SYFF
The World is Yours


5.0
classic

Review

by gbongzilla USER (43 Reviews)
February 2nd, 2024 | 9 replies


Release Date: 01/19/2024 | Tracklist

Review Summary: High octane hardcore punk on the edge of powerviolence and grindcore but ridiculously pleasant to digest. Think The Chariot on steroids

Fresh new EP The World Is Yours instantly positions German act SYFF as in the prime of the Teutonic punk-hardcore scene.

As simple and classic as this EP is, it manages to remain clever and inventive. From the first to the last song, this high-octane quintet tends to combine the staples of the genre with a few innovative touches from borderline musical directions such as post-rock and art punk – and does it just the way a punk band should.

It it easily noticed since the first track of the release: "Broken Record" is 100% pure punk hardcore in the vein of Bronx (literally, brother from another mother) which utilises a technical guitar feature worth Rage Against The Machine – that flanger would make Tom Morello proud, except the fact this flanger is used on vocals.

"Society? Not For Me" relies on the same formula of explosive fast-paced punk derby with a catchy chorus. This time, the weird guitar tone is in the starting section. Also, check the socially aware lyrics.

"Survival of the Sickest" is one of the longer numbers on the album – still, it’s slightly above the two-minute mark. Full-blown hysteria with the accompaniment of galloping machine-gun tempos and gang vocals that will stick into your head for a long time. Earworm warning.

"The Day Our Future Died" is the most new school-laden track - say Every Time I Die and Suicide File influenced - on the EP. Still, SYFF takes zero risks and uses time-tested riffs and hooks.

The closing track "Terror in My Head" is the most aggressive one of the whole five, played at such speeds that it’s almost grindcore/powerviolence in scope. It is short, it is fast as ***, and plain sweet. Check the official video on YouTube for it; it is hilarious.

SYFF, the weirdest acronym named band (try to Google it), made a substantial impact with this EP. A young amateur (in a good sense) band that is easily on the same level as the grandmasters of the genre – yes, please!



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RadioSuicide
February 4th 2024


2544 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

WHY DONT YOU GRAB ONE OF THEIR GUNS



AND SHOOT ME IN THE HEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAADDDDDDDD

Wildcardbitchesss
February 4th 2024


10917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This thing is fucking relentless.



Def gonna have to follow this band

Emim
February 5th 2024


35129 Comments


A 5.0 being likened to The Chariot on steroids? Count me in

Emim
February 5th 2024


35129 Comments


Yeah this is sweet

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
February 5th 2024


31824 Comments


just watched the video for Terror in my head, hilarious indeed, the song was alright. What really impressed me was, first, the fact that Tony hawk hasn't sued them yet and second, that hell of a combo.

Zac124
February 5th 2024


2344 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah this certainly riffs. Loving The Day Our Future Died particularly.

percyforward
February 5th 2024


135 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fuck the false flags and fuck the lies



rhythmic shit I'm telling you

spanndrew58
February 5th 2024


170 Comments


Comparing this to the Chariot kind of led to weird expectations. It’s a cool hardcore punk ep but it’s definitely not the chaotic hardcore sound the chariot had.

RadioSuicide
February 6th 2024


2544 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah this isn’t like the chariot at all



they cite suicide file later in the review which is a significantly better comparison



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