YARDS

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Albums - LUKE MOR­TON

Ex­ci­ta­tion Thresh­olds

TRUTHSEEKER MU­SIC For­mer Ghost Of A Thou­sand front­man charges back into ac­tion

Six years ago, The Ghost Of A Thou­sand, one of the most ex­cit­ing and in­ven­tive bands in the UK hard­core scene, an­nounced their im­mi­nent breakup. Now, five years since their fi­nal shows, it is won­der­ful to see front­man Tom lacey back and do­ing what he does best, namely scream­ing un­til his lungs fill with blood. Col­lid­ing with your senses like a punch to the neck, Yards’ de­but al­bum is abra­sive and sharp­ened, jammed into your ear like Jagged Metal Krusty-O. The gnash­ing of teeth and crash­ing cym­bals keep the whole record on edge as Tom’s strained, throaty vo­cals per­me­ate through the as­sault, with in­stru­ments drip­ping with sweat and spit. It’s a shame that the muddy pro­duc­tion hin­ders the im­pact of the band’s laser­tar­geted at­tack, as they weave in and out of hard­core and touch on doomier, less ag­gres­sive ex­pres­sions. That said, Ex­ci­ta­tion

Thresh­olds would still beat you in a fight. FOR FANS OF: CON­VERGE, ROUGH HANDS, OBLITERATIONS

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