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Why settle for anything less?,
This review is from: Worship And Tribute (Audio CD)
Having been a fan of hardcore music for quite some time it still stuns me to see that a band can still come up with an album that blows most of the competition away. In comparison to 'Everything...', Glassjaw's last album, 'Worship...' may appear to compromise the hardcore punky roots that made their debut so compelling. However, one or two listens and it becomes apparent that their sound has matured to the point where they can happily cross to the mainstream. It is a refreshing change to hear a vocalist as talented as Daryl not wasting his talents on pointless angst (I'm looking your way Staind, Disturbed et al) but giving his lyrics real meaning. There are various stand out tracks on this album, in particular the stunning final three, 'The Gillette...', 'Trailer Park Jesus' and 'Two Tabs of Mescaline' and 'Must've Run All Day', brilliant and compelling evidence of their newfound maturity. In short, you would be a fool to buy a record which doesn't match up to this. If you enjoy this try BoySetsFire's 'After the Eulogy'(rawer and more punky) and Thursday's 'Full Collapse'(less raw and edgy but great songs).