A room (painted with get-well cards) and a box of the things we (yet) don’t understand,
Buried underneath the old market at the marketplace
And the handful of hope you bought back from your one year misery. All these songs that lightened up our days,
There’s more beauty in them than I see in us.
(They’re) haunting this empty palace, (the orchestra of emptied bottles) we found shelter here.
“It gets better before it gets worse and it gets worse (again) and it gets even worse”, that’s the deal we signed,
No one forced our hands.
(We signed it with the last bit of gasoline which we had used to burn the memories, a fire brought us through this winter)
We Had A Deal – It’s finally available and utterly no bummer. After 2 EP’s and one LP called “The World Owes You Nothing” their fourth release “Dialectics” turned out as a massive and very personal conceptual record structured in parts and chapters.
Compared to “The World Owes You Nothing” the band has become more self-confident and even more grown-up. “Dialectics” sounds well thought-out, more coherent and is totally able to match up to the “bigger names” in the scene.
They just know how to play their kinda unique blast of groovy hardcore and 90ies screamo.
For example “Easing Conscious” is an outstanding short straight-forward old-gallows-like punk hybrid and “I Found You Keeping Straight On” is just a great song with hit-potential! Oh and Annette is doing an amazing job on the “Intro”, “Outro” and “Pianoman Pt.I” – Parts. (what a wonderful voice).
Download. Enjoy. Repeat.
2.CHAPTER I: FORGIVE US MR.HOOKER
THE FIRST FIRE
3.CHAPTER II: ONE YEAR IN MISERY
4.CHAPTER III: I FOUND YOU KEEPING STRAIGHT ON
5.CHAPTER IV: PIANOMAN (PART 1)
6.CHAPTER IV: PIANOMAN (PART 2)
7.CHAPTER IV: PIANOMAN (PART 3)
THE SECOND FIRE
8.CHAPTER V: THE FINE ART OF HATING WHAT YOU DO
9.CHAPTER VI: EASING CONCIOUS
10.CHAPTER VII: SETTING FIRE TO THE TOWN-HALL FOR VERY DIFFERENT REASONS
THE THIRD FIRE
11.CHAPTER VIII: UNLEARNING ALL THE SONGS WE USED TO SING
12.CHAPTER IX: THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM
13.CHAPTER X: FAMOUS LAST WORDS
14.CHAPTER XI: A LACK OF WORDS AND A BROKEN CHAIN OF THOUGHTS