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Over Stars and Gutters

Over Stars and Gutters: Consider This Your CurseConsider This Your Curse (2009)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Over Stars and Gutters' Consider This Your Curse is an able, gruff, emotional punk rock record that should hit home with anyone trying to feverishly keep up with Hot Water Music retreads. The slight but competent hooks of fairly simple, chugging numbers like "Written in Green Ink" and "Treading W.
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Over Stars and Gutters' Consider This Your Curse is an able, gruff, emotional punk rock record that should hit home with anyone trying to feverishly keep up with Hot Water Music retreads.

The slight but competent hooks of fairly simple, chugging numbers like "Written in Green Ink" and "Treading Water" reflect a knack for some decently catchy songwriting. But they also show OSAG's tendency to stretch things a little too far; neither song really needs to be quite as long as they are. Over in the second half, "I'd Rather Be Dead" has a nice reared-back, admirable anthemic part -- "just begging you please / you put this on my head" -- while "Between Sinners and Saints" adds some slick backing "whoa"s and a slightly faster tempo that hints at some Caution influence.

Most of Consider This Your Curse runs this way, though, simply offering rock-solid post-hardcore-of-the-scruffy-punk-variety songs; there aren't many moments that really jump out, but the band sound like they mean every word (I swear I didn't see this on their MySpace before I wrote it, no joke) and the songs never slip down some questionable course.

Consider This Your Curse might be following familiar territory, but it's terrain that tends to feel comfortable under even calloused feet.

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Treading Water
Anthem on Sheridan
I'd Rather Be Dead

 

 
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blackmonster (June 13, 2011)

played with them at sluggos in pensacola, fl
great performance. a lot of energy.
a bunch of dirty potheads that belonged in escambia county jail.... but a good show.

sexualsunshine (August 16, 2009)

Decent band. Good review.

NathanJohn85 (August 16, 2009)

So good, these guys kill it live also.

KurtTGS (August 16, 2009)

So freaking good.

Blackjaw_ (August 14, 2009)

I have demos of most of these songs, but I've been meaning to buy this for a while anyway. Thanks for the reminder.

saladfingers (August 14, 2009)

Ordered the CD about a week ago. Cannot wait for its arrival. Sounds sweet

Score is for CDs

xshoutoutx (August 14, 2009)

Found out about this band a few weeks ago from Sound As Language... and to no surprise, I FUCKING LOVE IT!

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