Liferide "s/t" 12"Posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 @ 6:05am » permalink
The second release from Take it Back Records is the debut 12" EP from Liferide – a band that features members of Animal Instinct (Switzerland) and State of Mind (The Netherlands) heading in an intentionally more crossover-based direction. But it's not that fast-paced, D.R.I. or Cryptic Slaughter type of crossover. The band cites some of their primary influences as the Cro-Mags and Leeway, so that should give you an idea of the style and era of hardcore/metal fusion this material is coming from. Expect lots of awesomely crunchy midpaced riffing and quick lead breaks that have a great sense of tactful groove/energy – while the simple, stripped down vocal patterns have a definite thrash metal kind of vibe happening. The guitar tone even has subtle elements of that Cleveland/Mars Recording Studio sound, which I always love. They're certainly not over the top with the metal influences either, so the material still feels firmly rooted in hardcore, which works out well. Fans of Bitter End and bands of that nature (drawing from similar influences) should definitely be down with this stuff. I'm not sure what more to say. Five songs, 14 minutes, and I definitely want to hear more. Here's a little taste:
At some point, the EP's going to be released on CD by True Till Deaf (I couldn't get the pre-order link to work), but vinyl junkies can order now by contacting the label via the MySpace link below (or email 'em). There are less than 100 copies left, so… don't sleep on it if you like what you hear!