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Sunday, 23 October 2016

BYMYSIDE

BandBYMYSIDE
GenresPunk / Post-Rock / Hardcore / Emo / Emotive Hardcore / Screamo / Skramz / Ambient
Related artists?.
CountryCesena ITALY
Years Active2012-present
Song: "E Ancora... Quanto Vorrei Odiarti"
Album: 'Affogare, Risalire, Ricadere'
Year: 2016
For fans ofRaein, La Quiete, Øjne, Monte Ida, Endless Inertia, Via Fondo, Rainmaker, Suis La Lune, Shizune, Youth Novel, Mothlight, Pastel, Yo Sbraito, Killed By Malaise, Altar Of Complaints, Döda Löv, Ogni Giorno, Careless, Matsuri, Viva Belgrado, The Third MemoryVi Som Älskade Varandra Så Mycket, Trachimbrod and Ravin aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Self Released / Rubiyat Records / Blessed Hands Records / Dreamgorrila Records / Entes Anomicos / Tadzio Records / Samegrey Records / Santapogue Media / Pundonor Records
This post's artist is from the October 2016 Mix. This is track #8.
You can download: the October 2016 Mix#10 right here or get the new November 2016 Mix#11 here.

Francesco from BYMYSIDE sent me their 2014 release in early 2016 and I was pretty stoked upon hearing it. A few months later they released the phenomenal Italian screamo record titled 'Affogare, Risalire, Ricadere' and I've been a massive fan ever since.

The 2014 cd release is solid, especially for a debut. The six songs (seven if you include the secret track) showcase the style crossfade from the band's beginnings to their next phase. Songs such as "Resa", "Violence" and "Fine" are stellar tracks with the perfect mixture of beauty and anger but the others sound mediocre in comparison.

BYMYSIDE's 2016 12"LP 'Affogare, Risalire, Ricadere' is eight tracks of Italian screamo so intertwined and cohesive that they have raised the bar for active bands playing this style. "E Ancora... Quanto Vorrei Odiarti" opens the record and once 1:02 hits those entrancing Italian/Raein guitars lift the song into primo screamo territory. "Convinzioni Che Crollano" is a bit longer, weighing in at 3:52 and jumping all over the place, from soft, serene bits to lightning fast chaos. "Non Siamo Più Ciò Che Eravamo" starts out like an instrumental jam and eventually brings on the screams as 1:17 hits, and I don't think the Italian powerhouse Shizune is a far off comparison on this one. "Forme Geometriche Nel Buio Che Ci Circonda" is another fantastic example of what makes this band so good, as the track never really gets all that heavy and it may sound soft at some points but it's always wavering in between those two extremes. The spacey and mesmerizing midsection eventually brings the song to a close, but only after you've been transfixed on a calming and beautiful view of the entire galaxy. "Aurora" follows and keeps the atmosphere flowing...or should I say seeping, out of the speakers, as the instrumental song floats around for two minutes with only guitars and bass weaving in and out of each other. "Tutto Resta Uguale" sounds like later Raein and La Quiete so I expect a few frequenters here to shit their pants while jamming this killer track. "Utopia Di Ogni Giorno" is the cream of the crop, holy fuck. This gem of a song gets going right off the bat and doesn't slow down until after 20 seconds while they do a fantastic Via Fondo and Øjne take on screamo. What does that mean? It means there's a lot of clean guitars and overlapping semi-solos that should tickle the fancy of most readers here. Closing this LP is "Come Dovrei Oppormi?" which does so in very Monte Ida (instrumentals) and Pastel (vocals) fashion. In its 3:36 time span it rides a driving and repetitive sound that fizzles out after two minutes and is replaced with a dreamy outro.

If all of that doesn't entice you in the least, then you're reading the wrong blog. BYMYSIDE, see you again in this year's top albums.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2014 - La Negazione Della Realtà cdEP (stream/donate/download here)

2016 - Affogare, Risalire, Ricadere 12"LP (stream/donate/download here)

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(2016) BYMYSIDE - "Utopia Di Ogni Giorno" (from 'Affogare, Risalire, Ricadere')

(2016) BYMYSIDE - "E Ancora... Quanto Vorrei Odiarti" (from 'Affogare, Risalire, Ricadere')

(2016) BYMYSIDE - "Tutto Resta Uguale" (from 'Affogare, Risalire, Ricadere')

(2014) BYMYSIDE - "Violence" (from 'La Negazione Della Realtà')

(2014) BYMYSIDE - "Resa" (from 'La Negazione Della Realtà')

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