Formed in the winter of 2007, His Name Was Yesterday’s escalating support within the Buffalo music scene creates an aesthetic that the band may well be some sort of overnight success; nothing could be further from the truth. With several years and...
Formed in the winter of 2007, His Name Was Yesterday’s escalating support within the Buffalo music scene creates an aesthetic that the band may well be some sort of overnight success; nothing could be further from the truth. With several years and numerous projects behind them, the collective members of His Name Was Yesterday are fueled by the realization that this may be their last shot to make the music they love so much. This fact becomes increasingly apparent listening to the bands first demo release containing the songs “Beneath the Lie” “The Suffering” and “Until You’re Gone”. Produced by East Coast producer Doug White (Everytime I Die, Psyopus, Herod, and Gym Class Heroes) the songs blend aspects of Hardcore, Metal and Hard Rock to create a sound that is a direct current to the bands heart and soul. From their chaotic live performances to the intensity of their recordings, His Name Was Yesterday provides their audience with every bit of the lives they have left.
Like life, music is created and destroyed everyday. The breath of its existence is fragile and can be broken at any instance. It is in these moments that you will find His Name Was Yesterday, fighting for every breath, and living with the ghosts of their past. We call upon the misguided and lonely, asking your hearts to beat in unison with ours, creating a thundering sound which no man can ever silence. If we stand together nothing can divide us! Let us into your hearts, and we will provide you with the soundtrack to your existence.
Album review of 'Witness To A Dying World' by Get Exposed! Music and Press His Name Was Yesterday
Witness to a Dying World
Let me preface this review by saying this – there is more to come. If you listened to Witness to a Dying World and like me, it left you wanting more, don't worry because I'm sure His Name Was Yesterday has more tricks up their sleeve.
When I think of His Name Was Yesterday for some reason I tend to think of that awful Buffalohelpwanted.com radio commercial. The reason being is because the websites ad slogan, 'long name, amazing results,' could be said about His Name Was Yesterday, and their thunderous debut, Witness to a Dying World.
This entire effort is frenzied; swirling guitars, massive drum work and some of the better vocals (frontman John has an excellent blend of pure singing ability and thrashing screams) that I have heard in this genre of metal as of late. Witness to a Dying World shines in a few different places throughout its six-track tenure, but maybe not as bright as the back-to-back combo of Valley of Ashes and the Ghost of John Wayne. I would've like to have seen these guys try their hand at a ballad, much like what Five Finger Death Punch did with The Bleeding, but I need to keep telling myself that Witness to a Dying World is only the beginning, and just a taste of what this talented quintet is capable of.
Even though it is merely an EP, Witness to a Dying World has to catapult His Name Was Yesterday into the upper echelon of Buffalo metal. They may just be in their infancy so to speak, but they are pretty damn good, and all you have to do is listen to this EP to know that.
In this critic's eye, Witness to a Dying World is a surefire homerun, but I'm not going to rush into things and crown them the 'next big thing' or this or that, but His Name Was Yesterday could very well turn out to be Buffalo's next It Dies Today.