AMANDA WOODWARD has a strong driving sound that sets them apart from the previous notions of French hardcore that include the screaming yet melodic emo works by Jasmine, Fingerprint, and countless other crucial French acts. Hoarse vocals that are both sung and yelled in a seemingly simultaneous fashion are one element that elevates AMANDA WOODWARD above their predecessors. Guitar work and drumming that references the hard and energetic indie sound often associated with DRIVE LIKE JEHU and TRAIL OF DEAD, AMANDA WOODWARD still manages to retain the emotion and dynamics that are the keystone of emo hardcore. Though this is their third full-length record it is the first of their records to be initially pressed in the United States as well as their first release for Level Plane. Having toured Europe feverishly, AMANDA WOODWARD is finally planning a seven-week tour of the United States that will span June through August and will put them alongside acts such as Off Minor among others.
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Dave from Whitby, ON Canada
Sep 25 2004
Wow. This cd came outta nowhere. Errrr ... France actually. My bad. But yeah this is a really good hardcore album. It borders on Hopesfall/Cave In stuff (but without the melodic singing), yet at times hints of Neil Perry are vaguely noticable. I don't really know what else to say, it's pretty good - not mindblowing or anything though. La decadence de la decadence and Le temps du deuil are my favorites so far.