glendog | Fredericksburg, VA United States | 01/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I find a CD this good that has been around since 1998, I don't know whether to be glad that I found it or feel stupid for not knowing about it till now. I've played it every day since coming across it, so maybe I've made up for lost time. These guys really have the Deep Elm emo sound down, but with a much more powerful fullness than most Deep Elm discs. Brilliant vocals/lyrics blended into forceful guitar band music. A fascinating synthesis of sound and sincerity. There are no accidents here, every note, sound, and word has a purpose. Every song is a crafted work of experiential art. This is like the doctoral dissertation level of emo music. "Operator" is one of the greatest hardcore emo songs ever recorded, a tour de force of power and heart. This song alone would make this a five star CD, but every song is within a hair of being just as good. Only Deep Elm has the guts to put out music this intelligent. Outstanding."