Get Your Music on Amazon!
Get Your Music on Amazon!

JFH Music Review


Advent, Pain & Suffering EP
CLICK COVER TO ENLARGE

Advent
Pain & Suffering EP



Artist Info: Discography
Genre(s): Hardcore / Punk
Album length: 4 tracks: 18 minutes, 6 seconds
Street Date: January 27, 2017


READER RATING:   


Advent formed as three quarters of the post-hardcore/emo band Beloved. While Failure On was a great record for Beloved, Advent brought a very different full-on, fast-paced hardcore sound to the table. With two quick albums under their belt, Advent fizzled out after 2009's release. However, the band has recently reunited to release a new EP. Pain & Suffering features four blazing hardcore punk tracks that are sure to please fans of the genre. Because it is becoming a little more difficult to find this brand of hardcore with modern hardcore and metalcore -- and every other "-core" available -- dominating the scene, this EP is all the more tasty. The four songs provide a total run time of just over 18 minutes. "Wind From the Valley" cranks things up in a hurry with Joe Musten growling his way through the entire piece. The final squeal of the guitar leads right into the ripping pace of "Weight of the World." "Shadow of Death" starts with a slightly slower chugging tempo than the opening two tracks, but picks up the pace significantly as it progresses. As with the first track, a squeal at the end of "Shadow of Death" leads directly into the closer, "BrickxBrick." While "Wind From the Valley" is arguably the best track present, "BrickxBrick" provides some serious competition and is a fun listen once it really gets cranked up.

Pain & Suffering is an enjoyable EP, but it's not without its flaws. Each song fluctuates tempo very predictably: fast opening, slow breakdown-like middle, faster ending is the main formula. It would've been a blast to hear a true old school song the rips through from front to back in 2 minutes or less, never slowing down and never looking back. While it's not a perfect return for Advent, this EP is still quite good. Fans of hardcore and hardcore punk styles, and certainly original Advent fans, should find a lot to like with this release. It's doubtful that Pain & Suffering will be viewed as a top metal album this year, but it is still a fun listen to get the juices flowing.

- Review date: 1/24/17, written by Michael Weaver of Jesusfreakhideout.com



(JFH Sponsor Spot)

Purchase Original Art Prints, Drawings, Buttons, Stickers, Bookmarks and more from JFH's own John DiBiase!

 

. Record Label: Bridge 9 Records
. Album length: 4 tracks: 18 minutes, 6 seconds
. Street Date: January 27, 2017
. Buy It: iTunes
. Buy It: Amazon.com (Vinyl)
. Buy It: Amazon.com (CD)
. Buy It: Amazon Music (MP3)

  1. Wind from the Valley (4:00)
  2. Weight of the World (4:14)
  3. Shadow of Death (4:18)
  4. BrickxBrick (5:34)

 

 

 

 



Leave a Comment

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

                 
Purchase Original Art Prints, Drawings, Buttons, Stickers, Bookmarks and more from JFH's own John DiBiase!

Search JFH




This Friday, July 26, 2024
ALBUMS
Pat Barrett Happily Hidden [Capitol CMG]
Dex the Nerd Who Loves Jesus Pixelated Virtues Online - EP (independent)
Danny Gokey Sound of Heaven [Sparrow]
The Hillbilly Thomists Marigold (independent)
Ken Tamplin Stand Up And Shout (4 CD Box Set) [Girder]
Thrive Worship Praises & Prayers [Integrity]

SINGLES
Chad Cory Love Forward - Single [DREAM]
Dreamers Make A Move - Single [DREAM]
Good Weather Forecast Let's Build A House (feat. Real Life Guys) - Single [DREAM]
Mission House Faith More Precious Than Gold, Everything In Your Hands + Suscipe - Triple Single [Integrity]
Sidewalk Prophets Come To Jesus - Single [Curb]
The Spirituals Be Thou My Vision - Single [Integrity]
Uche Agu, Revival Today Worship The Whole Earth Will See (A.K.A America Will See) - Single [DREAM]
We Are Messengers God Be The Glory (Remix) [feat. KB] - Single [Curb]

VINYL
Disciple By God Vinyl [Girder]
Disciple What Was I Thinking? Vinyl [Girder]

Next Friday, August 2, 2024
ALBUMS
Anberlin Vega [Equal Vision]
Brandon Heath The Ache [Centricity]
Chandler Moore Live in Los Angeles [Tribl]
Rock Springs Worship Hymns Vol. 2 [StowTown]

SINGLES
AWZY Shadow - Single [DREAM]
Mainstream Worship, Melanie Rivera Praise You - Single [DREAM]
Ian Yates My World Is On Fire - Single [7Core]

VINYL
Anberlin Vega [Equal Vision]



For all release dates, click here!
 



Check out Ninties Worship Night!



Listen to the new Album From Millennial Reign!

Check out depositphotos for royalty free images