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!