Birds in Row
You, Me, and the Violence


4.5
superb

Review

by welljesuschrist USER (15 Reviews)
November 13th, 2012 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bold words I know, but this is the best hardcore record this year.

Take heed hardcore kids, for this is how it's done. Despite stellar releases from scene veterans (Converge), brash young upstarts (Code Orange Kids), angry experimentalists (The Chariot) and sainted flag bearers (Trash Talk) this young, relatively unknown French trio may have just released the hardcore punk record of the year. Yes, You, Me And The Violence really is that good. Tight, relentless and restless, not a second is spared nor wasted here. Tracks avoid traditional composition, preferring to twist and turn and unexpected tempo changes are carefully placed to both emphasise, and offer brief respite from, the desperate rage Birds In Row continuously channel.

Sonically it sounds great; the bass is thick and prominent, the drumming is varied and Hirigoyen's vocals are nigh on perfect for the genre; mid-range, throaty, raw, yet still discernible. Opener 'Pilori' rushes headlong into noisy oblivion before a melodic riff reigns it in, 'Last Last Chance' is a down-trodden, bluesy jaunt highlighting vocalist Hirigoyen's haunted howl and the grind influenced 'The Illusionist' takes the record to new levels of intensity and fury. There's not a weak track present here. You, Me And The Violence is diverse, yet remains a composite and seamless whole bursting with passion and promise. A staggering accomplishment for such a young band.



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welljesuschrist
November 13th 2012


64 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Trying to write to shorter, tighter reviews.

Originally here - http://www.youarentcool.com/reviews/106/you-me-and-violence

Buzzkillr
November 13th 2012


1541 Comments


yeah, this is good.

welljesuschrist
November 13th 2012


64 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I think it's a drastic improvement over the EP I heard. Although i remember reading somewhere the band weren't happy with the mixing on this.

Adabelle
November 13th 2012


4258 Comments


Pos

RagingNoob
November 13th 2012


134 Comments


Pos'd, sounds cool.

pmmets07
November 13th 2012


5900 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

good album need to listen more

Cygnatti
November 13th 2012


21353 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

[2]

Hep Kat
November 13th 2012


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

whatever

Buzzkillr
November 13th 2012


1541 Comments


it's no dispute agreed

Hep Kat
November 13th 2012


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

of course it isnt as good as la dispute the fuck you thought this was

cvlts
November 13th 2012


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

couple minutes of crying

henryChinaski
November 13th 2012


2796 Comments


Nice review. Band rules.

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Funeralopolis
November 13th 2012


11595 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

really good review

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 13th 2012


23909 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dayum i'm feeling this album big time. i know it makes me a pussy but I don't care: I fucking love melodic hardcore.

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Nikkolae
November 13th 2012


4860 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

glad to see people showing this album some love, i dunno if its the best of this year but it could be on par with AWLWLB

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Hopelust
November 14th 2012


1083 Comments


I've been meaning to get around to checking this out...




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