Inclination
When Fear Turns To Confidence



Release Date: 03/12/2019 | Tracklist


tyler, I believe, is the name of the gentleman.

he screams at me through these jacked, half functional, $10-and-change earbuds. half the time the percussion cuts out due to poor wiring, but the words still come through crystal:

"MY DRUG FREE, PROCLAMATION,
MY STRAIGHT EDGE, INCLINATION"

it's weird hearing something so foreign to my lifestyle and yet, having it feel so intense, so close to home. the way these half-preachy, half-epitaphic words come across, it seems impossible in my world frame to deny the pure emotion in what's being conveyed. every line in "When Fear Turns To Confidence" rings eerily clear in detesting self-poisoning and self-destruction, with such vigor; one could say I'm already at the local ink parlor with 3 x's lined up, with a substance or two still in the system.

funny how influential intent, and perceived emotion can be, yea?

another example of such a thought, instrumentally, this work is fairly run of the mill structurally, when compared to similar modern hardcore. slow intro. speed it up. break that ***. slow it down. beat it down. rinse and repeat in various orders. the wheel: 2, am I right? but regardless, these exceptionally angular riffs and patterns are played with such vigor, it's easy to overlook the familiarity of patterns, in exchange for complete, ignorant enjoyment of the rowdy experience this 5 track monolith brings forth.

now yea, it might be in a slight bit of hyperbole to call this a monolith on paper. guilty. alas, the way these riffs devolve from mid tempo, punky romps, into dragged-out, brooding, beatdown, brawl bait, is genuinely something to marvel at. the title track does this in an especially exceptional manner, dropping that nasty two-step pattern into the most beautiful release of bone-crushing chugs known to man. poetic in sound, really.

now, regardless of my personal admiration of how beautiful these sections are brought together, it does little justice pointing out singular moments in such a way, since most the fantastic moments can really be boiled down to "two step beat into slow breakdown part". i can't quite say it's lost on me, unfortunately. but really, to appreciate such an outing, the nuance is as key as can be. for example, how the feedback holds right before the guitar drops near the end of Vagrant, or how the line of, "AS LONG AS I LIVE I WILL BE ***ING POISON FREE" hangs right before the last hell-inducing seconds of Uninhibited. these small moments that inclination have masterfully came to understand are an essential reason why this album, as trite as it can be in moderation (especially given the lyrical content), was made in such a unique, powerful fashion.


user ratings (36)
3.6
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LOVEANDACCEPTANCE
May 22nd 2019


897 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

alright, let's try this again?



this is a serious review mods, dont know why it was deleted

accompliceofmydeath
May 22nd 2019


4910 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, not sure why the other one was deleted. Again, I think there are some grammatical issues with this; capitalization, punctuation, etc. Otherwise, the descriptions of the music are fine.



Also, join the straight edge. XXX

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LOVEANDACCEPTANCE
May 22nd 2019


897 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

methhead hardcore stand up



cannot get over how great uninhibited is rn

ktjammin
May 22nd 2019


341 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This kicks ass

botb
May 22nd 2019


13683 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

It is at least better than these guys’ other band I guess

cazzill
May 22nd 2019


52 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

By far my favourite ep so far this year, looking forward to hearing what they release in the future. Also Into the Shadows is such a tune

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accompliceofmydeath
May 23rd 2019


4910 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@botb- do you mean Knocked Loose or all of Bryan Prosser's bands?

LOVEANDACCEPTANCE
May 23rd 2019


897 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

he means knocked loose cause he's bitchmade and don't know good hardcore, leave that boy

ktjammin
May 23rd 2019


341 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

New Knocked Loose is finna rip us all a new one

LOVEANDACCEPTANCE
May 31st 2019


897 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

MY DRUG FREE

PROCLAMATION

MY STRAIGHT EDGE

INCLINATION

aaronrkc
July 9th 2019


349 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is a good review.

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accompliceofmydeath
July 9th 2019


4910 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just caught these guys on Sunday. 'Twas a good time. The straight edge kids came out of the woodwork.

Rawmeeth38
July 16th 2019


1508 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Midwest Straight Edge from 2017 is better but this kicks ass in its own way as well

oltnabrick
July 16th 2019


38983 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pretty sure i liked this

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RobGRobG
March 10th 2020


23 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This one pushes all the right buttons for me, great.

THISISMYWAR
March 31st 2020


380 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

y this so guuuuuuuuuuud

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