Seconds Before "Galvanic" CDPosted on Thursday, June 28th, 2007 @ 8:42am » permalink
Finally, the first (real) new release from Seconds Before in, like, three or four years!? (They did a "digital only" EP last year, but that doesn't count!) If you forgot (or just never knew), the band's lineup features former members of Threadbare, Krakatoa, and Picturesque (among them Carl "The Fucking Man" Skildum, so you know that killer riffs will be present), and "Galvanic" (on Blue Worm Records) actually feels perhaps more streamlined and consistent than "Further Destinations", which was already an extremely solid debut. For the most part it's still fairly catchy, melodic indie rock with post-hardcore twists that's neither generic nor simplistically delivered. That is to say that the band knows how to craft memorable tracks with a good amount of energy and all that jazz, but there's actually a great deal of musical substance happening in terms of the layering together of subtle intricacies as well as the general quality of the performers themselves. The crisp recording also grants a great deal of prominence to the throbbing bass runs (awesome), as well allotting plenty of breathing room for the various pieces of the puzzle to fall into place within the big picture. Very well done. Since this is just a four-song, 16-minute EP, another full-length is long overdue, and I'm certainly hoping it won't take another couple of years to hear some new material from these guys!
Absolutely show your support and make the grab if this is your thing: