This Day Forward - Kairos (Cover Artwork)

This Day Forward

This Day Forward: KairosKairos (2002)
Eulogy Recordings

Reviewer Rating: 5

Contributed by: DukDuk
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This Day Forward have the unique ability to produce these weaving, swirling songs that leave you out of breath, exhausted and spiritually purged. From breakneck moshing chugs, to melodic, delicate sections, This Day Forward certainly know how to squeeze everything from one song. On this 5 song E.

This Day Forward have the unique ability to produce these weaving, swirling songs that leave you out of breath, exhausted and spiritually purged. From breakneck moshing chugs, to melodic, delicate sections, This Day Forward certainly know how to squeeze everything from one song.

On this 5 song EP, they continue to grow as a band and explore the more harmonic side of hardcore. The harmonic side of hardcore?! What the F are you talking about dude?! Is there even such a thing? I say after listening to this brilliant release by This Day Forward...YES! These songs have so much raw energy you can feel them like a huge dam holding back a gigantic body of water. The pressure builds, bursting at the seams and then the inevitable happens...the water smashes through the rock and twisted metal creating a violent symphony of noise.

This Day Forward's music is like this. The opening track Kairos has so many musical twists and turns you don't know where you are going with it, all you know is that you've never heard anything like it and you love it dearly. The third track, "Isomorphism" is another example of serenity to brutality. Don't let the lullaby beginning fool you, this is one heavy, hardcore romp. Once again vocalist Mike Shaw displays his incredible range with hush-hush singing and primal screaming. The final song on the EP is worth the price of this alone. "Sunfalls and Watershine" is without a doubt the most creative song I've heard from a hardcore band in years. The question asked to us the listener by This Day Forward is how can we as a sociey change for the better if we are frozen in the current state that we are in? The chunky guitar riffs from Vadim Taver are truly a sound to behold. This song builds slowly as a slow, spoken word, mosh and quickly goes into a dream like melodic breakdown with Thursday's Geoff Rickly helping out on the vocals. With his question, "What's reality anyway?" the band explodes into the insane two minute plus ending with the band screaming and chugging to these sick melodc backgrounds...it's nothing like you've heard before and it's easily one of the greatest emotional songs I've heard.

This Day Forward is philosophical, emotional and very heavy I'd recommend them to just about any fan of energetic, brutal yet gentle hardcore.


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Anonymous (November 16, 2004)

the guy below me is a fucking idiot! Nu-metal? Yeah this sounds just like k rock garbage to me.

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slippy (June 20, 2003)

this day forward is the kind of band that makes me love hardcore, because they do it best and most unique, honestly. i guess a lot of people dont see it the same way.

bing_crosby (June 20, 2003)

Actually heard a song of this particular album and it was better then the other shit I heard. But I still didn't shit my pants over it. Definitely more original sounding then a lot of the metal-core bands out there, but like I said I didn't shit my pants over it. Oh well, I guess we all just have different tastes and opinions. Wait, we're all supposed to have the same taste and opinions, right?

-Bing Crosby

FortyMinutesWest (June 19, 2003)

COBRA-VERDE is officially the dumbest person here, good job.

Anonymous (June 19, 2003)

I'm not trying to be metallica I want to be frodo baggins.

Anonymous (June 19, 2003)

Why the fuck is everybody trying to be metallica?? !
no no no..... Suck suck suck!

GreenVandal (June 18, 2003)

I got like 3 songs off of it on the Kazaa thingy. I really am not seeing anything good about this at all.

slippy (June 17, 2003)

this band is not typical at all. have you actually listened to this cd? yeah, their first 2 cds were more generic, though they still rocked. this cd is where they became so much more in my opinion.

Anonymous (June 17, 2003)

This band is noting special. Hardcore has become so stagnant that bands with a ounce of melody ar now suddenyl original and different form the crowd. NO. This band is ridiculously typical, and the vocals are terrible.


slippy (June 17, 2003)

seriously, this band is not like every other hardcore band. if you really listen to the music, its different from poison the well, shai hulud...any other hardcore band you can think of. this is one of the best bands in the scene.

Anonymous (June 17, 2003)

no, no, Bing has a got a clue. these guys be blowin' a big one.
the reviewers always write the same crap for these kind of bands, I mean how many times can you fall for it?

Anonymous (June 17, 2003)

"What the F are you talking about dude?!"

Ok, I really hate that. You are not on the radio, you can print he word fuck.

To Bing: I won't waste time trying to come up with some witty one liner, I'll just go with blunt honesty: You haven't got a fucking clue.

bing_crosby (June 17, 2003)

Started downloading some songs by these guys and personally I don't see what the big fucking deal is. It's just metalcore guys. Seriously. Sure they throw in some emotion, and they got the chugga-chugga that everyone still seems to love, but it's just metalcore not the second coming of Jesus Christ in musical form. And his screams are more annoying then breathtaking. That being said everyone can tell me how much I love pop punk, (which I don't), and whatever else stands for a good insult on the message board.

-Bing Crosby

suburbancore (June 17, 2003)

this album is great, but wait until you hear "in response." like mike shaw told a friend and i, they're gonna lose a lot of fans with it, but it's a great cd regardless. they're growing so much and in a great way.

funkisdead (June 17, 2003)

this album owns

Anonymous (June 17, 2003)

i think you mean melodic

Anonymous (June 17, 2003)


Anonymous (June 17, 2003)

This band blows me away.

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