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Walls of Jericho / With Honor

Walls of Jericho / With Honor: live in Glen Covelive in Glen Cove (2005)
Trustkill Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: lookmommyididitlookmommyididit
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After about an hour of bus rides, me and my friend finally made it to the Glen Cove Polish Hall at the end of the Banner's set. I kind of wanted to see if this band was worth all the hype I'd been hearing, but I guess it was just my luck. They had a good portion of the room on the floor and apparent.


After about an hour of bus rides, me and my friend finally made it to the Glen Cove Polish Hall at the end of the Banner's set. I kind of wanted to see if this band was worth all the hype I'd been hearing, but I guess it was just my luck. They had a good portion of the room on the floor and apparently had a good reaction.

Modern Life Is War set up after about 15 minutes and opened with the fan favorite "D.E.A.D.R.A.M.O.N.E.S.," off of this year's Deathwish release Witness. Though they were sounding a little off, they had some crowd participation, but lost it torwards the next couple of songs. I think they're a great band but found myself a little, well...bored. It might have been a lack of energy. It might have just been the crowd, or maybe they're just one of those bands who sound a lot better recorded than live. Probably.

Well, With Honor, the reason i'd came down from Queens, finished setting up, and instantly got the crowd moving. There was two-stepping, mic shares, and pile-ons as far as the eye could see. They relied heavily on material from their recent Victory debut This Is Our Revenge as well as their split with the Distance. Overall, they were on spot and put on a solid set full of energy and got an outstanding response from the crowd.

Finally, the night's headliners, Walls of Jericho came out and tore shit up. As a newcomer to this band, their brand of balls out, female fronted, straight up hardcore was like a breath of fresh air. Lead singer Candace Kucsulain jumped around the stage and had more ferocity than half the men in today's hardcore scene. As during With Honor's set, the floor was filled with kids dancing. Candace even called for an old-fashioned circle pit; you just don't see that anymore. Walls of Jericho certainly shattered my misconceptions about them, and left me satisfied.

 

 
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lookmommyididit (November 23, 2005)

OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH SHIT YOU SAW HIM/HER TOO??!!!! I HAD NO IDEA WHETHER THAT WAS A CROSS DRESSER OR LIKE SOME KIDS MOM LOLOL

o and for the record, i think mliw are a lot better than woj, woj just happened to play a little better on this night

and ya, my reviews pretty crappy, i shoulda gone into more detail with some shit, but oh well...

Anonymous (November 23, 2005)

This review sucks, no mention of the cross-dresser that showed up.

FAST_ED (November 23, 2005)

Maybe shit is different out there in the east, but here on the west coast (especially southern california), you'll see the "old fashioned circle pit" at every fucking show! Besides, to me the intensity of the music determines the how the pit will perform. God damn kids with their dance rules! I'm looking forward to this same show at the Showcase on Dec 5th. Should be fucking killer!!!! Buy the new With Honor if you haven't already. The best record I've bought since AWS "Ruiner".

Anonymous (November 23, 2005)

Despite everything you have heard about Walls of Jericho, Candace does do a really good job live.

Anchors (November 23, 2005)

Seriously.

Let's see, there's honest, raw, emotional hardcore, and there's mosh metal, and you opt for the latter.

Ugh.

elliot (November 22, 2005)

you gave walls of jericho way more praise than modern life is war, so you lose.

Anonymous (November 22, 2005)

just stop talking....

jamespastepunk (November 22, 2005)

To each their own...

inagreendase (November 22, 2005)

This was a good show. It had your fair share of douche bags, but you'll have that.

MLIW was incredible. They're not for everyone, but by not for everyone, I mean they "don't have sweet mosh parts," as the singer -- whose stage presence is ridiculously intense -- would put it.

Also, I think With Honor played a pretty healthy amount off Heart. I'd say it was about even between the 2 full-lengths. It's weird that they always sound noticeably different than on record, but still good. The singer was also super friendly.

I saw some girl take a boot to the face -- twice -- during the Banner's set, and she just continued to stand there as if nothing happened. I'm convinced she was made entirely of steel.

Anonymous (November 22, 2005)

every show ive been going to lately has just been that tough guy kung fu mosh shit and i rarely see circle pits anymore

Anonymous (November 22, 2005)

Yeah, seriously dude, fucking every show I have been to in the last six months has had a circle pit.

Anonymous (November 22, 2005)

"Candace even called for an old-fashioned circle pit; you just don't see that anymore"

wtf? ever been to a fucking punk show...?
shitty bands poor review = D-

dougkatz (November 22, 2005)

score is for the idiot jock that tried to beat up max and tyler and tyler from mliw

Anonymous (November 22, 2005)

good bands....pretty lame review

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