Years Spent Cold
Moving Heaven To Hell


4.5
superb

Review

by witchxrapist USER (33 Reviews)
April 11th, 2010 | 48 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Endless juns and mind blowing vocal talent. Moving Heaven To Hell is unbridled brutality at its finest.

A few months ago, I was at the local record store and this album's packaging caught my eye. I saw a color scheme that would make ADB proud. I saw Satan looking like an orc. I saw bird feathers (I really like birds) a spidery logo, and a title fonted like Poison The Well. I don't know why, but the absolute amount of cliches lumped into this album cover drew me in like a ***ing Weepinbell to a Caterpie. I turned over the back and my oh my, Eulogy Recordings. Now Euology is a label I used to follow religiously when I was first getting into fake hardcore, and tbh I haven't bought a Euology album since Unearth's The Oncoming Storm, so I got it.

Born to lose, but living to win, solidly poised, much like a tiger with muscles tensed, YSC's combination of current death metal brutality with the underlyning classic New Jersey hardcore attitude of Fury Of Five, their sound is uncompromisable mosh. The ultimate crush of the drop-A tuning is the weight of a satellite falling from the sky as a meteorite to destroy the New York and prove that Jersey is harder than dick. The anvil of their breakdowns paired with the hammers of their drums brings death to the pit, I assure you, readers. The stocky bearded vocalist launches into sheer evil swamp monster vocals and you can't help, you're just moshing. Just like that, moshing in your chair, moshing in your yard while raking leaves, maybe moshing in your church basement with all your bros from the 735, while some girl with pink and yellow hair holds your coat just for hardcore cred.

With song lengths booked from the short but ultra-sweet "Ear To Ear" (1:42), which is much better than the Whitechapel song, to the depraved sickness of No "One Misses You" (3:09), none of these songs are beefed up with filler. Just straightforward, brutal deathcore from Monroe Township. Songs like "End Your Life" and "Abandon All Hope" portray a bleak reality of modern existence, while pumping you up to change this existence and improve your own self. YSP do not relent. Ever. I guarantee you that kids in the next decade will look back on Years Spent Cold like our generation looks back on Morbid Angel. This album has changed my perspective on deathcore. Get it. Get into it. You'll mosh.



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Zipzop5565
April 11th 2010


402 Comments


The recommendations make me not want to listen, as do the fact there are breakdowns.

witchxrapist
April 11th 2010


11117 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

What's wrong with breakdowns?

porch
April 11th 2010


8460 Comments


too br00tal

witchxrapist
April 11th 2010


11117 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Probably right.

Zipzop5565
April 11th 2010


402 Comments


They suck.

witchxrapist
April 11th 2010


11117 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

That was a very engaging argument, thank you for this Olympian knowledge!!!!

Zipzop5565
April 11th 2010


402 Comments


Happy to be of assistance.

Phantom
April 11th 2010


8985 Comments


pokemon simile sighting

bloozclooz
April 11th 2010


1770 Comments


Weepinbell to a Caterpie

awesome review, although i don't doubt the music sucks

SowingSeason
Moderator
April 11th 2010


28739 Comments


i probably wont listen to this, but its a nice review

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HighandDriving
April 11th 2010


3288 Comments


5/5 troll review.



Carnifex
April 11th 2010


1918 Comments


It's a solid release, Toy Soldier is the best song on the album though.

witchxrapist
April 11th 2010


11117 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Toy Soldier is sick because it's about their affiliation with FSU.

Thor
April 11th 2010


10268 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

you convinced me to download this, i'm just starting it now. don't let me down mappy.

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bloozclooz
April 11th 2010


1770 Comments


well?

iamSeraph
April 11th 2010


909 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

HAHAHAHAHAHA.

_YOU_ reviewed _THIS_ album??

with your 200% "I-am-the-OLDSCHOOL-metalcore-princess-and-you-NOT" attitude? :D



thank GOD in FUCKING heaven that you FINALLY woke up and listened to some newschool stuff. seems that my prayers weren't worthless in the end.

moshcore is alive.



now go out and get mis sigs-controller, shrew :>

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Thor
April 11th 2010


10268 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this isn't terrible but i don't see how this could change anyone's perspective on deathcore

iamSeraph
April 11th 2010


909 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

fun read btw...

love this last paragraph:



"I guarantee you that kids in the next decade will look back on Years Spent Cold like our generation looks back on Morbid Angel. This album has changed my perspective on deathcore. Get it. Get into it. You'll mosh."

lawl.

SrightryEpic
April 11th 2010


1199 Comments


Bring Me The Horizon
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Winds of Plague
Years Spent Cold

iamSeraph
April 11th 2010


909 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

maybe because it's no deathcore at all, thor.

there are no high growls, no pig screams/squeals and no blasting 24/7. just double bass orgies, a hc shouter capable of some nice deep stuff and breakdowns. tons of them.

it's like metalcore with some more DM riffs, more toughness(drums/vocs) and a hilarious amount of extra breakdowns and moshparts, which is widely known under the tag "moshcore". compare to acts like 'for the fallen dreams', newer mis sigs, older 'structures', newer 'volumes', etc.



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