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DAY FORWARD- In Response (Equal
Vision) Some great critic
from days gone by once described hearing Iggy and the Stooges as being
akin to aural acne. Though
This Day Forward sounds nothing like Mr. Pop and his old cronies, I think
they could be the equivalent of audio poison ivy or maybe an aural rash.
They sort of make me fidget, but if I keep listening to (or in this
crappy metaphor, scratching)
them, it feels edgily good for a bit.
These guys write songs that alternately rip at you like a corroded
saw, lull you with some nice melodies and, sadly, sometimes bore the shit
out of you with the kind of stereotypical rap metal/hardcore carryin’ on
so popular these days. I can
honestly say that while this genre isn’t quite my thingio, I most
definitely don’t hate any of the 11 songs on In
my preceding rap metal/hardcore comment aside for a minute, This Day
Forward do have their own sort of unique sound a decent portion of the
time, and I appreciate the hell out of that.
And unlike me, you young cusses may even really dig it. –Ben