This is a review of a split album between Australia's Idylls and New Jersey's Palisades which was self released in 2012 and we will start off the review with Idylls a band that has recently had some of their music reviewed in this zine and play a progressive mixture of noise, punk, post hardcore and grind.
The music on their side of the recording starts out for fast, heavy and progressive along with some high pitched screams, brutal guitar riffs, blast beats and heavy guitar riffs and then the music starts to slow down and go into a more progressive direction.
When we get into song 2 harsh noise elements are added into the music along with some guitar leads and the recording starts going for more of an improv direction and a few minutes later spoken word parts are added into the music and the music remains in a heavy and noisy direction and once their last song comes on they return back to their fast riffs.
Song lyrics cover hateful and everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the recording as well as one of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Idylls and if you are a fan of noise, grind and hardcore, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS "Born Anxious" and "A Wonderful Summer".
Next up is Palisades a band that plays a heavy form of post hardcore.
Their side of the split starts off with some aggressive screams and melodic guitar riffs and after awhile they go into a cleaner direction with a mixture of acoustic and heavy guitars before adding in some annoying emo vocals.
And as their side of the split continues it stays in the same direction and it remains boring
I would have to say this band doe s not play a musical style that I am into and I am not the right person to judge this musical genre.
Song lyrics cover depressive and everyday themes, while the production has a very strong and powerful sound, it is very well produced but I just cant get into their music it is just not my cup of tea.
In my opinion Idylls are a very boring sounding hardcore band and I cannot recommend them to anyone, since this is not a musical style that I enjoy.
In my opinion this ep is only worth buying for Idylls music, and I would only buy it for their songs, so overall I would give this ep only a half recommendation.