The Most Dangerous Animal - Time Heals All Wounds
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Record Label: Save Your Generation
If you’re looking for a nice burst of hardcore to start off your day, quit looking. The Most Dangerous Animal’s has that covered for you. Time Heals All Wounds is thirty minutes of good clean hardcore – but in no way does it sound stale or rehashed.
The most noticeable defining characteristic of TMDA’s music is how unhardcore it sounds. Most of the songs on Time aren’t fast-paced punk rock songs, they’re midtempo jams. The immediate comparison, then, is to Modern Life Is War, another band famous for eschewing typical hardcore instrumentation – and that comparison is not offbase, especially with the similarities in vocals. TMDA’s vocalist sounds like a more vitriolic, harsher version of MLIW’s Jeffrey Eaton. Single “Living Conditions” displays this adequately, sounding like a more recent MLIW cut.
There are, however, songs more in line with traditional hardcore songs, like “Morning Offering” and “The Weight.” It’s hardly a surprise that these songs are the least interesting on the album, especially when compared to slowburning closer “Inside the Stone House,” Thrice tribute “Mexico” or the catchy “Warm Sunny Days.” It’s nice to hear an album like this, with all the songs sounding so different but fitting together so nicely, particularly in this genre. Time Heals All Wounds is a refreshing listen, and it’s just their debut LP. I can only imagine The Most Dangerous Animal refining their music from here.