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Glassjaw’s “Black Nurse”

Song Of The Day

Being a fan of Glassjaw is something that takes patience. The post-hardcore band first gained notoriety in 2000 for their incredibly brutal debut album ‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence’ as well as extensive touring including an opening slot for the Deftones on their ‘White Pony’ tour. Since then they’ve only released one more full length album (2002’s ‘Worship & Tribute’) and a few EPs. So when the band re-appeared in the 2011 with a handful of vinyl-only singles (eventually collected in the ‘Our Color Green’ EP) and the ‘Coloring Book’ EP, fans of this band’s intense mixture of hardcore screams and catchy melodies were ecstatic. Listen to the squelching intensity of “Black Nurse” here:

 

Despite the heaviness of the song, at times it also feels like it has a reggae/dub influence, no matter how slight. It’s these little unexpected twists that help this band rise above the thousands of other screaming, heavy bands. Plus, unlike many metal/hardcore bands, lead singer Daryl Palumbo really can sing a nice melody quite well, saving the screams for crescendos and climactic choruses rather than spraying venom throughout an entire song. Perhaps it’s a sign of maturity, which isn’t a bad thing at all. Now if only they’d continue to release music consistently…

Written By Jarad Matula

OurVinyl | Senior Writer

jarad.matula@ourvinyl.com

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