xLooking Forwardx - The Path We Tread

Published Monday 27th February 2006
xLooking Forwardx - The Path We Tread
xLooking Forwardx - The Path We Tread

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Facedown

Reviewed by Andy Binks

Okay, so I'm not the biggest fan of hardcore but a little doesn't hurt when it's played well. What you have here are 19 tracks that clock in at just under 30 minutes with the majority of the songs not even reaching two minutes. Yes, this is hardcore played the way it's meant to be played. The music is extremely fast and has a nice crunchy sound with occasional punk tinges. The songs are actually pretty varied too. Many hardcore albums fall into the trap of every track sounding like the previous effort but not this one. That's quite some achievement as well considering all the songs are so short. Better still are the straight edge messages and commitment to God present in the lyrics. These guys are not ashamed to shout about their faith and that can only be a good thing. As far as I'm concerned 'The Path We Tread' is a breath of fresh air in a genre which over the years has quite obviously stagnated. Fans of old-school hardcore will undoubtedly enjoy this release and I would urge anyone with an interest in heavy music to give this a shot.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Tyler in Dallas NC @ 00:37 on Feb 1 2007

I agree 100% i love oldschool hardcore and some of the new bands but yes looking forward is one of the bands that can pull off a album were every song didnt sound the exact same

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