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Brutal Youth will release their new album “Sanguine” Sept 23rd via Stomp Records. They are streaming their first single, “The King” via Youtube.
Their latest EP, Bottoming Out, was released via Paper + Plastick on seven-inch vinyl Feb. 24th. Brutal Youth released their debut LP Stay Honest on April 2, 2013 via My Fingers! My Brain! Records and Get Party! Records.
Energetic, raw, honest, heart on sleeve punk rock, Brutal Youth have been causing a ruckus for the last 6+ years. Formed in 2010, the band hit the ground running and recorded their first brutally fantastic album, “Spill Your Guts”. Shortly thereafter the group uprooted themselves from their hometown of St. John’s, NL and moved to Toronto. After settling in to their new digs, Brutal Youth gained attention locally with their lightning-fast sets and blood-soaked high-intensity performances. Fast forward 6 months and we find them on the road travelling across Canada, as well as playing shows across the U.S. In a flurry of songwriting the band recorded a split 10” with Montreal locals Tightrope, which was released in Feb 2012 (My Fingers! My Brain! Records). Never content to rest, Brutal Youth headed back into the studio once again in Oct 2012 to record their sophomore album “Stay Honest” which dropped April 2013 coupled with a celebratory tour.
With the success of Stay Honest, Brutal Youth began once again writing and recording between clusters of shows and came up with the 7" “Bottoming Out” (Paper+Plastic 2015) paired with a month of tourdates across Europe before once more stepping into the studio to record their 3rd full length album "Sanguine" set to be released through Stomp Records. More touring saw the band head overseas once more for a second tour of Europe followed by a homecoming where they were invited to play Pouzzafest with NYHC giants Sick Of It All and the inaugural Asbury Park edition of the Punk Rock Bowling festival.
Brutal Youth is what you’d get if a runaway train packed full of explosives made love to Tony the Tiger. These Weird Al Yankovic aficionados play manic, 120 second, punk rock anthems peppered with sucker-punch hooks that'll leave you toothless before you even know what hit you.
Is Brutal Youth's answer to what is best described as a showtune theater production slamming straight in your head.Taking you through a range of emotions anger, sadness, confusion and remorse punched hard in the heart through the transgression of the act. Unfolding through each song that follows is a tale of hardship and life's daily struggles of the individual looking to break free.What differs on this release than the usual Gorilla Biscuit style of straight in your face hardcore is this one's in a different direction structure wise.Brutal Youth has been a band awhile now and it clearly shows in the uniformity of being a blistering tight band.With Atmospheric intro's on Part 1: Denial and 2: Anger and Sandpit leaving you with the depth and range of the voyage deep in one's own head.This is also the most notable track with the blaring lead solo in and catchy chords carrying through.
What is different than other Brutal Youth releases is a mid tempo thoughtful track with catchy skate punk style riffs and a smooth bassline with the rhythm section carried in the percussion on track "The King".This album is full of breakdowns temp shifts and lyrical content of no remorse what you see is what you get!
Part 3. Bargaining " Don't let it Fade" says it all. The feel of the album's lyrical content is heart felt and compelling to the like minded struggles of relationships and the daily bullshit that eats away at us day by day.
The title track Sanguine has a catchy break down at 1.02 that is very Pennywise influenced with a catchy hook and feel.
Part 4: Depression has to be one of the best tracks on this album that is more mid tempo and influenced heavily by expressive lyrics and a break down into slower drum fills and longer riffs and fast snappy basslines.
Thick As Thieves is what Brutal Youth released as the what's in store video for the masses.And for a really good reason - it's a fast paced well composed tight flowing fast paced skate punk crowd pleaser.
1. I. Denial
3. The King
4. II. Anger
5. Rogue Thoughts
7. Hostile Work Environment
9. III. Bargaining
11. IV. Depression
12. Thick As Thieves
13. Todd Serious
14. V. Acceptance
"Truly a riveting tale of misfortune, apathy and the strength of acceptance".