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Kill Your Idols

Kill Your Idols: From Companionship To CompetitionFrom Companionship To Competition (2005)
Side One Dummy Records

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Contributed by: HeinHein
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Kill Your Idols caught me at a good moment. A couple years ago I reviewed their previous album Funeral For A Feeling as a pretty generic NY hardcore release with gruffy vocals. And although this one sounds not all that different, I must say I was really sucked into this album. There's still that .
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Kill Your Idols caught me at a good moment. A couple years ago I reviewed their previous album Funeral For A Feeling as a pretty generic NY hardcore release with gruffy vocals. And although this one sounds not all that different, I must say I was really sucked into this album.

There's still that same relentless drive in their guitars and maybe too simplistic riffy three-chord bombs that are dropped continuously. But amidst all the annoying releases that have been piling up here, this one came down as a nuclear blast. They actually manage to lay down an album that sounds very aggressive and bombastic without ever really degrading to a chaotic shout-and-howl rumble. In fact, I sometimes sensed a little lean towards more punk rock-oriented 80's hardcore (think 7 Seconds, with whom they recently released a 7") in their guitarplay, but of course the vocals still refer to their more heavy hardcore roots.

On the other hand, I never liked bands that sing about the "good old days" when this scene was so much better than it is these days. Let's be honest, we've had bands that didn't care about politics and social discrimination in the past as well.

Maybe the fact that this album was treated with the same recording facilities as the more contemporary bands resulted in an accessible sound, regardless of the heavy sound produced. If you're looking for a no-nonsense hardcore treat with poundering percussion, very fast vocals and not too complex song structure this one is a nice thing to get. Maybe there's a bit of a stereotype feel when listening to this in its entirety in one listening session, but I liked this unrelentless raging sound very much.

 

 
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hushearthling (January 3, 2006)

Best album of the year...

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Anonymous (January 28, 2005)

"I'll take wolfpack over this any day, but still decent stuff."

Preach!

-Ken

Anonymous (January 27, 2005)

"Man, unchecked aggression. Who thought a 90s Minneapolis ska reference could set it off? I was under the impression that many people LIKED The Siren Six."

I like the Siren Six. I just wish I could've seen them just once.

ElVaquero (January 26, 2005)

the kids on nip/tuck was wearing a kill your idols shirt. fucking awesome.

dazed (January 26, 2005)

I need this.

notfeelingcreative (January 26, 2005)

Great band, I can respect any band that can create a heavy sound without having to incorporate metal growls into their music. Hey I love metal, I love hardcore, I don't like the two intertwined. Personally, I'll take wolfpack over this any day, but still decent stuff.

pastepunk (January 25, 2005)

did arik victor do this at creep?

Nope... it was done by Dean Baltulonis @ Atomic Studios. And it sounds far better than Victor's usual stuff.

bizzlebrizzle (January 25, 2005)

Seeing these dudes in philly on the 10th!

Anonymous (January 25, 2005)

did arik victor do this at creep?

-justin-

Anonymous (January 25, 2005)

horrible review. amaizing band.

the most under appreciated hardcore/punk band going these days.

Anonymous (January 25, 2005)

No mention of the Pist cover. Anyone know how it is?

Jesse (January 25, 2005)

Man, unchecked aggression. Who thought a 90s Minneapolis ska reference could set it off? I was under the impression that many people LIKED The Siren Six.

Psychoos231 (January 25, 2005)

Hein, dude you're on a roll

johnnydanger (January 25, 2005)

god i hate you jesse

joeg (January 25, 2005)

I love KYI. Great band.

TheOneTrueBill (January 25, 2005)

This seems a little bit more negative than their previous albums, but I actually like it more than the others I have. 15 songs, 28 minutes, and "only dicks don't like black flag"

Jesse (January 25, 2005)

"Kill Your Idols" was a sweet song by the Siren Six.

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