Sunday 5 November 2023


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Metalcore / Metallic Hardcore / Emo / Screamo / Skramz / Emo-violence
Related artists: ?.
CountryNew York, New York U.S.A.
Years Active2023-present
For fans ofOnewaymirror, Love Lost But Not Forgotten, Letters To Catalonia, Dispensing Of False Halos, .gif from god, A Paramount A Love Supreme, Binary, (early) SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Textbook Traitors, Long.Way.Down., Mouthing, Deers!, Me And Him Call It Us, and Ihuntmonsters.
Label(s): Self Released

     I recently caught wind of the first release by the New York two-piece FAINTING IN COILS, and straight up it's the demo of the year. Mixing chunky and nearly lo-fi screamo/metallic hardcore calls to mind Onewaymirror and Letters To Catalonia.

     This '2023 Demo' EP seriously rocked my world, and interestingly pulls together so many things that I love from a few genres. The demos are listed as one track but I broke them up for the sake of this review. Those five songs rely on chugs, panic chords, and dual screaming aka tons of Dave. Opener "Ambition" lulls you in with dreamy instrumentals, and even moves into more emo/screamo territory next, but by the 50-second mark the metallic roots really bare themselves as the chugs and nifty guitar squeals take over. Next up is the short and dark interlude "Reeling and Writhing", followed by the bangin' "Derision" that is probably about 75% breakdowns. "Uglification" takes no time going for the jugular with fury that will turn any Love Lost But Not Forgotten & Me And Him Call It Us fan into a FAINTING IN COILS believer. Closer "Distraction" is the shortest track (47 seconds) and the most progressive in terms of throwing together more melody, structure, and nods to metal.

     So yeah, demo of the year. I think there's a 4-way split coming with FAINTING IN COILS on it, but don't quote me.



2023 - 2023 Demo digital EP (stream/donate/download here)


(2023) FAINTING IN COILS - "Derision" (from 'Demo 2023')

(2023) FAINTING IN COILS - "Ambition" (from 'Demo 2023')

(2023) FAINTING IN COILS - "Uglification" (from 'Demo 2023')


FAINTING IN COILS additional links


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