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One Shot Left

One Shot Left: Something To Be Reckoned WithSomething To Be Reckoned With (2000)
Meter

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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On an excursion to the majestic city of Toronto, I decided to stop in a local music store and see if I could find any CD's from my favorite Canadian bands. After procuring some releases by Choke and Propagandhi, this CD caught my eye. I'd heard of these guys before and downloaded a few of their so.
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On an excursion to the majestic city of Toronto, I decided to stop in a local music store and see if I could find any CD's from my favorite Canadian bands. After procuring some releases by Choke and Propagandhi, this CD caught my eye. I'd heard of these guys before and downloaded a few of their songs, which were decent. I noticed the CD was on sale, so I decided to pick it up.

Fast forward a few months, I'd listened to the Choke and Propagandhi CDs I bought, but somehow this one was lost in the shuffle. Until last night, that is. I decided that I was going to go through my collection and listen to some of the more unappreciated bands. The first one I picked up was this. My first thought was "Meter Records? Shouldn't it be Metre? These guys are Canadian, right?" My second thought was "Wow, these guys are actually really good!"

One Shot Left plays a mix between Chokesque progressive technical punk(I'm trying to set a record for most Choke references without actually reviewing a Choke record)and fast melodicore. I personally think the band is at it's best when the go they first route. However, these guys from Moose Jaw,Sasketchewan(where Theo Fleury played his Junior Hockey) never get as chaotic as Choke and seem to be more angry as well.

The backing vocals are very well done and the occasional scream adds a little variety. The production isn't the greatest though and sometimes the lead vocals come off sounding kind of weak. I have a feeling this band sounds more energetic live than on this recording and I bet they'd put on an excellent show.

So basically this is a really solid release that I'd recommend to fans of Choke(there's another one) and melodicore. There are flashes of brilliance on here that I really hope will be expanded upon in the future.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 20, 2004)

I've seen a lot of bands and these guys are by far one of the hardest rocking, sincere live acts to take the stage. The album reviewed here is very good (and well worth a purchase), but you really need to hear their new material... it is honestly some of the best music being done in the genre today.

Anonymous (August 27, 2003)

"What is the world coming to when Punknews posts a One Shot Crap Review."

One Shot Crap? wow pure brilliance!

Anonymous (March 17, 2003)

belvedere, a copycat band? fuck that, belvedere is fuckin great. havent heard this band though

Anonymous (March 17, 2003)

Medicine Hat represent, my homies - bigjerk

FortyMinutesWest (March 15, 2003)

Also, I dont know why I thought they guys were from Moose Jaw, when theyre from Medicine Hat, my mistake.

FortyMinutesWest (March 15, 2003)

One Shot Left and Downway both started at the same time, so I doubt OSL is ripping Downway off or vice versa.

Anonymous (March 15, 2003)

i just listened to "Spoken Lies"...um...do they know that they're actually Downway?

Anonymous (March 14, 2003)

i disagree...but opinions are like assholes... ;)

FortyMinutesWest (March 14, 2003)

One Shot Left has far more technical ability than Belvedere, who is just another boring copycat band.

Anonymous (March 14, 2003)

belvedere owns the shit that is one shot left.

and one or two people from reset are in a simple plan...a simple plan is the farthest thing from reset...

FortyMinutesWest (March 14, 2003)

One Shot Left owns the bullshit known as Belvedere, thank you.

Anonymous (March 14, 2003)

Reset is simple plan you fucking cunt! christ why dont to go rave about fucking avril lavine while you're at it! i hope you're stabbed to death infront of your kids!
-jesus

Anonymous (March 14, 2003)

What is the world coming to when Punknews posts a One Shot Crap Review. You weren't supposed to buy that album. It's ment to fill space.
IF you want some Canadian punk bands check out: Belvedere,Reset(R.I.P. *sniff),District 7,Trigger Happy, Another Joe. That's just naming a few off the top of my head.

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