Album Reviews

Where I Lie
Young Turks - Where I Lie
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 00:00
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Young Turks is the name of a relatively new hardcore band out of Portland that is fronted by former Broadway Calls bassist Matt Koenig. These guys previously dropped a 7” but with “Where I Lie” they released their debut full-length. Turns out they have no problem keeping things as intense throughout an entire album as on a 5-song 7”.

With influences gathered from all the hooks and crannies of the hardcore scene, Young Turks managed to create an album that’s loud, in your face, fast as fuck and aggressive as all hell. The meaning of the word ‘subtle’ is clearly wasted on these guys. But listening to a song like “Three Goggles” that just explodes in the beginning before growing towards this somewhat melodic climax with gang vocals, subtlety can go fuck itself for all I care.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.