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A stunning expression of the fusion of both melody and hardcore.
All five guys in Haste The Day with average age of 20 years old, have been performing together for nearly 3 years.
The subjects of songs range from introspective longings for a better world to public declarations of the band's faith in God.
Top Customer Reviews
i know this band has talent and could have made this better than it is
I have about 3 complaints about this cd but thats it
First, the guys scream is the same pitch in every single song, except for substance. it rarley goes from a medium. sometimes a medium to medium-low, but i really would have liked more vocal range in this guy which would have added to the songs.
Second, many of the songs start to get u pumped and into the song, only to quickly quiet down and throw in some emo gutiar and some singing for alot of the song. this isnt necessarily a bad thing, but its done on to many of the songs. incorporate singing and screaming would be nice, like in substance and closest thing to closer
Third, like others have said, they rehash old formulas and do what others have done before. but if it sounds good, who cares? that is a small complaint.
Anyways, i eagerly await their next realse since it will probly be better. since i gave this cd 4 stars and yet complained alot, that dosnt mean i dont like it, i DO like it, but it could have been much better. buy it and you judge it, u mostly likely will enjoy it
And you know a good melody when you're singing along even though you don't know the words yet.
"Burning Bridges" by Haste the Day did both of those to me, all within the same song. It's that duality of intense metalcore and heartbreaking lyricism that makes this my favorite hardcore CD.
The majority of the album is fast, ferocious metalcore. They have the best recorded guitars I've heard on any standard audio CD. Their breakdowns are grabbing enough to cause a traffic accident. And their lead vocalist (four of them sing) has a throaty scream reminiscient of As I Lay Dying. It's enough to make any hardcore kid punch the floor in joy.
Yet Haste the Day doesn't limit itself to screaming and breakdowns. One of their other members sings soaring melodic
lines with the most wrenching voice. He has a resonance similar to Creed and Kutless without any of the accompanying nasality.
When you combine the searing hardcore and unabashed lyricism Haste the Day offers, the result is usually a jaw hitting the floor.
Of course, "Burning Bridges" is by no means a perfect album. Their lead vocalist doesn't have much variety in his screaming --it rarely fluctuates from a middle range. An occasional guitar dissonance or two along the lines of Norma Jean or Symphony in Peril would sharpen their songs' impact considerably. And most noticeable of the album's shortcomings is the abrupt transition in "American Love" into a lengthy clean guitar/voice duet that seems out of place.
However, for fans of hard music, this CD is a must-have. "Burning Bridges" will scorch your CD player, ears and heartstrings to a blissfully contented crisp.
I feel very blessed to have their material on my shelf! Stay safe on the tour, boys; and make another record soon so I don't have to replace my speakers from constantly cranking BB (I want to ruin them on some newer work:)!
Anyway, if you're not part of Haste the Day's scene, or a current/former Carmel High School student, WHJE's the most likely place you'll hear Haste. I can't believe they were seniors a year ago. I've never been able to stomach most monster voice music, but I'm a metalhead of the old school variety and that style's one of the only ones where you'll still hear wrenching guitar solos and intense heaviness. Haste has maintained incredible stylistic integrity while still forging listenable "screamo". Their musicianship is unquestionable, even whilst acknowledging their age and geographic roots.
The core tracks from their EP include Substance and Autumn. The former is a flawless metal track that is simply amazing. I beg you to find the original recording of Substance, rather than this album's re-recording (try their website). It has changed me forever. It makes me want to smash my face against a brick wall, stage dive off my patio, mosh, flail, writhe, scream, and twist my face into a tight teeth/gums/gullet smile simultaneously. I can't describe it musically in a way that gives it justice -- heavy, passionate, blistering, melodic.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
honestly people, this is on of the best hardcore/metalcore bands i've ever heard. i saw them play a show recently with as i lay dying and zao, and they fit in perfectly. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by aaron padgett
This cd is good for a begining band! They can scream to sing to scream again! The drum and guiter work is great. Read morePublished on June 27 2004 by Metal Man
This is really good thrashy hardcore metal, ala a combo of norma Jean, ZZZZZZao and Dead Poetic. Plus the cover art is cool. Scream along.Published on June 22 2004 by djhexane
Just saw these guys in concert with Dead Poetic, Demon Hunters and One Minute Halo, boy can that guy scream, I mean it was cool and all but a bit too much screaming rather than... Read morePublished on June 20 2004
If you kidnapped a few Christian hardcore kids, took away their Demon Hunter cds, lock them up in a studio together with a few instruments and Black Dahlia Murders and/or Rifles At... Read morePublished on June 18 2004 by A Social Celebrity
I saw this band in concert, and knew I had to have their CD. It is a perfect blend of amazing lyrics and even better instrumentals. Read morePublished on June 11 2004
THIS CD IS SO amazing! my bro saw them in concert and picked up there cd from the first song i was blow away, just amazing hardcore metal, just listen to the sample songs. Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by D. Shearholdt
Anyone that says this band doesn't sound like Thrice obviously doesn't know anything. The music sounds exactly like them, maybe not the screaming (which is more like Zao). Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by Slothmo
Just when I thought there were no more metlecore bands with a Godly message I found Haste the Day. I've only heard four songs but I'm definitely buying this album now. Read morePublished on May 26 2004