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Album Of The Month November 2011
Gacy’s Threads | ‘The Ignorance Of Purity’


If you think you know about Gacy’s Threads because their name and image say modern Metalcore, be prepared to think again. Bands change, and bands get better – and this one has just found itself.

They’ve successfully steered out of those youthful Metalcore influences and gone backward, in most satisfying fashion, to come up with a refreshingly new direction. Where did they go back to? Well, mostly the blistering noisecore that heralded the turn of the millennium: to wit, Botch, Burnt By The Sun and Drowningman.

Opener ‘Blackheart’ doesn’t let up for a single second, and is an effervescent start to an release that just keeps delivering. It sets out their new credentials. Chaotic dissonance while still sounding musical (a failure of so many); variety of beats and speeds; and a throat scouring delivery.

Both ‘Hope Bleeds Into Despair’ and the subsequent title track race by with such conviction you don’t pause over the typical flaws of emerging bands. FIrst, because there hardly are any, and second because their music is chock full of conviction. You get into what they’re doing.

Perhaps ‘To The Death’ returns a little to the Metalcore blueprint we’ve all come to know and grow tired of, but it’s rescued in the middle by a fantastic build and some snappy, light touch rolls that give it all a vivid feel.

This is the sound of an energetic and committed band coming up with all the goods. Just listen to that blast at the end of ‘To The Death’. It’s packed with enthusiasm and fire.

So give them a chance and pick this up, most especially if you’re not even generally into this style (or rather, think you’re not into this style – in reality it’s pure metal). There’s a blistering set of tunes in here that’ll satisfy even the most jaded. In fact maybe that’s who should hear it the most. Absolutely brilliant – and an unorthodox, chance-taking, exciting album of the month.

4.6 / 5 – Earl Grey ::: 15/11/11



11 Comments
  1. Great review! Great band!
    They get better with each release.

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  3. Awe-fuckin’-some boys. Album of the fucking month. Great work. Was such a pleasure bein’ on tour with you guys in germany. Please, let me buy a CD of yours. I L-O-V-E your sound 😉 (and you, of course. Stupid irish dickheads 😀 )

  4. well deserved, Gacys Threads have an infectious enthusiasm thats difficult to ignore, always a pleasure to play with live too

  5. nice one. must get a copy.

  6. Whopper band

  7. Really pleased with this review, thanks to CT for covering it and giving us some fantastic feedback.

    Thanks for all the positive comments from all… and for anyone looking to listen to the entire EP you can stream it here:

    http://soundcloud.com/gacysthreads/sets/the-ignorance-of-purity

    Cheers,
    Currie

  8. Bend Me Snap ME Says:

    Im so happy to see a great bunch of lads get the recognition that they deserve!

  9. “They’ve successfully steered out of those youthful Metalcore influences and gone backward, in most satisfying fashion, to come up with a refreshingly new direction. Where did they go back to? Well, mostly the blistering noisecore…”

    See this is why these days when people ask me what type of music I listen to I just say “loud stuff” because I’m fucked if I’m going to try to explain the difference between the likes of Metalcore and ‘noisecore’ etc.

    Sample sounds good. I’ll check them out.

  10. Dale Buchanan Says:

    well done lads

  11. Cheers for all the kind words folks, and for anyone interested you can get a physical copy of the EP here http://savouryourscenerecords.bigcartel.com/product/gacys-threads-the-ignorance-of-purity for £3.99 or Digital for £2.50 here http://savouryourscenerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-ignorance-of-purity

    Thanks.

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