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Wasting Away is the recently released EP from Bristol hardcore band Failure To Follow. Over just nine months the band have made a name for themselves sharing the stage with the likes of Trash Talk, Bury Tomorrow, Hang The Bastard and Polar and secured themselves an endorsement from RT Custom Drums so it’s safe to say that we expected big things from them.
The first track B.C.H.C is an instrumental intro and Failure To Follow definitely start as they mean to go on the track crashing in with a heavy brutal punk-tinged riff. The Burn then picks up where it left off introducing raw screamed vocals brimming with passion and contrasting their heavy riffs with melodic choruses.No Vision kicks in and we are again met with a similar format of fast punky riffs split up by the occasional melodic moment. Theres no denying that Failure To Follow have talent but without any variation their straight – up hardcore style could start to be becoming a bit unrelenting. The next track No Unity follows in the same fashion although the track can definitely be praised for the quieting down in the choruses to put the vocals more in the spotlight.
The fifth track Strike Back opens with a catchy riff andit’s where the EP starts to pick up again. Here the band begin to make more of the melodic elements that they mix amongst the heavier hardcore riffs and if definitely works in their favour. They end on a high point with the last track Wasting Away featuring a well executed melodic opening and by far the catchiest chorus of the EP.
Overall there’s plenty of evidence here to suggest that Failure To Follow are worth a listen. Their very well executed punk-tinged melodic hardcore will definitely take them places. Remember you can download their full EP for FREE via ITG Records HERE
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Fuck Reality EP
In a scene of bands writing songs about friends, family, the good times and unity, Destroyer BC seem to stand in the minority of the realists who still write about beating the shit out of their enemies and anything really horrific going on in the world. This gets the thumbs up from us! With a name for their debut EP like ‘Fuck Reality’ there is no mercy in the suggestion that this is going to be a hard hitting recording from the Derby lads.
Opening up the file for a listen was a bit confusing at first, with only two tracks on this release maybe calling this an EP was a little too ambitious? Nevertheless, playing the first track ‘Control’ at full volume sounded like the flux capacitor was kicking in as the Delorean races down the train tracks in back to the future. A dark and slow downbeat intro smacks you awake to kick off the EP, sitting here listening we cannot help but notice that the drums are a little too bass-filled and take over the guitars when they start with an equally dark sounding chord progression. The song belts along at top speed through the listeners mind when the vocals kick in we are surprised to hear a more death metal style of ‘scream’ than the style of the first bar of the song would suggest, but then again maybe we have been listening to a little too much Brutality Will Prevail recently. This is certainly a good and interesting start for theDBC lads; setting themselves apart from what is expected of them, chewing it up into a ball and spitting it right into the fires of hell. The song continues with hateful lyrics, punishing beat downs and breath taking drum fills, when the final bars are played anyone would be left with a look of shock and awe on their face.
But Destroyer BC are not done with us just yet, the second and quite sadly the final track off their EP;Unholy Water (Feat. Matthew Jones of Martyr Defiled)would be enough to make anyone interested in giving the track a listen. Starting with a downbeat build up into a slightly slower 2-step beat the track starts off brick, fisting its way into the listener’s ears. When Matthew’sguest vocal part issues in this would definitely be a huge crowd pleaser, the beatdowns and fist-pumping sections continue along this four minute onslaught with a HUGE sounding side to side build up and end breakdown. We can almost hear the fists hitting people’s faces from here. A massive start toDestroyer BC’s music career and if you ever do get the chance to check the guys out on a tour do not hesitate! Take is from us here at Hevy Petal it is surely not an opportunity you want to be missing out on.
Fuck reality EP: http://itgrecords.co.uk/album/fuck-reality-ep
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