The Shivering - & Brand The Ground With Storm and Song (Cover Artwork)

The Shivering

The Shivering: & Brand The Ground With Storm and Song& Brand The Ground With Storm and Song (2004)
Alone Records

Reviewer Rating: 3

Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Again, Alone ?? get a new PR firm to cover your shit, or at least do it yourself. These guys don't sound like Husker Du or nation of Ulysses. Rites of Spring, MAYBE.

What you've got here, is some early Hot Water Music sounding stuff. Like Never Ender or No Division. To the T. Same style guitars, same style vocals. Similar drums, and decent bass lines (although not quite as fast and insane as Hot Water Music). I mean, it's the kind of music that you know has a bearded guitar player, if you catch my drift. Pay no mind to the fact that their band name sounds like some stupid metalcore band, or the fact that the album title sounds like a new Bright Eyes EP.

This album is a collection of EPs and songs off of comps. Although I would have liked to hear a full album (I'm not a fan of compilations), This is a pretty good release. Some of the stuff isn't as good as the rest of the stuff, but that's to be expected on a collection of older material. I guess most of these EPs are out of print, so if you're a fan of the band, and want their older material, you can get it all done in one swift chop.

So, to recap, if you like Hot Water Music and want more stuff like their old material, you know, before they started sounding like Thursday and Thrice, go check out The Shivering. Shit ain't half bad, and I assure you that Hot Water Music fans would love it. Hot Water Music, Hot Water Music.

Hot Water Music.

The 6 is for them including some shitty tracks on this CD as well as their good stuff.


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Anonymous (December 1, 2004)

Or better yet, get a different Punk News reviewer to cover this shit. You my friend are underqualified for this job.

Anonymous (November 29, 2004)

also, the album title utilizes the same idea as Green Day's 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours...it's a combination of the titles of these albums:

Brand the Lion's Mouth 7"
To the Ground 10"
Wires of Storm and Song 7"

Anonymous (November 29, 2004)

absolutely nothing wrong with the new hot water music. has some of their best songs yet. score's for the new what next.

Jesse (November 28, 2004)

Dude, they sound like Hot Water Music. Their influences definitely are Rites of Spring and Husker Du, but they sound like Hot Water Music.

And anyone who likes the new Hot Water Music needs to pull their head out of their ass. The riffs and tone are ripped straight off of this new bullshit, imaginary "screamo" genre that people invented.

Anonymous (November 27, 2004)

score is for the bearded guitar player reference.

Anonymous (November 27, 2004)

are you serious? Hot Water Music? have you ever heard old emo at all?

Anonymous (November 27, 2004)

Stick with the 1 star reviews. At least with those ones you don't make the effort to compare bands. Thursday and HWM?!


FortyMinutesWest (November 27, 2004)

I think they cite Husker Du and Rites of Spring as some of their influences.

boldredletters (November 26, 2004)

Also, if they sound like early hot water music, chances are there are traces of husker du... have you not heard the du's earlier work?

boldredletters (November 26, 2004)

say what you want about the new hot water music, but i really don't see a thrice or thursday comparison. if anything, thursday sounds like a watered down version of old hot water music.

i'll probably end up checking this out.

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

sounds like HWM!

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