Everything Is Beautiful When You Don’t Look Down (Victory)
by Lauren Bussard
I kinda get pissed off when I have to listen to hardcore CDs, but Glasseater blends melodic punk with its fierce hardcore backbone to make it highly listenable, even if you tend to cringe at the mere idea of screamo. Everything Is Beautiful When You Don’t Look Down showcases raw punk fury in anthemic songs that you can easily lose yourself in, and the vocalist impressively manages to hit all the right notes instead of doing the less challenging toneless screaming. Unfortunately, he’s still got the epitome of an “emo silly” voice, but if you like emo, it’s ok. And if you like hardcore, then it’s probably ok, too. Yay, let’s all hold hands and scream!
(346 North Justine St. #504 Chicago, IL 60607)