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Author's Rating
Vocals 8.75
Musicianship 9.5
Lyrics 8.25
Production 8.25
Creativity 9.25
Lasting Value 9.5
Reviewer Tilt 9.5
Final Verdict: 90%
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inblackandwhite - Say We Are Not Brothers

Reviewed by: Rich Duncan (02/10/07)
inblackandwhite - Say We Are Not Brothers
Record Label - Self-released
Release Date - January 2007


Who:

Massachusetts based post-hardcore quartet whose music embodies the passion and spirit of basement shows that is sure to satiate any underground-loving indie fan. The band is comprised of ex-members of The Opposed, Inside Recess, and Mosquitoes Can Kill (Ohio) and Origami (California).

How Is It?

Say We Are Not Brothers, the band’s second self-released EP, opens with a track of the same name that features powerful drumming courtesy of David Rich over a sea of quirky guitar work reminiscent of 90’s era indie bands. The vocals, provided Dan Webb (guitar/vocals) and Kaleb Keefer, are shouted with a sense of urgency that propels the track with a shot of adrenaline. “The Fire Of Triumph And We Are Still Cold” blends post-hardcore aggression with blistering, angular guitar riffs. Both powerful and melodic, this song is sure to ignite crowd sing-a-longs with the audience members thrusting their fists in the air in unison. The band close out their rather impressive EP with the sprawling “This Is The Machine” , a track that shows inblackandwhite’s versatility and their impeccable musicianship that should translate into a jaw dropping full-length album in the future. The band presses their material in limited quantities (this EP is limited to 500), so make sure you pick one up because you will not be disappointed. This band brings back memories of basement shows in their heyday, so for those of you that miss those days, this band is right up your alley. inblackandwhite have a sound that is bursting at the gills with energy, so if you have the opportunity I recommend catching this band live the next time they are in town.


Notable Tracks - "Say We Are Not Brothers", "The Fire Of Triumph And We Are Still Cold", and "Millions Of Dead Birds"


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