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Author's Rating
Vocals 8
Musicianship 7.25
Lyrics 7
Production 7.75
Creativity 7.75
Lasting Value 6.5
Reviewer Tilt 6.75
Final Verdict: 73%
Member Ratings
Vocals 8.75
Musicianship 8.75
Lyrics 7.88
Production 8.63
Creativity 8.75
Lasting Value 8.13
Reviewer Tilt 8.38
Average: 85%
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Akissforjersey - Keep Your Head Above the Water

Reviewed by: Russ Hockenbury (05/04/07)
AkissforjerseyKeep Your Head Above The Water
Label: Tragic Hero Records
Release Date: August 22, 2006


Who:

Their bio would have you believe that the “definitive Experimental Christian-Hardcore record of the year is here”. Umm…great?

How is it?:

Some may take beef with the hardcore tag, but KYHATW does succeed on being innovative enough in its arrangements to strike a chord on the experimental front. Vocalist Zach Dawson has a an angelic voice that some may find to be a bit of an odd fit for this type of music, kind of in the Christian Guerrero mold and it does get preachy at times (see “Real Men Will Be Found With Their Face Flat on the Ground”). Though, to the band’s credit, they never try to mask their beliefs and anyone who is likely buying this disc is already fully aware of Akissforjersey’s religious leanings.


The youth minister rocks out to: “Leave That Man Be”

Preaching to the choir: Nural, Mars Volta, BEDlight for BLUEeyes
 
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10:06 PM on 05/04/07
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What is this release date, this album came out last summer.

I like them alright, I kind of have to because my buddy plays guitar for them

Oh snapz, name drop.
11:53 PM on 05/04/07
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akissforjersey woo!
03:48 AM on 05/05/07
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What is this release date, this album came out last summer.

oops, I template these. I must've forgot to change that from the last band. Fixed now, thanks.
11:51 AM on 05/05/07
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I like them alright, I kind of have to because my buddy plays guitar for them

Oh snapz, name drop.


Yep, I know them also. :D

They even gave me a free t-shirt.

Good Band.
01:36 PM on 05/05/07
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Yep, I know them also. :D

They even gave me a free t-shirt.

Good Band.

Stop stealing my glory, John.
08:25 PM on 05/05/07
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amazing band
and really nice guys
09:47 PM on 05/05/07
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i actually enjoy this album...not bad in the right moods
11:45 PM on 05/05/07
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Stop stealing my glory, John.

hehe. I'm sorry, I need some Glory too. :D
10:31 AM on 05/06/07
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Isn't this the band that basically sounds like your standard Tooth & Nail band except they add random death metal mosh/breakdown parts?
11:25 AM on 05/06/07
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they sound like nice people
12:43 PM on 05/06/07
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they aren't the greatest band ever but they are such nice guys.
02:52 PM on 05/06/07
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I discovered this band like six months ago and ive loved them ever since
09:30 PM on 05/06/07
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Religion, no religion, Great band. Pretty good for a band that had from what I could tell so so production.
12:55 AM on 05/07/07
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terrible band. music like this needs to stop. seriously.
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