The Deadly are heading from Philly and feature ex-me,bers ofTurmoil. Fortunately they donít sound like them at all. Eh, donít get me wrong, Turmoil were good but time moves on you know. So now it is chaotic hardcore on the screen with sort of Drive Like Jehu style songwriting combined with a noisy riffing that reminds me on Since By Man a little and a singer that sounds quite like that of Amanda Woodward (great band!).
The Disgrazia Legend on the virtual flipside hail from Milan and donít have ex-members of Turmoil on board. Instead they got a whole shipment of new school hardcore with some some screamo and posthardcore added. In some moments they really manage to have the presence and the pressure of Modern Life Is War.
Both bands do their thing quite well but with both of them I have the same problem. They mix absolutely brilliant parts with completely average middle of the road parts that really drag the whole down. Like the second half of The Disgrazia Legendís song ďthe blue leaf songĒ is so amazing but the first half (after the intro) is so boring.
I got the feeling that the best parts are always those where you cannot easily compare the bands to others, where they seem unique. Nowadays there is so many hardcore bands and most of them sound more or less like one of the big names. Who needs that? If these bands will go a bit further and leave the hardcore mainstream behind than they might be really be impressing on their next releases. Please donít let these moments of brilliance be nothing more than fireflies in the dusk!