Witness is the second album released by Iowa hardcore quintet Modern Life Is War, released in 2005 via Deathwish Inc. This is the last . album to feature Chris Honeck on bass and Matt Hoffman on guitar, as both members would leave the band after the album's release. The album cover was created by Converge singer J. Bannon, and features an image of Main Street, Marshalltown - the city in Iowa where the band members are from - taken in 1896.
Modern Life is War is an American hardcore band originally from Marshalltown, Iowa. Formed in 2002, they are known for their incendiary live shows and unique take on the melodic hardcore and hardcore sound, usually avoiding standard songs structures and almost entirely abandoning the use of breakdowns.
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Modern Life is War is the embodiment of a genre, the precursor to acts that take direct influence from this album, that try to copy an itch to the light that Witness shined upon the genre. We bleed and die the same, every one of us; and Witness is the album that takes these feelings and channels them into musical form. pos'd so hard, man I've started to like this record more because of you. but still modern life is lol. danielito19 January 18th 2011.
7'', 2002, Lifeline Records (USA). 1. Destination: Death Or Better Days. 2. The Farmer's Holiday Association. 3. Fakes Like You (Make Me Sick). 4. War. 5. Self Preservation. 6. By the Sea. 7. Yesterday's Trash. 8. A Tale of Two Cities.
The band released three full-length albums and one self-titled 7" . Modern Life Is War announced their dissolution in early 2008. The band reunited in 2012. In mid 2005, after the release of Witness, guitarist Matt Hoffman and bassist Chris Honeck left the band. They were replaced by Sjarm 13 and Tim Churchman, respectively. On February 9, 2007, . announced that they had inked a record deal with Equal Vision Records. The band's final album, Midnight in America, was released on August 21, 2007.
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