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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,526,132 - Total Helpful Votes: 52 of 64
Background Music ~ Give Up the Ghost
Background Music ~ Give Up the Ghost
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mindblowing., 16 Oct 2003
Really. This is beautiful music. Not beautiful in the fragile, delicate and intricate sense. But beautiful as in intense, poetic and passionate. This is everything you ever want form a hardcore CD. The lyrics are at the forefront of AN's aka the ghost's music, as Wes' words are personal, articulate and amazingly poetic. He uses amazing imagery and word play to create strong pictures in your mind, that combined with his amazingly intense voice - you don't need any more convincing that AN are the real deal. Musically, the guitars buzz and rip without letting up, with the odd breakdown now and again, and the drumming pounds away, and is actually, upon closer listen, very good. If you want raw… Read more
It All Comes Down to This ~ Bane
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am not a Superhero!, 11 Aug 2003
This is the first review? This CD has been out for years!
Bane are often labelled as hardcore. Firstly, if you're expecting this to be something like Converge, then it's not. Though Aaron #2 is of Converge fame. But anyway...
Bane have their own unique sound, from the drum assault, to Aaron #1's unique voice, to the crisp guitar sound, from the moment you hear a Bane song, you just KNOW it's Bane. They have that sound. Their own sound, something that every band wants but few fail to achieve.
I'm not going to use big words and huge descriptions, just that this is an amazing record, with 10 amazing songs, and an acoustic song to finish it off. You don't like it because it's not… Read more
Songs of Innocence and of Experience ~ Adequate Seven
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
First thing I need to get off my chest to people is that, this isn't ska. Not in any shape or form. People seem to get confused to what ska actually is, and it's not 'punks with horns'. Adequate Seven are punks with horns, and not a single ska line is heard within the whole album. You can't skank to it. It's not ska. I usually don't like labels and sub-genres, but Adequate Seven seem to be the orignators of political 'funk-core'. Funky basslines in abundance? Yes. Some amazing horn lines? Yes. All mixed up with politically aware, angry lyrics, the odd dub sounds and some fast, driving hardcore punk, that make you want to put your fist in the air and shout at the top of your lungs? YES… Read more