Vengeance Today

Dude You Just Ruined The Show

Written by: PP on 30/07/2013 22:09:57

Vengeance Today are a fairly straightforward hardcore band out of Chemnitz, Germany, whose style on their new album "Dude You Just Ruined The Show" is short, to the point hardcore that is as relentless in its pace as it is in its stubbornness to stray outside of the safe confines of the genre rulebook. It's a record packed with yelled and screamed vocals, down-tuned riffs, and all the goodies you usually associated with the hardcore scene, though the band perhaps lean a bit more towards hardcore punk than most bands in the genre.

In essence, the vast majority of songs clock in just around or under two minutes whilst the band storms down the hardcore punk path in breakneck speed. It's like a steroid fueled version of Have Heart, Anchor, Paint It Black, Cruel Hand and that sort of bands. Not too metallic, just straight up hardcore with ridiculous speed to the point that the soundscape feels like it's tearing apart on every edge. It's all a bit too same-y for my tastes, however, the band occasionally slow things down and allow a pinch of atmosphere and melody to sneak in, such as on "Home", which has nuances of Comeback Kid in its sound. It is here, and on "Farewell Note", which features tempo variation, that the band are at their best. Mostly because here they make an identity for themselves instead of just being that breakneck speed hardcore band that they are for the majority of the duration of the record.

6

Download: Home, Farewell Note
For the fans of: Have Heart, Paint It Black, Anchor, Cruel Hand, No Turning Back
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Release date 26.01.2013
Anchored Records / 5FeetUnder Records

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