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I Adapt

I Adapt: Chainlike BurdenChainlike Burden (2007)
Europe

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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I Adapt is a harsh Icelandic outfit that, if symbolic of the entire country's hardcore scene, proves they're representing one of the more impressive and progressive "communities." While I'm sure it's purely coincidental (in all fairness, the band have been around since 2000), Chainlike Burden bea.
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I Adapt is a harsh Icelandic outfit that, if symbolic of the entire country's hardcore scene, proves they're representing one of the more impressive and progressive "communities."

While I'm sure it's purely coincidental (in all fairness, the band have been around since 2000), Chainlike Burden bears similarities to the massive boldness of November Coming Fire, the forward-thinking angularity of Achilles, the metallic crunch of the Hope Conspiracy and vocal traits from all three. Throughout the album's course, I Adapt continually provide dynamic, textured songs that often feature traditional tempos and an incredible restraint within the same song. Never is there a lacakadasical 1-2 fuck you, but the band band manage some truly angry and fast-paced moments.

Chainlike Burden seems to start recycling some ideas by its second half, and therefore it's a lot more interesting during its early portions. However, none of it is necessarily bad, and it takes out the album to a close in good enough fashion.

This is a surprisingly good effort though, with lots of similarities to some other accomplished bands while retaining its own identity. I Adapt's already been around for seven years, a decent amount of time for someone playing this music -- hopefully they stick around twice as long and put out some really groundbreaking records, since it seems they've got the potential.

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DiscoFucker (October 22, 2007)

Well, that didn't work, but just run a search on Interpunk and they have a bunch of their stuff.

DiscoFucker (October 22, 2007)

I saw them with Defiance, Ohio in Brooklyn as well, and agree, they rocked the house. Great band.

Also, to whoever was looking for their stuff....

http://interpunk.com/search.cfm?

CANNON (October 22, 2007)

This band made me go nuts live.

kirbypuckett (October 21, 2007)

These guys are funny people.

I enjoy them.

- Kirby

CCSummers (October 20, 2007)

saw these guys bout a week ago with defiance, ohio
hate to say it, cause defiance ohio are one of my favorite bands, but these dudes out performed them. great show.
CD's good to, but doesnt compare to there live show.
score is for the show

spoon_of_grimbo (October 20, 2007)

shit, i didn't know these guys had another record out! hell, i didn't even know they were still together! i saw them live in a tiny little pub a few times back around 2003ish, they're pretty amazing live, lots of energy. i seem to remember they covered "nazi punks fuck off" after someone went to the trouble of writing all the lyrics down on a sheet and waving them in front of the singer.

i've actually got an album of theirs on my laptop somewhere (would have BOUGHT it at the gigs i went to, but hey, i was 15, i had no money!), called "sparks turn to flames" and it's fucking impressive, if you see it anywhere, i'd definitely suggest getting it (and telling me where you found it so i can get a copy!), especially for the song "i wish."

score is for the songs on their myspace, seems this band is still as immense as they were 4 years ago!

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