CHASE, THE : The Better Part of Six Months: CD

This CD, literally, fell behind my CD player and it wasn’t until I added more milk crates to the front room record wall, that I found it again, so I can’t rightly say when I got it, but unlike a giraffe, this stuff isn’t spotty at all. I haven’t been so up on the newest Snuff releases, and, oddly, singer for The Chase sounds pretty much like a hardcore Duncan. Actually, they take a lot of the best elements of Snuff – an achingly sweet and catchy melody and they tweak it into some short, satisfying, moshy breakdowns. Instead of veering into a poppunk arena with horns, these guys take some pages from Sweden’s Get Up and Goer’s: melodic hardcore that isn’t afraid of a lot of volume, speed, and screaming. Extra points go to the song titles: “Surprise Party at the Funeral Home,” and “Can I Borrow a Headband?” Surprisingly good.

 –todd (Submit)