Form Of Rocket - Lumber (Cover Artwork)

Form Of Rocket

Form Of Rocket: LumberLumber (2003)
Some Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Sure, there are screaming vocals. Sure, there are metal riffs. Sure, there are powerful drum beats. But it's not metalcore. I know what you must be thinking right now, and I'm sure it goes something like, "WHHhHhHhHHAAAaaaAAAA?!?! Who is driving? Bear is driving! How can this be?!?" To give y.
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Sure, there are screaming vocals. Sure, there are metal riffs. Sure, there are powerful drum beats. But it's not metalcore. I know what you must be thinking right now, and I'm sure it goes something like, "WHHhHhHhHHAAAaaaAAAA?!?! Who is driving? Bear is driving! How can this be?!?" To give you a better scope, I'd say that it generally jumps between resembling bands like Hella and Lightning Bolt to sounding like Drive Like Jehu, but with less dissonance. To tell you the truth, it's been awhile since I've heard new music this energetic and forceful.

Form of Rocket throws down some killer riffs with some wickedly heavy and raw drums. The bass is solid and plays matching rhythms with the drums, sort of Fugazi-ish in nature. It really seems like this band functions in two parts, with guitars on one side and drums and bass on the other. While complimenting each other, they also throwdown in an epic gang fight reminiscent of the early 90s coastal battles.

What makes this record is the raw recording that it has. It sounds like a live show playing out in the studio, with a lot of background vocals being shouted out in the actual background. It truly feels like you are a part of the music instead of super-slick records that sound like you just wandered into the land of musical engineers where every flaw is effortlessly cut out. You can hear shouts in the background when the guitars drop out, you can hear extra chatter during the songs, and you can tell these guys love doing what they do, which is write some original awesome material.

While this isn't my preferred type of music, I respect it to no end. I highly suggest that you check these guys out.

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fistchode (October 25, 2004)

I'm only here to comment on the clerks reference.. sometimes.. when I'm bored.. I put in the dvd, and skip right to the korean animater part.

Fuzzy (October 24, 2004)

Score is for Clerks: TAS and writing a review that made me want to hear the songs. Definitely sounds like DLJehu, but without being copycats. I only have enough room in my musical palate for one band with that sound, but these guys are pretty good.

Anonymous (October 24, 2004)

they were one of the few decent bands to come here in wyoming in recent years. it was halloween and snowed 3 feet outseide and only 12 (give or take) people showed up to watch them. they chose not to play even though they were in the building and we had all paid already. te y chose not to cause there werent enough of us. whatever though.... but the time i did see them they rocked.

some1 (October 23, 2004)

the mp3s are actually really good.

Allular (October 23, 2004)

One of Salt Lake City's best kept secrets. This album is dirty, slutty, grimey yet rockin'. One of the best rhythm sections too. Their (out of print) first album is much better but Lumber is still pretty sweet.

Check it out if you're into stuff like Shellac, Fugazi, Drive Like Jehu.

It's about time this album got reviewed.

ElVaquero (October 23, 2004)

I can't decide which is better, Clerks: The Animated Series or Form Of Rocket. I remember trying to bring this shit to PNDOTO years back, you should still check out their first album if you can, it's amazing (and even better than Lumber in my opinion).

FortyMinutesWest (October 22, 2004)

Score is for everything Clerks related.

Hopefully Passion of the Clerks will be good.

TheMarc (October 22, 2004)

"Who drives car?! Bear drives car!" Fucking gold, dude.

Jesse (October 22, 2004)

Someone got it! Yes!

TheOneTrueBill (October 22, 2004)

Hahah! Nice Clerks Animated Series reference!

trailerparkjesus (October 22, 2004)

sounds very worth checking out actually

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