Shai Hulud - Hearts Once Nourished With Hope and Compassion (Cover Artwork)

Shai Hulud

Shai Hulud: Hearts Once Nourished With Hope and CompassionHearts Once Nourished With Hope and Compassion (1997)
Revelation Records

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Shai Hulud is a band out of Florida's prevalent hardcore scene, which has produced many other notable hardcore bands; Poison The Well, Keepsake(now emo) and many many more. Shai Hulud are aged veterans of the Florida scene, recording their first EP back in 1996. Shai Hulud's sound has matured over t.
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Shai Hulud is a band out of Florida's prevalent hardcore scene, which has produced many other notable hardcore bands; Poison The Well, Keepsake(now emo) and many many more. Shai Hulud are aged veterans of the Florida scene, recording their first EP back in 1996. Shai Hulud's sound has matured over the years, however, they maintain an original sound. "Hearts Once Nourished..." released in 1997 on Crisis Records (now Revelation) reveals the mature progression the band's songwriting has gone through. The songs are emotionally charged and passionate, yet there exists within each song a focus and direction of their rage.

Shai Hullud's sound is definitely all their own; melodic, intelligent, brutal, demonstrating exactly why this band climbed their way to the top of the Hardcore Scene. Each songs is able to transition from slow melodic almost chugging metal to fast punk, and then throw in some incredibly technical breakdowns.Shai Hulud's lyrics are amazing, so profound and heart breaking that you can't help but become emotionally attached and sympathetic.

Shai Hulud's "Hearts Once Nourished..." is an older CD, however this LP was far ahead of its time, defining 'the shape of emoionally charged hardcore to come'... Sorry, couldn't resist. This is a CD I would recommend to anyone interested in hardcore, emo, punk or whatever. The impact "Hearts Once Nourished..." had shaped so many bands that followed this release, especially those bands who also came out of the Florida Hardcore scene. This is a beautiful CD that I hope ever one who reads this review will go and enjoy the album for themselves.


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TheBluntman (November 25, 2009)

reading lower some guy tries to say because chad left to go to NFG that shai hulud is weak because of that... chad did this album when he was like 15... this has to be arguably one of the best albums for this genra. yea thats weak...

TheBluntman (November 25, 2009)

doesn't get much better then this

the_problem_with_fire (August 2, 2008)

correct about this getting a bad rating here. this is a metalcore masterpiece. and yes, there was a point in time where metalcore wasn't necessarily an ugly word and that was in the hey day of bands like deadguy, coalesce, damnation ad, converge, botch and dillinger escape plan. this album is a lot more punk rock than a majority of stuff reviewed here. shai hulud steered clear of getting too overly metal sounding or sounding like tough guys. you won't find a traditional breakdown or double bass on this album. the melodic guitar lines still make me want to wet my pants when i hear them. check this out if you haven't yet.

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

Giving this 3 1/2 stars is fucking criminal!

Anonymous (August 15, 2002)

You know that's a Bad Religion cover right? Anyway The Hulud is amazing. New album drops in 5 months

Anonymous (August 15, 2002)

Shai hulud keeps the edge on hardcore music. Frankly Im very scared and prefer emo punk. But bands like thursday and brandnew that bring a little hardcore vox into their work are amazing. Try listening to a little known Baltimore group - Drowned under stars. My favorite hulud song - anaesthesia. go and listen to it kids.

Anonymous (August 14, 2002)

The old singer of Shai Hulud now plays guitar in NFG.

Anonymous (August 14, 2002)

what is the relation with Shai Hulud and NFG?

Anonymous (August 13, 2002)

Hey Lunk, if you like This Wake..., you'll love this cd, i guarantee it.

Lunk (August 13, 2002)

the only song i like from these guys is this wake i myself have stirred. of course i haven't heard that much of them. i might have to check this album out though, because you make it sound rally good...

Anonymous (August 13, 2002)

Here's a fun quiz...
New Found Glory sold out - True or False

Shai Hulud is keeping it real in the '02
True or False

Your opinion matters - True or False

Anonymous (August 13, 2002)

he was the singer, douche bag

Anonymous (August 13, 2002)

got to love bands that featured a member of new found girlies as their guitarist.

A-Season-of-Shrubs (August 13, 2002)

Yes, the person below me is a freak.

Eat my winker de simple bitch

Anonymous (August 13, 2002)

Taste my gom jabbar ...

Anonymous (August 13, 2002)

dan, you are a terrible lay

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