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Strike Anywhere

Strike Anywhere: Change Is a SoundChange Is a Sound (2001)
Jade Tree Records

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In my last review of a Jade Tree release, I complained (ok, whined) that Jade Tree was only signing indie rock bands with 6 minute songs. Apparently, I was to be proven wrong mere days after that review went up. Strike Anywhere's Change Is a Sound is one of the best melodic/hardcore records of .
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In my last review of a Jade Tree release, I complained (ok, whined) that Jade Tree was only signing indie rock bands with 6 minute songs. Apparently, I was to be proven wrong mere days after that review went up.

Strike Anywhere's Change Is a Sound is one of the best melodic/hardcore records of 2001. Like Jade Tree labelmates, Kid Dynamite and Lifetime, Strike Anywhere manages to meld melody and aggressiveness like nobody's business.

The record is an 11 song, sub-30 minute opus with hooks, screams, and great breakdowns. It's the kind of positive, energetic hardcore that many bands try, but few really succeed at. If anyone is succeeding though, at the subgenre pioneered by Lifetime, and Gorilla Biscuits, then it's Strike Anywhere.

If you haven't heard them yet, the best comparison's I could make are probably to Dischord-era Dag Nasty, and the song structure and dynamics of "Perfect Government" from NOFX's Punk in Drublic.

But comparisons are probably unecessary, because you're probably going to hear them all over the place, because they're really fucking good.

 

 
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Havenhurst (July 2, 2007)

"For good hardcore, check Rise Against."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Anonymous (January 29, 2005)

this is a fucking 10 for me. one of my favorite albums ever.

Anonymous (November 29, 2004)

A teensy bit too preachy for me, but still stellar. I like it better than "Exit English", to be honest. "Chalkine" is one of my favorite songs.

Anonymous (March 21, 2003)

I fucking love StrikeAnywhere. I never get tired of their songs.

Anonymous (January 8, 2003)

For good hardcore, check Rise Against.

Anonymous (January 8, 2003)

A mix between old Good Riddance and BigWig. Not really imaginative or creative, but with good lyrics. Good Riddance has grown way over that.

myboxersarepunkerthanu (October 19, 2001)

theze guyz know how 2 play!!

Anonymous (August 20, 2001)

This is a great CD.

I thought that first as well about KD, but these guys aren't even in the same category. They have a ton of talent and are 100 times better than KD.

If you like KD, Good Riddance, Heckle, Straight Faced go get this CD...

In my opinion this is the best CD released this year. I can't wait to see these guys live.

sickboi (July 31, 2001)

This album fucking rocks. One of RVA's finest.

Anonymous (July 30, 2001)

They are an amazing band... With an amazing stage skills.. These guys are gonna take the scene by storm you watch and see!

coldjuly (July 29, 2001)

Kid dynamite is cool but strike anywhere is wayyy better....much much more talented.

Anonymous (July 28, 2001)

eh, i like strike anywhere a whole bunch more than kid dynamite. i see more potential in SA than i did of KD

Anonymous (July 28, 2001)

Yes another band ripping off Kid Dynamite...cuz we're not sick of hearing that.

Anonymous (July 27, 2001)

This band is in-fucking-credible. The first band I've come across in a long time that sends chills up my spine with practically every song they write. The "Chorus of One" Ep was great, and this full length is even better.

coldjuly (July 27, 2001)

Damn....This is good shit..not your typical jade tree stuff you would find anymore...keep signing bands like this!!

Anonymous (July 27, 2001)

i was just going to write a review of this cd. it is flat out good. damn good. if you havent heard them yet, listen to them. they are great.

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