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Bastard Youth - Knifed


Year Released: 2003
Format: 7"
Label: Control - Direct Hit
Reviewed by Chris Bress on Jun 13, 2007
Bastard Youth kick off their side with some muddy recorded brutal hardcore crust. Its dirty, its harsh and it fucking rocks. If you can get past the recording (you can hardly hear any death metal growls!) you might find some State of fear mosh parts with Spazz style freak outs and also a bit of Unhingeds emo-crust (!). My favourite of their tracks is the third which has a really dark guitar line which brings bands like early Paradise Lost and early My Dying Bride guitar lines to mind (which is awesome!). I definitely wanna hear more of this band!

Knifed have a much better recording, and when playing their side after listening to the BY side it hits you like crazy. They play a much more straight forward 80s hardcore sound with strained vocals (which I dont really like too much) and a much crazier sound than Bastard Youth. The third song is my fave by Knifed..I wish they had provided lyrics though, especially after reading the song titles!!

You should try and get this record and see what some of the Irish hardcore bands have to offer: [email protected]

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