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Death is Not Glamorous

Death is Not Glamorous: Soft ClicksSoft Clicks (2009)
Dead And Gone Records

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First off I want to say that I absolutely love the sound and recording of Soft Clicks by Death is Not Glamorous, with its drums so soft and tight, bass so fat, guitars warm with melodic tendencies and heartfelt vocals that chug the music along. It speaks for and defines the character of this band. .
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First off I want to say that I absolutely love the sound and recording of Soft Clicks by Death is Not Glamorous, with its drums so soft and tight, bass so fat, guitars warm with melodic tendencies and heartfelt vocals that chug the music along. It speaks for and defines the character of this band.

Unlike their previous material, Soft Clicks takes more of a simple approach from the band that in a way is much more complex in its invisible quality. First track "Life is Huge" kicks off with a song to boost your present state of mind of what you're listening to. Last track "Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt" sums up the first 12 songs you've heard into one complete package that you will remember long after your first listen as it is compiled perfectly from beginning to end. "Set In Stone" was the first track to be released from Soft Clicks and has all the foot-tapping qualities, with an explosive chorus to be the standout here.

Most of the tracks average around two minutes but Death is Not Glamorous show they can make their shorter cuts, like "No Mistakes" and "Clear Lines," be exceptional songs while being very enjoyable and refreshing to revisit. New things are even tried on songs such as "Magic Fang" and the Side A closer "Straight Through" that has somewhat of a bonus track which is quite gentle for a hardcore band. Definite curve balls to those familiar with their sound.

Death is Not Glamorous does it like no other band in their league while maintaining a true and honest sound in every aspect. All in all this is a very good and complete record for a band who have recorded their first ever full-length that has seemed to fly under the radar since its release. Soft Clicks definitely does stack up to the previous efforts and I can only hope for more.

 

 
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LooseKanonyankee (October 27, 2011)

Love this record, dont care for the drum sounds, HATE the bass tones

filbunke (October 26, 2011)

Of all the Kid Dynamite-sounding bands, DING is one of the best. And Shook Ones, of course...

This album is really good. Especially "For Keeps", "Set In Stone" and "This Life Is Huge". At least, those are the songs I remember the most from this album.

petecities (October 25, 2011)

such a fine LP. Best dudes for bringin' positivity back. new ep is pretty great as well. out of step OC WOLFPACK

Thegooch (October 25, 2011)

Have been waiting for this review for years. One of the best melodic hardcore records in a long long time.

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