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5.0 out of 5 stars The 'Great EP' is just that: GREAT, 27 May 2003
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This review is from: The Great Ep (Audio CD)
This EP has on it four tracks of brilliant, uplifting melodic rock. The band INSTRUCTION is made up of 3/4 of Errortype: 11 and Tom Capone from Quicksand. These ex-members have combined here together to make a brilliant soiled, grungy sound, with fervant riffs and dynamic drumming. They sound like Hundered Reasons covering Foo Fighters. The opening track 'Great' combines jerky guitar riffery and demanding vocals that would see even most unlikely rock banging their head. The songs are rock music good and true, with a hint of punk (the real type, obviously), and a hell of a lot of pent up anger.But this is not all this band have to offer which they demonstrate in the soaring acoustic enjuiced verses of ‘Death to the Four Car Garage Band’, which takes a mighty swipe at the current wave of garage-rock. New York's soon-to-be finest purveyors of garage rock - that is, sweaty, beer-swilling, two-fingers-up-at the-world garage rock - are the perfect antidote to the current crop of skinny-tie wearing Americans being shamelessly thrown into the faces of the MTV2 generation. Quite simply, they are a cathartic wake-up call to anyone who thought that proper rock bands were a thing of the past.The band also have a pop-punk attitude with their song 'Your punk sucks'. Songs of passion, intent, and viscerity. Songs about the state of music today ('Death To The Four Car Garage Band' and 'Your Punk Sucks', are about garage-rock and punk-pop respectively). Songs about believing in yourself ('Great' - "you are gonna be nothing/and I am already great"). Songs about knowing you're right ('Pissed Me Off Again'). Real songs, with real messages. Songs for everybody. Crunching riffs, snarling vocals and even a dual guitar solo. It's like Rival Schools on heroin, or Nirvana with balls. It'll make you want to sing, scream, or give your boss the middle finger. You're gonna love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fully Instructed, 11 Jun. 2003
This review is from: The Great Ep (Audio CD)
One of the best bands to come out the US over the last year.
A band that rose from the ashes of Errortype:11 and Quicksand they are slowing becoming everyones #1 band thru-out the UK.
After seeing them support Hell Is For Heroes i bought their album pre release and i must admit its the best EP i've heard in a long time.
First "Great", a rebelious song that just sounds great with a supreme feeling of lashing out against the people who put you down. Fantastic Guitar riffs and an easy to sing-along-with set of lyrics, fantastic words that roll off your tounge to accompany the tune.
Secondly, "Pissed Me Off Again" - Lovely track to sing to unleash your fury within', great singing by singer Arty who express's fully the feelings behind the song. As with all the song the guitar riffs along with the great drum beats and bass make it a very good track.
Thirdly, as Arty always likes to tell us "Your Punk Suck" is about bands think there punk because they can wear the clothes and think themselves cool like most the wannabes you see around your local high street thinking there in and different, they havent got the mentality that punks all about and thats why "Your Punk Sucks". Not heavely done but the melodic tune makes you want to sway, clap along and just sing along and share the same views. Great song, very nice to wind down with.
Lastly, most peoples favourite "Death To The Four Car Garage Band" is about the crappy corporate punk-rock-metal you get around these days like Girly band "Good Charlotte" and the teens with angst "Simple Plan". Slowly building up with Artys great singing voice, a slow drum roll and small riff that crash's into some nice riffs by the second guitarist Tye. Dueling between Arty and Tye are the best bits of the song and just makes this and great song to listen to, sing along to and get your groove onto :P Best song by far.
Recommended buying and if you dont belive me you can see them live and make up your own mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most exciting new bands in the world!, 26 May 2003
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This review is from: The Great Ep (Audio CD)
I bought this EP after seeing Instruction live supporting Funeral For A Friend, and it comes very close to capturing the intensity of their incredible live performances. Frontman Arty Shepard is charisma personified, and you will no doubt find yourself reminded of Kurt Cobain as he and his band tear their way through these 4 tracks. "Great" and "P*** Me Off" are both top quality punk tunes, with the slower tempo of "Death To The Four Car Garage Band" the only song that isn't hugely exciting on this CD. But final track "Your Punk Sucks" - which Arty dedicates to the likes of Good Charlotte and New Found Glory at their live shows - is an absolutely blinding tune. If post-hardcore and/or punk-rock are your thing, you will love this CD!
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