Paint It Black
Surrender


4.5
superb

Review

by Adam Thomas STAFF
August 26th, 2009 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: 2009's latest reason to dust off your record player.

Paint it Black should need no introduction, but since I'm sure that there are some folks out there that aren't up to date on the pantheon of gods residing on punk rock's Mount Olympus let me explain. Formed by the legendary Dan Yemin, the guitarist for the seminal 90's melodic hardcore acts Lifetime and Kid Dynamite, Paint it Black have spent the last decade churning out grade-A punk records, most notably 2005's Paradise.

Earlier this year Paint it Black announced their plans to forgo a new full-length in favor of releasing nine songs over two seven-inches. Surrender is the second of these seven-inch releases. Offering four songs in six minutes, the Kurt Ballou produced Surrender is an abrasive blast of punk that fully embraces the sound of classic Dischord albums. The opening track "Sacred" lulls you in to a false sense of security with it's triumphant chorus, sounding like Yemin's prior acts, but as soon as the sludgy wall of bass that is "Worms" hits, it is clear that Surrender is a much more pissed off entity. The EP reaches its best on its eponymous closer. Yemin's snarling vocals tear through the sprinting drums, caustic guitar work, and rumbling bass-lines like an enraged bear tearing a deer to shreds.

Surrender is the epitome of short and sweet. With only four months left in 2009, it seems unlikely that the year will produce a better punk record than Surrender.



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Athom
Staff Reviewer
August 26th 2009


17222 Comments


I know about the album art. I don't know why it's not loading. I asked a mod to fix it.

PanasonicYouth
August 26th 2009


7411 Comments


definitely will check out immediately.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
August 26th 2009


17222 Comments


DO IT

PanasonicYouth
August 26th 2009


7411 Comments


already did. one of the best albums i've heard this year, i thinks.

alachlahol
August 26th 2009


7501 Comments


the word 'soaring' needs a break from the gross overusage of the word in music reviews no lie

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
August 26th 2009


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is great, but i definitely like Amnesia more, the last half of 'bliss' is just too good

Athom
Staff Reviewer
August 26th 2009


17222 Comments


Soaring was removed from this review due to a complaint by alachlahol. Enjoy.

PanasonicYouth
August 26th 2009


7411 Comments


what an assssss

i liked the soaring

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 27th 2009


15050 Comments


that is a sick album cover

for some reason

edit:

the fucking. bass. in. sacred

this is not my type of thing but without a doubt it is really prime at what it does.

as a matter of fact all of the bass is sick

TrojanWhore
August 28th 2009


752 Comments


Very cool band indeed, haven't heard much but will def look into acquiring some material.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
December 6th 2009


17222 Comments


this is such an awful review, it's embarrassing.

TheyTookOurJobs
December 22nd 2009


1318 Comments


im gonna download this right now
coz i cant find it in melbourne

alachlahol
March 24th 2010


7501 Comments


like an enraged bear tearing a deer to shreds

pmmets07
December 18th 2012


5899 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

finally getting to see these guys saturday



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