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Another Breath

Another Breath: Not Now, Not EverNot Now, Not Ever (2004)
Rivalry Records

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Oh yes... Hell yes! Another breath are the just the kick in the pants that hardcore kids everywhere crave in an endless manner. "Not Now, Not Ever," may only be eight songs deep, carrying exactly 15 minutes of music, but this band uses up every second of such to bring maximum intensity. Clocking in .
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Oh yes... Hell yes! Another breath are the just the kick in the pants that hardcore kids everywhere crave in an endless manner. "Not Now, Not Ever," may only be eight songs deep, carrying exactly 15 minutes of music, but this band uses up every second of such to bring maximum intensity. Clocking in with a sound/mindset that's sort of like a very pissed off Strike Anywhere along with slight comparisons to Give Up The Ghost, these guys just ooze with musical ferocity and lyrical integrity.

A dual guitar attack helps propel the immediacy of the tunes on this release, as does the snappy sounding percussion. Although the band's sound is very much rooted in traditional hardcore, the top-notch modern production (courtesy of Kurt Ballou, at his God City studio) sounds wholesome while pounding your face in. Well executed gang vocals flourish as counterparts to vigorous lead vocals, and retain a smoldering effect rather than the fun, but cartoonish overbearing nature of certain bands working that sort of thing (e.g. With Honor, Comeback Kid). With a lyrical focus that bounces from deeply personal to socially relevant, Another Breath are a band that I can honestly identify with, as they are not cut from the same ilk that tend to pull hackneyed poetry out of their ass and claim it as some sort of 'deep' introspection. Each song in the booklet also has a paragraph explaining the meaning to the song, and again, the band seems so much alive for doing so.

I'm not sure how anyone who's a fan of hardcore could not go nuts over this.

 

 
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Anchors (April 17, 2006)

They play whatever music is currently popular, and anyone who knows them knows they are assholes.

You have obviously never talked to a single member of this band.

Anonymous (April 7, 2006)

The lead singer didnt go to shows until senior year.

Anonymous (April 7, 2006)

Want to hear where their roots came from? Check out google for these bands: "The Hoodwinx" and "Park Project". They are hardcore poseurs who started with ska/pop-punk and have changed their name 4 times to finally stay with "another breath". They play whatever music is currently popular, and anyone who knows them knows they are assholes. This stuff is so generic, I can't stand it.

Anchors (April 4, 2006)

A year and a half after the release of this, it still ficking rips.

I'm proud as hell to have these guys be from Syracuse, awesome jams, and they're the best dudes around.

Anonymous (September 13, 2005)

Though it's not my kind of music, I'm very proud of my nephew who is a member of this band. You are only young once and only live once...live it to the fullest, follow your dreams.
Congratulations guys!

Proud Aunt in Northern NY

pastepunk (August 9, 2004)

rivalrecords.net actually

- Paki, check out other bands on this label, they're all quite great!

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

"I saw them at Frederica Hardcore Festival in Denmark and it's an excellent liveband. Unfortunately I didn't buy the cd, and it will probably haunt me 'till the day I die."

You can get the cd from Rival Records (www.rivalrecords.com), the 12" (w/the 4 song demo on it) from Assault Records (Germany, don't know the site address), or use trusty Interpunk.com.

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

holy crap. this IS a breath of fresh air. i miss music like this. sooooo much. thank you another breath, with everything i own. too bad kids cant get into shit like this, actually we'll leave it like that, so this kinda hardcore doesnt get saturated. but thanks for posting this review, and god dammit, i hope they come to dallas soon. -paki punk

thanks for reminding what hardcore is about.

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

great fucking band...great fucking label...

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

I saw them at Frederica Hardcore Festival in Denmark and it's an excellent liveband. Unfortunately I didn't buy the cd, and it will probably haunt me 'till the day I die.

Anonymous (August 7, 2004)

Comeback Kid doesn't do it right. I mean, to people who listen to lots of bands that use gang vocals, they over-do it. It gets annoying. Shout alongs are for emphasis... Not ever line has to be backed up by a hundred hardcore kids in their annoying hoodies.

-BSD

PS- Choke is "anti-freak", so if you live in Boston and don't look like a fifty year old ex-Marine, watch your back or the Old Folks Crew will kick your fucking ass.

Anonymous (August 7, 2004)

if you think this CD is intense, you should see these guys live. absolutely ridiculous. such gracious guys too.

gladimnotemo (August 7, 2004)

"Well executed gang vocals flourish as counterparts to vigorous lead vocals, and retain a smoldering effect rather than the fun, but cartoonish overbearing nature of certain bands working that sort of thing (e.g. With Honor, Comeback Kid). "

The reason I am the only person in the world who doesn't like Comeback Kid. I just don't like PEOPLE YELLING IN MY EARS every 4 SECONDS.

pastepunk (August 6, 2004)

Hmm, the formatting on this came out weird - the last paragraph should go into the last sentence of the 2nd paragraph. Anyway - I wasn't bashing Comeback Kid in the review, just pointing out that the gang vox are way over the top in sort of a silly way - sure I like them, but it's hardly "natural" sounding as compared to the way these guys integrate such into their songs. I can't stress enough how killer this EP is.

LMChc (August 6, 2004)

i don't remember them in horrible pop punk bands, but i do remember them in This Neverender.

Awesome record, awesome guys.

Go buy this.

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

i remember when these guys were all in terrible pop punk bands back in high school. hxc!!!!!

GYBE (August 6, 2004)

Score is for bashing CK. For shame.

FortyMinutesWest (August 6, 2004)

This is great, I checked them out after reading the review on Pastepunk. Thanks Jordan.

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