Equal Vision Records
PO Box 38202
Nov 8 -
Terrorhawk is a strong album in all senses
of the word. It's strong as in successful, with many exceptional songs
and a very cohesive flow. It's also strong musically, brandishing lots
of loud guitar playing, vicious yelling, and pounding percussion. And,
heck, you get the sense that the band members themselves are strong
people. But what else to expect from that friendly genre called
starts off with the rough-around-the-edges "Cataraman" which sets the
scene appropriately. Piled with Jawbox dynamics and viciously
explosive ROCK, it starts up and never allows you an instant to catch
your breath. The second song is the record's anthem; "5, 6 Kids"
wields a to-die-for chorus that will have you pumping your arms in the
air like there's no tomorrow. "The Great Dinosaurs With Fifties
Section" is also exceptional, and the heavy "I Fucked Your Dad"
is mysteriously uplifting. Occasional breaks from the sonic
wreckage add depth to the record (sensitive "Song About Old Roller
Coaster," Promise Ring-esque "What A Horrible Night For A
Curse"), though the entire disc is still largely rock-oriented.
Those in need of a guitar-heavy power surge are well-advised to check
15 tracks, distributed by
the label, released 2005]