Saturday, June 25, 2005

The Narrator / Such Triumph / Rating 7.5

If Narrator had been a band about ten years ago this release would have fit nicely on Gravity Records or Kill Rock Stars and they would be opening for the likes of Unwound, Lync, and Cap’n Jazz. Not to say this isn’t a good record because it is actually surprisingly good, but I am shocked Pitchfork didn’t trample all over this with some sort of stinking pile of insults. Consider me stumped.

If you miss the days of post hardcore and emo when it actually had some grit and angst to it then I would say relive the past with something new. “Such Triumph” makes for one hell of a time machine.