Punknews.org
As Friends Rust - A Young Trophy Band (Cover Artwork)

As Friends Rust

As Friends Rust: A Young Trophy BandA Young Trophy Band (2002)
Equal Vision Records

Reviewer Rating: 4
User Rating:


Contributed by: AubinAubin
(others by this writer | submit your own)

You know, when whichever misunderstood Washington denizen listening to the Rites of Spring and Dag Nasty coined the term "emo" to refer to the newly emerging scene of emotional post-hardcore, he was probably thinking less of cardigan-clad indie rock, and more about bands like As Friends Rust. Mor.
Amazon


You know, when whichever misunderstood Washington denizen listening to the Rites of Spring and Dag Nasty coined the term "emo" to refer to the newly emerging scene of emotional post-hardcore, he was probably thinking less of cardigan-clad indie rock, and more about bands like As Friends Rust.

More than any band in recent memory, As Friends Rust understands what raw, unencumbered emotion sounds like. Like their acclaimed full length Won, this EP features their mix of post-hardcore instrumentation, and their alternating sung/barked vocals.

A Young Trophy Band finds As Friends Rust branching out more, with the softer, almost spoken word of "Up and Went" and more aggressive with "The Most Americanist" though, as promised, their focus on melodically engaging, but viscerally satisfying hardcore is intact.

Highly recommended.

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
As Friends Rust - WonRefused - The Shape of Punk to ComeDescendents - Milo Goes To CollegeHot Water Music - CautionNOFX - The DeclineRise Against - Revolutions Per MinuteBad Religion - SufferDillinger Four - Versus GodAlkaline Trio - GoddamnitRancid - Let's Go

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
aubin (July 10, 2002)

I thought "Most Americanist" was amazing; just read the lyrics:

"When we become afraid, will we admit to the role we play in these darkened days ? The folly of all world leaders, the blessed and the damned, bottom-feeders. Apathetic, untill the things we've ignored come knocking at our door. I'm gonna snatch you right out of that fucking comfort zone. Because the things you've ignored don't wana be ignored no more. Wear your flag like a badge, like it matters. You just happened to be born here."

I wouldn't doubt it's about 09/11

Anonymous (July 8, 2002)

Great cd, from a great band, although "most americanist" kinda bothers me...but still good. Awesome cd art too.

Contests

Exclusive Streams

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go