Your Creation
Rules Of Engagement EP

Nothing accompanied this CD when it found its way into my possession, so all I have to go on is the front cover, which is a photo of some dude launching himself into a crowd. I think I’ve got a pretty good idea of what this is going to be like and, with my current music taste, they might just have timed this right.

‘Fall Down’ announces itself in no uncertain terms. Even though the drums seem to fall out at the beginning, the distraction is short lived as the ungodly screaming soon starts. To say this song is fast paced would be an understatement, they seem to have a prior engagement down the pub and, if they don’t finish the song in time, their beer will get warm.

Don’t get me wrong though, it’s pretty good and the breaks are well timed and sufficiently long to not kick the ass out of what they are doing. It is pretty standard fare though and you could liken them to any one of a dozen or so ‘metal’ bands.

The second track, ‘Rules of Engagement’, kicks into life immediately and the drums once again sound just a little bit out, almost as though he’s trying to put an extra half beat into everything. Whilst it’s a little off putting at first, its not something that ruins the overall effect of the music as they have one simple aim, to make as much noise as possible, and that they manage admirably.

They are the pipe bomb inside your head, with a short fuse and a prolonged explosion. It finishes with ‘Until the End’ and again you are under no illusion that Your Creation would ever release some half-baked, wussy tune.

Whereas some bands of this ilk, rely on the contrast of two vocalists, one screaming blue-murder and the other with gentle lilting melodies, Your Creation rely solely on the former. It’s perfect music to put on when you are in a mood for destruction.

Fast paced, filled with vitriol and anger, they’re not bad at what they do. If you like your music like you like a fight on a Friday night, then either go and see them or get their CD. Sure their style is one that has been done before, but unlike some other bands at the moment, they don’t pretend to be anything other than what they are.

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Duncan Bradshaw is a gentleman, a musician, and a renowned bizarro author.

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