Remains of the day emerged from late 90’s crust, metallic hardcore and anarcho punk, perhaps taking influence from such bands as HIS HERO IS GONE, AMEBIX, and early NEUROSIS; and yet creating something quite unique. on their first album, entitled "An Underlying Frequency" their crushing, chaotic d-beat punk is interspersed with moments of profound melody and silence, and an evocative sense of ennui, adding to this desolation with the presence of violin with wonderful melancholy effect. Despite these fleeting moments of beauty and grandeur ’An Underlying Frequency” never stops being punk. Remains Of The Day followed up “An Underlying Frequency” with ‘Hanging on Rebellion.” Where their previous effort was despairing landscapes of dereliction, interspersed with moments of hope, ‘Hanging on Rebellion” focuses on that desperate, frantic hope; the melody is heightened, the pace is quickened, the violin ever present yet out of reach in waves of heavy reverb over far more melodic post punk inspired guitars, howling screams and low growls and the very prominent pummelling d beat. It is this juxtaposition of almost etherial and intricately delicate melodies and the underlying crushing crust hardcore that is so evocative. Remains of the day perfectly captured the sound of an abandoned world of forgotten things; of expanses of pylons and withered trees, of cities lost to nature. Together with the likes of His Hero Is Gone. Madame Germen, Ekkaia and Tragedy, they would inspire a decade of epic, emotive crust. The band disbanded and went on to form The Estranged, and continue to play in Hellshock and Warcry.
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