Wednesday, October 13, 2010

His Name Was Yesterday - "His Name Was Yesterday" CD

Hmm. New metalcore act opens here with the emo-ish "Where It Ends", which joins pulsing hardcore with more melodic breakdowns. To their credit, His Name Was Yesterday are capable of some punishing sonic assaults, at least when they're not being all sensitive and emocore. But I am skeptical of their need to comfortably fit in with their silly, juvenile metalcore brethren, with awful self-pitying lyrics and all the genre's teenage stereotypes firmly in place. Sonically, "His Name Was Yesterday" is clean and potent, but on closer listens seems rather lacking. "There is only sorrow" indeed, as this positive-message hardcore only makes my ears hurt. (His Name Was Yesterday)

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