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Deep Sleep - You're Screwed / Manic Euphoria [7 inches] (Cover Artwork)

Deep Sleep

Deep Sleep: You're Screwed / Manic Euphoria [7 inches]You're Screwed / Manic Euphoria [7 inches] (2006/2008)
Grave Mistake

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Like just about the entirety of the Grave Mistake roster, Deep Sleep play early `80s hardcore, though with more of an adolescent, scratchy vocal front and a much less abrasive coating. They're often compared to Descendents, and while I wouldn't have thought of the comparison myself, it makes sense t.


Like just about the entirety of the Grave Mistake roster, Deep Sleep play early `80s hardcore, though with more of an adolescent, scratchy vocal front and a much less abrasive coating. They're often compared to Descendents, and while I wouldn't have thought of the comparison myself, it makes sense to draw a parallel to Descendents' early work upon listening, though of course without the noticeably poppy or upbeat edge. Maybe a bit of Jerry's Kids is in here as well.

The differences between their nine-song EP, 2006's You're Screwed and their newer EP, the six-song Manic Euphoria, is merely a greater emphasis on everything the band does good. With the former, Deep Sleep charge forward with the occasional lick of interesting guitar work and rabble-rousing refrains. On the latter, the recording is punchier, the songwriting is better and they use repetition even more effectively. Also, they rely much more on those semi-creative guitars; on the seven-inch's best track, "Textbook Timebomb," Deep Sleep add reflecting, Dag Nasty-style riffs and it makes for a fairly heartfelt, extended ending. They also have a tighter, sharp focus to their track order; both sides begin with back-to-back :50 tracks or so, then close with a two-minute blast.

Deep Sleep are definitely worth continuing to keep an ear on, since they've clearly improved their chops in the last two years.

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Let Go [You're Screwed]
Textbook Timebomb [Manic Euphoria]

 

 
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bikeage (April 8, 2009)

some reviewer has never listened to all before

windofpain (June 24, 2008)

whoops just looked at there myspace nvm

windofpain (June 24, 2008)

textbook time bomb rules, i think manic euphoria is posthumous because i remember hearing about them breaking up

skankin_in_the_pit (June 24, 2008)

I'm not sure the new one blows You're Screwed away, only because it would've taken one hell of a follow-up to blow it away. It's still quite a bit better, and probably my favorite 7" of the year, though.

theonetruebill (June 24, 2008)

Manic Euphoria blows away You're Screwed. And I thought that the first one was one of the best 7"s I picked up last year. The little Descendents-esque guitar noodles get me every single time.

These guys need to do a Midwest tour ASAP.

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