Monday, April 11, 2011
Former Thieves Stream Debut Album "The Language That We Speak" at The AV Club!
LOUD: by Jason Heller
Stream of the Month: Former Thieves, The Language That We Speak
Before we crack open this month’s case of all things Loud, let’s warm up with our exclusive full-album stream: The Language That We Speak, the debut by Iowa’s Former Thieves. I’ll admit it outright: I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff. Taking Converge’s metalcore template and beating it into a blunter shape, the band shoots straight and cuts deep. But it also slips in plenty of gnarled riffs and knotty rhythms, not to mention an overall pall of twisted menace that feels straight out of Louisville circa 2003—namely Breather Resist and Black Cross. And with production by former These Arms Are Snakes drummer Chris Common at the famed Red Room in Seattle, the record doesn’t lack in attack.
(((Read more and stream "The Language That We Speak" here!)))