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Wafflehouse* - Olympia (Cover Artwork)

Wafflehouse*

Wafflehouse*: OlympiaOlympia (2002)
Forge Again

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: moldymoldy
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Post-hardcore is a really weird category that tries to expand the musical boundaries of the listeners and break away from conventional sounds, structures, and formulas in music. Wafflehouse* is no exception to this. Most of the songs on this album start off with a loud noisy intro that either .
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Post-hardcore is a really weird category that tries to expand the musical boundaries of the listeners and break away from conventional sounds, structures, and formulas in music. Wafflehouse* is no exception to this.

Most of the songs on this album start off with a loud noisy intro that either becomes the entire melody, or fades away to a softer more melodic tone. Others do just the opposite. On Cinder Block Mountain II the intro is very quiet and pretty which gives away to a loud crashing verse and then a soft chorus which is sung with a female vocals providing backups echoing the singing which gives the song a really cool sound. Some other tracks I liked were Leviathan and the 14 minute odyssey that is I Watch TV .

While the music was good on this album I really just couldn't stand the singer. His voice was just not right for this type of music, I think that it was too high and it really just got on my nerves while I listened to this album. Overall good music that does a lot with the loud noisy/soft pretty dynamic but really needs to get someone with a better voice to sing.

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Anonymous (January 3, 2004)

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Anonymous (December 31, 2002)

...hangin' on the corner, of 52nd and broadway. cars pass me by, but none of them seem to go my way. new york city, but i wish i was on the highway...back to olympia...

you know thats where they got the album title from. you know it.

-reeko

Kurt_F (December 30, 2002)

I think this album was great. Chalk up yet another solid Forge Again release.

maverick (December 27, 2002)

I booked these guys a show in the basement of a bowling alley in Belvidere, IL back in July of 1999. Every other band cancelled, and no one showed up, but the band was super nice and started driving around town, yelling at local teens to come see the rock show. I'd say a few dozen people eventually ended up watching them. They were very Quicksand-ish back then. To be honest I like their older stuff more than what they're doing now [although I'm sure they're still the same stand up gentlemen they were back then].

On a side note - what the fuck is the deal with that asterisk?

-Scott

evildeadalive (December 27, 2002)

mmmm.. waffles...

Anonymous (December 24, 2002)

waffle house has some good food. yet, it's pretty gross too. but you can't help going there when its 3am and there is one on every exit with nothing else open.

Tahoejeff (December 24, 2002)

he sounds like a girl singing. music wasnt too bad though.

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