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The Indecision Alarm

The Indecision Alarm: The Indecision AlarmThe Indecision Alarm (2006)
Europe

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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The Indecision Alarm is an absolute delight. Proving you can mix aspects from Hot Water Music (gruff, practically identical twin vocal delivery) and Avail (melodic hardcore overtones, occasionally speedy tempos) and yet sound virtually nothing like Smoke or Fire, this Swedish quartet plow through ei.
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The Indecision Alarm is an absolute delight. Proving you can mix aspects from Hot Water Music (gruff, practically identical twin vocal delivery) and Avail (melodic hardcore overtones, occasionally speedy tempos) and yet sound virtually nothing like Smoke or Fire, this Swedish quartet plow through eight surprisingly fluid, versatile tunes in a consistently enjoyable 19 minutes.

The variety really is the strength of The Indecision Alarm. They'll exhibit that aforementioned speed sometimes to great execution ("Time for the Big Guns, Baby," "Coup de Grace," "The Frail Strength of One"), all the while knowing just the right place for that backing, urgent vocal. If not flying along at that fast tempo, they'll rear back to more mid-paced porch anthems, like the more rhythmic, accessible Leatherface channeling of "Through the Bandages" or "Above Us All" and the absolutely excellent chorus of "Treadmill."

The Indecision Alarm's debut EP is easily one of the best for straight up punk rock you can find around. Granted, experience in past bands (Union Square, Adhesive, Straitjacket Generation, Anguish) has probably helped a lot, but if they sound this good so early on who knows what's next.

Time for the Big Guns, Baby

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Anonymous (March 5, 2007)

Fucking awesome stuff! Lets hope this band has a lifespan as long as Adhesive and gives us some more goodies down the road. Treadmill is such a superb song!

Anonymous (March 1, 2007)

All in all a great release by these lovely swedes. I truly hope and believe we can expect even better stuff from them in a not so distant future. Almost destined to end up on a bigger label. However, many said that with Adhesive too.

Anonymous (February 26, 2007)

True! I think the sound of TIA roams nicely between From left to Right and We got the Beat a some Hot Water Music spices. Who cares, it's fucking great music!

nocigar (February 26, 2007)

It does sound like Smoke or Fire

I don't think it does
I think it sounds how Adhesive would have sounded if they haden't broken up

Anonymous (February 25, 2007)

Yeah, there are similarities, especially on the vocal side! I like this shit better though!

Anonymous (February 25, 2007)

It does sound like Smoke or Fire. Not that it's a bad thing.

Anonymous (February 25, 2007)

Pure punk rock greatness here! And sooo catchy...

Anonymous (February 24, 2007)

This record is fucking great in every aspect! And remember, it's only their first release. Can't express how excited I am about this bands future. Top stuff!

James, UK.

Anonymous (February 24, 2007)

Simply amazing. I never thought Adhesive's "from left to right" would ever be topped, but TIA's upcoming album might just prove me wrong.

"Treadmill" has got to be one of the most amazing songs ever.

Anonymous (February 23, 2007)

Download Punk has this record for $3.99!

Just downloaded it from them.

Anonymous (February 23, 2007)

All I can say is YEAH!! This shit is in their blood - and that's just how these tunes sound - passionate and addictive.
Totally agrees with the review; this band has got a great future!

nocigar (February 23, 2007)

I loved Adhesive, and I love this album.

Anonymous (February 23, 2007)

i hope one day i fall asleep and wake up to see every punk band following this path. i miss old hot water. i miss the inspiration. this helps a little.

Anonymous (February 23, 2007)

Truly one of last years most shining gems!
Killer hooks, killer melodies, great vocals (imagine a swedish version of Chuck from HWM) high energy rocking hardcorepunk with some of the better lyrics around.
Fans of Adhesive (yeah yeah...), HWM and Propagandhi should really go and get this. Word!

Anonymous (February 23, 2007)

My friend Casey likes it... I like it too.

-kliph

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