Representing Tampa, FL, LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE consists of four veterans of Tampa’s metal and hardcore scenes including ex-REVERSAL OF MAN vocalist Matt Coplon. LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE conjures dark, sinister atmospheres amidst an urgent, precise attack. CMYK colored vinyl
is limited to 200 copies and comes with an free MP3 download card of the complete album. Robotic Empire worked with this burly band on a limited cassette of their first recording, of which we wrote the following description (which still applies to this killer album):
"LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE is a fine example of Florida's consistent tendency for innovative heavy music. Years prior to the world of "metalcore" (or even the very word), the members of LYOF paid their dues in OMEGA MAN and REVERSAL OF MAN, merging elements of raging metal with a strong foundation in hardcore punk. Not crossover thrash exactly, but also unlike any of the "metal" or "hardcore" bands at the time. These bands lived amongst the underappreciated innovators of what would eventually become a very popular and widespread sound.
Years later the same people that helped expand our own tastes of metal and hardcore have regrouped in LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE, an absolutely pummeling quartet. The fusion of heavy
guitar work with a fierce rhythm section (including a healthy amount of double-bass) and gruff n' burly vocals all make for a truly interesting listen. This is the type of band that really show their years of hard work in the underground, and it's not surprising you hear similar styles in popular groups going today (ie, CONVERGE, LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON, etc.) And that's not to say that these bands were influenced directly by the brutal dudes of LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE, but undoubtedly a whole new generation of musicians has in
directly taken from their groundwork."
Artwork by Steak Mountain (COMBATWOUNDEDVETERAN, REVERSAL OF MAN).