"Politics of Dead Friendships" (Thorp Records; 2003)

Reviewed by Snidermann

There are two things I have to say about Burning Bridges and "Politics of Dead Friendships." First, the music is outstanding, full of life and downright raging hardcore. On the other hand, the vocals throughout this CD take the hardcore genre to a new level of extreme: There is so much screeching and screaming on this CD - and so little enunciation - that there is no way to distinguish between one word and the next. It's nothing but guttural utterances from beginning to end. It's more than distracting, it's downright annoying.

My advice would be for Burning Bridges to town down and clear up the vocals a notch or two before they record their next CD. What there is on "Politics" might work in a live show, but it just doesn't cross over to a studio recording.

I look forward to hearing more from Burning Bridges - the band has genuine talent. If one overlooks the iffy vocals, "Politics of Dead Friendships" is a killer CD.

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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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