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Author's Rating
Vocals 7.5
Musicianship 7.75
Lyrics 8
Production 8.75
Creativity 8.25
Lasting Value 8.25
Reviewer Tilt 8.5
Final Verdict: 81%
Member Ratings
Vocals 6.5
Musicianship 7.5
Lyrics 6.5
Production 7.5
Creativity 6.25
Lasting Value 5.75
Reviewer Tilt 7
Average: 67%

Lovers and Thieves - Consistently Insisting

Reviewed by: Susan Frances (09/16/08)
Lovers and ThievesConsistently Insisting
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: March 20, 2008

Lovers and Thieves have a lot going for them like their lead singer whose melodically contoured vocals have a likeness to Circa Survive’s Anthony Green, their bristling guitar chords which hone a husky roar relatable to Madina Lake, and trembling rhythms that engrave sleekly creased ruffles reminiscent of Kaddisfly. The band’s latest release, Consistently Insisting is a 4-track EP produced by John Naclerio who has worked on recordings from Brand New, Just Surrender, Senses Fail, My Chemical Romance, Bayside, and Armor for Sleep. Though Consistently Insisting is a well-polished recording, it does not feel like a product of their producer, but of Lovers and Thieves whose ability to make melodic hard rock constructions is impressive.

They have a penchant for injecting complementing chord changes, which are perfectly played out in tracks like “Can’t Relate” and “The Morning Will Find You.” The transitions are nicely seamed as the band greases their joints to a sleek tremor. The staggered guitar spins and chunky rivulets create sequences that accelerate and release as the band firmly bolts the shifts along “The Morning Will Find You” to ignite like perfectly timed fireworks. The band is also adept at making incisions and stabilizing the changes, even when they surfboard gang vocals in and out of “Black and White.” They create episodes of lightning surges generated by teased guitar chords and buffer it with taut and toned oil-slick rhythms. The dangling drum strikes along “Dance Off” are pierced by frayed guitar shards, which make folds of whipping punk rock blazes over choppy bass rolls.

The band’s incisions and rhythmic rings pike the movements with series that furl and loosen, and keep them doused in melodic registers and husky rock burns. Lovers and Thieves have a lot going for them with or without a producer that has an eye-popping track record. The band’s latest release, Consistently Insisting is round-the-clock-rock that fits all sizes of music fans, minting their tunes in melodic timbres and ribbing them in hard rock bolts.

Recommended if you like: Circa Survive, Madina Lake, Kaddisfly


www.myspace.com/loversandthieves
 
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10:07 AM on 09/17/08
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asteria
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decent band from ct.
12:01 PM on 09/17/08
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harveyn590
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ifound these guys on myspace a while back. good stuff
01:47 PM on 09/17/08
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They've been at it for a while.
07:19 PM on 09/17/08
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Mibabalou
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played my school last year pretty good
07:22 PM on 09/17/08
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Found these guys on myspace a long time ago, they're pretty awesome.
09:37 PM on 09/17/08
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meh. nothing special. They sound just like just like everyone else
10:47 AM on 09/19/08
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These guys are amazing. And if you enjoy just listening to their album, youd be in awe after you see them play live. The energy they bring to the stage is breathtaking. The greatly feed off crowd interaction. Definitely a must-see band.
11:23 AM on 09/19/08
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they're from my hometown. they're good kids & their live show isn't bad.
it's good to know they're getting the recognition they deserve.
12:14 PM on 09/19/08
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this band is so great. everyone should go listen to their music. go!
04:26 PM on 09/22/08
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Love this band.
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