The dark, scorching, bestial sounds that lurk in instrument chords
and in humans are what Anterrabae conveys in their songs on
their sophomore CD And Our Heart Beat In Our Fingertips Without
Reason, produced by George Fallen and Anterrabae. The disc
follows their 2004 debut album Shakedown Tonight and maintains
their metal core/screamo orientation. The treatments on their recent
tracks filter the vocals through rotations of retching projectiles
over rows of hot iron drum knolls, agitated guitar sledges, and firm
acrid bass jabs. The arrangements are jarring, belligerent and boisterous,
fusing blaring vocals and jagged guitar bevels.
Every track streams across runners of sonic combats, sparring vocals,
and surly pressed tones and layers incinerating and branding a bed
of pure metal core harmonics. The textures are dense and stringent
with piercings akin to Age Of Rain, Winter Solstice,
and It Dies Today. The lyrical content is honest, poetic, and
crass, like the words for the song "The Filthy Habit Of Ex. Lovers,"
exposing the battle of contradicting emotions between loving someone
whom you hate for hurting you. The words screech: "But with love
this is the fine art of dissecting human hearts/ In spite of everything
I'll make you watch me sleep/ In the presence of knives/ In a whisper/
We're two of a kind beneath the perfect sky/ We kill to pass time
beneath a perfect sky/ Two lovers, two knives/ This time cupid's gone
for the jugular/ A real literal motherf%@ker."
The song attacks from the perspective of disillusionment with a
heavy hand. Anterrabae's songs show the other side of happiness
where life is inundated with disappointments, struggles, and glib
images of unending hurt and constant fighting. Their songs have
all the ingredients that metalcore and screamo fans relate to and
want in their music brews.
The band has undergone a few lineup changes since their debut release.
The current members of Anterrabae include Ryan Poelker (bass),
Anthony DiMaggio (guitar), Joey Spagna (guitar), Erik
Boccio (vocals), and Eric Montalvo (drums) who replaces
Chris Gleason as of July 1, 2006. The band will be touring
through 2006 and holding the torch for metalcore music.
1. Pink And Tender
2. Stay Moist
3. It Takes More Than Metal To Move A Bull
4. An Albatross Around The Neck
5. The Filthy Habits Of Ex. Lovers
6. Investigating The Phantom Signal
8. I Lifted Her Dress Over Her Head And Unscrewed Her Leg
9. Shit Happened When You Party Naked
10. A Shovel For Arch Stanton
11. My Wrists Are Rivers, My Fingers Are Words
12. The Hands Of Christ Are Beautiful Hands
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