Not at all. I like it, but it's overblown, and some of the songs could have used more variation.
Touche Amore is an awful choice as an opener for Boris.
I saw Touche Amore and Pianos Become the Teeth together a few weeks back and both were great. I really like the new Pianos album, i have had it on heavy rotation since the show.
So these recommendations are intriguing. Pianos Become the Teeth and Defeater are both definitely heavily indebted to screamo as a whole. That being said, I adolesced to that genre and have many fond memories of those bands. And the Pianos album doesn't feature the same brutal heavy-handed-ness that many of the early 2000s screaming sad guys had. Not sure I even like either album, but they're both interesting and worth a second spin.
Anyone ever been a fan of Stretch Arm Strong or Underoath? I used to be all about them in High School
There is a strange lack of Brand New in this thread..
I am going to see The Chariot on Sunday, they put on an insane live show
Since they have all already been posted, I'll just say I still love Dillinger Escape Plan, Blood Brothers, Refused and At The Drive-In
edit: found an awesome Blood Brothers live video I thought I'd share
Yeah, that last song is fucking incredible. And they're plenty heavy, especially for hardcore, but they and most of "The Wave" (Touche Amore, Defeater, Pianos Become teeth, La Dispute, Make Do and Mend) are definitely screamo throwback bands, which is FINE, because they're doing it extremely well. The exception in that group is Make Do & Mend which sounds an awful lot like Hot Water Music/The Draft, much do do the vocals. it's really great stuff though.
I had been a fan of Defeater since the first album, but I'm pretty much discovering all this other stuff right now.
I've been on a HUGE I Hate Myself binge lately. That band is just fucking amazing.
Also, since I'm not sure where else to talk about this, ever listen to Johnny Hobo/Wingnut Dishwashers Union, Drinky? Really, really fucking good stuff.
OH did anybody else check out Decompositions - Vol I. Chapter 1. Rites of Initiation from Circle Takes the Square? It's really bad-ass. it's basically the first section of a full length called Decompositions - Vol I that they've been having a hard time funding, which i believe the proceeds from the ep go to (there's also a kickstarter). The album was originally supposed to come out this month and they're just finishing a small US tour and going to a big Euro tour, so i suspect we can expect the LP soonish. As The Roots Undo was one of the craziest, most creative heavy albums I had ever heard when it came out in 2004, and if you haven't heard it I highly recommend it! it's crazy that's it's been 7 years since a new album!
I am not familiar with Johnny Hobo/other projects but I'll check them out.
The lyrics on the Defeater album really threw me off. Just the acoustic songs tho. Too emo for me. Which is cool I don't intend to hate but not my thing. Too many bitter memories of my high school girlfriend liking those types of guys more than my punk band!
I guess he's sober now and in Ramshackle Glory, who aren't nearly as great.
I'm downloading the Circle Takes the Square album right now.
Will do! Also, if any of you are feeling angry this morning check out Bloody Hammer- Apathy is Bliss. It will be the most bad ass 10 minutes of your day. Although, make that 20 because you'll probably listen again.
Did you listen to As The Roots Undo or the new ep? or both? Yes, they are an incredible band. they have fucking insanely awesome artwork too. That packaging for the LP was so awesome.
I hadn't listened to this since August. it's so fucking haunting. I cannot wait for the full length.
All this talk has been making me ache for a new Converge record.
There is a highly devoted rabid fanbase dedicated to the early material (of which there honestly isn't much) and most here would consider Forever Comes Crashing to be the pinnacle of their career.
However, most fans at this point in their career are going to consider Jane Doe to be their absolute masterpiece. it's where i started and i would probably recommend you do the same. It's honestly pretty easy to like the earlier albums afterward too. I really love their entire discography, and i get the sense you will too. it's