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Brutal Youth

Brutal Youth: Stay Honest [EP]Stay Honest [EP] (2013)
My Fingers! My Brain! Records

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Brutal Youth created chills in 2010 with Spill Your Guts, and this same compliment can be paid to Stay Honest. It illustrates how much they've stayed true to their sound, packing enough punch in under ten minutes and unleashing fast-paced punk in a most welcomed manner. Brutal? Yes. Relentles.
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Brutal Youth created chills in 2010 with Spill Your Guts, and this same compliment can be paid to Stay Honest. It illustrates how much they've stayed true to their sound, packing enough punch in under ten minutes and unleashing fast-paced punk in a most welcomed manner.

Brutal? Yes. Relentless? Yes. Ruthless? Yes. The blistering drumming and hardcore tone sinewed into the band's vibrant punk essence takes over any semblance of distortion and incoherence to strum out a musically fun record that opens nicely with "Shortcut to Nowhere Pt.2." This is the perfect build into "Orca6050_Millenium Falcon" that pans out with rage and raw energy. If you wanted proof that they've maintained their grit, look no further.

The short bursts of rage are fast and furious here and it's apparent how well their Kid Dynamite influence trickles into their music. They do the comparison justice as they wind in and streamline a scratchy hardcore sound into their range that's built on quick riffs and non-complexity. "John Hughes Proverbs" is laced with lyrics like 'Why did we let ourselves slip away' that segue into prominent 'Whoa-oh' backups, which stand as a stark reminder of how tight their split with Tightrope came off last year.

Brutal Youth never manage to exacerbate the situation with an influx of 'Whoa-ohs', and it paves the way for "53" to leave the record on a great cliffhanger - promising so much and leaving you wanting more. The bass in this track alone makes the album worth buying. Chalk up another in the win column; Spill Your Guts is too short and too sweet.

 

 
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shandasador (April 3, 2013)

So is this ever going to get the full and proper review that it deserves then? Or just the Buzz-fed Bullshit Renaldofication it has suffered thus far? I've searched far and wide across the interwebs for this mythic ep but thus far have only found mention of it here. Will someone please demonstrate that they have the (non-gender specific) editorial balls to acknowledge this ballsup (admitedly small in nature)? I shall not stop searching til I locate this elusive EP version!

mikexdude (March 25, 2013)

Four stars? Clearly you hated this record.

Russe11 (March 23, 2013)

hahahaha

Alivethroughyou (March 22, 2013)

Gentleman, it seems that we all missed some kind of important PN memo, the purposes of which was too inform us that if they choose to only stream 6 songs from an 18 song record (and in an order that in no way resebles the bands designanted tracklisting) then the stream in question rises in status to that of an EP. Sorry that we all managed to miss this and I can assure you that it wont happen again on our parts. Now with that in mind, will you be reviewing 'the album' in all its intended glory once its actually out? Or will we be treated to reviews of the Stay Honest 2 EP and Stay Homest 3 EP's respecitvely? If anyone could clean this up for me I shall slep much easier at night from now on. Thankyou.

TheDancingMachine (March 20, 2013)

"Spill Your Guts is too short and too sweet."

Then you'll be pleased to learn that the actual album is 18 tracks long.

Classic Renaldo!

strumz (March 20, 2013)

yep, awesome

Alivethroughyou (March 20, 2013)

So, you've chosen to review the Punknews stream of the album rather than the album itself? Classic Renaldo. Band rules though. April 2nd is going to be an awesome day, what with this and the new Paint it Black!

imtheone (March 20, 2013)

I'm pretty sure 'Stay Honest' is their new full-length

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