Worlds Collide "s/t" 7"Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2005 @ 4:59am » permalink
Two Victory Records releases in a row? What the fuck? Well, I pulled out this lesser known DC metalcore act's full-length, "All Hope Abandon", the other day, and basically all it did was remind me that, "Shit, their first 7" was fucking incredible." So I pulled it out, and thus a new post was born…
Say what you will, I like traditional hardcore as much as the next guy, but despite the fact that metal is dealing hardcore a severe death blow right now, in the early-90's it was the saving grace without which some of the genre's finest records wouldn't have been possible. This two-song EP from Worlds Collide dates back to 1992 and was the seventh release for the then burgeoning Victory imprint, and was right up there with Integrity's "In Contrast of Sin" 7" before it as by far one of the most metal based records on the label. Expect nothing but churning power chords, intricate picking patterns/chord phrasings, and plenty of ripping metal riffs – with a couple of scorching lead runs towards the end of "Object of Desire" (their finest composition overall – an absolute classic in my book). I flipped out when I first heard this record and I still love it to this day. Their other material doesn't hold up quite as well over time, but these two songs are still totally energetic and powerful. A true must have for any fan of the classic metalcore scene of the early- to mid-90's.
Members were later involved with the almighty Damnation A.D. (of course), Battery, Better Than a Thousand, Face the Enemy, and Bluetip, among others; but this 7" shouldn't be overshadowed by their post-Worlds Collide résumés in any fucking way! These cats were really ahead of their time with this shit, and the vocals definitely sound really unique even today. Check it out:
How can you not dig that shit? The 7" is of course quite the hell out of print, but you can still grab the songs on CD from the "Victory: The Early Singles 1989 – 1992" collection (upon which this EP absolutely crushes every other band), so dig around for that should you feel so inclined.