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Love Is Red

Love Is Red: The Hardest FightThe Hardest Fight (2004)
Stillborn Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: DukDuk
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I'll admit that I'm a little older than most of the hardcore fans that are cutting their teeth in the scene today. I've been a part of hardcore, supported hardcore bands and listened to hardcore punk rock for as long as I can remember. I'm sad to admit, but as the years pass and things like jobs, .
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I'll admit that I'm a little older than most of the hardcore fans that are cutting their teeth in the scene today. I've been a part of hardcore, supported hardcore bands and listened to hardcore punk rock for as long as I can remember. I'm sad to admit, but as the years pass and things like jobs, family and other mundane responsibilities of adult life take center stage, hardcore becomes less important. And now with fashion, violence and generic, cookie-cutter music reshaping the landscape, it's easy to think that you've had enough of hardcore and you want to turn your back on it and move on. This is honesty people. Just ask the dozens of bands that have broken up when they reach their thirties.

But just when you feel like there's no turning back, a band grabs your attention, shakes you by the throat, and makes you realize how absolutely ludicrous those thoughts are. With The Hardest Fight, Love Is Red have personally done that for me. If you take the best parts of Good Riddance, Reach The Sky, Bane, Cave In, Stretch Arm Strong, H2O, CIV and Sick Of it All, put it all into a boiling pot and stir, you begin to get a sense of how powerful and amazing this band is.

Lead by strong vocals, powerful drumming and a great rhythm section, Love Is Red play emotional, heavy hardcore that is fast and packs a punch. Sure, there are plenty of chug and moshable breakdowns, but what makes these songs so memorable is their ability to take your head and your heart and force them in front of the mirror of life.

With The Hardest Fight, Love Is Red proves that true hardcore is alive, positive and not stopping for any one trend or fashion statement. It's head down, full steam ahead hardcore. I would urge any fan to get this and give it one listen...you won't be the same.

 

 
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Anonymous (October 11, 2005)

Once again the "true hardcore" fans show their real worth in their reviewing of cds that fall into their genre... "I dont like the name, " etc etc You bunch of whiny twats.

I ask why it isnt possible to just give your opinon of a cd, you like it, you dont like it.

Personally I think this record is amazing. The vocals and structure of the songs are sheer bliss to my ears.

And true that on with honour and love is red being stillborns best signings

JimRice (June 1, 2005)

"love is red and with honor remain stillborn's best signings"

Wrong. What Feeds the Fire and The Wrong Side remain Stillborn's best signings.

Anonymous (November 20, 2004)

one of the best hardcore albums released in a long time....great great great album.

Anonymous (October 28, 2004)

They used to be a metalcore band a few years ago with song titles such as "until you come back" "can i ever trust you again" and the like. While I understand that people do change over time, it seems like this was perhaps a little fake. I know they've had a few member changes, but still. They went from covering a foo fighters song (or something in that vain) about 2 years ago to covering carry on.

I know the band works really hard and they're pretty nice dudes, but musically I'm not into it and it's pretty generic, especially lyrically.

Anonymous (October 27, 2004)

Shut the fuck up, tool. It's a good CD.

Anonymous (October 27, 2004)

"With The Hardest Fight, Love Is Red proves that true hardcore is alive, positive and not stopping for any one trend or fashion statement."

Wow, you have obviously never seen this band live or heard their earlier record and demo. The singer alone has gone from Poison the Well groupie, to Wes American Nightmare worshipper, to eyeliner wearing Underoath wannabe, to faux Scott Vogel in a short time. Their previous recordings have done the same.

Another in a long line of fly by night, trend jumping, day late and a dollar short posers.

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

love is red and with honor remain stillborn's best signings.
heavy, well-thought out hardcore. the way it should be. the music sometimes reminds me of shai hulud.

Anonymous (October 25, 2004)

these gusy are ok, apparntly they are touring with strung out, so we'll see how they do where it counts

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

Its alright and everything. I can't say I see it in the same light as the reviewer. But a decent record, nonetheless.

-ObeyYourParents

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

Reach the Sky reminds me of the Devry theme.. "Reach for the sky, Devry!"

-BSD

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

when i saw kids wearng this band's shirts, i thought they were going to be a shitty sing/scream band. nice to hear they're not.

bizzlebrizzle (October 23, 2004)

Reminds me a bit of Remembering Never...but a lot better

punkcorekid (October 23, 2004)

this band is awesome, no matter what you think about their name.

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

shit name for a shit band.
lets hope they fuck off pretty soon

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

When I first saw this, I thought it said "Love Is RAD". I'm so disappointed.

killyouridols (October 23, 2004)

" Love Is Red play emotional, heavy hardcore that is fast and packs a punch.".

When i first listened to this band, i was hugely surprised for the aformentioned words (ah now im just putting here words i dont know how to spell, but i hope it means "the thing between the quotes up there".it probably doesnt).

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

my score is for this cd, and the much appropriate review. great job.

hard working, talented, stand up guys. i love this band.

some1 (October 22, 2004)

love's not red. this name sucks.

kirbypuckett (October 22, 2004)

Sir Poopy were you at the NMB show in Pittsburgh?

- Kirby

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

this is a decent album. almost following a little too closely in with honor's footsteps.

i'm wearing their shirt right now, though.

slippy (October 22, 2004)

Horrible fucking name.

FortyMinutesWest (October 22, 2004)

This band is a lot better than expected.

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

This album is awesome and they put on a great live show
-the lone rangers

punkcorekid (October 22, 2004)

this cd is really good.

poopypants (October 22, 2004)

i get firsties on all these reviews. Post my fuckin drunk reveiw of D4/NMB, no on cares about this band

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