Young and in the Way
Amen


4.5
superb

Review

by Sunn177 USER (10 Reviews)
June 15th, 2012 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: With "Amen" we have an album (and a band for that matter) that is not afraid to be in your face but is also not afraid to just let go of that aggression and let the music take the listener to another state of mind.

There has been a lot of bands who have and continue to transcended the scope of aggressive music by pushing the boundaries so far that the genre they are associated with or defined has gone far beyond those pigeon holed ideas.Whether it be Neurosis who have mixed tribal sounds,atmospheric guitars,and soundscapes with the pure aggression of metal or Converge who have blended together hardcore punk with mathy and intricate instrumentation with aggressive attributes of metal these bands have shown time and time again that music or just the genre of metal is so much more then the labels we try to place upon it.With Young And In The Way we have a band that is not afraid to step out of their comfort zone to explore new ideas and dimensions in punk music and take it to a darker and and even more ambient place of existence and "Amen" is exactly that and more.While there is a definitely a strong crust,almost metallic hardcore punk influence on "Amen" there is so much more to be discovered on here then just that.

Atmosphere and space plays as big of a part on this album as punk does with tracks like the opener "Hell Is Other People" were heavily distorted guitar and bass slowly ring out and verges on being drone at times until finally the song reaches it's height almost as if it's ready to explode with all instruments playing and bleeds into the next song "Dark Seed" which is one of the more metallic hardcore influenced songs on here and continues on the next three songs "Earth","Worrier" and "Eye of Providence".Vocally it's pretty much your standard metallic hardcore/crust punk sounding vocals and the best comparison is that of Ryan Mckenny of Trap Them but does change up on the song "White Light" where vocalist Kable Lyall is doing almost a spoken word which is covered in effects with the instruments playing steadily in unison giving this track a very airy,and at the same time, claustrophobic feel to it.With White Light's ending we come to the final track to this album which is probably the most experimental and probably the best track on here which is thirteen minutes titled "The Becoming".It starts off with the guitar playing a very solemn sounding chord progression and as the track progresses each instrument starts to join in with the drums accenting the guitar parts very nicely with the toms and the bass slowly and steadily playing until finally everything explodes until all the instruments ceasing except the guitar and then the vocals kick in and everything explodes again giving the track and almost push and pull feel to it.

Although this album does roughly only last thirty minutes in length it definitely keeps you engaged and never wears it's welcome on the listener by blending so many different musical ideas and influences with some being familiar to a lot of people while still keep the music new and original.It's good to see a young and relatively new band getting out of their comfort zone and actually try to make something that's new and creative in a time and age where their is way too many bands staying within a certain genre or style and not really reinventing the wheel.This band and this album is most definitely worth your time to check out and look for this band to making a very big step in the world of extreme music in the years to come.



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Sunn177
June 14th 2012


287 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

A very hard album to put into words for me and hopefully all of you who read this find that it was worth your time reading it.And if any of you don't like my review please do check this album and band out because they are very much worth your time.

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Quen
June 14th 2012


1633 Comments


i've passed on seeing these guys multiples times. i thought they were just shitty locals.

Sunn177
June 14th 2012


287 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i've passed on seeing these guys multiples times. i thought they were just shitty locals.

Haven't see them yet either but I've heard great stuff about there live performance.

Sunn177
June 14th 2012


287 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I get to see them all the time and their shows are definitely an experience to remember.


lucky man I know they're always touring around the east cost and midwest areas.Still waiting here in the westcoast.Did you happen to see them with Gehenna recently?I heard that was a great show.

Quen
June 14th 2012


1633 Comments


also local to me

and that song was pretty good.

Sunn177
June 14th 2012


287 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0


also local to me

and that song was pretty good.




Agreed.That comes off their EP "V.Eternal Depression" definitely check that one out as well and andcas great review on that EP as well thought you were spot on.

Quen
June 14th 2012


1633 Comments


charlotte is a pretty long drive for me dude. i live in durham.

Sunn177
June 14th 2012


287 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

go see them at tremont with dark funeral.

never heard of Dark Funeral are they pretty good?

Quen
June 14th 2012


1633 Comments


are you going to the daylight show in chapel hill in august? theyre with dead end path, basement and soul search and handsome foxes (pretty baller local)

Quen
June 14th 2012


1633 Comments


just a beach trip or for a show?

Quen
June 14th 2012


1633 Comments


sounds pretty sweet

JustJoe
June 15th 2012


1399 Comments


*Young And In The Way of all of these reviews for Rush

pos'd.

Sunn177
June 15th 2012


287 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

*Young And In The Way of all of these reviews for Rush

pos'd.



haha just noticed that and thanks man.I've had this album and "I Am Not What I Am" for a few months now and have really enjoyed them both so I finally decided to review one of them.Maybe I'll review the other one soon.

feav233
June 15th 2012


1411 Comments


band rules

Sunn177
June 15th 2012


287 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

No Problem.That EP is awesome I love "The gathering".

Sunn177
June 15th 2012


287 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

band rules


yup most definitely.

cvlts
June 15th 2012


8967 Comments


good review. dont really dig this band that much but they've got potential out the yingyang

TooLateToGoBack
March 30th 2014


1775 Comments


so these guys got signed to Deathwish last week....

expecting good things

Owantjaaaa
April 16th 2014


3329 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

new song!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HhuCyd3nqA

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