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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Exclusive Feature: Interview with Devin MacGillivray of Yüth Forever (2016)

Album: Skeleton Youth Forever
Release Date: June 3, 2016
Genre: Nu Metalcore, Groove
Location: Oswego, IL

This is the first of what will be many exclusive interview and review partnerships brought to you by Chugcore and New Transcendence! Take a look if you're interested in learning more about the past, present and future of Yüth Forever! In promotion of their upcoming album "Skeleton Youth Forever" which will be released 6/3.

Skeleton Youth Forever is unlike anything any listener will have ever heard; this is as true upon a third listen as it will be on a thirtieth or three-hundredth. Those expecting the band’s musical pendulum to swing back toward 10 Code’s brash, brutish aggression will find themselves in completely foreign territory—as Skeleton Youth Forever continues down the rabbit hole that the band’s debut full-length started. From the hypnotic introduction “Suicide Pistol Grip Pump” to the spastic energy abundant in “People Pleaser” and “Growing Pains,” through the oddly familiar “Villains” and all the way until the last echoed line of “Forever,” the band led by frontman Devin MacGillivray take the listener on a journey unlike anything else out there. 

“People Pleaser” might be the most “standard” song on the album—with rapid, rampaging drums and dirge-like, dissonant grooves taking turns swinging hammers at the listener’s skull. Meanwhile, “Do You?,” “(dreams),” and “(innocence)” see the band continuing a trend established on Freudian Slip’s “Bitteromantic pt. II” and “Freudian Slip.” These tracks are the most devastating anthems on the album, even where they are the most musically minimal. There are no jarring, ultra-heavy breakdowns or grisly grooves—just MacGillivray, the mic, and a beat—and the result is incredible. Listeners will find MacGillivray’s syllables echoing down to the deepest pits of their souls—draining away sanity like a siphon, leaving them in shambles. Songs like “(love)” and “Do You?” Work in brilliant tandem with “Bitteromantic pt. III,” giving the band's punchy, pummeling aggression a poignant, emotional impetus—forcing listeners of all ages to sob like schoolchildren. 

For a more detailed and full review you can check out the full review featured at New Transcendence:

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