Get the new album from Free Chapel!

Get the new album from Free Chapel!

JFH Staff Review




Staple
Staple



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 11 tracks: 39 minutes, 36 seconds
Street Date: March 23, 2004


READER RATING:   


Staple is the newest talent to emerge from Flicker Record this Spring. Bearing an aggressive sound soaked with angst and pounding guitar riffs, Staple is easily the label's heaviest release to date. Their self-titled debut bears a mix of influences for what results in a bold and confident effort.

Lead vocalist Darin Keim often screams his verses from track to track, but offers up some Blindside-esque melodies in the album highlight "Impressionable." While angst towards society and life's trials permeate the lyrics of Staple's debut, hope still manages to find its way in, "Can I wait when Your mighty arms are all that's holding me? / Can I wait when everything is crashing down on me?/... I'm new. I'm frail. I'm fragile. So impressionable / Yet so hard to change / Change me!"

"Remember Sammy Jankis" is a frantic thrasher clearly inspired by the indie thriller Memento. The film's story revolves around a man trying to seek vengeance on the unknown killer of his wife while fighting a recurring short-term memory loss ailment. Staple uses the story to show the dangers of anger, unforgiveness and the snares of hate, "Bottled up inside, and swallowing me/ I've fallen in love with hate, and now I'm finding that it's too late/ This bitterness won't leave."

Reminiscent of artists like Project 86, Disturbed, Blindside, and occasionally even a hint of System Of A Down, Staple looks to be one of best new rock acts of the year.

- Review date: 3/22/04, written by John DiBiase

 

CD

. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Flicker Records
. Album length: 11 tracks, 39 minutes and 36 seconds
. Street Date: March 23, 2004

  1. Dictatorship vs. Democracy (DVD)
  2. Pop
  3. Fists Afire
  4. The Songwriter
  5. Impressionable
  6. Remember Sammy Jankis
  7. Five Minutes Strong
  8. Rise of the Robots
  9. Deathtrap Daisy
  10. Red Brush Strokes Wave Good-bye
  11. Crusader

 



Leave a Comment

comments powered by Disqus

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 

JFH Sponsor Spot:

 

 

           
Listen to the new album from Connor Flanagan!

Search JFH



Music Out This Week

This Friday, October 19
Gawvi Panorama [Reach]
Hollyn Everything and More / Isaac - Single [Gotee]
Iron Bell Music Glory to Glory [Essential]
Matt Maher The Advent of Christmas [Essential]
Planetshakers Heaven on Earth Part III EP [Integrity]
Planetshakers Heaven on Earth CD/DVD [Integrity]
Switchfoot Native Tongue - Single [Lowercase People]
Tenth Avenue North The Things We've Been Afraid To Say EP [Reunion]
CeCe Winans Something's Happening: It's Christmas with CeCe Winans [Thirty Tigers]

NEXT Friday, October 26
Francesca Battistelli Own It [Word]
Lauren Daigle Behold: Deluxe Edition [Centricity]
Ben & Noelle Kilgore A Resting Place EP [Integrity/The Creak Music]
Lovelite Apocalypse Hymnal (independent)
Marc Martel My Way, Vol. II: The Queen EP (independent)
Matthew Parker Daydreamer [DREAM]
Fight The Fury Still Breathing EP [Atlantic]
Chris Tomlin Holy Roar [Sparrow]


For all release dates, click here!
 


New Music Reviews


Listen to the new album from Three Bridges!

New Indie Reviews


New Movie Reviews


Free MP3 Downloads