The first thing you expect with a band name like Decimate the living is in your face power riffs that are sure to blow your eardrums. And let me tell you that exactly what you get from this Bronx Borough hardcore band. This is the second lineup of decimate the living. Joseph Miranda replaced Marc on vocals and James the bass has left the band to start his own new music venture (no compromise). But Joe, with his powerful screams and rhythmic vocals add only more destruction to an already heavy in your face groove type hardcore band. Anthony Diaz has taking over the bass and plays both guitar and bass on the EP. He is getting more and more accomplished as a musician. I have seen him play for going on three years now and he has only improved and gotten more and more face ripping-ly better. Anthony Ramos still holds it down on the kit. Providing a solid rhythmic be and perfectly timed cymbal crashes only enhance this brilliant effort. Now to the music. It starts off with the song Gray. You immediately know why these guys are going to go somewhere as far as hardcore music is concerned. Thundering bass and the most sinister guitar riffs only add to Joseph high-pitch screams and rhythmic cadence. The perfectly timed symbols are an accent too the beat that you have to dance to.
Bottom Line: knowing what this band has gone through in the past year-and-a-half and hearing this EP my heart sings with joy. Good job fellas I was banging my head and wishing I could be dancing in the pit the whole time I heard it. Amazing first effort! I definitely look forward to more music from these guys and I highly recommend seeing them live if you're anywhere in the New York City area.
Standout Track- Gray