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Only Fumes & Corpses

Only Fumes & Corpses: Who Really Cares, What Really LastsWho Really Cares, What Really Lasts (2010)
Underground Movement / Randal

Reviewer Rating: 3


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Irish hardcore act Only Fumes & Corpses have a decent–if not overly long–full-length effort with Who Really Cares, What Really Lasts. There's some marginal crust influence here, and everything from the name to the aesthetic to the sound reminds me a bit of From Ashes Rise's more melodic .
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Irish hardcore act Only Fumes & Corpses have a decent–if not overly long–full-length effort with Who Really Cares, What Really Lasts. There's some marginal crust influence here, and everything from the name to the aesthetic to the sound reminds me a bit of From Ashes Rise's more melodic stuff. It's a nearly worthy substitute overall.

One thing is how noticeably samey the record is, though, and at 40 minutes, that's kind of a problem. That Tragedy-esque tempo goes along that softly driven plug, with both a grainy, skewered shout and more gravelly vocals joining it at points, and it's all fit into a more accessible frame. Honestly, it blends together enough that standouts are few and far between, but the guitar tone of "The Colour Purple" and its drawn-out, tense section giving way to the band's signature pace is cool; more distant, dynamic guitar interplay and an actual dub moment gives "Wreck" some liveliness; and the opening throttle of "Futile Promises of a Listless Mind" momentarily compels.

Who Really Cares, What Really Lasts isn't the greatest hardcore album to come out of Ireland, but it's probably one of the better records to emerge from the Irish hardcore scene. The band have a solid intensity and momentum about this LP, and there are a few creative flashes that keep it relatively interesting.

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8bitdeath (June 19, 2011)

We had the pleasure of playing with these guys in Germany and UK (at the Underworld I believe) back in summer '07. Great band, great guys!

Pacer (June 19, 2011)

I emailed the reviews guy, apparently he thought Galway is in Northern Ireland? Odd. Good to see it fixed.

codu (June 17, 2011)

"you should probably edit out the bit about the band being from the UK though - Ireland hasn't been part of the UK for almost 100 years and it's a pretty offensive mistake to make"

Agreed mo chara.

Haven't heard the album yet, but i've caught them live a few times throughout the years, always a great show.

Pacer (June 17, 2011)

Great band, great album, you should probably edit out the bit about the band being from the UK though - Ireland hasn't been part of the UK for almost 100 years and it's a pretty offensive mistake to make.

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