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Instilled: Unfinished BusinessUnfinished Business (2004)
State of Mind Recordings
Reviewer Rating: 3
Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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More often than not when it comes to newer hardcore bands playing a more straightforward sound, reviewers talk about what the band doesnít bring to the table, rather than what they do. As much as Iíd like to avoid this, as itís something thatís becoming more tired with each passing review, itís just unavoidable in some cases. Itís funny, because as much as these bands are being accused of being formulaic, a lot of the reviews for their records are also following a similar blueprint. If I had a dollar for every time Iíve read (or even written) things like ďno frillsĒ or ďno bullshitĒ in a review for a straightforward hardcore band, Iíd be a very wealthy man.
When hell is full is, the dead will walk the earth, and for all, for all itís worth we gotta start crackiní zombie bones.While Iím sure the guys in this band are pretty tough, zombies are nothing to fuck with, and such a statement shouldnít be taken lightly.
In the end, Instilled obviously arenít going to be a huge crossover success that redefines the boundaries of what is or isnít hardcore, but I donít think they care about that. If they set out to make a solid record of metallic hardcore that will get peopleís fists in the air and have kids chanting along at shows, then they more than accomplished their goal. Although there isnít anything truly remarkable about this disc, if you take it for what it is, it is a fun listen.
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