All Teeth

Young Love

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After a spoken word intro reminiscent of Slint's Spiderland, All Teeth unleash a furious hardcore squall to open Young Love. It's a fine gauntlet to lay down. While not as experimental or intricately produced as the output of Slint or At the Drive-In, the band is clearly inspired by such hard rock artists. All Teeth aren't looking to take prisoners, with their ferocious playing building a wall of seething emotion. Breakdowns are paced for maximum effect, coffeehouse-style poetry sections create tension as guitars storm and chug, and every strum and drum hit feels laced with conviction. Guest vocalists from peers Ceremony, Sabertooth Zombie, Defeater, and Comadre belt and emote just as aggressively. Young Love doesn't linger long at only five songs, but All Teeth aren't playing around. This stuff is real and it's quite good.

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