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October 1, 2005

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LORDS [I]SWORDS[/I] REVIEW

I went out to Ethiopian food for the first time a few years ago in San Francisco. The place was tiny, packed full of people and hotter than an oven set to 666. I had never eaten Ethiopian food before, but as a vegan I had eaten cuisine from all over the world and assumed that this would be somewhat similar to at least something like Indian food. So we sit down, a big group of us, and take a look at the menu. Everything looked pretty tasty, and the smell in the air was enough to make the server slip in a pool of my saliva. We ordered, and ate a variety of different things. From pureed lentils to chunky spinach something or other, I ate a little of everything that came on this huge silver platter, everything was delicious. I was satisfied with trying something new and even though each dish was small, each one contained something memorable and packed full of flavor. This album is a lot like that meal. I somewhat knew what to expect coming from a label like Jade Tree, with great artwork by Ryan Patterson (Black Cross, Coliseum) and hailing from Louisville; at the very least I knew it would be good. With only one song hovering over two minutes, these short spastic bursts of hardcore with a definite southern feel are worth every second. If you like From Ashes Rise, Black Cross, Breather Resist or The Bronx this will be for you. I can't tell you what a relief this record is. Please buy it. While you may not be able to eat it, it will leave you feeling satisfied and ready for more.

PUBLICATION
San Diego Punk

AUTHOR
Christopher

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