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Crane: The Fall Of TimeThe Fall Of Time (2004)
Freedumb Records

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Crane take the punk-meets-heavy-music style of bands like Strung Out and Thrice, and then pepper it with a healthy dose of emo to create a sound that is sometimes powerful and sometimes disappointing. The album opens with a brooding instrumental track that combines Tool-like rhythms and an airy .
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Crane take the punk-meets-heavy-music style of bands like Strung Out and Thrice, and then pepper it with a healthy dose of emo to create a sound that is sometimes powerful and sometimes disappointing.

The album opens with a brooding instrumental track that combines Tool-like rhythms and an airy melody, before really taking off with "Black Glove." It is here that Crane's strengths and weaknesses both come out. The raucous opening riff and speedy skatecore moments are energetic and rocking, but the soft bridge and random screams that recall Story Of The Year, as well as the weak palm muted verses, are a letdown. As the album progresses, so does the dichotomy between fast-paced numbers with great riffing and lifeless, overly dramatic pieces.

Songs like "Kerosene" (whose opening riff sounds strangely like the one that starts "Beyond All Fantasies" just three tracks later), "The Fall Of Time," and "Wreckless Institute" bring the arena emo of bands like Roses Are Red and Senses Fail while "Tales Of Modern Life" and "SixSixSix" are skatecore-driven numbers with technical guitar work that recall Fat/Epitaph bands from the 90's. "Integrity" is a standout track, though, with its much more melodic songwriting approach and interesting rhythms that result in a heavier sounding Hey Mercedes.

Crane are yet another example of a band whose technical proficiency is far from lacking, but can't seem to really do anything to distinguish themselves from their heavy guitar-driven punk/emo brethren. The band definitely have their moments, but most of The Fall Of Time sounds too similar to songs that were never that great to start with.

 


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Anonymous (September 19, 2005)

Crane rhymes with Bane which rhymes with SUCK! And I'm sure that in Santos/Brasil, good music is hard to come by so I'll let you slide dude. Other than that I hate this album. This CD is fuggin sheet. That is all.

Jones the Bones@ilikesweatymen.com

haha you cockeater... you told me couple days ago, you couldnt take it out of your cd player after you bought in on interpunk with the free shirt... you fucking dickeater.. I didnt know you were a lying sack of shit... I know youre a homosexual and I respect that... but sucking cock seems to be getting to your head... dumbass, go play in traffic

stevejonestherealbones (September 13, 2005)

i didnt write that, but i wish i had, it was pretty funny

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

SilentStorms (September 13, 2005)

Jones man, that comment was unnecessary - like my spelling. I'm sure they have access to great music. Don't assume that shit.

Anonymous (September 12, 2005)

Crane rhymes with Bane which rhymes with SUCK! And I'm sure that in Santos/Brasil, good music is hard to come by so I'll let you slide dude. Other than that I hate this album. This CD is fuggin sheet. That is all.

Jones the Bones@ilikesweatymen.com

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

I discovered this band trough Interpunk few weeks ago and I must say that over here in Santos / Brasil, all my friends and I Dig that CD like hell! Just can't take it out the CD player!

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

I thought that cd was pretty good...

ThomPunkAheaddotcom (September 11, 2005)

I've only heard a bit of this but I quite liked it.

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