Monday, September 15, 2008

Classic fifteen - Knockout Glassjaw


COUPLING influences ranging from acts such as Helmet to lead singer Daryl Palumbo's irritable bowel syndrome with an experimental urge to combine incendiary punk and hardcore with anything from jazz to ambient, Worship And Tribute was always going to be that little bit different.
New Yorkers Glassjaw's second LP, the 2002 release saw the group deliberately maturing their explosive post-hardcore sound honed on Everything You Wanted To Know About Silence.
As well as being both challenging and intriguing musically, Palumbo's engaging, acerbic style is also more melodic here.
As a result songs such as Mu Empire and Ape Dos Mil have almost mainstream twist, whilst remaining fiercely unique, creative and raw.
As I alluded to in a previous post, fans like myself are still awaiting a follow-up to this album.
But for the meantime this LP is worthy of both worship and tribute.

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