Trophy Eyes
Everything Goes Away


4.5
superb

Review

by William Lim USER (20 Reviews)
January 14th, 2014 | 12 replies | 5,739 views


Release Date: 11/11/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Trophy Eyes are a five-piece pop punk/hardcore group from Australia who are gonna blow a hole in your face.

6 of 6 thought this review was well written

You've heard it before: “hardcore crossed with pop punk”. Such Gold, Set Your Goals…y'know, that stuff. But wow, “Warpedcore” has never been this intense, brutal, passionate, or even this good. Everything Goes Away is the debut five-song effort from the Australian five-piece Trophy Eyes who take The Story So Far and combine it with the hardcore edge that bands like Kid Dynamite, Strung Out and Title Fight thrived upon, only with sharp, crystal clear production and aggression turned up to “LIMP BIZKIT MOSHPIT ON FIRE” for maximum cutting effect. It's essentially a more sincere, focused, and fresh version of what Such Gold has been doing for years, though this is actually much more impressive than it sounds. Formed only nine months prior to the release of this EP, Trophy Eyes manage to take the fairly homogenous pop punk/hardcore hybrid and tame it as unquestionably their own. All five tracks and all five members reveal incredible songwriting talents and technical proficiency: the palm-mute riffage; the Elliot Babin never-let-up brand of drumming; the perfectly complementing vocal shifts between frontman John and bassist Jeremy; the way “Bandaid” decompresses into sparse, melodic singalongs between devastating beatdowns; Everything Goes Away is packed with styles, moments, and intricacies that never fail to drop jaws. It's almost impossible that such a young band could have singlehandedly breathed this much life into a genre hybrid that’s really been nothing more than a periodical blip on the radar of punk music, but Trophy Eyes do exactly that and so much more in the space of just under fifteen minutes. To answer the plea raised in the lyrics of “Hourglass”, I sure as hell have faith in these guys.



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dimsim3478
January 14th 2014



4736 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

http://trophyeyes.bandcamp.com/

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Skoj
January 14th 2014



1089 Comments


Came here hoping for new Trophy Scars. Disappointed.



pedro70512
January 14th 2014



2414 Comments


Woah, slow down. What a paragraph. There are some good descriptions here but maybe divide this into some separate thoughts. I don't usually like rant reviews but this got my attention anyway, so good job.

joshieboy12345
January 14th 2014



5370 Comments


Not really a fan of the vocals tbh.

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Lefondre
January 19th 2014



6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Best thing to ever come out of newy.

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joshieboy12345
February 14th 2014



5370 Comments


Nothing good comes out of Newy lol

fromrows
March 12th 2014



147 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This EP murders the competition!!! Cant believe how good these five songs are! A full lenght will probably steal away my life, since all other bands in this genre all of a sudden seem less significant, vital and just flat out worse.

The shit is even free on their bandcamp, so there`s no excuse peeps for not checking this out!

dimsim3478
April 29th 2014



4736 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

These guys just signed to Hopeless Records. So stoked to finally see another Aussie band go international.

Lefondre
April 29th 2014



6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

These dudes just announced they signed with hopeless records. Super stoked for them.

ConorIsNotHere
July 8th 2014



1196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This has seriously grown on me big time

dimsim3478
July 9th 2014



4736 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh yeah, these guys finished recording their new album

ConorIsNotHere
July 9th 2014



1196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

HYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPE



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