miércoles, 2 de marzo de 2011

The Classic Crime - The Silver Cord

The Classic Crime has been placed into the same sound genre as Jimmy Eat World and Fall Out Boy based on their 2006 debut, Albatross which was a favorite of mine that year. Crime chose Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Chevelle, Incubus) as their producer again for this project. Thankfully, they have musically progressed with a more unique style all their own with Silver Cord that is much more raw and aggressive. Justin DuQue (guitar) has said, "We are not a Christian band. Our lyrics are very positive and hopeful though," and yes, the album expresses some uplifting songs like "The Way You Are," which deals with people who fall into peer pressure, "and I hope to God that he will find his name/ and not listen to his so-called friends/ when they say/ this is the way you are/ Don't let them say." This album sustains the listeners' attention because of the variation throughout all 15 tracks. After the introduction track, the album rocks out to "Just a Man" which can be perceived as an individual who wants to make it very clear that they make mistakes ("all have sinned…and come short of the glory of God" -Romans 3:23). "Gravedigging" is a very catchy hard rock tune which recalls the days of guitar galloping effects found in several Iron Maiden songs. "Abracadavers," another hard rock tune that seems more appropriate as an album opener, is a song that captures the meaning that every human is just as important regardless of looks, financial power, or education as stated by the lead singer, Matt McDonald. While this album this album is far from being an album intended for spiritual growth, it has encouraging implications throughout several of the songs. Silver Cord is an album that can be listened to in its entirety as it's that good. This album ranks among the best so far this year.

Style: Rock / Alternative
Street Date: July 22, 2008

Track list:
01. The End
02. Just A Man
03. Grave Digging
04. The Way That You Are
05. 5805
06. Salt In The Snow
07. Abracadavers
08. R&R
09. God and Drugs
10. Medisin
11. The Ascent
12. Sing
13. Everything
14. Closer Than We Think
15. The Beginning (A Simple Seed)

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