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8 out of 10
The depths of the valleys has an undeniable knack for producing some ridiculously talented young bands (the average age of these guys is just 20). South Wales mob This Distance seemed to have appeared out of nowhere and have been creating quite a large buzz around the melodic metalcore scene. The Reality, The Perfection is a statement of intent that is grandiose in structure and is a perfect example of how not to sound like every other Misery Signals and Shai Hulud rip off band that have formed over the past few years.
The open chorded chug of "An Introduction" would have you believe that This Distance are playing things safely. This isn't the case as second track "Fallen" is a rollercoaster ride of melody, brutality and so many danceable parts that 'the kids' are liable to break their ankles in a fever of two stepping madness. Notching up quite a number of impressive support slots already with the likes of Eternal Lord, Trigger The Bloodshed and UKHC heavyweights Your Demise the future is looking extremely bright for this bunch of chaps.
1. An Introduction
3. From The Shores (Instrumental)
4. True Loves Lie
5. Remembering Never
6. Mind Over Matter