Day In the Life - _Day In The Life_
(TVT/Building, 1997)
by: Adrian Bromley (5 out of 10)
More hard-core from the fine people at TVT Records and unlike the pop/rock feel of hard core outfit Stillsuit (who, by the way, had a great debut LP this year: _At The Speed Of Light_), DItL seem to steamroll through the hard grooves with very little effort. The music is heavy and durable but is it worth multiple listens? Yes and no. Much like a lot of hard core out there nowadays, DItL really seem to be more centered on the notion of hitting us fast and furious, without ever really focusing on the control or direction of the music. It seems the faster and more intensely the hard core grooves are delivered, the better. Not the case. Groove and momentum must be controlled and set aside from any trendy sounds or one-notion ideals to make it good and memorable. Think loud n' proud but keep it strong. This record is good, but there are better albums of this genre worth slapping in the boombox. Groove is apparent, but that's as good as it gets here, people.

(article published 1/1/1998)


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