Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thursday: Common Existence

Common Existence
Epitaph Records [2009]

Fire Drills Review:
After taking Thursday's fifth album Common Existence for a spin I went back to the post-hardcore pioneers breakout record Full Collapse [2001] to get a baseline. What I realized is that this is a band that is trying to find their initial spunk. Common Existence succeeds on several tracks to recapture that early glory fire plus with Flaming Lips/MGMT producer Dave Fridmann at the helm, Thursday achieve a bigger layered sound that pushes them into a little newer direction, which could be a energizer for future success.

Key Track: "Resuscitation Of A Dead Man"

Band With Similar Fire: Thrice

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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony