AlbumsNovember 29, 20118,510 views

Remembering Never Suffocates My Words To You

Our score 7

by Alex

Remembering Never seems to be closely following some sort of hardcore handbook thus far in their early careers. First of all, the band is from Florida, birthplace of many reknowned acts. The group wisely hooked up with Onedaysavior Recordings, through which this MCD, their debut, was released. Record your album at Florida's Studio 13 with everywhere-man Jeremy Staska (Poison The Well), get Jacob Bannon to handle the artwork, and you're well on you're way. Not only that, but signing to Ferret Music before even releasing your debut can't hurt either. So how about the music Well, luckily, these guess don't drop the ball here either. They remind me a bit of Taken, not necessarily for the style of music (although it's not a far stretch), but with their ability to sound comfortable playing several different styles. They've got the brutal metalcore thing down, as well as melodic hardcore, complete with the occasionally poppy vocals. The entire effort is a skillfully performed collection of exciting transitions and polished technicality. Seldom staying with the same riff for more than 10 seconds, this is one of those records that will fail to bore even the most impatient of listeners. The first track, "Minutes Are Now Hours", is a perfect example of what Remembering Never is capable of. The song is an expert balance of brutal emotional hardcore, relieved by bits of pleasant vocals and interesting breakdowns. Vocalist Justin really shines on this track. He's got a great singing voice, one of the best we've heard on a hardcore release in some time. It's too bad Justin left Remembering Never soon after this album was recorded. The band quickly replaced him with Pete Kowalsky (of Until The End notoriety). It will be interesting to see how the band compliments a different vocalist. The band isn't able to truly capture the overall effect of the first track on the rest of the release, but they come close several times, particularly on "Words" and "Adolescence Repressed." Remembering Never displays their melodic abilities rather convincingly on "Words", while making sure nobody forgets their ability to drop some earth-skaking grooves (a la Disembodied) on "Adolescence Repressed." Bottom Line: Overall, this is a consistent effort showing an abundance of inherent ability, not to mention some major promise. With Ferret behind them now, those of you unfamiliar with Remembering Never probably won't be for long. Pick this one up.


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