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whenskiesaregray – We Built Walls So Our Hearts Couldn’t Cross

‘We Built Walls So Our Hearts Couldn’t Cross’ by ‘whenskiesaregray’ was released June 20, 2012.

You would expect most punk/post-hardcore albums would start with fast, loud music. You anticipate that its purpose is to be over just as you’re getting into it. ‘whenskiesaregray’ didn’t like that format and have put their longest track first. ’18-63′ serves to fatigue you before you’ve even heard track 2, the band switches from frenetic playing to wandering guitar play to echoed vocals yelling into the abyss.

‘Dead Weight’ and ‘Tidal Waves’ are both emotional wrecks of songs. There is such conviction in the lead signers voice, such a need for his message to be heard.

‘I’ve Given My All, Therefore I Have Nothing Left’ is a pretty apt way to close off the album, bashing out one last song before they collapse in a heap.


Monoliths. – Dirt // Dust

‘Monoliths.’ released ‘Dirt//Dust’ on the 14th of August 2012.

This EP is raw, urgent and shows what good DIY hardcore is all about. Each instrument gets its own time in the spotlight which seems to be a rarity for this style of music.

‘Slit’ starts out with some soft spoken-word/poetry then delves into a mesh of metalcore and hardcore.

‘Tar’ brilliantly plays off the 2 main vocalists, Brian and Kehan, against each other.

‘Rapture’ shows off the bands more mathcore side with time signatures all over the place with their signature hardcore/screamo vocals layered on top.

Worth checking out for Kehan’s vocals as he assaults you beyond his own exhaustion.