Bracket “Requiem”

Album Reviews | Feb 7th, 2006

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Record Label: Takeover Records
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This is Bracket’s first album in over 6 years, so this is a long time coming. This album is a classic requiem, 17 songs about one thing.. I guess? I don’t know, it’s confusing to me, especially when the numbers for each song are out of order. Way to confuse me even more dipshits! I actually never listened to Bracket before, because another reviewer would always review them for me. I actually thought the band was fronted by a girl singer, but no, I’m wrong again (I thought Chixdiggit had a girl singer). What’s even cooler is the band recorded this album out of their trailer park recording studio, plus produced, engineered and all that fun crap.

The album opens up with some harmonious singing, and the second track sounds like the Bracket I heard about…catchy Cali melodic pop punk.. A lot of the tracks open or have some singing melodies in it. Also, for a second, I thought the singing reminded me of Crosby, Stills & Nash (“Our house is a very very very fine house”). It definitely has a classic rock feel to it. Then the songs go into punk and throw you for a loop. From hearing the band for the first time, with this CD, the singer’s voice sounds like Nikola of Millencolin as well. Nikola and Crosby, Stills & Nash..and Young. What a weird fucking combo! The punk songs are cool but the singing stuff in between the rock songs, just seems like filler to me. There’s definitely some great songs on here, and Bracket fans should be very pleased with the final result.

Bottom Line: …If Crosby, Stills and Nash were a pop punk band.
Notable Tracks: Warren’s Song Pt 19, 11, 17, 21, 10
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