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4.0 out of 5 stars
united by fate - kickass!, 10 Sept. 2001
rival schools features ex members of such legendary NY hardcore bands as quicksand, gorilla biscuits, CIV and glassjaw, although people expecting this album to be more of the same will be shocked. this album is much more mellow and doesn't really fit into the "post-hardcore" label its been given. united by fate lends more to bands like weezer than to most aggressive NY hardcore bands. standout tracks include scorching opener Travel By Telephone, the huge 5 minute Undercovers On, and the lead single in the US Used For Glue. Its a shame more people won't get to hear this album with its relatively small distribution, because through radio and tv play, rival schools could be huge.