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Glass And Ashes: Aesthetic ArrestAesthetic Arrest (2004)
No Idea Records
Reviewer Rating: 4.5
Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
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Iíve been a pretty big fan of No Idea records for the past few years. Stellar releases from Against Me!, Planes Mistaken For Stars, and Twelve Hour Turn still often find themselves in my CD player. So when a copy of Glass And Ashes's debut album found its way to my desk, along with the description ďGlass And Ashes are already garnering comparisons to Planes Mistaken For Stars, Torches To Rome, and Yaphet Kotto, with a touch of D.C.ís past,Ē Iíd be lying if I say it didnít have me immediately interested. So did the album live up to its billing, and its comparisons?
She locked herself in her room again, not from one night but from the years that follow it / Running from screaming eyes that ostracize the dividing line between victim and surviving / What would you do if you walked into your sister's room with her crying alone? / Tired of the guilt and shame put on her by spectator and predator / A strong woman might arise despite the victimization from friends now passersby.I donít know about the rest of you, but to me, thatís some really strong songwriting, and as with the rest of the album, the passion in the vocals only serve to better put across the message behind them.
No Idea has done a great thing to sign this band and put out their debut album. Every aspect of this, from start to finish, feels like a band thatís been around for years and years. I canít wait to see what the future holds for this extremely talented foursome, because if Aesthetic Arrest is any indication, then weíre in for a real treat.
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