RIFF-it good. Listen while you read! Add Comment. Alright For Now 2. I Was On A Mountain 3. It's All Related 4. Not For Anyone 6. One Step To Slip 7. Remedy 8, I Was On A Mountain - Hot Water Music - Caution (CD. Sweet Disasters 9. The End The Sense Trusty Chords Wayfarer We'll Say Anything We Want Album) Cheeeek that out dude.
Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. Alright For Now. I Was On A Mountain. It's All Related. Not For Anyone. One Step To Slip. Sweet Disasters. The End. Trusty Chords. I've got fuel for the hate game and no division, how does this stack up comparitively?
Hot Water Music Caution 5. Its hard to describe "Caution" or indeed Hot Water Music in terms of sound. The band began as a typical Gainesville hardcore punk band, but byten I Was On A Mountain - Hot Water Music - Caution (CD into their career, they had long been in the habit of drawing influences from all kinds of other genres. They had mastered pop-punk's sense of melody without pandering to any typically commercial sound; they had taken elements of prog-rock in the form of occasionally unusual guitar work but wisely side-stepped its tendencies towards lumbering, overlong instrumentals; they had even absorbed emo's heart-on-sleeve lyricism and delivery, thankfully avoiding all the usual emo-cliches.
The guitars incorporate punk-style powerchords, but also more intricate instrumental work and the occasional melodic solo, and the rhythm section are tight as hell, perfectly integrating the bass and drums into the sound, subtly adding genius fills in for even greater effect.
Opener, "Remedy" demonstrates all of this quite amply, especially towards the end of the song, where one vocalist sings a low slow vocal line as the other yelps out "no regrets, or falling fits, ill strip the gauze and bleed it" over the top, while simultaneously I Was On A Mountain - Hot Water Music - Caution (CD a nice little high-pitched solo-ey riff over the heavier chord work and driving feel of the bass and drums, building up into an amazing crescendo.
This quality continues with "Trusty Chords," an ode to the way music can get you through anything, driven by a jumpy rhythm before breaking into a chorus which perches itself a few notches above "anthemic," something HWM consistently pull off.
The exact same thing can be said about the quasi-title track "I Was On A Mountain" with its torrent of off-the-wall riffs and "One Step To Slip" with its neat bassline subtly harmonised gang-vocal chorus, and seemingly random yet brilliant guitar work. Solid drumbeats and echoey guitar lines usher in "It's All Related" followed by some suitably gravelly singing, and yet another one of those amazing choruses that HWM have made into an art-form.
The song as a whole is rather repetitive, but it"s the good bits that are repeated most, so it gets my vote!!! A torrent of ascending melodic riffs topped off by a wailing solo forms the intro to "The Sense," a song made all the more impressive by another great showing from the vocalists, with a similar slow-melody-meets-higher-yelped-line combination to the one at the end of "Remedy" but used this time as a brilliant chorus.
Halfway into the album, and Hot Water Music can do no wrong! Despite this, and the relatively simplistic structure and instrumental playing, the catchy tunes and call-and-response vocals in the outro serve to rescue the song from average-territory, and simultaneously add further variety to the album.
It is, as a result, abso-feckin-lutely brilliant. Chuck and Chris I Was On A Mountain - Hot Water Music - Caution (CD to inject the simple line of "I'm alright for now but I haven't been, I got lots of shit behind me" with unbelievably raw emotion and venom in equal amounts. If you listen carefully, you can hear some half-hidden piano tinklings in the bridge too. A faster number, "We'll Say Anything We Want" deals with paranoia and insomnia, and has some positively feral drumming throughout.
The added speed is at the expense of an amazing chorus this time, but the catchiness of the verses and the beautifully harmonised vocals make up for this. The lyrics on the surface deal with gambling, but look into it a little further, and they are much more insightful; telling of how many our actions can affect what is to come, and all Album) things around us, throughout our lives. Also, it is home to a chorus that puts every other song in existence to shame.
Made completely out of long "whoahs," arranged into breathtakingly beautiful melodies, it coasts along on a solid and catchy drumbeat, and could send a shiver down the spine from a mile away. Overall, this is an album with absolutely no skippable tracks, and to my mind, absolutely no weak points. It is a classic and essential purchase for anyone who likes their melodic rock with balls and a hefty serving of honesty. Fucking A! Rank: 0 for Tweet Recent reviews by this author.
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