Oshawa, Ontario hardcore act Sleep When You’re Dead recently released their debut album, Directions. Opening song “Muskoka Dinner Jacket” kicks things off with about 1:40 minutes of breakdown which abruptly stops as a single note streams into the next song “Hooker Spit” which sets the mood for the rest of Directions.

Overall it’s a slow-paced hardcore album with a hint of southern influence. The record speeds up a bit during the song “Blood Red Stilettos” but, as soon as it began winds back down. SWYD have successfully differentiated themselves from other hardcore acts by performing slowed down hardcore songs. If you’re looking for slow but heavy hardcore, I’d direct them this release.

Track Listing:

01. Muskoka Dinner Jacket
02. Hooker Spit
03. Directions
04. Blood Red Stilettos
05. Three Lights Madoc
06. No More Talk
07. Prepare To Be Amazed

Run Time: 26:44
Release Date: April 11, 2011

Check out the song: “Blood Red Stilettos”