End Hits Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Boysetsfire are a post-hardcore (or ‘Heartcore’, as their press release would have it) band who’ve been around for over twenty years. The time has come for a self-titled album, a sort of state-of-the-band record: Boysetsfire is an intense hardcore ride through melodic, emotionally charged material, and both CD and LP versions come with the DVD Live in Leipzig.
Nathan Gray has thus far been known only for his activities in the bands Boysetsfire and I Am Heresy, but now goes solo with the NTHN GRY album. Wordy, lyrics are supported by somewhat melodramatic backing, songs sweeping up into big, near-orchestral climaxes. The guy likes scale, no doubt. On End Hits.
Bane bid farewell to a decent-sized Hardcore career with Don’t Wait Up. As a final album, it incorporates everything that you loved about the band (assuming you did love them): the riffs, the heartfelt lyrics, the riffs again. Frontman Aaron Bedard assures us it was written “for the hardcore kids”, so if you are one of them, listen to this.
The Misery Index is the fourth album by Boysetsfire. The post-hardcore band from Delaware had a bit of trouble getting the record company to stump up the cash for studio time and the right producer due to their prior release, Tomorrow Come Today, failing to meet sales expectations and they expected similar results from this. However, the fans had different thoughts and songs such as Requiem and Empire remain favourites to this day.
The Misery Index is reissued on limited edition 180g blue vinyl.