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Forge Again Records

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
This split was released in conjunction with the joint summer tour of Rescue and Grayson. Detroit's Rescue features ex-members of Mycomplex, known for their appearance on a popular Weezer tribute album, and Grayson have a slew of studio recordings to be released after this split.

Rescue's "101" is our only given example of the band's technical post-emo rock, which definitely sounds hard to play. After the intro, the snakelike lead guitar zigzags over, in, and through the first main riff's rhythm in a way that defines the song without sacrificing any precious melody in its technical striving. Various start-and-stop drum patterns follow before we hit the roaring climax. The vocals are rather uninteresting and serve mainly to secure the melody in the presence of experimental rhythm parts.

Grayson's guitars seem to follow an on/off pattern over the plain, but poppy drumming. The chords serve to ground the vocals on "These are Spirit Fingers", while all we really notice is the impact of the guitars. Grayson has undergone changes in the technical direction since this recording, so perhaps the upcoming work will be worth hearing.

Reviewed by Lance Birch

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