Saturday, 13 October 2012

Today's Friday - You're Nothing But A Rib To Me EP


Today's Friday are a relatively new band from Queensland, Australia and they describe their music as "heartcore". I'm not sure what heartcore is exactly, but Today's Friday list their influences as bands like A Day To Remember and Bring Me The Horizon, so that kinda gives me a clue.

Anyway, You're Nothing But A Rib To Me is their debut four track EP, which was released earlier this through From The Depths Entertainment and they are currently recording an album, which will be due out by the end of this year.

Tracklist:-

1. Contrary To Popular Belief
2. You're Nothing But A Rib To Me
3. Jeremy You're A Sport (For What It's Worth)
4. Blatant Disregard For The Speed Limit


Mosh could be used to describe so many things in metal and is usually abused, but on this case it sums up Today's Friday perfectly at the start of Contrary To Popular Belief. They have a heavy deathcore influence in the deep growls. They employ crushing drums and chugging guitars in the verses and clean singing, to break up the core. I think the growls are an acquired taste, but used in the right way they could be extremely brutal with the right type of backing. Then again, this only their debit EP and so far it's impressive. The modern touch added by the clean singing certainly hints at bigger things. The breakdown at the end of the song has to be heard!

The title track is a more assured song, starting with a spoken word intro and relying less on the deathcore vocals. The riffs in the background are good, but buried slightly in the mix. That doesn't stop the twin guitar harmonies from sounding awesome! The twin guitar kicks off Jeremy You're A Sport (For What It's Worth). I'm now also starting to get "Heartcore" tag too, thanks to the clean singing. As the song builds it's actually really engaging, thanks to the melodic guitar and ideas that creep into the bands music.

Blatant Disregard For The Speed Limit closes things off here. It's over eight minutes long, so I'm expecting a progressive rock opera! It starts promisingly again with a pretty passionate guitar solo. It lasts almost a minute too! When the verse kicks in, it see Today's Friday going back to their deathcore inspired sound, alongside hints of Avenged Sevenfold and some good, almost regimental drumming. It certainly seems like a long song, as the pace isn't too fast, but the musicianship makes up for that in spades. The rock opera thing comes true too, as a huge and impressive guitar solo sees the song and the EP out in style.

Overall, as a debut EP, this is a pretty good effort. They are skilled musically and can write some good hooks, so I can't wait to see how their debut album turns out. They've assured me that it'll blow this EP out the water!

As with many other releases from From The Depths Entertainment, you can download this EP for free at http://ge.tt/6Fb73ki and you should!

You can also keep track on how Today's Friday are getting on with their debut album on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/todaysfridayband.

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