STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6574-6680 LABEL: Tooth & Nail TND39531 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2002-11-22 RRP: £10.76
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
The successful expansion of the Tooth & Nail label has seen a recent explosion of extreme rock acts given the opportunity to share their wares with the world and Twothirtyeight are the latest. By Tooth & Nail standards they’re pretty tame! It’s straight forward, hard edged melodic rock and yet it’s immediately clear why they’ve been signed. The quartet have delivered a well crafted, quirky, edgy album that is filled with humour, insight and intelligence. Songs like the solidly rocky “That Sad And Holy Glow” and the acoustic closer “The Bathroom Is A Creepy Place For Pictures Of Your Friends” will no doubt endear the band to the youth of America. “The Sticks Are Woven In The Spokes” and “Modern Day Prayer” both effectively summarise the hopelessness felt by those trapped in their own sinful behaviour knowing that God has the only exit door. For once we have a band who don’t directly sound like a copy of some secular success and we have intelligent lyrics that provoke deep thinking rather than puzzled looks.
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