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Two O' Clock Courage- Sequenced From the Bloodstream Album Cover
Author's Rating
Vocals 7.25
Musicianship 8
Lyrics 6.5
Production 7.75
Creativity 6.25
Lasting Value 7.5
Reviewer Tilt 7.25
Final Verdict: 72%
Member Ratings
Vocals 9.17
Musicianship 8.08
Lyrics 8.92
Production 9
Creativity 9.17
Lasting Value 9.17
Reviewer Tilt 9.08
Average: 89%

Two O' Clock Courage- Sequenced From the Bloodstream

Reviewed by: npmshah (01/31/10)
Two O’Clock Courage Sequenced From the Bloodstream
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: January 9, 2010

SUBJECT: The pop punk scene of 2010.
DENOTATION: Catchy, fun music. Occasionally crunchy.
CONNOTATION: Splashes of neon. A dash of synthesizer. Auto-Tune.

At first listen, one would think Two O’ Clock Courage had done an in-depth study on the trends of contemporary pop-punk. With crunchy riffs, the occasional br00t4l screams, and a synthesizer backing all of it, the band sounds like Four Year Strong dipped in a carton of sugar and served with a coating of chocolate and an occasional hint of AutoTune. However, for all the cred-killing trend-following this EP does, it is, at its core, a fairly strong effort. Every time the band does something pretentious (like placing a 30-second interlude as the second song out of six), they make up for it with fun, catchy-as-balls, pop-punk that seems destined to win over scene kids and AbsolutePunk pop-punk elitists alike.

The EP starts off with “Dickie Greenleaf’s Revenge,” an uber-catchy romp that features some surprisingly skilled guitar work. “Kid Tested, Todd Approved” is an another upbeat track with some great harmonies, and a co-ed vocal dynamic. “See You At The Aftermath” mixes things up with a sparkling, Auto-Tuned intro before launching into a crunchy, catchy track reminiscient of A Day To Remember on synth steroids. “Bring the Digital Rain” has to be the least memorable song on the EP, despite the fact that it is a fairly average pop-punk track. EP closer “Stadium Lights” features another twinkling synth intro before morphing in to crunchy pop-punk with a gang vocals section that would make A Day To Remember jealous.

With Sequenced From The Bloodstream, Two O’ Clock Courage has released a fun pop-punk effort that will wow fans and skeptics alike despite its somewhat annoying conformation to the current trends of pop-punk. Expect some big things from these dudes in the future, because I can guarantee this will not be the last that you hear of them.

Recommended if You Like Fight Fair, Forever The Sickest Kids’s Underdog Alma Mater with some more crunchiness, Breathe Carolina’s Hello Fascination, Sugar-coated Four Year Strong


http://www.myspace.com/twooclockcourage

Track Listing1. Dickie Greenleaf’s Revenge
2. Interlude
3. Kid Tested, Todd Approved
4. See You At The Aftermath
5. Bring On the Digital Rain
6. Stadium Lights
 
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01:32 AM on 02/12/10
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crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy crunchy
10:37 AM on 02/15/11
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These guys are pretty good, but related artists, cmonn
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