When I was involved in the music scene in North Carolina, I saw many hardcore groups hit the stage. I’ve heard several with talent and others that where borderline unbearable, but the one thing many of them often had in common was that by the second song of the setlist everything began to sound the same. Song after song it was the same tempo and similar chord progressions,
with the lack of any range or dimension shown in the vocals. As a result, I have become quite picky and critical of groups of this style.
I personally do not feel that Your Last Day steps out of this routine. Fortunately, I do feel
that they belong under the category marked ‘talent’. There were several times while listening to their EP on repeat that I thought “these guys have potential”, I was just missing the variety. I didn’t feel like there was enough dynamic to each track to make any particular one memorable. That being said, the band is energetic and determined. I do believe many would enjoy them and they have what it takes to be successful. This opinion was emphasized while listening to “Shipwreck”, a single they released at the end of 2014, in which I could hear the potential becoming a reality.
Written by: Shannon Rae