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Forum: Reviews 09/29/12, 07:51 AM
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Views: 557
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Exit Strategy, The - New Cities EP

The Exit Strategy - New Cities EP
Record Label: One Percent Press
Release Date: December 6, 2011


Promoting an output thickly carved from the celebration cake of Dischord records’ heyday years, New...
Forum: Reviews 08/02/12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Velgato - Cigarette EP

Velgato - Cigarette EP
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: December 30, 2011

To put it bluntly, before Velgato I believed that tribute acts could only exist as performers labouring on another’s...
Forum: Reviews 06/25/12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Edelweiss - Pre-Columbians EP

Edelweiss - Pre-Columbians EP
Record Label: Another Reybee
Release Date: September13, 2011

Wow, are we really nine months behind already? Nine months ago I was 20 years old with barely a foot in...
Forum: Reviews 03/28/12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 691
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
We'll Go Machete - Strong Drunk Hands

We'll Go Machete - Strong Drunk Hands
Record Label: Cedar Fever
Release Date: August 18, 2011

Clocking in not too far over the half hour mark, Texan Post-Hardcore outfit We’ll Go Machete’s first...
Forum: Reviews 03/14/12, 03:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 812
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time

David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time
Record Label: Sunday Best
Release Date: November 7, 2011

[Unlike many comrades of whom we have seen attempt the brave step of expressive change and fall...
Forum: Reviews 02/27/12, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Roebus One - Into the Diorama

Roebus One - Into the Diorama
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: August 2, 2011

Converging separate forms of artistic expression has never proved an easy task. For many artists the ideal of...
Forum: Reviews 02/10/12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 854
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Audiocaneat! - Red Sessions

Audiocaneat! - Red Sessions
Record Label: Frontal Noize
Release Date: October 25, 2011

Despite its ongoing and repetitive criticisms, “post-rock” is a form - or method - that still continues to be...
Forum: Reviews 02/10/12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 708
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Our Friend, Surrender, The - The Deceiver & the Chariot

Our Friend, Surrender - The Deceiver & the Chariot
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: July 29, 2011

The first full length offering from Virginia-based Instrumental ‘Post-Rock’ duo Our Friend,...
Forum: Reviews 11/01/11, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,716
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone

Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
Record Label: Rise Above
Release Date: September 25, 2000


[Picking up where previous effort ‘Come My Fanatics’ left off three years before, the Wizard took their...
Forum: Reviews 09/27/11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,715
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Good piece again, Drew. I appreciate how you've...

Good piece again, Drew. I appreciate how you've managed to tackle what could, and should have been a difficult review, and instead have in fact neatly stylized down into common and readable terms. I...
Forum: Reviews 09/27/11, 05:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,579
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Fantastic review. Really well written and totally...

Fantastic review. Really well written and totally captures everything both beneath and above the surface of the album.
I know the band have released two more records since this one, but this is...
Forum: Reviews 09/21/11, 04:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,588
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Only found these guys out last night, and I...

Only found these guys out last night, and I realise I've been seriously missing out. This EP really hit me hard, as well as did their first album (which has no review on here?)
However something I...
Forum: Reviews 09/21/11, 03:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,318
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Really good review. You captured the scenery...

Really good review. You captured the scenery perfectly, especially in the opening paragraph. Well thought-out usage of words, it creates that calming, still motion picture that their music endeavours...
Forum: Reviews 09/20/11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,731
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
With instrumental, post music so harmonising and...

With instrumental, post music so harmonising and complex, I imagine it's probably one of the most challenging of genres to review. However, Scott, I think you've given ap a pretty terrific and...
Forum: Reviews 09/20/11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 53,092
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
I think Drew is pretty spot on verbally with the...

I think Drew is pretty spot on verbally with the review here. The first 3 introductory paragraphs really summarise just how I tried to prepare myself before listening to it. Yet I think what a lot of...
Forum: Reviews 09/20/11, 03:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,091
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Merriweather is a masterpiece in my opinion, and...

Merriweather is a masterpiece in my opinion, and the thoughts of many professional critics will only reflect that. I can understand why many don't coincide with the hype of AC though, due to their...
Forum: Reviews 09/20/11, 03:30 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,009
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Really good review, or synopsis shall I say. I'm...

Really good review, or synopsis shall I say. I'm not usually one for the track-by-track style of review but I like the way you've not only really thought about how to put this record down onto paper,...
Forum: Reviews 09/19/11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Woah. I seriously applaud your guts for going...

Woah. I seriously applaud your guts for going after such an abstruse, mind-boggling record to review. However, I think you're missing some really important critical talkpoints, ones which would in...
Forum: Reviews 09/19/11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,850
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Although I'm not one to agree with track by track...

Although I'm not one to agree with track by track reviewing strategies as they come across a little too over-explanatory and therefore muddly, I do really admire your love for the record. BTHATS is...
Forum: Reviews 09/19/11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,308
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
"This is youth in all its...

"This is youth in all its splendo"

Awesome mini-review. In all honesty there's not much else you can say but mention youth, sweat and polorhythmic composition. A great band. They deserve more...
Forum: Reviews 09/19/11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,022
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Good review. It's clear that you've done your...

Good review. It's clear that you've done your research well before writing it. However, it seems as though you tend to get too lost in your verdict at times. Saying that the song's without Lacey...
Forum: Reviews 09/19/11, 03:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,734
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
Considering this was your first review, I think...

Considering this was your first review, I think you did a great job. You captured the feel of the record and with your words, allowed it to live up to its mammoth reputation.
ROC is definitely one of...
Forum: Reviews 09/18/11, 07:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,836
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
will this get me a post?

will this get me a post?


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