OLDE YORK   
"SHALLOW WORLD"   
WTF RECORDS

I was very exited when I received this CD for my review pile. OLDE YORK hails from
New York and play old school classic New York Hardcore. I am a big fan of Hardcore and
wish I got more Hardcore sent in, but most bands are turned back because of all the Death
Metal. Well, a lot of Death metal is influenced by Hardcore, since it came first, this is how
we ended up with so many Metalcore / Deathcore bands today. Anyway, back to the great
OLDE YORK. These guys scream old school New York Hardcore from the streets, from
beginning to end. I felt like these guys took me straight back to the late 80's & early 90's.
They have that tough gritty from the streets aggression with the pissed off in your face
attitude that comes from living in New York. They made me homesick a little for Philly,
which has some what the same vibe as the great New York City.
OLDE YORK has those
killer grooved out breakdowns that only New York Hardcore bands have. There is just
something distinct, that you know a band is from New York. Ted Wohlsen's vocals reminded
me of Lou Koller of
SICK OF IT ALL & Toby Morse of H2O (two great New York
Hardcore bands) mixed together. If you took the best parts (which would be everything) of
SKARHEAD, SICK OF IT ALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MADBALL, BIOHAZARD &
H2O
and blended them all together you would come out with OLDE YORK. Can you ask
for a better example of what great New York Hardcore is? I loved these guys and can't wait
to see what they deliver to us next and would love to catch them live. This is one of the best
Hardcore bands I have heard in a long time. I loved what you guys are doing, but you guys
made me really miss the East Coast where I spent 30 + years of my life!
OLDE YORK
must be in every Hardcore fans collection!

www.OLDEYORKnyhc.com