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Boy Sets Fire

Boy Sets Fire: The Day the Sun Went OutThe Day the Sun Went Out (1997)
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This has to be my favorite material released by Newark, Delawares' Boy sets Fire. I had picked up on lots of things about them through word of mouth, and not long after I seen in a local fanzine an ad for their brand new album entitled The Day The Sun Went Out. So after searching 3 months for.
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This has to be my favorite material released by Newark, Delawares' Boy sets Fire. I had picked up on lots of things about them through word of mouth, and not long after I seen in a local fanzine an ad for their brand new album entitled The Day The Sun Went Out. So after searching 3 months for this (at the time) hard to find album, I finally got my grubby little hands on it.

After finally getting through the cellophane barrier that was around the CD, I put it in my stereo and boy was I blown away! All I had to hear were the first 30 seconds of the opening track "Pure" and I was hooked. The 2nd song "Cringe" was equally as hard and also portrayed what they are very passionate about (as does every song). The 3rd track slows it down a bit with "The Fine Art Of Falling." Actually this CD is less hardcore than 2000's After The Eulogy, but believe me that's not a bad thing at all. This album captures how complex and diverse this band really is.

I believe this surpasses anything Boy Sets Fire has ever done and shows how musically talented they can be. The band has always carried their strong political beliefs and issues and causes they care about. Being involved with organizations such as, Food Not Bombs, AK Press, the US Communist Party, and many many others.

Although this is not the release the band is widely known for, the words that come to mind when I think of this release are: Passionate, heartfelt, angry, and many other emotions that only a few bands can fit on to one album. If you like After The Eulogy and haven't heard any other BSF check this album out, also take a close listen to the song, "Swingset" it's very mellow, very beautiful song; definitely one of my top 5 favorite hardcore bands of all time.

 

 
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Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

hein (October 31, 2005)

Wow! This is by far the best I've heard from these guys. I just got this because Equal Vision re-issued it. These songs are indeed damn great! I even like it a lot more than After The Eulogy which many consider to be there best album. This has more authenticity in my eyes, more passion, more drive. Don't know how the original recording sounded in comparison with this re-issue, but the quality is, although a bit roughy by nature of the songs, just perfect: not too clean, not too polished. The way songs like these should sound like.

Anonymous (December 31, 2004)

this review only ever got 1 comment?

layawayplan (July 22, 2001)

One of my favourite bands. Check them out live if you get a chance. I just caught the Toronto and London shows of their tour, and Nathan Gray sounds as good live as he does on recordings. He's one of the best singers in punk/hardcore today, and has an amazing vocal range.
One thing about this album that's missed on After the Eulogy is the backup screams by their old bass player. What the hell does he scream in "In Hope" ???

One last comment: SILENCE KILLS THE REVOLUTION!!!

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