Third Day Rising - Third Day Rising

Published Thursday 21st August 2008
Third Day Rising - Third Day Rising
Third Day Rising - Third Day Rising

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 42744-13445
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Jonathan Langley

Is this a '90s dance track? The pulsing keyboard line on "Not Even Captain America Can Save Us Now" wrong-foots you from the start of this unsigned/independent EP, leaving you pleasantly surprised by the direction it takes. The Culture Beat style synth quickly gives way to impressively chunky riffs and an eminently saleable emo vocal, developing into something like Underoath playing in a Hard House club. This was one of the most interesting and promising things we'd heard from a British band for years so it's a great shame they've called it a day. The excellent guitar work, lyrics that are genuinely beautiful and convincingly (rather than formulaically) worshipful and accomplished high-register screaming and low-register growling all add up to an exhilarating listen. With obligatory slow song "Now You Know The Truth" evoking emo legends Brand New at their early best, this is a fascinating musical memento still worth searching out.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Rain in Newcastle @ 09:40 on Jan 9 2009

I saw these at leezas park and i can admit they were truly amazing.
i was already a fan form myspace, so to see them live made my day.
Arron came down from the stage and put the mic infront of me so i got to sing with him i was well glad
really good album i have it

Posted by Tim Griffiths in Malmesbury REPRESENT @ 10:30 on Jul 29 2008

You need to buy this album.
They will be the next top uk hardcore christian artist.

Tim Griffiths x

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