THISCLOSE: What Glory?: 7”

Sep 20, 2017

Seriously, this band drives me crazy. Reasonably convincing d-beat stuff, well recorded, got the whole Discharge layout thing down solid. Nice guitar tone, all that—it’s good. And then the vocalist, Rodney, comes in and ruins the entire thing with his craaaazy, absolutely painful Twisted Sister falsettos. It alters what is an arguably good record into an unlistenable one. I generally try not to bag on a band for purely sonic reasons—that shit’s all relative, and being in a band is hard, and putting out records costs a lot of money. But for the love of all that is holy, Rodney, please consider a different singing style, buddy. Please. –Keith Rosson (SPHC)