Compromise
Compromise


4.0
excellent

Review

by I am TheMoreira for we are many. USER (14 Reviews)
June 19th, 2014 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist

Review Summary: For You.

Perhaps it's for selfish reasons, as I have no connection to either person apart from their music, but hearing this demo after knowing that this would be for a release that would never come makes the deaths of Daniel Langlois and Jordan Wodehouse even more sad as it shows one of the most tragic cases of immense potential unfulfilled.

It's hard not to feel the large shadow that the accident left over this material especially as the whole forlorn atmosphere of some of the songs seem to give it more the feel of a tribute than a precursor to the accident. The context however doesn't swallow the demo whole. It succeeds because the songwriting and performances are so good. The band excels at creating simplistic yet very moving pieces of emotionally charged hardcore with a sprinkling of metallic aggression and acoustic beauty. The demo doesn't get bogged down in needless technical exercises or endless chugging, it's both poignant and straight to the point in the execution of it's messages.

For all this though it does leave a feeling that some ideas could've been expanded on with the occasional awkward transition or a song that could've been taken further, especially with the three songs that follow 'For You'. That perhaps is the band's tragedy as they never did get to expand on all these ideas. What the band did leave behind in this demo though stands as a powerful and haunting epitaph to the few, great years they were around. Here's one on the house for them.



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ResidentNihilist
June 19th 2014


1058 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

'For You' is one of the best songs Jesse Zaraska's ever done. Constructive criticism welcome.

CaptainDooRight
June 19th 2014


29451 Comments


thank you

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ResidentNihilist
June 19th 2014


1058 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ure welcome

Mort.
June 19th 2014


3683 Comments


i really like the artwork.

good review, posd

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ChoccyPhilly
June 19th 2014


6629 Comments


Why do you and Pots have pretty much the same user? also this looks pretty cool. Will check out soon

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Mort.
June 19th 2014


3683 Comments


trying to find somewhere to check this out now, where/how did you listen it Res?

ResidentNihilist
June 19th 2014


1058 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks guys

it was because i was bored chocco

ResidentNihilist
June 19th 2014


1058 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

check your shoutbox mortimus

BMDrummer
June 19th 2014


7808 Comments


Nice short review, have a pos

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Hopelust
June 20th 2014


1076 Comments


OLD SCHOOL!



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