This is the 2nd and final album of the post-hardcore band Drive Like Jehu. These guys made Offspring look like N*Sync. Brother, I'm sorry Offspring. You're off the hook.
I think hardcore is one of my least favorite genres. I don't see the appeal. I guess if you're in the mosh pit and you're with a bunch of your buddies and Drive Like Jehu starts playing one of their hits, then I get that louder is better. But, in my room, surrounded by pink pillows and multi-vitamins, it doesn't have the same excitement.
This album was not my cup of tea (another thing I'm surrounded by...). It was in your face and there were more guitars than I care to count. The vocals were 100% shouting, probably to compete with the 87 guitars playing simultaneously. There are bits of melodic songs like "Sinews" and "Bullet Train to Vegas" but these guys stick hard to their hardcore roots. 2.5 stars.
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