Once one new style comes out there are always bands copping onto the same sound, not Youth In Revolt. Definitely not. The American Post-Hardcore armada infuses Post-Hardcore onto a plethora of different influences ranging from Trance / synth elements to a mix of Screamo and Metalcore, yup YIR are a mixing pot of heavy brutality.
That summed up to make their latest music video 'Locked & Loaded', set inside a warehouse and outside in a wooded area, the video predominately centers around the band performing with the video image being distorted when the auto-tune is initiated, this is first experienced 14 seconds in from which sets the visual effects in motion, such as the doubling image effect of the musicians playing, think a mirror effect or a double rainbow and you get the idea. Forward on to around the 3:06 marks and the harsh music and vocals drop down to allow clean vocals to take over the reins, at least till 3:21 before the harsh vocals come back into intertwine once again with the clean vocals and at the same time the guitars and drums kick back into touch once again for an all somewhat odd finale.
A short but snappy breakdown followed by a clean drumbeat finish which then leaves the camera falling away from focusing on the musicians to staring at some cables and the floor. The extravagant balance between the clean and harsher vocals strikes a status quo in perfect harmony and proves why this band are unique and are destined to garner international attention.
 RHYS STEVENSON