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Hot Water Music

Hot Water Music: Forever and CountingForever and Counting (1997)
Doghouse Records

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A friend of mine who lives In HWM's hometown of gainesville Fl. introduced me to this band in 1995...she played "finding the rythms" for me...and frankly at first I couldnt get into it at all. About a year and a half later I was back in gainesville and I had the chance to see the guys live. They.
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A friend of mine who lives In HWM's hometown of gainesville Fl. introduced me to this band in 1995...she played "finding the rythms" for me...and frankly at first I couldnt get into it at all.

About a year and a half later I was back in gainesville and I had the chance to see the guys live. They obviously had a huge local fanbase...the club was friggin packed...after working my way closer to the stage for about an hour...they finally came on. started talking about a new album and they were going to play some songs from the new record...to kinda get them down.

The first song they played was "just dont say you lost it"...I remember distinctly..because the music hit me like a wall...I have never seen a band put so much emotion into their live show. And the album itself speaks no less.

The first song "translocation" blew me away. You could feel the music as if they were playing live in front of you. every song is great in its own way...but certain ones hit me harder than others...."rest assured", "position", "western grace", and my favorite HWM song ever..."minno".

Suddenly I became a fan....I then went right out and bought "fuel for the hate game" and the album I previously had so many doubts about "finding the rythyms"...once I gave them a chance, I was hooked.

I have since bought every single obtainable HWM record to date..and none have dissapointed me. Although most know this band through Their newest record "a flight and a crash" which is great don't get me wrong, but does nothing to compare to the first 4 albums.

This band is continuously turning heads and getting attention with their unique brand of Post hardcore. This is a classic in my book, And I don't think they can top themselves after "forever and counting"... but who knows?

 

 
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hbwlons (October 1, 2012)

My favorite of thier records before epitaph, not cause the epitaph stuff is better, just cause its hard to compare the change in style.

walkamongusx (March 23, 2011)

Best HWM release..amazing songs all around...western grace, although for some reason VERY underrated is my favourite hot water song...manual, minno, and position are also amazing...not to say the rest isnt good..three summers strong! fuck! great collection of tunes here...this along with fiel for the hate game, never ender and No Division are amazing albums...way better than enything they did on epitaph. Much Luv.

hamonrye (March 26, 2009)

Prepare yourselfffffffff

Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

This albums is just fucking phenominal. All I can say.

Anonymous (February 2, 2004)

am i the only one who cringes at this guys voice? sorry, just not my style i guess.

Anonymous (August 25, 2003)

a great album that needs no chemical to love..

Anonymous (August 16, 2003)

Smoke a joint and listen to "Three Summers Strong" and tell me the ending of the song doesnt just make you wanna go right the fuck off!

This CD is a 10 for sure

Anonymous (July 25, 2003)

Best album of all time

Anonymous (July 25, 2003)

Best album of all time

Anonymous (July 1, 2003)

AWESOME RECORD!!!! a fucking classic.

Anonymous (September 11, 2001)

"Fuel For The Hate Game" is amazing and shows progression, while all other HWM releases show plain aggresion. Their live show has fallen to mediocre, being pushed aside by younger bands like The Honor System and Small Brown Bike. "Just don't say you lost it?" They already have my friends... they already have.

coldjuly (September 7, 2001)

I agree...fuel for the hate game is awesome...and never ender is great too, but I dont know..this one strikes me different than the other ones.

sickboi (September 7, 2001)

I can relate to what you're saying but I don't really think this album is worth a 10. "Fuel for the Hate Game" and "Neverender"...those are 10's my friend. I guess its just a matter of personal opinion.

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