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  American Steel - Dear Friends And Gentle Hearts {Fat Wreck}
By Scannerzine (11.10.09) submitted

If one thing can be said about AMERICAN STEEL, it’s that the band’s sound continually moves forward. The overt AGAINST ME! vibe of the previous ‘Destroy Their Future’ album, while not being totally abandoned, has certainly been usurped by a crystalline melodic sound not dissimilar from MILLENCOLIN with a hint of GASLIGHT ANTHEM. I found the album a bit sterile with too many tracks that could easily make daytime radio (‘Your Ass Ain’t Laughing Now’ and ‘Meals and Entertainment’ for starters) right next to Duran Duran. There are good moments - ‘The Blood Gets Everywhere’ is taut and edgy; ‘Tear The Place Apart’ includes a neat PIXIES-esque structure; ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Where You Want To Be’ are the album’s full-on rockers with the former being the highlight. It’s hard to hear the band that recorded the classic ‘Rogue’s March’ ten years ago on this album. Sure this provided a few foot-tapping moments but ultimately I found it a little too restrained and conservative to really captivate.

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