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Hammer Hands - Sex Organs

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Hammer Hands - Sex Organs
Record Label: None
Release Date: 2008
This review was written by an AP.net staff member.
The post-punk scene has always blurred the lines between entertainment and A.D.D. antics. From the frantic screams to hurried 5/4 guitar lines, most of what is post-punk or post-hardcore catches us by surprise by its intensity and outrageous behavior.

Hammer Hands is another band to add to all those silly time guitar lines, Jenga-esque stacked phrases, and outrageous lyrical scribbles.

"Whore Espana" wants you to believe its a straight punk song at first, but dual call-and-response vocals continuously fight to a melodic halt mid-song, just to break into an array of mix rapid fire guitar and drums, all to end in a complete Rampage-like teardown of a conclusion. "Prohibition Bar Fight" cuts guitar lines back and forth like a knife against a plate, into a breakdown and more call-and-response, moving yet again into melodic instrumental territory ending in something short of near epic - but I'll chalk that up to lo-fi production. "Alaskan Thunderfuck" is a shining moment for the upstarts. Production isn't too clean across the entire EP, but the band creates a solid arrangement that's reminiscent of early post-hardcore recordings: basement show reality.

Hammer Hands isn't going to stand out just yet. But with some better production, and a little practice, the band can move two ways: they can either fall into some of the more entertaining "back on the shelf in a week" post-hardcore, or progressively catchier A.D.D. antics that make me truly love this genre.

Recommended if You LikeFear Before the March of Flames' Odd How People Shake; Daughters' Hell Songs; Heavy Heavy Low Low's Everything's Watched, Everyone's Watching

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12:46 PM on 07/21/08
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Personally I really like everything this band has done. And they're awesome dudes on top of that.
01:27 AM on 07/22/08
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Surprised to see this review here... This band is excellent though. Any news on when this EP is actually getting released?
03:04 PM on 07/22/08
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Surprised to see this review here... This band is excellent though. Any news on when this EP is actually getting released?

free on Myspace...otherwise no
02:15 AM on 07/23/08
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free on Myspace...otherwise no

Where did the other three tracks go off their Myspace? I thought those would make up the Sex Organs EP as well.

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