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Kill Your Idols/Crime in Stereo - Split (Cover Artwork)

Kill Your Idols / Crime in Stereo

Kill Your Idols/Crime in Stereo: SplitSplit (2003)
Blackout! Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Man, it seems like I should've reviewed this a long time ago, and in fact, I should have. But, time, as they say, is money, and I've been short on both. But hey, better late than never, right? This split features longtime favorites, Kill Your Idols, along with newcomers, Crime in Stereo. I've be.
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Man, it seems like I should've reviewed this a long time ago, and in fact, I should have. But, time, as they say, is money, and I've been short on both. But hey, better late than never, right? This split features longtime favorites, Kill Your Idols, along with newcomers, Crime in Stereo. I've been a fan of Crime in Stereo ever since I heard their mp3s upon their signing to Blackout/Brightside, and this split only cements the fact that they are a band to watch. Be sure to check out their full-length, as well. As for Kill Your Idols, I've always dug this band, but never enough to really seek out any of their records.

Kill Your Idols' gruff blend of punk and hardcore really makes me regret not getting my hands on any of their albums. They know how to use melodic music below gravel gargling vocals and they do it to perfection. The vocals will probably put a few people off at first, but give them a chance and I think you'll find yourself enjoying these songs. KYI's short and to the point style doesn't leave much time for solos or anything of that variety, but if fast and potent hardcore is what you're looking, you won't find much better than this.

Crime in Stereo may have come second on the split, but they weren't about to let Kill Your Idols steal the spotlight completely. For those unfamiliar with CiS, they play high energy melodic hardcore with extremely catchy riffs and plenty of sing along choruses. The vocals are somewhat reminiscent to old H2O, you know, before they got shitty/ The music is at times similar to Dag Nasty, particularly on the song "It Ain't All Hugs And Handshakes." This is the type of band I could listen to all day. They really sound like they're having fun, and as a result these songs are fun to listen to. This band has a tremendous future, hopefully they stick around long enough to realize their potential.

If you're a fan of Kill Your Idols, you're going to want to have this. If you're a fan of good, melodic hardcore, you'll want to check out Crime In Stereo. As far as splits go, it doesn't get much better than this one.

 

 
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jt (January 30, 2007)

I loved the diversity of this album! KYI is fucking ill, and i like the melodic hardcore punk of CIS. great split!

Anonymous (May 23, 2004)

I've listened to Crime In Stereo since the begining, theyre an awesome band, and they have awesome shows.

Anonymous (April 26, 2004)

kyi do a sheer terror cover. that in itself is worthy of a 10. both bands are great though

dazed (April 25, 2004)

I enjoyed this too, although it's pretty damn short. I think the Good Riddance/Kill Your Idols split may be the superior KYI split, mainly cause Crime In Stereo only has one song on this that's not on their full length.

(But what a song it is.)

Anonymous (April 24, 2004)

crime in stereo does indeed rock. in my opinion, their album is one of the best releases of this year.

Ramo

Anonymous (April 23, 2004)

I like KYI, but this was a pretty weak release. They should of waited for GUTG to do the split with them, then maybe this would have been something cool.

TheOneTrueBill (April 23, 2004)

I almost bought this, but got a KYI full length instead.

Anonymous (April 23, 2004)

Kill Your Idols rock!
They should tour more, and more people should like them, instead of Thrice.
Raeph rocked! I miss him.

Anonymous (April 23, 2004)

Kill Your Idols kicks ass. It's a shame more people don't know of them.

Anonymous (April 23, 2004)

waiting for my 7" on this one...hopefully soon.

Anonymous (April 23, 2004)

liked it. KYI's rendition of "Time Don't Heal a Thing" = best track.
-Janelle

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