Review: xLooking Forwardx - Down with the Ship
- Artist: xLooking Forwardx
- Album: Down with the Ship
- Release date: 2012
- Record label: Facedown Records
- Track listing:
- "The Fast and the Spurious"
- "Down with the Ship"
- "Here I Am"
- "Getting Back With Your 'X'"
- "Put Up or Shut Up"
- "Demanding Answers"
I told ya'll some Punk would be coming! They're more Hardcore but just enough Punk.
"Intro" is just a hardcore/metal instrumental. But it's Awesome!
The next track, "The Fast and the Spurious" is an awesome track with and epic Bass Guitar intro.
The title track "Down with the Ship" is about just that. Going down with the ship. Everything is going popular. Even parts of Christianity. Look at the churches with McDonalds in the lobby! Well these guys are going down with the unpopular ship.
"Here I Am" is a track basically saying, "Stop being a coward" and stand up for your beliefs. That's what Hardcore's all about, ain't it?
"Getting Back with Your 'X'" has some hilarity in the title, that only a Straight-Edge Hardcore kid would understand. I'm not going to give a history of Straight-Edge, but I'll Insert a link to Wikipedia. Fast paced, almost like Crossover Thrash, Hardcore punk.
"Put Up or Shut Up" has some Melodic guitars in it. Like Melodic Metalcore or Melodic Hardcore sound. "Less Words more Actions!, Stop Waiting for the World to Change!"
"Demanding Answers", like the rest of this EP, is fast paced and spirit-filled hardcore. It's also the only song to have a breakdown! Which shocks me, as most people say Hardcore has break downs. It doesn't seem like any Hardcore band I've listened to has a breakdown. It's always been Metalcore, but anyways. Way off topic. (Comment if you think that should be a segment on here)
"Outro" is basically the same as "Intro" but shorter and it finishes the album.
For Those Who Like: Twelve Gauge Valentine, NineIronSpitFire
- Justin Chaillou - Vocals
- Josh Chaillou - Guitars
- Kevin Dohery - Bass
- Kevin O'Brien - Drums
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