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36 Crazyfists — Lanterns

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★★☆☆ A solidly consistent album that is more thrash than I would have expected from the band that brought us “Time And Trauma”; this one is more reminiscent of Prong or Nothingface than anything else. (The previous album’s CoC tendencies are in full control here.) The result is an album where every song feels like it should be an instant classic, a collection of emotionally raw songs… yet somehow isn’t. Part of the blame surely lays with the unvarying production, which gives every track a dogged sameness that counteracts 36 Crazyfists’ penchant for variety.