"Jet Black New Year" may be the best song I've ever bought.
It's been a long time for these guys hailing from New Jersey to release a record. Last year their debut full length succeeded in creating a stellar release. Its was witty and original despite the cries of a copy cat version of At the Drive In. Getting to the top ten list of several people it won its spot as a exceptional cd. Now the waiting is over as this new cd will be the last on Victory for the soon to be major labelers, but who wants a five song ep with four live tracks and one new song. One new moment to enjoy the young talented band. One song. One chance to prove Thursday is truly a machine out of control.
As I was saying there are four live tracks consisting of your favorites: "Autobiograghy of a Nation," Understanding in a Car Crash," "Standing on the Edge of Summer," and the always intense "Paris in Flames." In whole these songs are well recorded live songs. At a few points in the disc you can't hear whats being said, but of course that is live folks take it or leave it.
Understanding in a Car Crash is sang a little faster at times then normal which gives you more of the live feel. Another point about the live songs would be an unusual part at the end of Understanding in a Car Crash where the music kind of changes and new lyircs are added. A short but excellent addition.
The moment everyone is waiting for, and the main reason people will puchase this record. The song "Jet Black New Year" just became my favorite Thursday song. Why? Because its different, innovative, moving, extremely intense, and plain fucking amazing. This song is quite possibly worth all ten dollars I dished out for this record, and if this is going to be the new Thursday then they are on their way to being a band of influence if not already. The first part of the song is a fast palm muted riff, with the drums kicking in seconds later with a swift break neck pace. It builds up into one of the sweetest intros I've ever heard. When the vocals start up they are sung loud over the music with layered guitars. The singing echos which puts you in a trance. The part that is the best about hsi song is the screaming chant of "jet black." Its quite possibly the most chilling scream I have heard.
I gave Full Collapse last year five stars and a lot of rotation. This cd exceeds my expectations for a five song ep with blasting live tracks and one new song. One new moment to enjoy the young talented band. One song. One chance to prove Thursday is truly a machine out of control. One song that blew up my world.