Death Of Youth is a band from Germany, founded in 2013. Their main influence seems to be hardcore punk, and that have been what made me weary of it at first. Yet, as you can see, I underhandedly added the term 'noise-rock' to the genres above. There's a good reason for that too, otherwise I wouldn't do that. Opener '55116' really is much more of a noise rock anthem than a punk song.
For starters, there's the tempo. Death Of Youth seems to prefer a mid tempo approach, at least on most occasions. That doesn't affect the aggression and crushing spirit of the whole by the way. The raw, pissed-off vocals certainly have that in-your-face punk attitude but I can see this song being played by Melvins just as much as by Agnostic Front. There's just as much Godflesh, Winter or Tool as there is Hüsker Dü or Gorilla Biscuits, to name a few.
Even when the tempo goes up, there's still is experimental, noisy approach, resulting in eerie feedback noises here and there. And then there's also 'Eine jugend, die es nicht wert ist, erzählt zu werden', a song the combines sludge, shoegaze and blacked doom, or something like that. This is a massive song. If this still is hardcore punk, it's probably one of my all-time favorite hardcore punk songs, that's for sure.
This album is one of the reasons why I still refuse to like or dislike certain genres. I don't consider myself a hardcore fan but I'm absolutely sure that there are hardcore bands that I will like. Same with noise rock. To be quite honest, I have no idea how to classify Death Of Youth ('Die Nacht Von Lissabon' could have been a Burzum song for crying out loud) but I certainly like what they came up with. So check it out dammit!