Thursday, February 07, 2013

Your Demise - Cold Chillin'

Impericon/Pinky Swear Records

Yes, you had me with that cool cover. Seeing as I like anything having to do with monkeys I'm pretty much now just putty in your hands. Shape me as you will guys. All kidding aside I wasn't familiar with Your Demise before hearing this 4-track EP. Apparently this five-piece band was formed in 2003 and started out as a Suicidal Tendencies cover band. Well, it's easy enough to see that their hearts were in the right place. Or at least at one point. In 2005 the band recorded its first demo, "Your Days Are Numbered", with the band's debut album, "You Only Make Us Stronger" being released in 2006 on Zone 6 Records. Along the way the band built up a following and, it's worth noting, manged to share the stage with such bands as Biohazard, Parkway Drive, Comeback Kid, The Devil Wears Prada and Miss May I. Soon enough someone was able to pick up on all the noise they were making in the scene as late 2008 saw these guys being signed to Visible Noise. Moving ahead some it was after the band's second album, 2009's "Ignorance Never Dies", that Your Demise parted ways with vocalist George Noble. Former Centurion front-man Ed McRae took his place. This EP follows 2012's "The Golden Age" which was an album that ended up polarizing fans with the decision to include pop-punk/skate punk elements. The track "Nearly Home" betrays that same pop-punk influence on this EP. Thankfully it's the EP's shortest cut. It's "Karma", the EP's single, that opens up things and truly caught my attention. It manages to be strongest track here and the heaviness. "Karma" is reason enough to buy a copy of this EP. I don't exactly know what it's like in Southern England, where these guys call home, but it must be some kind of place to offer up this furious hardcore number! Like I said, that cut alone would be enough to recommend this one. It's not like the other 3 tracks aren't good or anything. The melodic "A Song To-No One" is solid as is "Just Like The End". Both numbers show a band trying to walk the line between their past work and a new sound. Neither track catches them in a bad light it's just that it's hard to improve upon things when your best cut opens up your release. Whatever the case this 4-track release is recommend people. It has it's own sense of  heaviness and offers up one monumental fury of a hardcore cruncher. 

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