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The Disappeared

The Disappeared: Radical MiracleRadical Miracle (2009)
I Hate Punk Rock

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: MichaelDMichaelD
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The Disappeared are running a steady campaign to bring back the same posi-core bro-hymns that pummeled your eardrums years back at Quicksand and Hot Water Music shows. They've locked in a new rhythm section since their last EP that can start and stop on a dime without flinching. This shows true on t.
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The Disappeared are running a steady campaign to bring back the same posi-core bro-hymns that pummeled your eardrums years back at Quicksand and Hot Water Music shows. They've locked in a new rhythm section since their last EP that can start and stop on a dime without flinching. This shows true on the first track, "This City Stretches" -- a mathy guitar-driven banger that really sets the tone for what's to come.

One of the truly unique aspects of Radical Miracle -- and the the Disappeared -- is the overflowing melting pot of punk and hardcore that comes pouring out. I mean, let's be honest, both genres have come a long way and countless sub-sounds have been created within. "The D" manages to lasso in elements all across the board: the old-school hardcore breakdowns; dizzying prog-punk riffage; new-school pop-punk pirate sing-alongs, and so on.

The lyrics are introspective, screamy and sing-songy. The bass drives and pummels. The drums bite and explode as tight as any punk drumming around. And the guitars are fucking loud.

Kudos to the folks at I Hate Punk Rock Records on the packaging, too. The 12" vinyl (black) comes with a nice insert, a download code and CD to boot.

All in all, any fan of punk rock can find something they like in Rad Miracle. Any fan of campy `80s BMX movies can find something they like about the EP's title (hint: ever seen "RAD"?).

 

 
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Piata (September 15, 2009)

Saw it on Punknews, decided to check it out. Definitely worth the purchase.

TheLando (August 31, 2009)

Great Doods. Glad to see some more bands from STL Getting coverage.

GlassPipeMurder (August 29, 2009)

Conor Oberst is not stoked.

brilliant.

aarontoben (August 28, 2009)

all these dudes are awesome. music isn't half bad either. seriously, probably one of the best bands in st. louis right now. there aren't many local bands i would drive an hour to see, but i will always go to see the D.

mcflynnthm (August 28, 2009)

Picked this EP on a whim. Solid stuff.

inagreendase (August 28, 2009)

Conor Oberst is not stoked.

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