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I Am Forever

Year Released: 2009
Format: CD
Label: Ascetic
Reviewed by Kunal Nandi on Sep 10, 2010
This band always leave me uplifted for some reason. They’re not Christian rock or anything like that, but the NASA nebula photos on the cover only add to the heavenly effect Traindodge create. Maybe it’s the power of the synth, which is coming even more to the fore in their post-hardcore after making its presence felt on previous album “Wolves”. That album was a fine collection of songs that ran the stylistic gamut, whereas “I Am Forever” is a far more cohesive collection, evidence of a band that has nailed what they want to do and just got on with it. I miss the sturm und drang of the older stuff, and the MOR tendencies have tempered things down quite a bit, but this more measured, more positive Traindodge is welcome to spend time in my ear canals even if it does take several more spins than usual before they’re properly lodged in there.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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