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All State Champion: All State ChampionAll State Champion (2003)
Five One, Inc.
Reviewer Rating: 3
Contributed by: fatbrendanfatbrendan
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With a name like All State Champion you're expecting a band that comes straight out of middle America where high school football is all the rage, however nothing is farther from the truth, considering they hail from Vancouver, BC. And just to clear up any confusion, this ep has been re-released. I.
With a name like All State Champion you're expecting a band that comes straight out of middle America where high school football is all the rage, however nothing is farther from the truth, considering they hail from Vancouver, BC. And just to clear up any confusion, this ep has been re-released. I own the original copy released in 2000 on Identity Records, whereas Five One Inc re-released this ep in October 2003, a mere 5 months before All State's first full length will hit stores. This band has been thrown into the genre 'post hardcore', however this label doesn't exactly stick. There is too much "emo" in their style, which has been described by their label as "lush rolls of guitar harmonics, feedback, and reverb reminiscent of 80's art rock/post punk [...] with influences of amazing music of the 80s & 90s, from Minor Threat to Jeff Buckley". OK, that quasi-sums it up. But I'm sure you just want to hear what I think or feel from the music so without further delay:
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