Grandfather — Why I'd Try

Reviewed by yewknee

I assume most people checked these guys out because they were mentioned in an interview with Steve Albini about their recording methodology and how they were doing things the right way. I respect them for that right out of the gate but still wanted to see what was going on with the actual music. Turns out, it's reminiscent of a lot of music with a darker, tension filled edge. I can think of plenty of Dischord comparisons that would be apt without being the least bit insulting. I tend to prefer the first half of the record where the energy of the songs is released immediately and relentless moving forward. The second half tends to build much more slowly before exploding. On the whole, worth checking out and keeping an eye on them.. they are, after all, doing things the right way.

Dec 6 2010