Staple - Staple

Tuesday 1st March 2005
Staple - Staple
Staple - Staple

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11475-10317
LABEL: Flicker FLD2627
RELEASE DATE: 2004-06-18
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by Paul Gallagher

The latest band from Audio Adrenaline's Flicker Records label, Staple continue in the tradition of P.O.D. and Pillar, delivering 40 minutes of non-stop, Bible-based, ear destroying rock, infused with just enough melody to be accessible to the open-minded radio listener. Lead singer Darin Keim can scream with the best of them, and in less shouty moments his voice takes on a surprisingly emotive quality, contrasting nicely with the harder edge. But lyrically, the songs are generally too earnest and concept-heavy for the listener to figure out what they are actually about. Lines like "Incited scars are bleeding and now I believe" from "Dictatorship Vs Democracy" fly past without leaving any impression or clear meaning. One notable exception is "Remember Sammy Jankis". The title is a reference to the film 'Memento', and the song questions the reliability of memory as a motive for revenge. Overall, Staple will keep hard music fans happy, but are not likely to entice new listeners to the genre.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Dictatorship Vs. Democracy [Listen]
2. Pop [Listen]
3. Fists Afire [Listen]
4. The Songwriter [Listen]
5. Impressionable [Listen]
6. Remember Sammy Jankis [Listen]
7. Five Minutes Strong [Listen]
8. Rise Of The Robots [Listen]
9. Deathtrap Daisy [Listen]
10. Red Brush Strokes Wave Goodbye [Listen]
11. Crusader [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Dan in NEw Zealand @ 01:29 on Aug 17 2010

Well I thought this album was very unique and very well done..

Didnt sound like anything ID ever heard.. In a good way. Excellent first album.

Very very hard to find

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