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Faded Grey

Faded Grey: A Quiet Time of DesperationA Quiet Time of Desperation (2001)
Indecision Records

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Right now there are alot of hardcore bands playing metal riffs and really not sounding very much like the hardcore of old. While there's nothing wrong with this and alot of those bands are great, fans of traditional style hardcore are sort've being left out in cold. Enter Faded Grey. This band h.
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Right now there are alot of hardcore bands playing metal riffs and really not sounding very much like the hardcore of old. While there's nothing wrong with this and alot of those bands are great, fans of traditional style hardcore are sort've being left out in cold. Enter Faded Grey.

This band has a well balanced dose of agression and melody. While the vocals are intense, they rarely ever venture into the territory of screaming. The closest comparison I can make vocally is probably Bane.

Musically this band plays melodic hardcore that's technical without being metallic. There are also melodic breakdowns between each intense section of some songs. This is especially prevalent in The Great Divide, which is seperated by a calm passage before it goes back into shouted vocals with one of the albums few screams in the background.

Lyrically, Faded Grey touch on topics such as politics, personal relationships, religion, and simply living life to it's fullest. The lyrics are poignant and positive, but never stray into the realm of being preachy.

Overall, this is one of the best pure hardcore releases I've heard in a long time. Sadly, earlier this year Faded Grey called it quits, but you can still experience their intelligent, melodic brand of hardcore with this great CD. If you like hardcore at all, this is an album you need to own.

 

 
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LeightonESmith (October 12, 2009)

one of my all time favourite hardcore releases

rubberbland (February 28, 2009)

This is probably the best band to ever come out of the Las Vegas metro area. I was at one of their first show and at their last. I can't express how fucking amazing these guys were live. This album is pretty decent too

Colton (July 18, 2005)

This review made me listen to this practically unknown band. Never bothered listening to them. I guess it's partially because they weren't around long enough for Indecision to even put up a bio about them. Had they lasted, I predict they would have made a pretty big impact.

Great album, I'm disappointed that they didn't stay around longer.

porkpie (April 21, 2003)

i thought that this record was pretty boring. so i sold it. haha!

-brent

FortyMinutesWest (March 15, 2003)

But lots of bands are playing a different style and getting more attention, this is what I've been trying to say.

Anonymous (March 15, 2003)

"Thats all nice and everything, but you missed my point. I didnt say no one was playing that style of hardcore, I just said alot of bands werent."

yeah and i think you missed my point. i pointed out that there ARE lots of bands playing this style.

Anonymous (February 23, 2003)

Torches Of Rome

-501

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

wicked band, get an mp3 here http://www.indecisionrecords.com/media/mp3/NewCrusades.mp3

Anonymous (February 18, 2003)

Fan-fucking-tasmic band. Yes, sort of weak review though.

- BITTER

FortyMinutesWest (February 18, 2003)

""Right now there are alot of hardcore bands playing metal riffs and really not sounding very much like the hardcore of old."

you must not listen to very much hardcore. there are tons of bands sticking to the early/late 80's sound. look at labels like 625 Thrash, Dead Alive, Havoc, Deranged, Six Weeks, Sound Pollution, Young Blood. 90% of the bands on those labels are (in one way or the other) reminiscent of "hardcore of old"."

Thats all nice and everything, but you missed my point. I didnt say no one was playing that style of hardcore, I just said alot of bands werent.

Anonymous (February 18, 2003)

"Right now there are alot of hardcore bands playing metal riffs and really not sounding very much like the hardcore of old."

you must not listen to very much hardcore. there are tons of bands sticking to the early/late 80's sound. look at labels like 625 Thrash, Dead Alive, Havoc, Deranged, Six Weeks, Sound Pollution, Young Blood. 90% of the bands on those labels are (in one way or the other) reminiscent of "hardcore of old".

FortyMinutesWest (February 18, 2003)

Yeah, looking back I kind of wish I would've added a little more to this review.

Anonymous (February 18, 2003)

Kind of thin review, but a great band.

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