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THE YOUNG AND THE USELESS
THE YOUNG AND THE USELESS
THORP

Besides having a very clever band name, Florida based The Young and the Useless saved a lot of its brainpower and thought for the music as well, as this six-song EP showcases a band that works well under different guises. For starters, the screamo aspect is alive and well, as all the lead vocals are shrieked at maximum level, yet the music is not as easy to classify. Random bits of new hardcore a la Poison the Well, as well as melodic interludes in the vein of Grade and near drunken Irish sing alongs are scattered about, making TYATU an interesting listen that is as captivating as it is bone jarring. Add in a very tongue in cheek cover of the Journey "classic" "Any Way You Want It" for kitsch value, and you've got a pretty damn impressive EP in your hot little hands.
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- Mike SOS