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Atlas Losing Grip: Watching the HorizonWatching the Horizon (2009)
Europe

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Satanic Surfers are BACK! Oh wait...Enemy Alliance are BACK! Oh wait...Atlas Losing Grip are BACK! Hang on... Ahem. The long and short of it is that Atlas Losing Grip have a new singer, and that singer is Rodrigo Alfaro of Satanic Surfers/Enemy Alliance/Intensity fame. This is their first release wi.
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Satanic Surfers are BACK! Oh wait...Enemy Alliance are BACK! Oh wait...Atlas Losing Grip are BACK! Hang on... Ahem. The long and short of it is that Atlas Losing Grip have a new singer, and that singer is Rodrigo Alfaro of Satanic Surfers/Enemy Alliance/Intensity fame. This is their first release with Rodrigo, a five-track EP named Watching the Horizon.

As to be expected, this match-up allows the continuance of the sound that probably partly lead to Fat Mike making the "Swede bands copy our sound" accusation on "Insulted by Germans (Again)." Rodrigo brings his vocal styling from the latter Satanic Surfer recordings and the rest of the band seem to have mashed the tunes of Enemy Alliance and Atlas Losing Grip past: melodic, slightly technical and non-aggressive. Naturally, it works. There is nothing here to attract previous doubters of the sound, yet plenty for established fans.

The opener, "Heartbeat" isn't exactly the most uplifting song you'll hear all year; "Life fucking sucks / But I can blame no one else / I'm the master of, creator of it all...I wallow in self-pity 'till I drown." Likewise, "Fact to Face" is about impending fatherhood and "Horizon" is about looking back/regrets. It's no coincidence that rockers who have aged with the classic Epi-Fat sound will probably be able to relate to at least one of those sentiments.

At the same time, THAT sound isn't sounding past it just yet. Despite the lack of instant appeal, Watching the Horizon is more than solid enough to warrant repeated listens.

 

 
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amateurchemist (July 23, 2012)

Great melodic hardcore! My kind of tunes

punker001 (December 4, 2009)

Amazing! Man I miss the Satanic Surfers and this is just as good if not better!

Alien (December 2, 2009)

I like this both more than the latest offerings from satanic surfers and atlas losing grip.
it's pretty catchy.

friokir (December 2, 2009)

fat mike can go and suck a bag of dicks (although I like nofx). this is more like propaghandi or aws than nofx. brilliant stuff. I was most pleasently suprised, as the surfers or enemy alliance were always missing something, this isnt.

hayman (December 1, 2009)

Brilliant. Tunes like this is what it's all about! The first album Shut The World Out was awesome too. 8 out of 10 for this because I'd prefer a full length, if you don't know Satanic Surfers by now get your shit together. Good times with the reviews today!

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