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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 doesn't bring to the table, rather than what they do. As much as I'd like to avoid this, as it's something that's becoming more tired with each passing review, it's just.
More often than not when it comes to newer hardcore bands playing a more straightforward sound, reviewers talk about what the band doesn't bring to the table, rather than what they do. As much as I'd like to avoid this, as it's something that's becoming more tired with each passing review, it's just unavoidable in some cases. It's 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 I've read (or even written) things like "no frills" or "no bullshit" in a review for a straightforward hardcore band, I'd be a very wealthy man.
When hell is full is, the dead will walk the earth, and for all, for all it's worth we gotta start crackin' zombie bones.While I'm sure the guys in this band are pretty tough, zombies are nothing to fuck with, and such a statement shouldn't be taken lightly.
In the end, Instilled obviously aren't going to be a huge crossover success that redefines the boundaries of what is or isn't hardcore, but I don't think they care about that. If they set out to make a solid record of metallic hardcore that will get people's fists in the air and have kids chanting along at shows, then they more than accomplished their goal. Although there isn't anything truly remarkable about this disc, if you take it for what it is, it is a fun listen.
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