Band: JOHNNY TRUANTGenres: Grind / Math-Metal / Post-Hardcore / Metalcore
Related artists: N/A.
Country: Brighton, GREAT BRITAIN
Years Active: 2000-2008
Song: "Dirty Vampire Feeding Frenzy"
Album: "In The Library Of Horrific Events"
Label(s): Distort Entertainment / United By Fate Records / Ferret Music / Undergroove
Records / Dine Alone Records
This post's artist is from the January 2014 Mix. This is track #11.
You can download the January 2014 Mix#1 right here.
For fans of: From A Second Story Window, Avenged Sevenfold, Unearth, Into The Moat
Beneath The Ashes, Crestfallen, and Misery Signals.
If Avenged Sevenfold didn't suck severe ass, would they have sounded like JOHNNY TRUANT? Probably. Everything that Avenged Sevenfold cheesed up and made sound shitty can be counterbalanced with JOHNNY TRUANT. Who is Johnny Truant, you ask? Why he's a character in one of my favourite books - House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewsi.
Back to the band. First called Severence, JOHNNY TRUANT changed their name after recording a few demos and settling on a sound - metalcore with grind and hints of death-metal. That is all. There's not crazy variety going on here, but fans of screamy/growly metalcore with lots of protractors and calculators will certainly appreciate the way the way these guys formulate their music. The releases vary from high-pitched screeching from some winged creatures to lower-end guttural growls. The drumming has some crazy beats and there are almost no soft/slow moments on any record. Lastly, they like long songs - especially on the first record. I don't love this genre, but these guys made it interesting. As a side note, my wife loves Converge but can't fucking stand these guys.
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.
2000-2001 - 3 demos that I can't find...p.s. I didn't really look.
2002 - The Repercussions Of A Badly Planned Suicide cdLP
2004 - The Bloodening cdEP
2005 - In The Library Of Horrific Events cdLP
2008 - No Tears For The Creatures cdLP
(2001) JOHNNY TRUANT - "I Am The Primitologist Mr. Robert Sapolsky" (from 'The Repercussions Of A Badly Planned Suicide')
(2004) JOHNNY TRUANT - "The Bloodening" (from 'The Bloodening') Official Music Video
(2005) JOHNNY TRUANT - "I Love You Even Though You Are A Zombie" (from 'In The Library Of Horrific Events')
(2008) JOHNNY TRUANT - "Crush and Devour" (from 'No Tears For The Creatures')
JOHNNY TRUANT out-of-print discography mp3 download