I remember when a was an ignorant 15 years old kid who listened to metallica, pantera, sepultura and the likes...some day i listened to a song of strife's "in this defiance" and i started to go to hardcore shows and buying fanzines. My life was totally destroyed...but im not gonna talk about it right now. I was just remembering the stupid fights between old and new school so typical of the times. For me it was plainly so weird, as i came from a metal background. But what i never understood(and i still don't) were the kind of "youth crew hardcore revival bands", who pretended to keep the "purity" of hardcore and just rejected any metal-sounding guitar, and who where actually making covers of yout of today or gorilla biscuits but they just changed the name and the lyrics of the song and pretended it to be a new song. Ok, maybe i'm too biased, but most of that bands just sounded the same to me, and it didn't make any sense to do that "ten years after". And that was exactly the name of a MCD released by which seemed to be just one more revival band of the time.
The band was called Refraining, and they were kind of side project of the some members of madrid's a room with a view
with some friends of them coming from the area of barcelona. They just made plain youth crew hardcore(fuck, they even recorded a cover of wide awake), adding some melody and a good production to the sound.
But the voice was actually good and you can realise who high-skilled were the members of a room with a view. This is not just fast drums with with shitty chord progressions, which was what most of this revival bands used to do, these are actual good songs written by good musicians.
check it out and tell me if i'm wrong...01 born to be used02 supuesta libertad03 oppression04 no step back05 ten years after
06 the last straw (wide awake cover)
PS. the cd was self released by the band's label, the same where they released the first album of a room with a view, that is, totally sold out and you can only get a copy through some small distros in europe, that's why i decided to put the whole work here...