With Honor, Ringworm, and The Audition…Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2005 @ 12:03am » permalink
I checked my P.O. Box for the first time in a little over two weeks on Monday (which I think is the longest I've ever gone without checking my mail in the eight or nine years that I've had the damn thing) and was stunned by how much mail I'm still getting. What's more: A damn good chunk of it's actually good, if not great, and at this rate I already have enough shit to post for like six months! So I'm gonna try to start giving posts like this a shot in an attempt to figure out a way to cover a few more records within three to five days a week. Hopefully my abysmal workload at the day job (not to mention my bandwidth) will permit it, but I've been trying to get this shit up all week and it just didn't happen… so who knows?
First up in the better chunk of Victory Records' latest batch of releases is the latest full-length effort from Connecticut's With Honor: "This is Our Revenge". Like their split CD with The Distance, the material herein is more openly melodic, and actually quite reminiscent of the pop-punk infused hardcore of bands like Strike Anywhere, and the songwriting kicks ass to match. I totally love this brand of fast paced, high energy melodic hardcore with all the dissonant little arpeggiated riffs and shit like that, I just eat it up. While I wasn't quite as into that last split CD as I was their earlier work, I'd rank this as the band's best release to date. The kids really seem to fucking love these guys and I can tell why, because there's just something sincere about how they come across, and with these memorable tunes they're really striking the perfect balance between their heavier and more traditional hardcore influences and all of the overt melody they've grown increasingly fond of over the years. Great stuff, it's as simple as that.
If you like it, fucking buy it: