YOUNG AND THE USELESS, THE: Self-titled: CDEP

Thorp Records has been putting out some interesting things as of late. I thought I was going to get another generic pop punk band before I put this on. Boy, was I wrong. The guitars came crunching out of the speakers and the vocals screamed with bloody eye passion. The drummer throws down some double kick to accentuate the music. The songs maintain melody but delve heavily into the metal vein. Dillinger Escape Plan comes to mind. A sheer progressive metalcore attack to the aural senses. A good introduction that will keep me interested in what might be achieved down the road.

 –don (Thorp)