Gulch
Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath


4.0
excellent

Review

by Sean H. CONTRIBUTOR (128 Reviews)
October 15th, 2019 | 45 replies


Release Date: 05/23/2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Hurt me more, please.

At only 13 minutes, Gulch’s Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath feels over in a blink of the eye. This isn’t to say that the EP leaves no impact, as riffs and vocals this hard are sure to be burned into your memory. No, what I mean by that is I want more. I want these Californian sycophants to put out a full length so that I can be pummeled for 40 minutes at least. Gulch blasts through tracks like “E.P.T.S” and “Flesh Pursuit” with a punk speed that leaves lesser deathcore/metalcore/what-have-you groups in the goddamn dust. This is the kind of metalcore that will please both punk traditionalists and riff hungry metalheads In other words, this is the sort of release that knows how to marry the worlds of extreme metal and punk in a way that does justice to both.

But sadly, Gulch ends just as it starts getting really really good. Just as the destructive, deadly drumline starts to crack your skull, just as the riffs start to melt your mind into the consistency of greek yogurt, just as you start to slip away from reality into Hell - the shattering of Gulch’s creation ends abruptly. This is a mere sampler of what could be, the chaos that could be raised by these inhuman beasts - I want more. Their entire discography up to this point fails to reach up to 30 minutes and, goddammit, I’m really pissed about that fact. I want to have my ***ing gray matter pulverized until I can’t tell colors apart. I want to be hurt by Gulch and I can’t wait until we get a full length.



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Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
October 15th 2019


3029 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

stream here: https://gulchca.bandcamp.com/album/burning-desire-to-draw-last-breath

short review for a short ep, really flies by but, god damn, does it own

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brainmelter
October 15th 2019


6696 Comments


nice been meaning to check this

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Space Jester
October 15th 2019


7712 Comments


Looks rad will check

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
October 15th 2019


10613 Comments


Bloon's on a review streak. It's nice work bro.

DeadBitchAlexis
October 15th 2019


2453 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice that this has gotten a review. One of the only Deathcore albums of recent thats got a more 90s old school Deathcore touch to it.

MELONADE13
October 15th 2019


737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

REAL ASS SHIT

botb
October 16th 2019


13386 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

One of the most exciting hardcore releases of the last few years. Their demo tape from this year is even more exciting.

MELONADE13
October 16th 2019


737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I wouldn't say more exciting, a lot less groovy tbh but still killer tracks

botb
October 16th 2019


13386 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think we have an inherently different definition of exciting in hardcore.

MELONADE13
October 16th 2019


737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yea, I find interesting and hard hitting songwriting exciting. you like boomer core dweeb

oltnabrick
October 16th 2019


37887 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nicer

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MELONADE13
October 16th 2019


737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

you fuckin with it sach?

botb
October 16th 2019


13386 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not enough slams for sach



I’m surprised you fuck with it tbh

MELONADE13
October 16th 2019


737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

its groovy neanderthal music I can kick to, why would I not like this

botb
October 16th 2019


13386 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yo you right, have you heard the demo tape yet?

MELONADE13
October 16th 2019


737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

demolition of human construct? if so ya, them tones are ungodly

botb
October 16th 2019


13386 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nahhhh the 2019 promo tape. It’s on Spotify and bandcamp

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
October 16th 2019


3029 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

entire discog owns

Supercoolguy64
October 16th 2019


9093 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this band is pretty hype around my area

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ktjammin
October 16th 2019


340 Comments


band slaps. promo tape from this year goes unreasonably hard



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