Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Knives Out - Heartburn

This is one of the most underrated, unknown and ignored records that ever saw the light of day on Deathwish Records. It was released around the same time when bands like American Nightmare, Panic or Some Kind Of Hate where the bands to know, but somehow Knives Out never really made it, although lyricwise it perfectly fit the zeitgeist, and musicwise it's not too far from the beforementioned bands. But at the same time it's something on its own. The music somehow sounds like a mixture between 2k1 bands like Horrowshow or Frostbite and San Diego bands like Drive Like Jehu or the Swing Kids, with an emphasis on the first ones. The lyrics are about loneliness, death, isolation and so on. All in all the athmosphere is very depressing and cold, just perfect for the upcoming winter days.