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What It Is To Burn

Finch Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: CD
  • ASIN: B000062YAM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,567 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Finch ~ What It Is To Burn

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emo with blastbeats? Finch change the rules 25 Mar 2002
Format:Audio CD
With their full length debut, Finch pull off the remarkable feat of blending the sensuous and beautiful melodic suss of Jimmy Eat World or Weezer with the raw power and aggressive delivery of Deftones. This album is exploding at the seams with hook after gorgeous hook, walls of dense yet articulate guitar, driving, thunderous beats and vocals that ache, soar, and in places, could strip paint. Finch have pulled off what so many other bands have failed to do and created a hybrid of emo, punk rock and hardcore that works on all of these levels whilst simultaneously sounding fresh and new. The songs vary from slow and brooding (yet typically exploding in some fantastic crescendo or climaxing magnificently) to fast and driving, beautifully catchy and melodic or, in the case of "Project Mayhem" featuring Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw, they kick up a disjointed metal noise that is part Meshuggah, part Atari Teenage Riot, part Drowningman while still managing to feel at place on this awesome CD.
For anyone who likes the aforementioned genres, Finch are worth checking out. Their "Falling Into Place" EP (two songs of which appear in rerecorded versions on this CD) is equally worth getting hold of to see a band absolutely at the top of their game, showing some of the more established bands across these genres how to make a record that is emotional and effortlessly moving but that also truly, utterly and completely rocks.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album Ever!!!!!!!! 17 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album after hearing Letters to You and What it is to Burn onTv, Both incredible songs. After buying the album, i realised that these were not one offs, just two in a collection of 14 amazin ones.
Every song on this album makes you want to stand up and jump. The music fills you with such emotion and energy that you just want to burst out. Finch provide an interesting cross between punk and hardcore, so that ther are still catchy riffs but with more energy and less poppy.
There is not one bad track on this album, but a few stand out:
The two singles, Letters to you and What is is to burn, probably the two best tracks on the album, Perfection through silence, a catchy yet mind-blowingly powerful song, Ender, showing how Finch can be more mellow when they want to be, and Without you Here is also incredible.
I would recommend this album to anyone who likes punk but would like to hear it with a little bit more of an edge.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars blown away 4 Feb 2003
Format:Audio CD
when you first put this album into your stereo straight from the get-go your going to hear one of the best debut albums ever and be ' blown away '.
from the first track it's clear that your in for a ride full of heavy guitar riffs with a punk styling and a singer with such a good voice you wouldn't believe.The drummer creates such good percusion and the guitarists are such an unbelievable pairing , they thrive off of each other, one with a catchy punk/metal layden riff and the other providing great rhythm ( not to metion the underneath emotional screaming ) making all the songs so melodic , so simple but yet so undeniably good. buy this album , you wont be dissapointed. I think the best band drive-thru have signed since New found. Your gonna' love this album , I promise.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What It is To Burn 18 Mar 2007
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I bought this album in 2003 after getting their EP in a drive thru records box set. I can genuinely say that this is one of few albums that is close to perfect, I think there's only 1 track that I skip when I listen to the CD. Here is a single review of each track

New Beginnings = This is a very good track in my opinion. The palm muted verses along with outstanding vocals to go with them is the highlight of this song for me. (8/10)

Letters to You = The majority of Finchers will think that this is there best song. I disagree. I admit that it is a good track, but it's overated. But still an amazing track and some deep lyrics. (8/10)

Post Script = This is one of my favourite tracks on the album. The verses are the best and again have deep lyrics, I wish it was a bit longer though (9/10)

Grey Matter = Starts with a clean intro and then kicks in with heavy verses and some great agressive vocal work by Nate, and the chorus' get back into the Finch style. A great track in my opinion, one of the best without a doubt (10/10)

Perfection Through Silence = This is my second favourite song on the album. This song (along with Letters to You) was featured on their EP. This version is a lot better. I think that Nate puts alotta feeling into this track. Even with the intro, you can tell it's gonna be deep. The chorus blows me away and the bridge blows me further away, ending the bridge with the agressive yet powerful words "When weakend, when will you rise".
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weird One, this! 15 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
Well Finch in a nutshell would be "Riff heavy punk". It really is hard to describe them. The lead singer, Nate, has a brilliant voice with fantastic range. Finches sound though is unique, it mixes the best of current punk rock vocals, with heavier guitars, making it a cross between nu metal and punk I suppose. The album has enough catchiness to get you into it, "letters to you" and "without you here" being the prime example, and enough depth and brilliance in the other songs for it to hold onto you and drag you into a world of melodic screaming and crushing vocals that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Its so hard to define Finch that it should be said that its not like stupid slipknot screaming, it has more emotion (hearing Nate screaming "when will you rise......." -on "perfection through silence" still makes me wanna start jumping around in the street), but at the same time its slightly heavier than say, New found glory. My personal favourite songs are the amazing "Ender", "New Begginings" and probably "What It Is To Burn". But hey, thats just me, everyone I know likes something different about Finch. Take a chance with this album and buy it, thats what I did -im addicted now.oops!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars FINCH!
Awesome album! Lost my original so got another. Age old band that should never have broken up. Buy it they guys deserve your money.
Published 11 months ago by vani
5.0 out of 5 stars Finch Treat
I purchased this cd as a treat to myself. Finch are touring again after a long time out and I had never heard their old stuff. Really glad I did.
Published 15 months ago by adele1962cat
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but falls down.
This a great album, don't get me wrong.
I do love this album.
It has some amazing songs on it.
But... Read more
Published on 6 July 2009 by Happy Smily Guy
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT IT IS TO BURN.......A MUST BUY
Not one bad track on the entire cd, if your into emo/screamo bands then this is quite simply a must buy. Best songs, What It Is To Burn, Ender and Three Simple Words.
Published on 17 Jan 2008 by Jonno
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Album
This music album is very good and could be described as emo. The best song is the title track, 'What It Is To Burn'. Read more
Published on 15 Nov 2007 by S. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine and Dandy!
I have had this album since it came out some four years ago. The album was recommended to me by a couple of people and it didn't disappoint. Read more
Published on 2 Jan 2007 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic.
This album is a classic...the composistion and lyrics portray a lot of emotional context and if you too are an angry teenager or just appreciate good music this is a good album to... Read more
Published on 12 Dec 2006 by R. Batchelor
4.0 out of 5 stars What it is to burn...out..
The previous reviewer got it mroe or less right. Finch came in at the beginning of emo - a time when the "kids" hadn't got hold of it, and bands like Jimmy Eat World, Finch and... Read more
Published on 6 Oct 2006 by Mr. Robert A. Spacey
4.0 out of 5 stars emo that broke the mould
it isnt a lie to say that the now defunct finch were emo,they became darker and more complex on the follow up to this but on here they are emo but brought some class chorus',lyrics... Read more
Published on 3 May 2006 by sean paul mccann
3.0 out of 5 stars Emo has done worse.
Finch, to me, have always felt like the American equivalent of Funeral for a Friend. This was their debut album, and it's a fair piece. Read more
Published on 18 April 2006 by dynamitekid156
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