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Saturday, 15 October 2016

PROCEDURE, THE

GenresPunk / Hardcore / Metallic Hardcore / Metalcore
Related artistsThursday, Helcaraxe, Purpose and Between The Wars.
CountryMontclair, New Jersey USA
Years Active2003-2009
Song: "Confirmation of My Fears"
Album: "For Janus"
Year: 2003
For fans ofShai Hulud, Time In Malta, Warship, In Pieces, Beloved, Poison The Well, Alexisonfire, (early) Thrice, Hopesfall, Training For Utopia, Foredirelifesake, Jude The ObscureArcana CainGrade, Together and Thursday.
Label(s): Self Released / Blackout! Records / Eyeset World Records / War Machine Records
This post's artist is from the October 2016 Mix. This is track #7.
You can download: the October 2016 Mix#10 right here or get the new November 2016 Mix#11 here.

Back in the early 2000s I was still in a big metallic hardcore and the whole sing/scream thing. I was all over Thrice and Thursday, Poison The Well and Hopesfall...all that stuff, so when I heard that a former member of Thursday was starting a new metallic hardcore band I nearly wet myself. As soon as their debut 7"EP was released in 2003, 'For Janus', I picked up a numbered out of 400 copy (if my memory serves correct) and transferred it immediately to mp3. It's not all that different from the bands that I already mentioned, but the raw feel of this EP is pretty sweet, as is the music. The title track "For Janus" is a pretty sweet metallic hardcore song with many a breakdown and a few clean vocals amidst the screaming, while "Confirmation of My Fears" takes the cake as the best song the band ever wrote and this demo recording in particular is vastly superior. The song starts with some metalcore palm-mute plus breakdown and screaming but by 30 seconds in we have clean singing amidst the heaviness which has also slowed down a wee bit and is less crushing with a tad more melody. There is a short instrumental slow jam smack dab in the middle of the song which builds and slides back into the chorus again just after the two-minute mark and exhausts itself completely by 2:29. I'll never forget jamming this song in the car on a mix cd and my brother was beside himself with glee.

In retrospect it's still a good release but I tried going through their future material with the conclusion of  1) didn't think it was very good, as well as 2) don't really listen to this style anymore.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2003 - For Janus 7"EP (download here)
2003 - Rise of New Reason cdLP

2004 - Last Show cdrEP

2005 - Shift Pacific cdLP

2009 - The Ancestor's Tale cdLP
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(2003) PROCEDURE, THE - "Confirmation of My Fears" (from 'For Janus')

(2003) PROCEDURE, THE - "For Janus" (from 'For Janus')

(2003) PROCEDURE, THE - interview

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THE PROCEDURE out of print 'For Janus' mp3 EP download

(download here)
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