Look Back and Laugh / Look Back and Laugh
Album: Look Back and Laugh   Collection:General
Artist:Look Back and Laugh   Added:Jul 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-09-06 Pull Date: 2004-10-24 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Oct 24 Oct 17 Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 26 Sep 19
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 21, 2004: Oh Messy Life
Blank Compliance
4. Oct 15, 2004: Baptism of Solitude
Exhaust Filled Damnation
2. Nov 14, 2004: Oh Messy Life
Charred Flock, Slogans
5. Oct 10, 2004: Oh Messy Life
3. Oct 17, 2004: Oh Messy Life
6. Oct 08, 2004: Baptism of Solitude
Exhaust Filled Damnation

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-07
Great, local (Oakland), raw hardcore. Touches of fast punk and even rock-n-roll but pretty much sticking to a fast hardcore sound. Heavy, raw, with scratchy female vocals you can understand some of the time. Social, political lyrics that don’t mess around. A lot of the tracks sound the same and a lot of the tracks on Side B run together.

Side A:
**1. Feedback into medium paced fast punk with a small anthem feel. 1 of only 2 tracks over 1:30 seconds long.
2. Bass intro, noisy, rockin, and I think you can hear a “fuckin”.
**3. Slight 80s hardcore sound.
4. Raw and noisy.
**5. Heavier with ominous sounding intro. Goes into chaotic and noisy sounds.
6. Lurching and restrained before kicking into straight ahead hardcore. Great vocals.
7. Quiet intro. Straight ahead hardcore but the chorus you can understand the vocals and the music is more melodic.

Side B:
1. More vocals I can make out. Has a nice build up in the middle. Classic anti-slogan topic.
**2. Classic hardcore to begin into a speedy straight ahead sound. Ends with feedback that runs right into the next track.
**3. More prominent bass. A short guitar lick!? Brutal vocals halfway through with some noisy feedback in the background. A guitar solo! This shreds!
4. Odd bass to begin. Short
5. Vocals more understandable and guitar more discordant.
**6. Big sounding, almost emo sounding until it all slows down and the guitar and vocals trade off. Ends with feedback.
**7. Choppy muted guitar chords into full on speedy hardcore. We go back to the beginning once.
Great stuff! -mph

Track Listing
1. This Cost We Absorb   8. Slogans
2. Midwest Train Wreck   9. Charred Flock
3. Blinders   10. Exhaust Filled Damnation
4. Hooked   11. Blank Compliance
5. Hawks   12. Martyrs
6. Smear Campaign   13. Caste System
7. Run Silent Run Deep   14. Truth and Error