Pentimento
Wrecked


3.5
great

Review

by Statrick Pickles USER (63 Reviews)
August 12th, 2011 | 13 replies | 4,595 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Buffalo boys sing it loud.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Oh, this is all so familiar. From the 4 drumstick clicks that start off "Rules of Attraction", to the hard-hitting gang vocals in the bridge of "Words with Friends", to the conclusive finale of "Isn't It Obvious?", which sees each instrument successively falling out of the mix until silence takes over, Wrecked fulfills expectations. This fact seems odd, of course, with these six tracks being the first we've heard from Buffalo, NY's pop-punk troupe Pentimento. Still, I can't help but feel as if these songs are exactly what I wanted to hear from a band I didn't know, that being honest, heartfelt songwriting backed by musicianship that's as fun as it is dynamic.

But really, I'm having trouble here in overcoming the comfort that's to be found in Wrecked. Cymbals crash when they should. Lyrics creep under the skin but don't feel unwelcome there. The pace of it all ebbs and flows just as it should and does so completely seamlessly. Even more importantly, it's all so relatable. Seriously, if your third listen to "Words With Friends" doesn't have you shouting along to "I've got that itch again/To make things worse in steady increments," well then I guess you've got a lot more self control than I do. Or take a track like "Maybe, Just Maybe", which masters the art of altering both pace and mood mid-song. What it lacks in a slightly weaker and less mature chorus, it makes up for in it's ability to go from energetic and hopeful to subdued and pensive then right back into frenzied and passionate, showcasing some deep-rooted and well-learned punk rock roots from the Pentimento boys.

And sure, Wrecked borderlines on juvenile at times, but I'd like to think that it's pretty well aware of the fact. 'Why not make the mistakes when I can afford to make them,' says the EP's storyline, and it's got that right. At this point in their lives and in their career, such a group can afford the corniness of the lyrics that start track six. Hell, anyone think Jesse Lacey looks proudly upon such rusty, triton-infested hooks as "Forget everything you think you know about me"? Hell no, but I think Mr. Lacey & co. are doing just fine over on Long Island. Anyways, in the interest of staying on point, Pentimento have put out the debut EP that they should be putting out at this point in time. They've shouted and sang and sputtered their part, now let's see if they can ball those fists up tight and roll with the punches. I'm looking forward to some fireworks in this one.



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iFghtffyrdmns
August 12th 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Some local boys from my hometown that deserve to be heard and surely could use the support. All these songs are streaming (but out of order) on their Facebook here:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/PentimentoNY?sk=app_178091127385

And to be honest, if anyone's looking for a download for this I could probably figure out a way to get that to you.

And I don't know who 2'd it :[ but I definitely think it's better than that and worth checking out!

pizzamachine
August 12th 2011



12571 Comments


Not bad at all.

iFghtffyrdmns
August 12th 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

solid I'm glad you guys are feeling it. Yeah when I was writing the review I was trying to think of sputniker's I could sell it to and andcas you were definitely on that list. thanks for checking it out for me

iFghtffyrdmns
August 12th 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

and wow that's probably the best spread for a rating chart I've ever seen haha

pizzamachine
August 12th 2011



12571 Comments


We need a 1 now. I'm happy to oblige!


Just kidding.

iFghtffyrdmns
August 12th 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ohhhh pizza you made a funny didn't you :]

iFghtffyrdmns
August 12th 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

idk his rating was actually there before I wrote the review, but I just submitted this album to the database like... yesterday I think haha. I'd have to assume he's from around here if he knows who they are though.

so stoked you like it buddy!

OneMoreRoland
August 12th 2011



1050 Comments


You can sell it to me too. It sounds pretty damn good.

MuhNamesTyler
August 19th 2011



3697 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Awesome stuff

VSSX13
October 7th 2011



1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I found this band on the b9 early in the year and exchanged some words with the vocalist.. Nice guy. Solid band, I would have given them a 5 but just waiting for more stuff to come out.

accompliceofmydeath
January 4th 2012



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Band was amazing live yesterday. I recommend everyone see them if they have the chance.

MuhNamesTyler
September 9th 2012



3697 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That split they did with Young English was awesome. Can't wait for their full length later this fall

MuhNamesTyler
June 4th 2014



3697 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Anndd I'll learn
to rely
onnn tha sunnshinne


To find myy way back hoooommmmmmmeeeeeee





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