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Servicing you with a scathing array of post-hardcore, Iowa’s Modern Life is War demands attention thanks to their latest nine-track release WITNESS. An incendiary offering spilling over with intensity and integrity, tracks like “D.E.A.D.R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” emit the kind of visceral lyrical truth that few bands have the guts to put on record, while “Martin Atchet” is just one of the many tracks which displays that deep wall of powerful hardcore skillfully captured by guru of the underground Kurt Ballou. When you get the feeling that a band transcends its own labels and rise above the genre by which they are lumped, it is a rare occurrence and marvelous to behold. WITNESS does just that for Modern Life is War, creating an enthralling mental assault backed by a stirring array of haunting melodies and scathing commentaries. Be prepared for something that goes way beyond your run of the mill hardcore exhibition.
- Mike SOS