The Wedding - The Wedding

Published Wednesday 5th October 2005
The Wedding - The Wedding
The Wedding - The Wedding

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13372-3129
LABEL: Rambler
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Jeremy Williams

This is punk of the baggy shorts school, though with a bit more bite than Blink 182, Sum 41 and the other bands that spring to mind. And they're from Arkansas, rather than Orange County. This eponymous album, their first, is a bit of a manifesto: "We're fighting against the mainstream/Against everything they tell us we should be," they declare on "Joyride". By sticking to fairly safe, fairly mainstream skate-punk vibe, they unfortunately fail to practice what they preach, but the album gets more interesting as it goes on. The Wedding have packed the anthems and crowd pleasers in early, and then slowed down and experimented more in the second half. It's here where they stand out, particularly "Water Under The Bridge", which successfully juxtaposes a gentle piano line with screaming hardcore. A band to see live, I should think, to get the most out of them.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Morning Air [Listen]
2. Move This City [Listen]
3. This Time I'm Leaving [Listen]
4. Wake The Regiment [Listen]
5. One Eye Open [Listen]
6. Price For Love [Listen]
7. Death By Xanga [Listen]
8. 479HxC (Through The Night) [Listen]
9. Joyride [Listen]
10. But A Breath [Listen]
11. Water Under The Bridge [Listen]
12. Song For The Broken [Listen]

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