Hailing from Hull in the late summer of 2011, The Colour Line have spent the last few years perfecting their stage game and building themselves a loyal fanbase. 2015 was a good year for this self-confessed mathcore/technical hardcore band, including their debut at Hevy Fest in a coveted slow – which apparently went down a real treat.
Last month they released their latest EP ‘The Long Awaited Seal Of Disapproval’ unto the world and so far there seems to be nothing but praise for these Yorkshire boys, and they’re hoping to take this support along with them on tour later this month.
If what they were aiming for was a chance to stand out from the crowd, We feel like they’ve severely missed the mark with this EP. From the first track it’s an explosion of noise, heavy power chords and incoherent screams, which continues on from each song to the next.
There are, however, a few moments in each track when you can hear the technical talent and quite a level of skill in the solos and melodies. This is more apparent on the third track ‘R.E.D’ than any other. We only hope they take this seed of hope and nurture that until it grows into something that sets them apart from the masses.
As of yet, I can’t see any evidence that backs their ‘technical hardcore/mathcore’ claim but there is a glimmer of hope buried deep in this EP. There’s definitely something there to develop.