"This Is A Hospital" CD (Some)
I bought this CD at a show because the band was great live. Looking back, I can understand why I would have liked this angular post-core live - shouted vocals (eerily reminiscent of Samiam at times) and chord progressions taken from the aggressive emo songbook make for a great rock show and there's an undeniable passion in these songs. The only problem is that the intensity demonstrated at a live show - the swelling veins, straining muscles, everything that clearly proves to anyone who bothers to pay attention that this is some serious shit - doesn't translate to recorded form. In fact, the recorded form is pretty uninteresting, particularly when given some amount of distance, time and perspective.