Being a fan of many Trustkill bands (18v, Bleeding Through, Fight Paris, Bullet for my Valentine and it dies today to name a few)i heard a song by This is hell on a trustkill playlist and i can say i immediately fell in love with it. the song was 'polygraph cheaters' and having listened to the album many times now, although this song is definetely a highlight, i was in no way dissappointed with the rest.
the album opens as it means to go on, with the idea of things collapsing around you- quite a reoccuring theme, with fast paced hardcore, in the vein of comeback kid or with honor. its fast, with good guitar riffs nd a guy shouting over the top. Personally, i think travis reilly has a very good voice although, as you expect with this sort of music, it is the same basically all the time. the guys employ good gang vocals to add to the songs and don't overuse this, which makes them really stand out and effective.
You could critisize this is hell and say that the songs bleed together and are all the same. after a few listens though, some of the songs begin to stand out as favourites. also, if their song formula is very very good, why change it? My favourite songs are 'Permanence', with the excellnt outro 'These are the things that i never ever wanted to know, with smling scars across our throats, if the good die young we'll live forever'. then of course there is 'polygraph cheaters' which i think has the catchiest hardcore 'chorus' ever, you'll be singing, or shouting along from the second listen! other standout songs are 'procession commence', again with excellent lyrics and also the album closer 'epilogue'.
Aside from the actaul songs, the artwork is really good and it includes the lyrics. the downside is to be expected from this sort of album- it only lasts half hour. the answer to that is listen to it twice though :D it also has two instrumentals, which i think work well to give yourself a little break from all the hardcoreism!
overall if you are reading this, you are more than likely interested in this sort of music, in which case you should buy this album, because it is very good! The lyrics are fantastic, the guitars imaginative and exciting, the drums and bass are tight and hold it all together, and they have fantastic potential to become leaders of the new hardcore scene along with comeback kid with honor etc etc.