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Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair
La Dispute – Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair
8.0
 on
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 00:00
submitted by
Thomas

With what has to be one of the catchiest album titles of the year, La Dispute has released an album that hit me about as hard as a kick in the nether regions. They may be indebted to bands like mewithoutyou and At The Drive-In but seriously, who gives a fuck when a band drops a debut album as intense as this?!? Named after an Asian folktale, “Somewhere…” deals with stories about flawed people interlaced with personal experiences. While vocalist Jordan Dreyer screams/shouts his way through the songs with a voice that sounds like it could use a day off, the rest of the band is busy either whipping up a storm or calming things down. Call it post-something or whatever but these 13 songs are every bit as intense as any ‘real’ hardcore album I’ve heard this year!