Thursday, July 23, 2015

Closure 12"

I'm going to keep this post short and sweet, y'all.

This record is recommended for everyone who thinks Saetia was the greatest thing since sliced bread, or at least since Portraits Of Past. I'm not trying to take anything any from Saetia, but in my estimation they were nowhere near as good as this band, who also hailed from NYC and were active during the same time period.

So...if you dig Saetia, Hot Cross, P.O.P, Gospel, J.R. Ewing, White Lion, Winger, Funeral Diner and/or ..Who Calls So Loud, then you owe it to yourself to download this masterpiece if you have yet to hear it. One of the hidden gems of the late 1990s, and one of the best emo / screamo / whatever twelve inches of all time. It's powerful, like a punch in the pancreas. These songs are infinitely better than the ones appearing on their previous split 7" with Breakwater.

Mountain C.I.A. #12, 1997 (thanks, Chris).

Bonus info: The fifth track, "Time Off" was ripped off (both blatantly and terribly) by Anthony Green's band Audience Of One on their Break Even Records' full length "I Remember When This All Meant Something" circa 2000. Hilariously, the three dudes in that band (as nice as they were) didn't know what to do when I called them out on that shit at a show our bands played together at the Killtime in West Philly around the same time period. For Shame.

- so goddamn good - 

1) KM
2) Sebastian
3) Silhouetted
4) Inferno
5) Time Off
6) Untitled

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