"While most bands that are lumped in this genre might bemore concerned with how to whore out the "next best breakdown",
Greyjoy has hit the scene to remind us that raw emotion and energy were selling
this product long before it needed a guitar "chugging" pimp.
EP by Greyjoy should remind us of a time where bands were out to get something
off their chest. Not to prove anything in particular or to broadcast their
"macho-ness." The struggles with every day life and plain old built
up aggression molded the hardcore scenes foundation and Greyjoy stands back
upon what is left of it, as if to ressurect a slowly dying breed.
wrenching angst that Shane Chastine (lead vocalist) provides throughout the EP
is not only undeniable, but certainly unforgettable. The sheer aggression put
forth evokes that inner pessimist inside of us all. "I declare war on
myself" is shouted repeatedly in "Unmedicated," the second track
off the EP. Giving the listener the most sobering and somber feelings whilst
also holding your rage and anger in the palm of his hands. The inner trials and
turmoil are felt with each guttural expression.
the band backing Shane withhold no emotion all the same. Each track on the EP
is built around the groundwork of sharply placed hooks and harsh guitar tones.
Tristan Moling keeps listeners guessing. With in-your-face bursts, like
Controlled Burn, to heart haunting riffs that are intertwined throughout
Pirouette. Ashton Johnson and Nathan Crabtree work together brilliantly to make
up the backbone of this enraged entity that is Greyjoy.
put, Greyjoy is not hiding their intentions with dear god//if only i. They are
taking what we've known of hardcore, making it their own, giving it a chaotic
kiss on the cheek, and releasing out for their fans to soak it all in. This EP
is the throwback to a simpler time. I believe that this EP is a single handed
attempt at awakening the sleeping giant that we all once knew as hardcore, the
way that it was meant to be, before it got convoluted."