While definitely under-developed, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang still holds strong the Glassjaw standbys while still giving a good look at how they've changed (undeniably for the better). On KKBB, you can definitely hear a more "metal" vibe than on later releases; specifically, the guitars border on almost DM-like riffs at times. 3.4/5
Good-not-great. Flashes of the genius to come (especially in Vermont Connection, Chapter 7 Test or The Ephesians Were Right After All), but very rough round the edges. And the version of Star Above My Bed is nothing compared to the Don Fury version, Star Under My Bed.
This is the album where Glassjaw began to really start to develop it's current sound. Not to mention the Hannukah Grinch, Justin Beck himself, plays the drums on this album/lineup. "Star Above My Bed" and "Black Coffee" are some of their fan-favorite songs and display a staggering mix of power where good ol' Long Island HC came together with Glassjaw's growing fascination with Stillsuit-style post-hardcore, which continues even into their current-day sound, tremendously on Worship And Tribute. This EP is notoriously hard to find, but can be found on Glassjaw.net if I'm not mistaken. A more-than-worthy listen to anyone who even remotely likes post-hardcore.