Don't Face a Problem, Burn It

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Although Don't Face a Problem, Burn It has taken five years to come to fruition, one wouldn't realize that Stillwell had spent such a long time, as the music contained on this album sounds very instantaneous. In fact, these four men share such an enigmatic bond that they have managed to churn out eight songs that sound extremely fractured, yet melodically intact. Landing somewhere between mathcore and post-hardcore as far as musical styles go, Stillwell has an awkward time connecting their songs, and though their technical ability is commendable, they spend too much time sounding edgy without actually accomplishing much. As it stands, this could be considered a magnificent effort from a group with unique vision and exceptional skill, yet it could easily be construed as noise and forgotten. Those who like bands such as Semiautomatic and Hella may find Don't Face a Problem, Burn It a treat, but Stillwell is surely only for the adventurous sort.

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