Friday, March 17, 2023

Forensics - On a Bridge Atop the Heap of Friends Who Jumped (2003)


Great 3-song EP from a band that, for me, never quite lived up to their potential from here. I saw them right after this came out with an old friend and bandmate (who sold me on them as a pg.99 side-project, which is kind of a stretch in retrospect -- sure, one of their guitarists is in there, but it's essentially the brainchild of Brent Eyestone, founding member of Waifle [and a bunch of other bands] as well as owner of Magic Bullet) and they blew me away. See, this was back before post-rock had been absorbed into virtually every genre of music, and it was still novel, even a bit confrontational for a hardcore band to open their set with a long, pretty, slow-building instrumental. And their style was pretty unique, taking cues from the melodic end of skramz, riff-y metalcore, and sludge/post-metal. But their full-length just didn't quite land -- the recording was awkward, the song titles were even more obnoxious -- and my interest fizzled. I still rock this one, though.

Track listing:
1. Boat Day at the Marina
2. So There's This Movie "Corvette Summer"
3. Pulling Rank

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Spirit: Just a side note, Zippyshare is ceasing operations at the end of the month. Doubt you have many files left there, but just in case...