I don't think this is really necessary, but for those who haven't heard this band, they play a generally fast-paced aggressive brand of hardcore that has been expanded on this release with some great rock riffs and indie rock parts.
What seems to have really separated this band from so many others for a lot of fans myself included are Wes Eisold's lyrics. Insightful, emotional and oozing with biting sarcasm, these words seem like they belong in a book of poetry instead of a hardcore record.
While the limitations to themes such as self-inflection and relationship issues might make Give Up The Ghost a one trick pony of sorts, they do that trick so well, it's hard to hold it against them. The tone for the record is set by the simple yet elegant intro " It's Sometimes Like It Never Started " and the first song "Love American," which previously appeared on their EP of the same name.
As Eisold screams "Love is all that we ever need," you should know what you're in for. Each successive track that follows is another bitter lover's story of goodbye kisses and stabs in the back. Either this guy had one bitch of a significant other for a long time, or he has less luck with relationships than anyone on the planet.
Thus far, I haven't really said a whole lot about what sets this record apart from their previously releases and that's quite frankly because the difference is relatively minor. Where "Background Music" made up for its few shortcomings in raw emotion, "We're Down Til We're Underground" attempts to do so with songwriting and production. Generally speaking though, this record isn't so much a leap forward as it is a confident, albeit small step, in a more mature direction.
You've also got to wonder what Jake Bannon's been eating because this is record number eighty-five billion that this guy has done artwork and design for that couldn't possibly suit the album any better. Every song on "We're Down Til' We're Underground" effortlessly carries intense emotional weight in all it's layers.
After all, it's an album born out of pressure and pain more so than most hardcore records past or present will likely ever be.
This new version is offered in a gatefold jacket with revamped artwork and packaging. Track Listing: Love American Since Always Calculation Nation Crime Scene Cossar was a member of Ten Yard Fight whom Eisold had served as a roadie for on many national tours. At the very least, I was disappointed with this album.
Each song sounded obnoxiously similar to the one before it, and the lyrics would have been better suited to an emo band. I'm giving it 4 stars because "Background Music" owns this cd. I liked it nevertheless. Prove that we've crossed your mind on some term besides numbers. A lot of people would dissagree with me, but I think this is way better than Background Music. Wes' voice does sound a little off on this album, but the songs are just written better.
This is a good album to listen to from start to finish which I think is a very good thing. I really like this album. I purchased "Background Music" a while back and thought that that album was good, but a lot of the songs sounded the same. This album is a definite progression for the band and hopefully a sign of more good things to come. What can I say, this cd is very good. With the awesome screaming and the punk esc guitars and drums, I believe everyone should have this cd in their collection.
Give Up The Ghost. Amazing cd. If you are a fan of good hardcore, these boston boys know whats up. Damn, they are fucking awesome. They also toured non stop from September 13th - January 28th This cd is exactly what I expected it to be and more Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
This record isn't going to piss off the majority of Gutguh's fanbase, which is exactly the problem. Icho Candy - Glory To The King their previous LP, The Grieving - Shreddy Krueger - The Grieving Musictwo others EPs, and constant touring, the The Last Supper After Party - Give Up The Ghost - Were Down Til Were Underground has managed to win over Boo Kapone - Knowledge - Various - In The Shadow Of An Icon great number of fans, and become one of the most prominent acts in the hardcore scene. Crush Of The Year. Like it or not, the impact that this band has had on the Julia Dream - Pink Floyd - Relics community in such a short time has been huge. From the first strummed notes of opening Go-Go Dancer - The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) - Sun, Moon & Stars " It's Sometimes Like It Never Started " the album feels personal and thematic. The first and last songs on the album show the band at its Manson Girls - The Shivas - You Know What To Do creative, Find The Cost Of Freedom - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - So Far ambient rock material, far from the chaos of hardcore punk music. LP - Transparent Gold. At the very least, I was disappointed with this album.
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