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Juvenescent Beat! - A Man Could Get Shot for Asking Questions Like That (Cover Artwork)

Juvenescent Beat!

Juvenescent Beat!: A Man Could Get Shot for Asking Questions Like ThatA Man Could Get Shot for Asking Questions Like That (2008)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Juvenescent Beat! start with a base of Revolution Summer-style hardcore directly in the vein of Embrace and Rites of Spring, then add in plenty of the rugged guitars and emotion of early Jawbreaker. However, they even have some poppier elements that seem like they could rope in fans of old Saves the.


Juvenescent Beat! start with a base of Revolution Summer-style hardcore directly in the vein of Embrace and Rites of Spring, then add in plenty of the rugged guitars and emotion of early Jawbreaker. However, they even have some poppier elements that seem like they could rope in fans of old Saves the Day. They also claim influence from the writings of Allen Ginsberg, Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre. While this sounds like an amorphous blog of sound and thought, it really does seem to work after a few spins.

In "Consider No Man Happy Until He's Dead," Juvenescent Beat! display mild proof of their lyrical inspirations: "When will actions / Cease to simply be motions? / And I'm weighted down / Always weighted down / Lead strapped to my legs and arms / Confining me." It's got a great driving riff and their vocalist's delivery here is particularly stabbing and punctual. Closer "When Someone Asks If You're a God, You Say 'Yes!'" is the most intense number here, and it should definitely catch your ear for its wailing guitars and adolescent roared vocals.

With patient listening, the mess of influences Juvenescent Beat! combines on their A Man Could Get Shot for Asking Questions Like That EP morphs into a sensible and effective slab of able-bodied songwriting and raw, unfettered melodies.

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GlamBalam (June 23, 2008)

Juventus!

Jesus_H_Christ (June 22, 2008)

My use of "Sort of" twice in one sentence makes me feel like an idiot.

Damn my hastiness.

Jesus_H_Christ (June 22, 2008)

It's about time there's a real "emo" band out there. They really do sound like they would've been apart of Revolution Summer.

However, I wonder if all the "influences" like Nietzsche, Fugazi, Ginsberg etc. is more tongue-in-cheek rather than serious. Sort of like a Nation of Ulysses style of "we really believe this but not afraid to look ridiculous" sort of thing.

xote (June 20, 2008)

Stupid fucking band name though.

xote (June 20, 2008)

Sounds cool.

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