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Pitch Black

Pitch Black: Pitch BlackPitch Black (2002)
Revelation Records

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Contributed by: moldyMoldy
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What would you get if you took the music and singing style of new AFI, stirred in some aggression and lyrics from the old Misfits, the guitar sounds of former Nerve Agent Kevin Cross, and threw in a dash of good ol' fashioned rock'n roll? You would create the new dark punk band Pitch Black. After.
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What would you get if you took the music and singing style of new AFI, stirred in some aggression and lyrics from the old Misfits, the guitar sounds of former Nerve Agent Kevin Cross, and threw in a dash of good ol' fashioned rock'n roll? You would create the new dark punk band Pitch Black. After doing a successful split with the Enemies on Lookout, a 7" on Cheetah Records, and the soundtrack for the noir cartoon "Swing Town" Pitch Black is poised to take over the scene with their first full length "Pitch Black."

The album opens with one of the best songs I have heard in a while, "the Wrath" with the fast aggressive playing of Cross and the screaming of bassist Martin Munroe just get in the mood for good album. Many of the songs here sound like a mix between the newer AFI and the classic Misfits. They are hardcore, yet at the same time there is a melodic side running through each song. They do have a keyboards in the band, but most of his contributions are just in the intro and endings of the songs where he provides a spooky organ sound, which lasts until the rest of the band comes in with an intensity that needs to be heard. The lyrical content usually revolves around gothic topics such as graves, death, and all that good stuff. They do some cheesy horror movies lyrics on "Scientific Method" which is about being a mad scientist in a lab. They do take a break from the horror/punk style on "Rock and Roll Girl" which the organs play a much more dominant place, and the style changes to more of an garage rock type of sound.

This is a really solid release from this band and I have been enjoying it ever since I first put it in my player. From what I've read about this band they also have an incredible live show which includes the keyboards setting himself on fire. Fans of Nerve Agents, AFI, Misfits will love this.

 

 
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Anonymous (June 22, 2002)

I got connections
-moldy

Anonymous (June 19, 2002)

I'd have to say this stuff is good- not even close to as good as the Misfits(not the new mochary, but the REAL Misfits, I mean, Glenn is what made them so great), but hey, this is good music. I also am curious to hear what the Nerve Agent's vocalist is up to!

Anonymous (June 18, 2002)

Pitch Black sounds nothing like AFI.

Anonymous (June 18, 2002)

How have you all heard this? The album's not even out yet!
I can't wait for the release, the tracks on their website (www.pitchblack138.com) are awesome!
Now I'm just waiting to buy it. The CD split and 7" are amazing.

JOE_MOMMA (June 17, 2002)

Oh shindo shindo shindo, dont be a silly billy. Just chill out about these guys. Yes.

adam (June 15, 2002)

The Nerve Agents were an amazing band so it'll be interesting to hear what their former members play. I'm much more curious to see what their vocalist is up to...

JOE_MOMMA (June 12, 2002)

Yo what is up im cool i aint no not cooo l i m punk rock i m punk rocker than you like a punk rocket i hate everything not punk rock i like total chaos they are punk rock so ooo. Unity untiy unity emo is gay

JOE_MOMMA (June 12, 2002)

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Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

"Think of a couple psuedo-goth kids hanging at Hot Topic saying" a kinda doubt that since they have the guitarist from nerve agents in the band i think that gets them some cred right there,

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

yeah

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

I'm the first guy- the music's not bad at all- I admit the "cartoon goth" cover art is a bit too comical, but the music is what counts after all! And this band does an above average job at that! Hey, I'd rather listen to this than "the get up kids" or "something corporate"!

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

I saw them open for American Nightmare and they put on a good show.

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

To the person below me, no you don't need to check this band out, they're godawful. Think of a couple psuedo-goth kids hanging at Hot Topic saying , "AFI rules!! Let's start a band and be just like them!!" (even down to some of the artwork on the cd). Horrible, horrible.

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

Love the Misfits, love AFI, love the Nerve Agents- so I guess I need to check this out right now- I'll get back to you with my verdict!

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