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Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters: Natural DisastersNatural Disasters (2010)
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The second release from Natural Disasters is a self-titled six-song EP of able melodic hardcore, but unfortunately, that's about as far as it goes. Natural Disasters' vocalist is like a cross between two certain Chrises (Hannah and Wollard), but not nearly as distinctive or forceful. The music is.
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The second release from Natural Disasters is a self-titled six-song EP of able melodic hardcore, but unfortunately, that's about as far as it goes.

Natural Disasters' vocalist is like a cross between two certain Chrises (Hannah and Wollard), but not nearly as distinctive or forceful. The music is like Protagonist, but more sluggish and sloppier. Or maybe early Rise Against, who they're compared to a lot, but the songwriting and overall flavor is nowhere near as exciting or compelling.

That means the chugging build of "Castle Greyskull" has all the power of a wet blanket, and the "whoa-oh"-laden "By the Beard of Zeus" feels strained and, actually, kind of off key. Sometimes that can be an endearing factor, but the flatter singing here does not make it so. "Let It Rain" feels a little overlong, and closer "Johnny Law" has a reckless pace that tries to end things on a more concise, speedier note (some screamier shouts and charged gang vocals are a nice try), but it all just sounds so basic and complanate for the most part that it's really too little too late.

This EP could be a lot stronger in many ways. Natural Disasters have the playing down to a certain level; they just need better ideas and a convincing execution of them.

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thehexbombs (April 18, 2012)

pretty good for a bunch of hunks and a drangus

billmurry (February 27, 2011)

Good guys and good tunes.

wtfisurproblem (February 25, 2011)

These guys are awesome..and I agree. They are great people to boot!!!!

shafto (February 22, 2011)

who got fucked over?

thistimeiswear (February 19, 2011)

You only get out what you put in. Better luck next year boys. I'd recommend some solid guitar lessons and getting a new singer that doesn't sound / look like he's going into cardiac arrest every 20 seconds. Oh, and don't fuck good people over.

StraightToHell82 (February 18, 2011)

These guys are awesome, and they're swell dudes to boot!

dingbat (February 18, 2011)

I like this band.

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