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Black My Heart

Black My Heart: Before the DevilBefore the Devil (2005)
Eulogy Recordings

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Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
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After watching the Eulogy Tour Is Hell DVD earlier this year, I got a pretty good feel for what a band like Black My Heart was all about. Siqqq mosh brah! Yeah, one of those bands. They feature some ex-members of On Broken Wings, so before anything, that should at least give you a little bit of what.
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After watching the Eulogy Tour Is Hell DVD earlier this year, I got a pretty good feel for what a band like Black My Heart was all about. Siqqq mosh brah! Yeah, one of those bands. They feature some ex-members of On Broken Wings, so before anything, that should at least give you a little bit of what you should be expecting.

The next half an hour validate those assumptions, with nine songs of the most uninspired, boring mosh metal garbage I've heard in quite some time. Every element of the music is lifted piece by piece from the bro mosh handbook. The laughable "We Weren't Brought Up Right" repeats the chorus of "This is our family!" roughly eighty-six times before one last scream brings the song to a close. One down, eight to go.

Chugga chugga chuggaaaaa breakdown!

Two down. That's essentially all that's to be found through any song on the album: Recycled, repeated dropped D riffing, then what sounds like the exact same breakdown repeated a number of times in every single song, all under the poorly growled vocals about backstabbing and brotherhood. Because we haven't heard any of that before. I'm not sure I can easily convey how bad these lyrics actually are, but trust me that the fact that they're nearly undecipherable without looking at the liner notes is one of the album's only positives. As hard as you listen, you're liable to only hear the slow, churning double bass and the repetitious, chug riffing that dominates every single minute of the album. There's little rhythm to speak of, just a collection of chords that seems thrown together in some random mix match. There's just no way to get into any of the songs; without rhythm, what are you really left with? Just a few musicians that happen to be playing music at the very same time. The only thing worse than the instrumentation here is the lyrics, if you can believe that.

I'm sick and tired of being hungry, I've spent my last fucking breath / Passed out and my nightmare doesn't end, everyone of you gets a bullet to the head / Fuck, it doesn't end, passed out on the floor and my nightmare doesn't end / Where the fuck are my friends? We're going out tonight, we'll bring this city to its knees.
Nice work, Tolstoy. There's nothing here to celebrate, nothing here to like, nothing here to remember. The tough guy posturing of bands like this, bands like On Broken Wings, bands like Shattered Realm, that's what's wrong with hardcore, that what's eating it from the inside out. Want something to celebrate? Wait until this band actually breaks up; I'll raise my glass to that.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (June 18, 2006)

bane > bmh

end of story

Anonymous (May 2, 2006)

dude black my heart is one of the best hardcore bands i have ever heard in a long time and just because their lyrics are not cliche does not mean that their a joke id like to see you tell them their lyrics are a joke to their face learn some fucking respect kid and stop being retarted

Anonymous (May 2, 2006)

the guy who wrote this is an absolute JOKE.
BMH are good.
shut up.

Anonymous (May 2, 2006)

dude you suck man black my hart is a very good band. your the guy that go's home and sings about how is girl friend dumped him and gets hammerd every night.

Anonymous (April 23, 2006)

BMH are a fukn sick band although their lyrics may be a bit cheesy this is a positive straight edge band great band but not the best if u want real hardcore all u cunts better start listening to shai hulluid, against, winter solstice, or madball

Anonymous (April 21, 2006)

black my heart is amazing

Anonymous (April 20, 2006)

Black My Heart is amazing

and maybe next time you could actually write a review and not simply talk shit about whoever you're writing about

i think the problem here is that you simply do not like hardcore music

so you probably were not the greatest person to write this 'review'

*here's a hint* next time actually give a valid description of what the music sounds like maybe?

Anonymous (April 12, 2006)

i know this comment was from a while ago but ..........................."their name sucks... so i'm assuming they suck, because their name is a rip from a line from a terrible hawthorne hieghts song. i reccomed not even looking into this band"

god i hate you

Anonymous (April 6, 2006)

i love this cd

crazytoledo (March 11, 2006)

Below poster was me.

Anonymous (March 11, 2006)

Yea, Black My Hearts sounds exactly like shit.

I think the below poster is a genius, fianlly stating what BMH really sounds like.

Sweet.

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

Black my heart isnt metalcore... there straight up tough guy hardcore

you pussies dont no anything about hardcore music

BMH= the shit!

Anonymous (February 10, 2006)

fuck you guys BMH is ill

LaidToWaste (January 28, 2006)

metal fo' life bitches! and damn proud of it!

Anonymous (January 27, 2006)

i thought that they're pretty good... until reading those crap lyrics.

crazytoledo (January 14, 2006)

you guys are a bunch of punk fags i hear it from all u kids about how in hardcore all they sing is brotherhood and violence.well maybe thats all some of us got left.thats our lives.our friendships and bonds are stronger than anyone and anything.sorry that black flag is done and the misfits broke up dont get me wrong those bands were great.but this band and other bands are whats keeping hardcore and punk alive these days.

People hate 'fake tough guy bullshit' hardcore.

Listen to some actual good hardcore like Blacklisted.

Anonymous (January 12, 2006)

Says the guy who calls the commenters on punknews.org "punk fags". Honestly, no one wants to hear shit like that. You have probably noticed over time that no one seems to ever listen to you; here's your sign.

Anonymous (January 12, 2006)

Betrayed is the best HC band around now. EVR scored.

moneenerd (January 12, 2006)

I miss hardcore.

Anonymous (January 12, 2006)

you guys are a bunch of punk fags i hear it from all u kids about how in hardcore all they sing is brotherhood and violence.well maybe thats all some of us got left.thats our lives.our friendships and bonds are stronger than anyone and anything.sorry that black flag is done and the misfits broke up dont get me wrong those bands were great.but this band and other bands are whats keeping hardcore and punk alive these days.

crazytoledo (January 11, 2006)

Here's a better idea. Go check out some Blacklisted & Killing the Dream.

Anonymous (January 11, 2006)

Yeah, a band that's been around since 2003 got their name from that new Hawthorne Heights song.......idiot.

warningdevice (January 11, 2006)

their name sucks... so i'm assuming they suck, because their name is a rip from a line from a terrible hawthorne hieghts song. i reccomed not even looking into this band

Anonymous (January 10, 2006)

"Urrrggggghhhh! I just floor-punched a mop bucket and now I'm all wet!! Where is my "crew" to towel me off?"

Anonymous (January 10, 2006)

on broken wings was good cept the singing, This bands better. funny I just think you have something against Eulogy.

Jesse (January 10, 2006)

OOOOOOOHHH!

ZING!

Seriously, pay up. Then I'll forward it to Buddyhead and Lester Bangs.

ZING!

Oh shit, he just ZINGED himself!

Love,

Jesse

givemeamuseumandillfillit (January 10, 2006)

You should pay Jesse royalties.

Anonymous (January 10, 2006)

They feature some ex-members of On Broken ings

I love that band, On Broken ings. Good shit right there.

Anonymous (January 10, 2006)

>Nice work, Tolstoy.

Do you know any poems by Tolstoy?
I think he only wrote novels.

p-fresh (January 10, 2006)

Anchors this makes me want to high five you.

johnnydanger (January 10, 2006)

Band sucks.

Marlon (January 10, 2006)

I get more excited about reading reviews where you hated the album than ones where you liked it... Also, perhaps you should take your fortitude trophy and have a nice vacation.

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