Light Yourself On Fire
Intimacy EP

Here is a very tasty little17 minute, 6 track EP of fierce, angular but intelligent hardcore featuring former Reversal of Man vocalist Matt Coplon as well as other veterans from the Tampa, Florida hardcore scene and even former Brutality demo drummer Ken Karg (yes, that Brutality).

With a darkly nihilistic tone and atmosphere littered with lyrics and samples based on the writings and thoughts of Sartre, Kafka and Camus, Light Yourself On Fire come across as far more that your usual choppy, antagonistic hardcore band; think a slightly gruffer, heftier Converge with philosophy degree.

With a rumbling fume spewing diesel of a guitar tone mixed by Mark Nikolich (Kylesa, Torche) and mastered by Scott Hull as well Coplon’s varied gruff barks and screams, the 17 minutes of caustic precision leaves raspberries on your skin as tracks like “New Baby Girl”, “Five Blows” and “Haunts” lurch and sneer by, but also leaves you rubbing your chin pensively with some thought provoking samples and a couple of introspective moments to start “Love and Death”, “Intimacy” and “Montag”.

A very promising second EP, and I hope a full length surfaces soon as LYSOF look to inject some intellectual fury into the hardcore scene.

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Written by Erik T
August 20th, 2008


  1. Commented by: swampthang

    man brutality’s name is poppin up everywhere lately. nways def gotta check this out.

  2. Commented by: vegard

    is this the same band that had a selftitled ep out? always liked the dudes vocals, reminded me somewhat of daniel weyandt.

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