by Skip the Foreplay


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With a sound rooted in metalcore and accented by dance-pop and dubstep, featuring screamed lyrics straight out of a club banger, and released on Epitaph, one of punk's most enduring labels, Skip the Foreplay's debut album shows that they're a band who aren't interested in being easily categorized. Nightlife, the Canadian electronicore outfit's first outing, finds the band taking all of the aforementioned elements and throwing them in a blender to create a genre-bending mix that ends up being surprisingly coherent. Using breakdown-heavy metalcore as the through line for the album, the band uses the other elements to season the songs, adding a synth run to a chorus or the occasional R&B-touched departure in place of a boilerplate breakdown to keep the listener guessing where they're going at any given moment. While other bands have attempted this formula, what helps set Skip the Foreplay apart are their lyrics. On the surface, the songs would seem to be filled with anguished ruminations about bottles of Dom Perignon and dancefloor drama, but if you scratch just a little beneath the surface you begin to uncover the sleazy underbelly of the club scene, with weapons snuck in past security, dosed drinks, and sexual predators waiting to take advantage of people. This darker side to the songs gives the album an unexpected depth, and at times even makes the strange mash-up of genres seem almost conceptual. While this might not make instant fans out of anyone already turned off by bands like Attack Attack! or Asking Alexandria, it definitely shows that there's more going on with some of these bands than you might think. For anyone already on board with the genre, don't hesitate to check these guys out.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2012
Label: Epitaph / Ada
UPC: 0045778718825
catalogNumber: 87188
Rank: 128974

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Skip the Foreplay   Primary Artist
Ryan Harvey   Guitar
Frank Shooflar   Vocals
Chuck Pilon   Guitar,Group Member
Mathieu Maltais   Rhythm Guitar,Group Member
Marc-André Lemyre   Drums,Group Member
Marc-André Fillion   Vocals,Group Member
Kathia Mailloux   Vocals
Julien Guy-Béland   Bass,Group Member
Jean-Michel Aumais   DJ,Group Member

Technical Credits

Nick Pritchard   Artwork
Dave Shapiro   Booking
Alex Erian   Management
Frank Shooflar   Producer,Engineer
Carl Severson   Management
Skip the Foreplay   Producer

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