Day of Mourning
Your Future's End


4.0
excellent

Review

by Bill USER (2 Reviews)
September 30th, 2011 | 20 replies | 3,770 views


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Death metal, hardcore and some pretty high profile guest spots.

6 of 6 thought this review was well written

Pairing the brutal vocals of death metal with the blistering intensity and raw emotion of hardcore is something more bands should try and do… correctly. While in the last few years bands have been mixing death metal with hardcore/metalcore to mixed results, Day of Mourning proved that it can be done right, years before other bands even began attempting it. Featuring a couple of legendary guest vocal appearances, Your Future’s End is a hardcore record that should not go unnoticed.

From the roar of the piercing feedback opening “Iconoclast” Your Future’s End pummels the listener incessantly with ferocious death metal growls and hardcore battering. The overall sound is akin to your favorite Holy Terror artists (Integrity, Ringworm, Disembodied, Bloodlet), but the vocals are something new. Not as outright inhuman as Lord Worm, you won’t mistake anything on this record for Scott Vogel. There aren’t any pig squeals or ridiculous gutturals, just deep bellowing with the (very) occasional high thrown in. This might not sound like anything special now, but at the time, 10+ years ago, no one was doing this.

The downtuned guitars trudge through the five songs (the first song is anti-christianity talk over noise) at a fairly up-tempo pace. Nothing on the album gets quite up to death metal speed and there are still plenty of mosh parts. In between the chunky, chug-filled riffs, there are a few nice Gothenburg style leads. Plenty of feedback washes over the listener throughout the album and proves an effective build up to what comes next. The drummer plays mainly hardcore inspired beats with the occasional double bass pedal burst here and there. The bass goes relatively unnoticed, barring a few occasions. An effective sliding style is used during “Demons Who Wear the Same Face” making the moment that much more chaotic.

“Demons Who Wear the Same Face” also boasts the first guest appearance on the record by none other than Dwid Hellion of Integrity fame. His unmistakable voice tears through adding a wonderful dynamic in the song. The second guest vocalist appears during “Enemy of Angels” by Ringworm frontman The Human Furnace. In both cases, the addition of guest vocals works well with the song and don’t sound like an afterthought, as is most often the case.

Fans of more modern deathcore such as All Shall Perish or Despised Icon may be let down by a more hardcore feel of this album, but it shouldn’t deter those folks from checking out a pioneering album in the genre. Deathcore is most likely a passing trend, though this album should stand the test of time as an excellent combination of death metal’s brutality and hardcore’s heartfelt delivery.


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Xplisit
September 30th 2011



1646 Comments


nice review, where's the tracklist?

ffs
September 30th 2011



4822 Comments


yeah this is cool

ffs
September 30th 2011



4822 Comments


also i had never seen the album art before. it rules

accompliceofmydeath
September 30th 2011



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

@Xplisit: Hmm, I didn't add the album, but I'll see what I can do. Thanks for the pos if that was you.
@ffs: This isn't the artwork I usually see for this album, either. I'm not sure what the deal is.

Edit: While trying to edit album info I'm getting an error "Duplicate entry '55174' for key 1" If one of the mods could look at that, I'd appreciate it.

AfterTheBreakdown
September 30th 2011



7106 Comments


WILL LISTEN

Scoot
September 30th 2011



17685 Comments


sounds like a 3-3.5

Digging: Unjust - Glow

accompliceofmydeath
September 30th 2011



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

@Afterthebreakdown: Let me know what you think.
@Scoot: Maybe to some, but I think it's awesome.

accompliceofmydeath
September 30th 2011



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It is, andcas. Not sure if you'll like the vocals though.

Thanks HSThomas. I've got two more half-done reviews I'll try and get wrapped up.

cvlts
September 30th 2011



8954 Comments


Disembodied?

AfterTheBreakdown
September 30th 2011



7106 Comments


pretty enjoyable.

accompliceofmydeath
October 1st 2011



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Maybe I will review the Disembodied discography since no one else has done anything with it. Glad you liked ATB.

Eulogize
October 10th 2011



2968 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Pos'd and will be checking this out soon enough.

accompliceofmydeath
October 10th 2011



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks, man. Interested to see what you think.

Eulogize
October 10th 2011



2968 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I was iffy about this after reading the second to last sentence but holy shit, I dig this. This doesn't seem like something I would like, but it's so good. I'm on my second time through the album right now and it's leaning towards a 3.5 or a 4.

accompliceofmydeath
October 10th 2011



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Good, glad it didn't deter you. Check out Pulling Teeth, too. Most of the guys from this band went on to form that band. The vocalist sounds a lot less guttural and more shout-y though. Not sure if you're into that.

ffs
February 28th 2012



4822 Comments


rules

CaptainDooRight
February 28th 2012



28360 Comments


hey is this good, i like the band name and album art

thinkin bout checkin

Digging: Tukaaria - Raw to the Rapine

ffs
February 28th 2012



4822 Comments


i just said it was didnt i?????? ?? ? ??


?

accompliceofmydeath
February 28th 2012



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, this is the shit.

CaptainDooRight
February 28th 2012



28360 Comments


haha u sure did ff's, checkin



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