INCOMMUNICADO: Losing Daylight: CD

Wow, these guys actually manage to take a mid/late-‘80s DC influence and make it into something worthy of attention. They take many of emo’s building blocks and instead churn out twelve songs that are as angry and challenging as they are arty and catchy, and any lameness is either buried or burned off. It literally takes them seven songs to hit a lull in the onslaught, and even by the end of that tune, “Carlos de Inferno,” they’ve started punishing the acoustic guitar they dropped in. Not usually my bag of rocks, but this is something, indeed.

 –jimmy (A-F)