Planes Mistaken For Stars - Knife in the Marathon
Don't let a band's record label fool you. Although Planes Mistaken For
Stars are putting out records for Deep Elm, don't expect them to sounds
like the generic emocore that permeates Deep Elm's Emo Diaries compilations.
Planes play hardcore. They keep it fast, pissed off, and emotional. Planes'
two vocalists, Gared and Matt, both keep their vocals to the harder side of
things, but Gared's vocals could be described as the more melodic of the
two. Don't be fooled though, that's not saying much. Although Matt screams
from the depths of his soul, Gared counters that with a singing voice that
sounds more like pained shrieks than standard singing.
The songs on this 6-song EP (five originals and an Unbroken cover) pretty
much lead one right into the other, and are all over before you know it. In
a sense, this EP does exactly what it should -- rocks you out temporarily,
and leaves you hungry for more.
I think I can safely say that Knife in the Marathon is my favorite hardcore
record since Refused's Shape of Punk to Come. While Planes don't employ the
levels of technology and technicality that Refused used, they do come
across as being as sincere and emotional in what they play.
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