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Let Me Out

Let Me Out: 'I Think I Can...''I Think I Can...' (2009)
Warbird Entertainment

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Let Me Run. Let Me Crazy. How many "Let Me"s can release albums this year? Well, at least three I guess, and while Let Me Out doesn't have the most original band name, their sound is...well, a little more realized. "I Think I Can..." is a fairly typical semi-melodic hardcore album that does a dec.
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Let Me Run. Let Me Crazy. How many "Let Me"s can release albums this year? Well, at least three I guess, and while Let Me Out doesn't have the most original band name, their sound is...well, a little more realized.

"I Think I Can..." is a fairly typical semi-melodic hardcore album that does a decent enough job, playing along the same lines of, say, Stretch Arm Strong's more straightforward moments or a chunkier 7 Seconds. "Keep It Up" is the kind of song whose punctual gang shouts and pumping, hard tempos should elicit a few fist pumps at shows, but may not motivate anyone to respond more vigorously. Musical tricks like the slow descent of instrumentation towards the close of "I Think I Can..." work nicely, and you wish the band would mix it up a little more like this on the album. "The Black Sheep Is Going Home" is a rare track where the band sound quite upbeat in a sort of CIV-ish way, and there's plenty of really abrupt change-ups that make it an interesting late cut.

Lyrically, "I Think I Can..." tends to favor typical fare, from scene politics ("Let Me Out") and vague personal struggles ("I Think I Can...") to adamant animal liberation stances ("You Don't Need That Shit") and Release the Cure-esque paranoia ("Mass Murder Conspiracy"). I mean, there's two songs called "Fuck You," even. You've definitely heard these subjects before, but if not, good luck on your learner's permit test. Seriously though, the songs are presented in a way that's not all that bad for a Swedish band whose first language may not even be English.

"I Think I Can..." is in desperate need of more pronounced dynamics and original ideas, but it's definitely not a bad effort.

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Allon (July 14, 2009)

bonus points for mentioning let me crazy

greenvandal (July 12, 2009)

Score is for SAS's Rituals of Life. If you ignore the lyrics it is one of the best metallic hardcore records ever.

Blackjaw_x (July 10, 2009)

Yeah man. I have an older sister that's a punker with punker friends and all that.

mikexdude (July 10, 2009)

I would have been all over this like 7 years ago.

When you were ten? Damn.

Blackjaw_x (July 10, 2009)

Just listened to their Myspace stuff, and this is good for the 'genre'. I would have been all over this like 7 years ago.

givemeamuseumandillfillit (July 10, 2009)

Good review, great 7 Seconds reference, but the SAS drop will only confuse people. Let Me Out sounds exactly like 20 other swedish bands did 10 years ago, but a bit less hardcore based.

Decent enough record but pretty forgettable in the grand scheme of things.

Blackjaw_x (July 10, 2009)

I remember liking Stretch Arm Strong a lot, other than absolutely hating the screaming so much I couldn't listen to them. Maybe this will be better?

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