Friday, October 23, 2015
Demolition- World Gone Mad 7" review
Demolition- World Gone Mad 7” review
It’s cliché to say the demo is better than the EP/LP, but here it rings true. The raw production compared to the slick one on this is the difference. This IS a very clean sounding hardcore record; the songs all have distinct instrument sounds, as opposed to a wall-of-sound where everything is more or less lumped together. The songs are there- I can hear the energy in the performance, but it feels like something got misplaced in the shuffle between performance and this recording. It’s clean-cut mid-to-fast tempo modern hardcore, with a very cool layout and great artwork, leave your doubts behind there. I have a feeling that some of the imperfections the demo had were boiled out on this recording, and although I believe it is those same imperfections that make hardcore and punk what it is, the record itself is still not bad. This being said, it is these imperfect people who decided to go their own way, not take society’s shit, and make the music that only weirdoes and freaks enjoy. I can’t knock that.