A horrible hack


the Land, the Ocean, the Distance

Year Released: 2009
Format: CD
Label: self released
Reviewed by David Giles on Dec 7, 2009
First off, this is not hardcore, as the band claim numerous times in the promo sheet. This is your run-of-the-mill, side-fringe sporting, low v-neck t-shirt wearing, soulless ‘post-hardcore’ (I use the term loosely) in the vein of the millions of Enter Shikari cover bands polluting the UK today. The difference with this band, is that they sometimes borrow the stereotypical treble-heavy, quickly-strummed guitar work of the millions of EITS cover bands polluting the UK today. So, as an amalgamation of two of the most boring, over-done and universally uninteresting sounds kicking about just now, are they any good? No. Did I know they were going to sound like this just from their photo on the promo sheet (that took up more space than the text)? Yes. By the end of the second track, the drab screamed vocals had gave way to the gang-vocals I had been expecting from the get-go. A beat down was next. Try again, guys.

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