There is a torment in the heart of the new album from Italian post-hardcore band If I Die Today, and a tempestuous air which lives up to any ideas inspired by the name Cursed. There is also an invasive and at times punishing darkness and emotional trespass coursing through the veins of the encounter but equally an imagination loaded, gripping enterprise which ensures it easily stands out against any other similarly sculpted and bred offerings. Cursed is destined not to be for everyone, and will frighten many off with its searing intensity and emotion but there is no escaping that it announces If I Die Today as one of the more fascinating incitements in the post and hardcore scene.
Instantly gripping, Cursed only gets more powerful, persuasive, and emotionally penetrating with very listen. It certainly lingers and leaves scars in its wake too, but only to please and make demanding reasons to go back into its merciless majesty. If I Die Today is one of the truly exciting bands in the post and neat hardcore scene, Cursed shows exactly why.
Cursed | Released October 10th, 2015 on Sliptrick Records
01. Jesus | 02. Adam | 03. Lucifer | 04. Patrick | 05. Elisabeth | 06. Faustus | 07. The Ancient Mariner | 08. Vincent | 09. Cursed