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This Day Forward – In Response – CD Review

In the realm of Melodic Hardcore, there are many great bands.  But one of the most outstanding has to be This Day Forward.  Their 2003 release, “In Response” [Equal Vision Records], is their finest achievement yet.

Flashes of aggression burn adrift waves of melodic heaviness, as pristine beauty fuses with razor-sharp intensity.  Soft, clean vocals mix fluidly with clean yells and shrieking growls.  Guitars switch between soft, dark moodiness and melodic aggressiveness.  The rhythms are loose and dynamic.

Songs of noteworthy excellence include “Voice,” the fiery “White Picket Defense System,” the instrumental “Seven,” and “Abandon The Abbreviated World.”  This Day Forward are as stark as they are sharp.

Overall, This Day Forward is amazing.  This Day Forward is a good place to be….  Stay savage.  Farewell.

Related Bands: Waterdown, Pressure 4-5, Thursday, OneSideZero, Atreyu, Chevelle, Alien Ant Farm, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2003.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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