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Coalesce - Give Them Rope She Said v2.0 (8/10) - USA - 2004

Genre: Metalcore
Label: Edison Recordings
Playing time: 38:56
Band homepage: Coalesce

Tracklist:

  1. Have Patience
  2. One On The Ground
  3. Cut To Length
  4. For All You Are
  5. Still It Sells
  6. Chain Smoking
  7. Did It Pay The Rent
  8. Every Reason To
  9. I Am Not The First
  10. This Is The Last
  11. I Took A Year
Coalesce - Give Them Rope She Said v2.0

I was introduced to COALESCE as I believe most Metalheads were, through their brief stint with Relapse Records when they released the punishing “012: Revolution In Just Listening” and I’ve been hooked on the band ever since, or at the very least, on that disc. I had been meaning to check out more of their stuff as time went on, but I never quite got around to it, with the exception of a few EPs here and there. Well, now I’ve finally gotten “Give Them Rope She Said v2.0” a re-issue of their debut “Give Them Rope” with a re-mastering and new artwork.

 

Any worries I might have had about their early material were immediately washed away, as their debut is just as crushing as their swansong. Each track is a ferocious blend of brutal Hardcore and vicious Metal. An abundance of groovy riffs are found all over this thing, making it incredibly infectious.

 

I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to try and get some more COALESCE. Don’t make the same mistake I did and get this right away. (Online June 16, 2004)

Mark McKenna



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