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Staff Review

The Killing Tree

We Sing Sin (2003)


June 2nd, 2003 - 4:00pm EST

Got a copy of the new Killing Tree.

June 3rd, 2003 - 9:45am EST

Going to class; will listen to it on the way.

June 3rd, 2003 - 9:55am EST

Only got through one and a half songs. Man, these are long songs.

June 3rd, 2003 - 1:00pm EST

Finished first two songs. Both are long, lots of dynamics. Melodic undertones, but furious breakdowns. Seems a little more melodic then "The Romance of Helen Trent" which is funny because Tim's other band, Rise Against got heavier.

Preparing brain for next three.

June 3rd, 2003 - 2:00pm EST

Ran into acquaintance who I don't care for. He wouldn't stop talking. Wished I had fork to put in my eye.

June 3rd, 2003 - 2:00pm EST (Addendum)

No, in his eye.

June 3rd, 2003 - 2:30pm EST

Listened to track 3, a cover of Soundgarden's "Jesus Christ Pose" the only song with Chris Cornell's voice in it that I can stand. Including Audioslave. Especially goddamned Audioslave. I guess we know where all the talent from Rage Against the Machine came from.

June 3rd, 2003 - 2:30pm EST (Addendum)

Actually, Tom Morello is an amazing guitar player, and he's damn smart too, but I think Chris Cornell hit him over the head with something to join that train wreck.

June 3rd, 2003 - 3:00pm EST

Finished fourth song. It is good. Like the first three. Tim has too much talent for one guy. It is unfair to Mark Hoppus. Well, he's a millionaire, so that probably makes up for it.

June 3rd, 2003 - 4:00pm EST

Probably should eat now. Food keeps me from falling down.

June 3rd, 2003 - 4:30pm EST

Listened to last song on stereo. Pretty heavy stuff. Most of the songs seem simultaneously experimental but also more focused then some of the weirder stuff on "Helen Trent" Conceptually, the songs resemble "Switchblade Architect" or "Them's Fighting Words" but not musically.

June 3rd, 2003 - 5:00pm EST

Probably should explain that. I mean that the new songs share the kind of dynamic somersaults that those tracks do; and they share the urgency, but they don't sound like those songs.

June 3rd, 2003 - 10:00pm EST

Going to listen to it again tomorrow. Probably the day after too.