"Shakedown Tonight" (Triple Crown; 2004)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Long Island, NY is where Anterrabae call home, and - while the band's sometimes emotive, but always metalcore delivery may share traits with fellow Islanders From Autumn to Ashes and Brand New - it's the disjointed melodics and screaming vocals found in songs like the cleverly titled "Engage Catch Phrase" that ultimately lumps them in the hipster hardcore category a la Everytime I Die and Poison the Well. 

Eleven tracks chock full of jagged guitars, jumpy rhythms, and enough lyrical cynicism to fill any teenager's homespun journal entry, Anterrabae successfully scrape the gloss from suburban America's stucco-faced homes and expose the honest, direct, and brutal underbelly of the good life. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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