Liferuiner
Nomads


4.0
excellent

Review

by Sebastian USER (76 Reviews)
June 2nd, 2016 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A straight-forward, hard-hitting EP

After listening to Nomads, it’s hard to think that Liferuiner used to be a band whose sole purpose was to make fun of ‘straight-edge’ bands. Their previous outings, No Saints and Taking Back the Nightlife, were purposefully terrible, mocking the way in which said bands preached hatred instead of acceptance. After reuniting and releasing the much more mature Future Revisionists LP, Liferuiner are back with an EP sure to pump you up.

Degeneration X sets the tone for the EP nicely, showcasing Liferuiner’s crunchy guitar work and potent vocals. Jonny O’Callaghan’s vocal range, while not extremely diverse, is straight-forward and forceful. His mid-range scream carries the songs nicely, never feeling unneeded. The same can surprisingly be said for the many breakdowns; they have a purpose and hit hard. This is mainly due to the crisp guitar work from Mike Short, which varies what could otherwise have been a boring EP; his riffs are catchy and his ability to play a hard-hitting breakdown is refreshing. Both bass and drums from Burton Lavery and Terrance Pettitt respectively are left to the background, but provide what is needed to make the guitar and vocals so memorable. Lost & Found is a great example, starting fast and never letting up, quickly transitioning into a memorable breakdown.

Clocking in at just under fourteen minutes, Nomads is a short but sweet EP. Although not straying far from their metalcore roots, Liferuiner are able to provide a great guitar and vocal performance to differentiate themselves from the others. If anything, Nomads proves that Liferuiner aren’t the band you used to know, and are a force to be reckoned with.



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Drubbi
June 2nd 2016


298 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Randomly wrote this up after trying to STILL WRITE A 'NO PLACE' REVIEW.



Feedback is appreciated as always.

accompliceofmydeath
June 2nd 2016


4888 Comments


xSuckMyDickx

Digging: Higher Power - 27 Miles Underwater

Drubbi
June 2nd 2016


298 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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Sinternet
June 2nd 2016


21416 Comments


oh god i was just reminded this band existed

Digging: LOFT - and departt from mono games

Sinternet
June 2nd 2016


21416 Comments


is this actually good or is it as tryhard as their other releases

thesaddestday
June 2nd 2016


29 Comments


Decent review but I don't know if this sounds like their earlier stuff or that melodic stuff they put out later on.

Spec
June 2nd 2016


35834 Comments


That one song they had was okay.

Drubbi
June 2nd 2016


298 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's way more melodic and nothing like their earlier stuff.

Gameofmetal
Emeritus
June 2nd 2016


10688 Comments


they have a bad rep for their brodown days but their last record wasn't really anything like the old bullshit

NewBallistics
June 2nd 2016


895 Comments


Been a while since I listened to these guys but I thought their last release was alright. Gonna have to check this out.

OwMySnauze
June 3rd 2016


2035 Comments


Album cover reminds me of that QOTSA artwork for some reason.

PumpBoffBag
June 3rd 2016


955 Comments


band's sort of meh but solid review



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