GIVE UP THE GHOST
"Year One" (Bridge Nine; 2004)
Reviewed by Snidermann
Like olives, Give Up The Ghost's "Year One," takes a little getting used to. I got into the hardcore music almost immediately, but I had to refer to the lyric sheet to find out what was being sung. Still, after a few cuts I jumped right on board and really began to enjoy this release.
The expressions here are dark and heavy, but also very striking and strangely poetic. I began to see where the band was coming from and I felt their pain (instead of being in pain while listening to the CD, which happens more and more with today's screeching vocalists.) Give Up the Ghost is a tight, highly talented machine. It may have taken me a few tracks to really get into it, but once I was in, I was really in.
"Year One" is a re-packaging of some of the band's earlier material, plus some new material, and includes a few covers of The Trouble, The Cro-mags and MC5 and also has three live cuts from the BBC mixed in.
For more information, check out www.giveuptheghost.com.
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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