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Near Miss

Near Miss: The Gentle Art Of Making EnemiesThe Gentle Art Of Making Enemies (2002)
Fearless Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: SONIKtheHEDGEHOGSONIKtheHEDGEHOG
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For those of you who didn't know Near Miss is made up of two ex BigWig members Jeremy and Max. Jeremy has taken over singing and rhythm guitar duties and Max has taken over on drums instead of playing bass like in BigWig. The cd starts off with a great opening song called "This Bridge" The son.
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For those of you who didn't know Near Miss is made up of two ex BigWig members Jeremy and Max. Jeremy has taken over singing and rhythm guitar duties and Max has taken over on drums instead of playing bass like in BigWig.

The cd starts off with a great opening song called "This Bridge" The song is very fast and will remind you a little bit of BigWig. With fast palm muting and speedy drumming. Max really is a great drummer I was suprised. Jeremy's vocals are very soothing and clean sounding.

The next song "Walk Away" Is a little more poppy then the last one but still maintains speed and a great chorus.

Let Go is very poppy in the vein of Humble Beginnings or Midtown. The song is still enjoyable though and flows right into the next song "Answers" which is easily one of the best songs on this cd with great lyrics hard hitting cords and fast pace drumming and even throws in some screaming at the end.

Some of the other highlight songs are Everything and Everyone, the Game, Seasons, and the Gentle Art.

This cd is a great blend of melodic hardcore and pop-punk anthems. I highly recommend this cd to anyone who likes BigWig, Humble Beginnings, Midtown, Good Riddance, or just music in general. Great cd.

 

 
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thatswack (January 7, 2005)

I love this CD, as I like Bigwig also. Powerful and aggressive music. The lyrics are also really good, political and introspective.

Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

this is a good album. and a really good band.

Anonymous (August 16, 2002)

Having seen them a few times live, I have to say that the CD is a little more
polished (produced??) than the live shows ..... they are great live. See um
if you get the chance. Great CD in my
book!

Anonymous (August 15, 2002)

i saw them live a bunch.. fuckin rad band. near miss rules.

Anonymous (August 13, 2002)

i heard warner bros. owns 51% of epitaph. dick.

Anonymous (August 12, 2002)

The warner owning 51% of Epitaph thing is quite old guy, give it up.

waste_elite (August 10, 2002)

fearless sucks

martin (August 9, 2002)

I like it

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

This is an incredible generic punk album. You can tell these guys were in Big Wig just from hearing the first song. You guys belong on fearless, home of the generic punk band that never really get big.

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

I've had their Demo CD since March, when Mychael (bassist) handed it to me at a gas station after a NOFX show. I still believe the three songs (Walk Away, Answers, and October Tenth) sound better on the demo, but this is a good album... and a great album if you're into pop punk. Good luck to them.

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

yeah it's good, if you like generic , emotionless punk rock, folks , unless you want a straight up socal punk rock album, try it out, if not, trust me this has been done thousands of times before, and better

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

Midtown...? They don't fit with Good Riddance amd Bigwig....

-sickboi

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

who cares gob isn't on epitaph records which i heard is 51% owned by warner bros!!

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

That's new Gob.

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

It reminded me of old Gob big time (ie. how far shallow takes you era).

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