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Forum: Reviews 07:51 AM - 09/29/12
Replies: 0
Views: 839
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 12:23 PM - 08/02/12
Replies: 0
Views: 821
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 04:48 PM - 06/25/12
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 12:39 PM - 03/28/12
Replies: 0
Views: 985
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 03:31 AM - 03/14/12
Replies: 0
Views: 1,096
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 05:44 AM - 02/27/12
Replies: 1
Views: 1,056
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 02:21 PM - 02/10/12
Replies: 0
Views: 1,222
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 02:06 PM - 02/10/12
Replies: 0
Views: 1,093
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 03:15 AM - 11/01/11
Replies: 1
Views: 2,217
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 08:13 AM - 09/27/11
Replies: 131
Views: 17,143
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 05:17 AM - 09/27/11
Replies: 92
Views: 19,214
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 04:15 AM - 09/21/11
Replies: 42
Views: 9,827
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 03:44 AM - 09/21/11
Replies: 58
Views: 7,439
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 11:28 AM - 09/20/11
Replies: 65
Views: 15,461
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 08:34 AM - 09/20/11
Replies: 325
Views: 59,005
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 03:58 AM - 09/20/11
Replies: 84
Views: 9,517
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 03:30 AM - 09/20/11
Replies: 152
Views: 44,975
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 02:54 PM - 09/19/11
Replies: 17
Views: 3,085
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 10:02 AM - 09/19/11
Replies: 39
Views: 11,939
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 08:24 AM - 09/19/11
Replies: 22
Views: 11,595
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
"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 08:08 AM - 09/19/11
Replies: 95
Views: 27,360
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 03:43 AM - 09/19/11
Replies: 54
Views: 15,704
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
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 07:22 AM - 09/18/11
Replies: 40
Views: 6,819
Posted By Nathan Tompkins
will this get me a post?

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