Time In Malta - Alone With The Alone (Cover Artwork)

Time In Malta

Time In Malta: Alone With The AloneAlone With The Alone (2004)
Equal Vision Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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I'd like to make a toast. I'd like to raise our glasses and toast Time In Malta's new full length on Equal Vision Records Alone With The Alone. Like a fine bottle of wine, Time In Malta keep getting better with age. After a few tumultuous lineup changes, Time In Malta have returned with without a.
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I'd like to make a toast. I'd like to raise our glasses and toast Time In Malta's new full length on Equal Vision Records Alone With The Alone. Like a fine bottle of wine, Time In Malta keep getting better with age. After a few tumultuous lineup changes, Time In Malta have returned with without a doubt one of the best CD's of 2004. This thing just fucking rocks... and rocks hard.

And as I sat there listening to Alone With The Alone, I could not help but ask myself..."What the hell am I listening to?!?!" "Is this Hard Rock? Hardcore? Punk? Emo? Screamo? Metal? Grunge? Sludge? Just what the hell is this stuff?!"

Shades of many bands can be heard...Boy Sets Fire, Refused, Soundgarden, Reach The Sky, Ignite, This Day Forward, Led Zeppelin, The Smashing Pumpkins, Fugazi, Stretch Arm Strong, Iron Butterfly...In the end, it doesn't matter...it just doesn't matter what you call this. Time In Malta have taken bits and pieces of all of the above mentioned musical genres and put together a cornucopia of sound for your ears to enjoy.

From crunching, bludgeoning breakdowns, to soft melodic interludes, to ripping metal to driving hard rock, TIme In Malta take you on a musical journey you will soon not forget. One thing is certain, this is a heavy, loud band. Even the slower tunes build to a crushing crescendo. Most of the songs just bore straight ahead building into a feroscious screaming haze of power. From the light intro of "47" they shread into "Bare Witness" and don't let up on the throttle until the final seconds. :Louder Than Bombs" is a call to arms of the people's voice. The dreamy "Ghost" builds into a monster of a song. "Catalyst" might be one of the hardest hardcore romps ever recorded.

Make no mistake about it, Time In Malta are poised to show the world why they are one of the best, most creative hardcore acts around.


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Piebalding (November 16, 2004)

I've seen magazines like Alt Press and Revolver giving this album shitty reviews, but the more "elusive" zines and the like (AMP, Outburn to name a couple) are raving about the album and I join them. TIM expand a little on their unique formula of hardcore and rock and make an incredible new album based on it. The only thing I have to say bad about this CD is that the song "Bare Witness" probably should have read "Bear Witness" if I'm reading the lyrics correctly.

Anyway, one of my top 10 albums of the year

Anonymous (August 2, 2004)

This album gets my dick hard.

Anonymous (July 8, 2004)

to all the people riding this bands little dick:

you are a robot, you are not special and life has no meaning.

Anonymous (July 7, 2004)

TIM is great but everytime I see them live I'm the only one who knows their stuff. Damnit people come to their shows they rock.

Anonymous (July 7, 2004)

I like their first album because that one track on there was the closest that I was going to get to new Quicksand.

Oh, and seriously, these reviews are getting fucking ridiculous. I mean, like high school newspaper ridiculous. Toast? Fine bottle of wine? Holy shit, does punknews send out a list of over-used clich├ęs that all writers have to use?

Anonymous (July 6, 2004)

"Spin magazine circa 1993 called, they want their reviewer back."

How about 1998 called they want their saying back.

hey_sailor (July 4, 2004)

Haha, what the fuck ever happened to Jughead's Revenge (Jugg's Revenge)???

Anonymous (July 4, 2004)

were they doing hardcore dance offs for beloved? I don't know but the one beloved song i heard sounded wayyyy emo

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

i saw them a couple of weeks ago when they opened up for beloved they were really good but nobody knew their music. but then everyone was wearing tight pants and having silly hardcore dace offs... so maybe there was something in the bottled water.

new time in malta record, good. hardcore dance offs, lame.

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

I thought all the songs on their last album went on too long.

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

Those are Prevent Falls songs, brah.

soulbleed (July 3, 2004)

their first album had way too much filler. 'into' and 'k consumption' owned though. but anyway, this album is much better. good job for them.

bemused (July 3, 2004)

I never really understood why their last album was rated so higly by some of the staffers on this site. Sure, it had some cool music, but I'm not really a huge fan of the singer. He reminds me of the guy from Jugghead's Revenge, and that is not a good thing


boldredletters (July 3, 2004)

i thought their first album was criminally underappreciated. maybe because they never tour.

looking forward to checking this one out.

Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

Mars in Malta!

Time in Volta!

notfeelingcreative (July 3, 2004)

Spin magazine circa 1993 called, they want their reviewer back!

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

time in malta is really good. what sucks is that, because they have singing parts (which are well done, not whiny or obnoxiously "emo" or anything), they get lumped in with all the bad sing/scream hardcore bands around now (atreyu, fata etc). they're a good band that is GREAT live. i'll be picking this up.

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

Soft interludes for over-produced, too over-the -top breakdowns. Boring.


Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

That wasn't biased or anything...

Anonymous (July 2, 2004)

to the guy that wrote the review: fuck you buddy.

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