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You And I

You And I: DiscographyDiscography (2003)
Alone Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Someone needs to rename this "Emotional Metalcore For Dummies" and ship a copy to From Autumn To Ashes. This is how it was meant to be done; it seems like a horrible injustice that this band didn't get more recognition than they did. The aggressive parts aren't overdone, the melodic parts aren.
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Someone needs to rename this "Emotional Metalcore For Dummies" and ship a copy to From Autumn To Ashes. This is how it was meant to be done; it seems like a horrible injustice that this band didn't get more recognition than they did.

The aggressive parts aren't overdone, the melodic parts aren't overly wimpy, and amazingly everything flows extremely well. So what exactly did these guys sound like? Well, they mixed influences as diverse as Converge, Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, and Lifetime to create a really unique sound. They could lull you to sleep with melody, just in time to nail you square in the jaw with some chaotic hardcore. They balanced melodic singing and abrasive screaming, all set to technical, soothing, and heavy music. I'm sure this sounds all too familiar to you, considering a lot of bands are attempting this style right now. But you have to keep in mind that You and I released their first material back in 1997 and broke up around 1999. But in those short years, for better or worse, they influenced a ton of bands and set a watermark for things to come.

I really hate calling bands amazing, but that exactly what You and I were. This 23 song retrospective finally releases most of the bands out of print material from their first self-titled 7" to the "Within A Frame" CD and ends with three live tracks. While I can't really say this is a fitting end for this band, at least it's something. With the influx of awful scream/sing bands currently on the market, it would seem that these guys should be collecting some royalties from bands that imitate (and completely water down) their style.

With the end of You and I, members moved on to other projects such as Neil Perry, Hot Cross, and The Assistant. This might not be the big retrospective with loads of fanfare that some bands get, but it is nice for people to be able to get this hard to find material in on neat package. If you like bands like From Autumn To Ashes, you owe it to yourself to get your hands on this and see how this style should be played.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Greeny341 (August 8, 2006)

I'm not too keen on "You And I" but i could easilly sit down and listen to them but they didn't wow me, but their definitely better than any of the wannabe metalcore acts of today.

Anonymous (March 8, 2005)

can anyone tell me the lyrics to their song "tell me about your childhood" let me know. contingent33@hotmail.com

Anonymous (May 19, 2004)

I can't believe you all have this shitty opinion about the great band of from autumn to ashes. They are so much better than you and i. The singer/drummer is so much more talented than any of the members from you and i and ill tell you why, because the band you and i suck the dick in massive amounts. BOOYEH, FATA KICK ASS

FortyMinutesWest (July 9, 2003)

I was about to say the same thing..

Anonymous (July 9, 2003)

"the guy complaining about fata singers voices...dont go back to like the old style of punk cause half there vocal sounds like there dieing but they kick ass...so ya shut up if your gonna talk trash about a guys voice...since this popish punk shit is out its all gone down...guys singing about there girl friend that dumped them in high whiney voices psh...deal with it you emo boy"

i take it that english isn't your first language.

Anonymous (July 9, 2003)

the guy complaining about fata singers voices...dont go back to like the old style of punk cause half there vocal sounds like there dieing but they kick ass...so ya shut up if your gonna talk trash about a guys voice...since this popish punk shit is out its all gone down...guys singing about there girl friend that dumped them in high whiney voices psh...deal with it you emo boy

Anonymous (July 9, 2003)

Good cd...but you stay the hell away from FATA...they lyrics kick

Yellowtrash (July 8, 2003)

Good record.

aubin (July 8, 2003)

Thanks 40MW, I'll check it out.

toma (July 7, 2003)

meh, mp3.com only lets you post 3 now anyway

FortyMinutesWest (July 6, 2003)

http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/297/you_and_i.html

They have one song there.
Alone really needs to get their shit together in terms of posting MP3s.

aubin (July 6, 2003)

Anyone know where I can find a song from this? I checked the label's website for samples, and there isn't even one; I am pretty interested in hearing this...

soulbleed (July 5, 2003)

oh man, you and i. bwah. yes. forty, i finally agree with something you said, although you forgot to mention saetia. but anyway, you all need to go out and buy this shit.

also, props to that kid who was shouting out new jersey - there's no substitution if you want real music.

FortyMinutesWest (July 5, 2003)

I was saying From Autumn To Ashes rips this band off, which they do.

Anonymous (July 5, 2003)

Compared to From Autumn To Ashes? Give me a fucking break. FATA doesn't sound anything like You and I. FATA pretty much sucks and their drummer/singer can't sing, and the guy sounds like he's dying. They are so bad, far worse live. Do some research before you start comparing a great band like You and I to an awful metal-core band like From Autumn To Ashes. You and I aren't metal either.

Anonymous (July 5, 2003)

the whole "anguished sobbing scream" thing really irks me, it just sounds cheesy as fuck to me. i think that's the reason i never got into this band. if you like the band, that's great, i can see the appeal, but that sobbing/scream aspect really kills my enjoyment of it.

Anonymous (July 5, 2003)

you and i are truly one of the greatest hardcore bands ever...passionate musicians and awesome people...kids should stop jocking all these new school false screamo cheese and check out these guys...its not that i am suprised by the fact the so little people have commented on this, it just saddens me that such an amazing band still goes largely unrecognized

Anonymous (July 5, 2003)

sad there is only 6 comments so far for this review.

-greyicewater

Anonymous (July 5, 2003)

amazing cd. these guys don't/didn't get the credit they deserve. everyone buy this.

Anonymous (July 5, 2003)

when i first saw this review I was amazed to see it made on here. You and I are just so awesome. Im very glad someone wrote such a great review

RyanTMurphy (July 4, 2003)

What is it about Jersey that cranks out so many good hardcore or related type bands? You and I were wonderful. Other kickass bands from NJ include A Long Winter, Strength in Numbers, and Folly. That is all.

Anonymous (July 4, 2003)

another good thing about this band was their sincerity. they were very passionate about their music and very involved in their local scene unlike most bands in this genre(ex:FATA,PTW).

Anonymous (July 4, 2003)

I am shocked this band finally made in on this site. They were so amazing, too bad they had to break up just like all the good bands do. This is the type of band that me me happy I live in New Jersey.

No_Effort

Anonymous (July 4, 2003)

nice review. i love this and i love this band.

-greyicewater

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