Members: Duncan, Ivan, Adam, Jordan, Tom
In 2002 The Hurt Process arrived, with a schizophrenic blend of pitch-perfect vocal melodies, brutal breakdowns and killer pop hooks that showed off their love of hardcore, metal and emo. They quickly released the Another Day EP on Loudspeaker to rave reviews from the music press including Big Cheese Magazine, Kerrang, Metal Hammer, and Rocksound who said: This EP rocks harder than a Whitesnake roadie at a Venom concert!, You need The Hurt Process. Amazing. Destined to be on the UKs hottest new bands.
The Hurt Process quickly built a substantial fan base with awesome live shows and penchant for touring their asses off, sharing the stage with American bands like Taking Back Sunday, Atreyu and Silverstein. Inherited Industries released The Last Goodbye, four songs of heartache, rage and angst. The EP showed The Hurt Process refining their sound, creating a more focused, direct and intricate aural assault. Tuesday channeled the spirit of Jeff Buckley into the vocal chords of Boysetsfires Nathan Gray, while the climax, The Sky Bleeding White Butterflies saw the band move further into uncharted territories.
The bands debut album, Drive By Monologue, was also received with critical praise. Mike Davies of BBC Radio said, "Who says that Americans do it better? The Hurt Process will be exploding out of the underground with Drive By Monologue. This is how melodic hardcore should be done. Victory Records released the album in North America, prompting praise from metal bible Revolver, who said, Drive By Monologue seamlessly shifts gears from grinding hardcore to introspective emo without ever losing its keen sense of direction. Stick along for the ride. The band played several weeks on Warped Tour 2004, expanding their fan base stateside.
The Hurt Process weathered some personnel changes, streamlining the band down to a five piece. The new line up is comprised of vocalist Daniel Lawrence, guitarist Tom Diamond, new guitar player Adam Yeoman, bassist Duncan McGilvary and drummer Darren Toms.
The Hurt Process breathes new life into an increasingly stale metal/hardcore scene with a new direction thats as soothing as it is serrated. After bonding over a love of Jimmy Eat World, Thursday, and Killswitch Engage, the band created their own style, with claustrophobic and intertwining fretwork, rumbling low-end mechanics and vocals that range from crooning to screams. The aim of the band is simple, according to Darren: We have worked hard and we are playing music we enjoy. Hopefully our current fans will like our new album and we will make loads of new fans. This is our best album so far more direct and focused.
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