The Buffalo-based band was unknown in the world until the release of its self-titled record. It gained North American distribution through MVD. It was produced by Mike Hatalak and Judah Moses Nero at DWS Studio. The band likes to describe itself as hardcore/metal/rock.
HIS NAME WAS YESTERDAY - Same - MVD
Nice thematic artwork, nice sound, nice package and the music is well enough - described by the band as hardcore and metal - but the standout, superlative, outstanding element is missing.
The band’s challenge is partly that its chosen style is warmed over by 101 bands. A little aggression, a little melody, personal lyrics and a mixture of gruff and clean singing is neither original nor exciting, especially when done this way. Which takes me to my second point. The quintet executes OK, but doesn’t stand out in any way. It is almost play-by-the-numbers. While the group’s music is not bad or incompetent it has been done to tears. As for the 'metal' description do not expect much heavy metal, soloing or loud screechy guitars or anything like that. A couple of muted lead guitars are present. Perhaps the band’s cries to heaven and God (see In Hell) will bear results. - Anna Tergel