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Noise Ratchet

Noise Ratchet: Till We Have FacesTill We Have Faces (2002)
Militia Group

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: Carlo-UnitedFrontuf-carlo
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Described to me as a mix of punk, alternative rock, post-grunge and emo, I really did not know what to expect from these guys from San Diego, Noise Ratchet. Then I heard comparisons to Jimmy Eat World and Sunny Day Real Estate and I started figuring out what this band was about. To tell the truth, I.
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Described to me as a mix of punk, alternative rock, post-grunge and emo, I really did not know what to expect from these guys from San Diego, Noise Ratchet. Then I heard comparisons to Jimmy Eat World and Sunny Day Real Estate and I started figuring out what this band was about. To tell the truth, I was wrong. I mean, it is not those comparison were wrong, but I'd say Noise Ratchet have that good pop vibe that not a lot of bands around today have, and considering I am not a fan of Jimmy Eat World in any way, I can say, luckily Noise Ratchet are different from that band.

This is the point, "Till We Have Faces" has twelve catchy pop tunes, inspired by different styles that you can call whatever you want, from emo to hardcore to punk, I call it just pop. Or way better, rock. From tracks as "Vanity" and "End" to "Permanent Solutions" and "Away From You", the band shows how they are able to creat songs without the need of saying "we sound like this and that".

The first full length from Noise Ratchet is a record you have to listen to before you can say anything about it. It is a good album, tough, very original and with no clichè or way of posing other bands, Noise Ratchet do it their own way. And they do it well. Plus, the album was recorded in such a great studio as the Encinitas' Bigfish Studios, were bands as Blink182, Rocket From the Crypt, Hot Snakes, Jimmy Eat World and Mineral already recorded. I think that I could suggest this record to any lover of rock music, and if you like Further Seems Forever you are very near to like Noise Ratchet as well, but as I said, nothing can be figured out of this record without listening to it before. Look for it.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (March 22, 2006)

this music is compassionate, thoughtful,
i love it, for slow moods

Anonymous (February 22, 2005)

I bought this on a whim in 2002. I don't think I ever got past the first song.

Anonymous (April 28, 2003)

Awesome album!

Anonymous (December 29, 2002)

This ain't no Jesus rawk! This is good wholesome Jimmy Eat World copycat emo rawk! That's what it is you ding-dongs!

maverick (September 21, 2002)

I'm listening to this right now, I swiped it from my college's radio station. My thoughts?

-Really simplistic music. I could've written those guitar and drum parts in my sleep.
-The lyrics are trite and cliche.
-The singer's voice sounds *just* like Andy from Hot Rod Circuit.

In conclusion, if you like bands like Hot Rod Circuit but don't want to actually put effort into listening to music, get this.

Otherwise, pass. Please, pass.

-Scott

Anonymous (July 10, 2002)

good stuff, not the best but by no means bad either. it's a good listen.

and for you folks who can't get past the fact that one person's idealogy will contaminate all they touch-make a smart argument and/or use a little wisdom, or be quiet. you're free to say what you want, but i must admit, sometimes it helps your rep a lot more to be quiet.

Anonymous (July 2, 2002)

I've liked this band forever, they're bomb

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

yeah, asshole they don't sing about Jesus. So I picked uo the cd and it was good. This band was also on the Punk Goes Pop cd.

JAM

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

jesus sucks and so do you, asshole

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

they don't sing about jesus asshole. just give them a listen before you judge them.

Anonymous (June 30, 2002)

uh oh, a jesus band, red flags are going off. no thanks.

Anonymous (June 30, 2002)

This is a "Jesus rocks" band. Which is cool and all. Heard only one song and they seemed cool,but I won't rate, cause I haven't heard the rest of the songs.

JAM

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