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Between the Wars

Between the Wars: Less We BelieveLess We Believe (2006)
Think Fast! Records

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Apparently the sum result of one member of Ensign and one member of Thursday is one of the most promising hardcore acts from New Jersey in recent memory. Ensign vocalist Tim Shaw and former Thursday guitarist Bill Henderson (Waiting) is apparently a formidable combination, as they team up with a .
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Apparently the sum result of one member of Ensign and one member of Thursday is one of the most promising hardcore acts from New Jersey in recent memory.

Ensign vocalist Tim Shaw and former Thursday guitarist Bill Henderson (Waiting) is apparently a formidable combination, as they team up with a few others in Between the Wars, a refreshing act playing Bane-styled, tempo-varied hardcore punk. Both of the notable members here provide influence from their resumés; Shaw's scratchy yell and the general punk leanings recall the Ensign tag, while Henderson can be found tucking neat post-hardcore riffs that recall his early work into songs like "Mankind Is a Timebomb" and the instrumental "In Darkness."

Between the Wars is a band who manage to cleanly integrate their influences as well, which include 108 and Quicksand. Sure, there's breakdowns, like in "In a Perfect World, You'd Be Dead" and "Slaves and Masters," but they're not heavy for the sake of heavy -- barely at all, in fact, which is actually easy to get behind. Sure, there's metal riffs, like in "Grinding Axes" and "Mankind Is a Timebomb," but hardly necessitating the labelling of a word loathed by many.

Less We Believe is quite solid, but that shouldn't be surprising considering the pedigree. Between the Wars take from a number of genres to write some rousing, creative hardcore punk songs; the eventual full set of them should be a treat, no question.

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Anonymous (May 8, 2006)

are they named after the billy bragg song? bands seriously need to stop doing things like that.

Anonymous (May 4, 2006)

Best band in NJ right now!

Anonymous (May 4, 2006)

meh. nothing great here.

Anonymous (May 4, 2006)

What does Tear it Up have to do with this? This is just an awesome band on its own.

Anonymous (May 4, 2006)

Wait, wasn't Tear it Up from Jersey? There is no way this can even come close to the greatness of that band.

colton (May 4, 2006)

Ensign for the win.

Anonymous (May 3, 2006)

artwork is shady, but the music is great

Anonymous (May 3, 2006)

shit... I'm buying this right now!

Russe11 (May 2, 2006)

The new Procedure album is far better, but this still rocks.

Anonymous (May 2, 2006)

wow the art work looks almost too similar to A Static Lullaby's ...and don't forget to breathe

etwiels88 (May 2, 2006)

Good band. Best label.

danperrone (May 2, 2006)

this was okay

some of the guitarplay is a little too flashy and dramatic for this kind of music

lookmommyididit (May 2, 2006)

wow!!! that song is fucking great. i will definetely check these guys out

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