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Where Eagles Dare

Where Eagles Dare: To Come from NowhereTo Come from Nowhere (2004)
New Day Rising

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: FlowbeeFlowbee
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Where Eagles Dare may be the best hardcore band that no one talks about. The first time I saw them play, they were touring with then label-mates the Backup Plan. I had heard their name before, but I had no clue what to expect from them. They went on and proceeded to rip through a 20 minute set. I.
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Where Eagles Dare may be the best hardcore band that no one talks about.

The first time I saw them play, they were touring with then label-mates the Backup Plan. I had heard their name before, but I had no clue what to expect from them. They went on and proceeded to rip through a 20 minute set. I was left slack-jawed.

These four guys from Arizona play a brand of fast-paced, melodic hardcore chock full of gang vocals and sing-alongs. Think somewhere between American Nightmare, This Is Hell and Stretch Armstrong and you're on the right track.

The band's singer, Jaesyn, has one of the most unique voices in hardcore. His shrill yet powerful scream cuts straight to the point of the heartfelt lyrics he shouts. Where Eagles Dare don't rely on breakdowns or mosh parts; the strength of this band is their speed and intensity.

To Come from Nowhere is the band's first proper full-length and the followup to their stunning EP In a Thousand Words or Less that came out in 2003 on Endwell Records. A few tracks from the EP were re-done for the full-length, including the ridicuously posi-hardcore sing-along "Good Times."

"Bridges Made of Matches" starts out with a slow piano introduction before blasting into what sounds like an army of handclaps and pounding drums, followed by one of the slickest guitar riffs I've heard in some time. The gang vocals are also ever-present here, though the band doesn't really over-do them like so many bands tend to do (i.e. Comeback Kid).

Some of these songs are just fast and ridiculously catchy. The band does slow it down from time to time, as in "You'll Need a Bodybag," but just as you're lulled into a mellow beat, the song kicks into full blast. "Bodybag" and "Bayonettes and Bedsheets" are two of the record's best songs, and they are both available to stream via their Myspace page.

To Come from Nowhere is easily in my top five hardcore records of the past two years.

The more I listen to this record, the more I wonder just how Where Eagles Dare is not absolutely huge. It might have something to do with the extended time taken between releases or a light touring schedule, but these guys have the potential to be the next band that everyone jocks if they work hard enough.

 

 
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Flowbee (February 24, 2006)

And of course, now they are breaking up. Fucking A.

rkl (November 9, 2005)

for some reason, the text on this review doesnt show up properly in my browser, so i either have to scroll side to side or lessen my text size to read it.other than tht it as well worded

housewrecker (November 9, 2005)

I ain't no goddamn son of a bitch!!!

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

the ep was good. because it was short. this record is really fucking boring.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

using hatebreed as an example that bands taking misfits song titles for their names is ok loses the argument right away

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Iron Maiden "Where Eagles Dare">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Misfits "Where Eagles Dare"

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

stretch arm strong still has the awesome screamer, he just trades off with the guitarist more often.

this is pretty fucking good. vocals take some getting used to. i'm gonna buy it. the guy's voice is strong for what it is.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Awful. Wow.

Anonymous (November 7, 2005)

really good album. awsome energy. these guys come from my parts. AZ!

off_the_fucken_map (November 7, 2005)

this album rocks. this is what stretch arm strong would sound like if they were still good and the lead singer did his awsome scream that he used to do.

Anonymous (November 7, 2005)

Bogey4 - I never said Where Eagles Dare named themselves after a Horror movie.

Someone had commented that Where Eagles Dare named themselves after a The Misfits song and how bands who name themselves after The Misfits songs aren't that good.

I commented that The Misfits named an RELEASE (7" EP) after a Horror movie and now bands shouldn't be scolded for taking their name after a The Misfits song, when The Misfits took other titles themselves.

Please read more carefully, thank you.

david_arquette (November 7, 2005)

That's the only reason I can't get into them. I can't take the vocals.

Anonymous (November 7, 2005)

realllllllly bad vocals dudes.

mjg (November 6, 2005)

i ain't no goddamn son a bitch

david_arquette (November 6, 2005)

Arizona represent.

bizzlebrizzle (November 6, 2005)

this isn't a hardcore band with breakdowns and tons of gang vocals...

bogey4 (November 6, 2005)

Anonymous: Where Eagles Dare sure as hell isn't a horror movie, it's a god damned amazing WWII movie with wicked plot twists, double agents, german high command... ah, what an awesome movie. And, it has Clint MF Eastwood kicking everybody's ass too.

Anonymous (November 6, 2005)

I'd like this band 100 times more if their vocalist didn't sound like his voice came straight off an alvin and the chipmunks song.

Anonymous (November 6, 2005)

yeah. fuck hardcore with all the goddamn ridiculous breakdowns and gang vocals every 2 words.

bizzlebrizzle (November 6, 2005)

Most of you fags talking shit would probably love this record.

These guys aren't one of those faggy mosh bands.

Anonymous (November 6, 2005)

"the simple fact is that bands that name themselves after misfits songs are never, ever as good as the song they're named after"

Bands that name their albums after classic Horror movies are never, ever as good as the movie they're named after.

"Night Of The Living Dead" (The single of which the song "Where Eagles Dare" is featured on) is based on the 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead.

So the band you praise as being the foundation for bad band names, isn't exactly original themselves. Not saying 'The' Misfits are bad, but let bands take their song titles as names, worked for Hatebreed.

ElVaquero (November 6, 2005)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_Eagles_Dare

Anonymous (November 6, 2005)

To the guy that whined about naming bands after Misfits songs: then pretend they're named after the Iron Maiden song instead.

That's not to say Maiden are bad. Hell no. This band could probably not be more awesome even if Maiden's awesome rubbed off on them.

Anonymous (November 6, 2005)

fuck hardcore

Anonymous (November 6, 2005)

i've never heard this record and i never will

the simple fact is that bands that name themselves after misfits songs are never, ever as good as the song they're named after

sceneupdates (November 6, 2005)

cool album, not something i can listen to all the time though

givemeamuseumandillfillit (November 6, 2005)

Awesome, tied with this is hell and possibly blacklisted for best new hardcore band right now.

Anonymous (November 6, 2005)

I listened to the mp3 they offer on their website and the singer sounds like a little angry rodent, sorta as if Mickey Mouse got really pissed about something.

Anonymous (November 6, 2005)

Yeah. These guys rock. I think they deserve a 10.

Anonymous (November 6, 2005)

Damn right.

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