I just got this nice little piece of vinyl in the mail today. Failures, as you probably already know by now, is a hardcore group from the Northeast U.S. featuring members of Charles Bronson, Das Oath, Ancestors, Orchid, Ampere, Bucket Full of Teeth, Confines, Cut the Shit, The Cancer Kids....the list goes on for a long fucking time.
This 7" features four songs, two on each side, and runs at just over three minutes. It's the perfect compliment to last year's self titled 12", and continues in the same vein; Killingsworth's guitar gymnastics take center stage as he pumps out riffs at breakneck speed. I have to say, every time I listen to this band I am continually amazed by Killingsworth's treble-drenched tone...it's honestly like nothing I've heard before. The rhythm section is still alive and kicking after the addition of new drummer Ryan (Bloody Gears, Blank Stare, Social Circkle, Confines) following the departure of Matt Milga (The Cancer Kids, Stoned Ambassadors).
And, as always, McCoy's trademark snarl lords over the entire recording. The songs on this record take aim at relationships through the lens of McCoy's hyper-cynicism. Sample lyric from "Rearing":
These guys are continuing to push Hardcore music to new places, musically and lyrically, while still giving that subtle nod to the 80's.
Purchase the 7" from Painkiller Records here.
Download the Failures 12" here.
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Failures 7" (2009)