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Such Gold: MisadventuresMisadventures (2012)
Razor & Tie

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Contributed by: RENALDO69RENALDO69
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I've been keenly anticipating this full-length as I loved the brash, melodic pop-punk thing this band did with the immaculate Stand Tall and last year's sound offering on an Into.It.Over.It split. Such Gold have been worthy of attention as they bust onto the scene young with the enthusiastic and hel.
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I've been keenly anticipating this full-length as I loved the brash, melodic pop-punk thing this band did with the immaculate Stand Tall and last year's sound offering on an Into.It.Over.It split. Such Gold have been worthy of attention as they bust onto the scene young with the enthusiastic and hellish records mentioned above. They were gritty, fast-tempo, angry yet had a good dynamic with the contemporary and energetic hardcore sound.

Misadventures takes a few chances and I don't know if it's maturity or the band not wanting to be pigeonholed as a one-trick pony but whatever they do, it works well here. Ben Kotin resonates a bit clearer here and this progression shows early on "Keyhole M.O." and "Two Year Plan" as they convey their usual aggressiveness and knack to hustle words off Ben's chest. It's deliberate and calculated and sticks well to the old sound, much like "Another Day" and "Survival of the Fondest" does. They expand and emphasize on the revolting take that Such Gold spews on the world...and it's exuberant in its own bitterness and melancholy notions.

What I still remain impressed with is that they have this sound that old and new punk fans could still dig. The second half of the album is unique in the sense that while faster and unrestrained, there's a more hardcore than punk feel with heavy doses of catharsis. They go for faster riffs than that indie-pop feel and they lose that melodic edge on the likes of "Understand and Forget," "Higher Places" and "Locked out of the Magic Theatre."

I must make special mention that while the latter section is a bit unconventional by Such Gold's standards, bassist Devon Hubbard and drummer Davan Bentley really stand out here. With Kotin's voice peering and reaching into the listener, Such Gold manage to keep most of their vintage sound while upping the ante on their hard-hitting and thrashy in-your-face attitude. It's another step in their evolution. There's some homage and a bit of nostalgia paid to fans in the closing "You Are Not Your Greatest Threat" and it rounds off a pretty deft album that makes me pretty glad to have seen the progression of this band over the years.

 

 
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FriendOfTheShow (January 16, 2013)

Wicked album... perfect production and great songwriting.

stagedives (August 30, 2012)

Are you guys even listening to this album? It's incredible!

overdefined (August 27, 2012)

You guys realize that Renaldo isn't a native English speaker, right? I think he does a pretty good job, considering.

EchosMyron (August 25, 2012)

"I am pretty glad to read this review and I'm pretty excited to download this because I pretty much liked their other EPs."

That is a pretty hard-hitting, in-your-face hellish endorsement!

EchosMyron (August 25, 2012)

This review was disappointingly low in renaldoisms.

1. "the brash, melodic pop-punk thing this band did"

2. "last year's sound offering"

3. "they bust (or is that just a typo?) onto the scene young with the enthusiastic and hellish records"

4. "their usual aggressiveness and knack to hustle words off Ben's chest"

5. "the revolting take that Such Gold spews on the world"

6. "Kotin's voice peering and reaching into the listener"

7. "their hard-hitting and thrashy in-your-face attitude"

8. "a pretty deft album that makes me pretty glad"

levidolphin (August 24, 2012)

One part Crime in Stereo, two parts Comeback Kid, one part No Trigger, add a twist of their own style.. Its good.
Maybe over time it will be more catchy.
Look forward to hearing more from these guys!!

LeightonESmith (August 24, 2012)

I am pretty glad to read this review and I'm pretty excited to download this because I pretty much liked their other EPs.

jeevz (August 24, 2012)

The vocals really remind me of No Trigger, the music is all over the place reminding me of A Wilhelm Scream. I dig it, there's something here that grabbed me.

jvoland (August 24, 2012)

Classic Renaldo.

danperrone (August 24, 2012)

weird band...they've got a nice sound but the songs they write are completely unmemorable.

ivano (August 24, 2012)

Love it. Sounds like 90% No Trigger 10% Comeback Kid to me. Only problem, imho, they lack some great hooks, but still, great album.

iliketrains (August 24, 2012)

Great album, their best yet.

hayman (August 24, 2012)

Looking forward to hearing this.
Hope they make it back out to Australia sometime soon.

ak3punk (August 24, 2012)

I saw them twice on their tour with Strung Out. The played well, but they were lacking...something. That being said I enjoyed them, and I've enjoyed their previous material. It's too bad they didn't have this album for sale when the came through town.

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