Get the latest FREE JFH MP3 compilation!
Get the latest FREE JFH MP3 compilation!

JFH Music Review




Dogwood
Seismic



Album length: 12 tracks: 33 minutes, 15 seconds
Street Date: January 28, 2003


For those unfamiliar with this quintet, Dogwood is a punk rock band out of San Diego, California. The band has sustained a few members changes since they started with the current roster as Josh Kemble on vocals, Scott Bergen on bass, Eddie Spangler on Guitar, Daniel Montoya on Guitar, and last but not least Russell Castilo on drums. Dogwood's latest release, Seismic is the newest stage in the bands evolution with much to offer. Allow me to illustrate...

The album opens with the title track "Seismic," which was, to my disappointment, not a strong opener. Infact, the first two songs were not all that strong, but fear not music lovers: this record gets better! The third song "Conscience In A Cave" is a solidd groove-driven punk song. It opens with a good guitar riff, and moves along into a good melody. "Absolution" is something you'll want to pump your fist to at the live show while "Your Welcome" is just a good punk crowd pleaser. "Your Tongue Is The Deadliest Of Arrows" offers a tasty drum and bass line while "Trailer Full Of Tragedies" has awesome music and a good melody, as well as punk rock's best clap solo. "Faith" is one of those Christian fight songs that radiates great energy. Track eleven, "Last of the Lost," has a real strong melody and is easy to sing along to. The album closes with "Crushing," which is a straight-and-to-the-point punk song and is a mere forty six seconds long.

Overall, I loved Seismic. The first two songs might make you think there isn't too much more to this project, but there is. Seismic has something for every punk fan. It has good fast songs and songs that are more melody driven. Some listeners might be turned off by Kemble's vocals, but I for one love it. I think it works well with the overall sound of Dogwood. So, if you like good fast punk, run out to get Seismic. You'll love it.

- Review date: 3/13/03, written by Matt Vest



(JFH Sponsor Spot)

Check out the new album from Rev Music!

 


. Record Label: Tooth & Nail Records
. Album length: 12 tracks, 33 minutes and 15 seconds
. Street Date: January 28, 2003
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Seismic
  2. Selfish Americans
  3. Conscience In A Cave
  4. Sunsets Are But Once A Day
  5. Absolution
  6. Home Is Here
  7. Your Tongue Is The Deadliest Of Arrows
  8. Trailer Full Of Tragedies
  9. Faith
  10. What Matters
  11. Last Of The Lost
  12. Crushing
spacer Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

              
Check out the new album from Rev Music!

Search JFH




This Thursday, May 19, 2022
SINGLES
Switchfoot interrobang (b-side) - Single [Fantasy]


This Friday, May 20, 2022
ALBUMS
Avalon Worship Avalon Worship [Red Street]
Bryan & Katie Torwalt I've Got Good News [Capitol CMG]
Amanda Cook State of the Union [Provident]
DeGarmo and Key No Turning Back Live (1982) [Remastered] CD [Girder]
DeGarmo and Key Mission of Mercy (1983) [Remastered] CD [Girder]
DeGarmo and Key Communication (1984) [Remastered] CD [Girder]
DeGarmo and Key Commander Sozo (1985) [Remastered] CD [Girder]
DeGarmo and Key Streetlight (1986) [Remastered] CD [Girder]
DeGarmo and Key D&K (1987) [Remastered] CD [Girder]
DeGarmo and Key The Pledge (1989) [Remastered] CD [Girder]
Gateway Worship Español Grande Y Fiel (Great And Faithful) [Gateway/Integrity]
The Perrys John 3:16 [StowTown]
Watashi Wa People Like People [Tooth & Nail]
Paul Zach Sorrow's Got A Hold On Me (independent)

SINGLES
Awaken Music Revive Us - Single [The Fuel]
Ty Brasel God is the Best (feat. 1K Phew) - Single [IVAV/Word]
Maverick City Music Kingdom (feat. Kirk Franklin) - Single [Tribl]
Rend Collective Plans - Single [Capitol CMG]
The Talleys I Don't Belong - Single [Crossroads]
Zahna Prayers in the Dark - Single (independent)


Next Thursday, May 26, 2022
SINGLES
ICF Sunday Night Perfect Love - Single [Integrity]


Next Friday, May 27, 2022
ALBUMS
ICF Worship Here's To The One We Love [Integrity]
Mission House Live From Raleigh [Integrity]
TAYA TAYA [Capitol CMG]

SINGLES
Ian Yates God You’ve Never Failed Me - Single [7 Core]

For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the New EP by Iryne Rock!




Sign up for a JFH Indie Review