The Chariot - Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead And Nothing Is Bleeding

Published Saturday 20th August 2005
The Chariot - Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead And Nothing Is Bleeding
The Chariot - Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead And Nothing Is Bleeding

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12725-2120
LABEL: Solid State TND73852
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2005-01-21
RRP: £1.99


Reviewed by Haydon Spenceley

Quite a title eh?! And this is quite an album. Featuring former Norma Jean lead screamer/vocalist Josh Scogin, the press blurb proudly declares that this is "his hardcore debut" and I can't help but agree. Growling guitars are driven along by a tight rhythm section. The band write on the liner notes that they have ignored modern recording techniques, preferring instead to evoke the "spirit of hardcore" by recording their hard and fast songs live in the studio, and the lack of polish that this gives the record actually helps it, as dissonant passages are interwoven with awesome breakdowns. Song titles such as "Before There Was Atlanta, There Was Douglasville" give the indication that this isn't a record of three minute pop songs, and this is indeed hardcore in its purest sense. Should please any discerning metalhead.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Before There Was Atlanta, There Was Douglasville [Listen]
2. Someday, In The Event That Mankind Actually Figures Out What It Is That This World Revolves Around. [Listen]
3. Dialogue With A Question Mark [Listen]
4. Die Interviewer... [Listen]
5. And Then, Came Then [Listen]
6. The Company, The Comfort, The Grave [Listen]
7. The Bullet Never Lies, And Time Will Prove All Things. (an Allegory Of Unfaithful Jerusalem) [Listen]
8. Yellow Dress- Locked Knees [Listen]
9. If Wishes Were Horses, More People Would Ride Them [Listen]
10. Good Night My Lady, And A Forever Farewell [Listen]

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