VVOVNDS
DEMO1


4.0
excellent

Review

by RiffOClock USER (12 Reviews)
January 22nd, 2013 | 27 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Once more into the fray, into the last good fight I’ll ever know. Live and die on this day, live and die on this day.

Bandcamp may not be a gold mine when it comes to top-tier hardcore records, but as it goes with most music sources, there are a few gems to be found here and there. Of course, finding such quality releases requires an extra dose of patience and dedication, but that’s what separates people with a passion (and somewhat decent taste) for music from those who are just content with grabbing whatever To Live a Lie Records crap out cheapest. The cover of VVOVNDS’s self-released Demo was the first sign of true success. My love for black and white covers is no secret, and this one, with its raw and disjointed edge, caught my eyes in an instant. And the music? Well, the music’s a whole nother story.

Ever seen The Grey, a story of a group of beaten oil workers fighting for survival in deserted Alaska? You should, because its unrelenting harshness is the closest I can get to properly describe this record. The riffs are the wolves, stalking every step of mine: ominous, ravenous and deadly. They will surround you when you least expect it and won’t leave until they get a piece of your flesh. There is nowhere to hide, nowhere to run; everything is hopelessly saturated in grim, with buzz saw riffing overpowering whatever desperate cries for help you manage to let out. Sometimes, the riffs rush at you at breakneck speed, sometimes they slow down and decide to crawl behind instead. It doesn’t matter which way they choose to come at you, it doesn’t matter if you scream, shout or beg: you are outnumbered, cold and alone. But it is not only the wolves that oppress you: they won’t take a step without the rasping, hateful, ear-piercing vocals announcing their presence. Your only choice is fire, but it’s soon obvious that it’s of no use as the deafening drums devour even the last bits of air that might have been there seconds ago. Hope is lost and you clench your fists, ready to lose the pointless fight with honor, hoping to enjoy it even more than them. Just the way they like it.

VVOVNDS are like mushrooms - kept in the dark, living off filth and decay. Their kind (the good kind) may be hard to find, but once you do, and you get to taste their unique flavor, you will not want to give them away. They won’t let you, anyway. There is NO escape from this.



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RiffOClock
January 22nd 2013


1051 Comments


http://vvovnds.bandcamp.com/album/demo1

Days of Future Passed
January 22nd 2013


475 Comments


Review is okay, def gonna check this out.

You're a reviewing machine!

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pmmets07
January 22nd 2013


5926 Comments


this is pre sweet

MichaelSnoxall
January 22nd 2013


12163 Comments


You blended my love of The Grey with my love of hardcore. Good job, pos'd hard.

foxblood
January 22nd 2013


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

is good

RosaParks
January 22nd 2013


15044 Comments


yeah this was great

GiaNXGX
January 22nd 2013


4867 Comments


cool record yeah. weed thief's newest is also fun, stoned powerviolence ^_____^
http://weedthief.bandcamp.com/

mindleviticus
January 22nd 2013


8330 Comments


riff good work man

as for the album it's pretty heavy

RiffOClock
January 22nd 2013


1051 Comments


that weed thief material looks good, downloaded

Keyblade
January 22nd 2013


15392 Comments


you're actually a really good reviewer riff. nice job, pos'd. gonna give this album a pass though, not my thing.

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kingsoby1
Emeritus
January 22nd 2013


4956 Comments


decent review but the grey was such a bad movie :[

RiffOClock
January 22nd 2013


1051 Comments


what was so bad about it. also whoever says that its too philosophical in places has watched too many transformers movies

MO
January 22nd 2013


19073 Comments


good shit riffy

kingsoby1
Emeritus
January 22nd 2013


4956 Comments


it's just incredibly boring. and i dont care about the subject matter

RiffOClock
January 22nd 2013


1051 Comments


liam neeson punches a wolf at one point how can it be boring

kingsoby1
Emeritus
January 22nd 2013


4956 Comments


lol

R6Rider
January 22nd 2013


4734 Comments


Review sounds really good.

Gonna check this out.

TheNexus100
January 22nd 2013


2591 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

scapegoat is amazing

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MichaelSnoxall
January 22nd 2013


12163 Comments


what was so bad about it. also whoever says that its too philosophical in places has watched too many transformers movies

liam neeson punches a wolf at one point how can it be boring


I agree with this so hard. I don't get why there was so much hate on The Grey, it was fucking awesome.

chambered99
January 22nd 2013


821 Comments


riff is somehow keeping this site alive lol



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