“Hello and welcome to, day thirty of my life” sings vocalist Richard Fox before a head rush of lo-fi guitar strummings and meandering basslines welcome a fresh and exciting musical direction for the once-vocalist of acclaimed midlands hardcore mob Restraint. Gone are the passionately gritty shouts and in come similarly passionate melodic deliveries perfectly accompanied by scabrously angular musical dynamics that prey on the elements of *Fugazi *and other Dischord bands.
Track two _‘Take Some More’ _is a brilliant example of The Nothing Engine’s sharp but catchy quirkiness, it’s fast, urgently spat vocals illustrating his usual socially aware lyrics that take a step back and comment on society’s downfall, encouraging a re-examination of where we’re all heading.
With ‘The Nothing Engine’ Mr Fox showcases a band with an incredible formula in which he can fully develop his love for intelligent post-hardcore song-writing. Now please, someone somewhere, for the love of God, sign these guys so we can make them the cult heroes they so deserve to be.
10Mat Hocking's Score