Monday, 15 July 2019

IN LOVING MEMORY

GenresPunk / Hardcore / Emo / Screamo / Skramz / Emo-violence
Related artistsDispensing Of False Halos, Rue MorgueAcross Tundras, Brightstar, Eclipse Of Eden, Examination Of The..., The Spirit Of Versailles and Transpire.
CountryDes Moines, Iowa U.S.A.
Years Active1999-2001
Song: "Who You Enthrall"
Album: "2000"
Year: As Years Pass And Feel Like Seconds
For fans ofSenza, The Spirit Of Versailles, Off Minor, Gas Up Yr Hearse!, Saetia, Fall On Deaf Ears, Welcome The Plague Year and Cady.
Label(s): Self Released / Init Records / 605 Recordings
This post's artist is from the May 2019 Mix. This is track #2.
You can download: the May 2019 Mix#5 right here or get the new June 2019 Mix#6 here.

IN LOVING MEMORY somehow escaped me for nearly two decades, which I find utterly devastating as the band shared their time amongst other amazing, local, screamo bands such as Back When, Eyes Of Verotika, Caught In The Fall, The Spirit Of Versailles, Robots Don't Cry, Examination Of The..., and even shared members with many of those bands.This band focused primarily on intensely shrieked, dual-vocals and the classic "clean and jazzy/heavy and distorted" personality shifts. They released four demo songs on the 2000 'Black Market Fetus split' tape, two of which showed up again on the 2001 'Examination Of The... split' 7" and then their quintessential 2000 LP 'As Years Pass And Feel Like Seconds' (also known as the 'In Loving Memory' LP).

The demo songs show the obvious potential of the band and are revised to perfection on the LP, so I'll just whip through those songs quick. 'As Years Pass And Feel Like Seconds' begins with "This is Ours", a chaotic romp through early Saetia territory with little to no space to breath. This is followed by "You Who Enthrall" which builds a gorgeous atmosphere with slow, Off Minor-esque instrumentals overlapped by both vocalists shrieking like banshees. At 50 seconds the songs hits hyperdrive and slows to a menacing halt at 1:04 before detonating completely. Completing the trifecta of perfection is track three, as "Moments Like These" balances aggression and sadness beautifully, creating a dense fog of cathartic screamo/emo-violence. I'm sure "Open the Door for Me" tugs at a lot of emo listeners, as the whiny singing during the intro is very You And I (there's even a hint of My Chemical Romance at one point), but the song lacks the punch I love about the preceding three. There's an incredible section that starts about 25 seconds into "The Choice Has Always Been Yours" that is epic as fuck, and I'd hate to neglect the anthemic nature of "There's So Much to Say". "I'd Burn it Down" has a preposterously groovy midsection that'll have you bobbing your head along in no time.

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DISCOGRAPHY
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2000 - Black Market Fetus split cassetteEP
2000 - As Years Pass And Feel Like Seconds cdr/mini cdrLP

2001 - Examination Of The... split 7"

2012 - A Discography 12"LP (stream/buy from INIT RECORDS here)

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(2000) IN LOVING MEMORY - "Who You Enthrall" (from 'As Years Pass And Feel Like Seconds')

(2000) IN LOVING MEMORY - "This is Ours" (from 'As Years Pass And Feel Like Seconds')

(2000) IN LOVING MEMORY - "Remember (from 'As Years Pass And Feel Like Seconds')

(2000) IN LOVING MEMORY - "Song #1" (from 'Black Market Fetus' split)

(2001) IN LOVING MEMORY - "Yeah I Burned All Our Old Pictures" (from 'Examination Of The...' split)


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IN LOVING MEMORY out of print mp3 discography download

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