more derivative, plus they mix in all of that annoying la dispute sounding shit.

worst lyrics

jlech
February 12th 2012


125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm with Enotron on this one. I've been on an emo and twinkle binge recently and a lot of it is really starting to run together. This band is not bad, I enjoyed my listen ... but there really isn't much here that I can't find anywhere else. I doubt I'll give these guys more than spin.



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