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BOY SETS FIRE - Suckerpunch Training CDep

Suckerpunch Training is a 3-track mini-cd released exclusively on the German label Join The Team Player. Included is a new song "suckerpunch training", a "rocket man" cover (yes, the Elton John song), and a spoken word track.

"Suckerpunch Training", (the song) is simply astounding. One of their heavier songs, yet not quite as heavy as songs like "After the Eulogy" and "The Force Majeure. Clocking in at over four minutes long, the song weaves in and out of different styles and timing. This song does deserve its own CD.

If you thought "rocket man" was a strange song for BSF to cover, you're not the only one. They don't turn it into a hardcore song, more of a mid-temp rock song. It does a great job of showcasing the band's talents, especially lead singer Nathan Gray (who I think has one of the best voices in punk/hardcore). The result is pretty good.

Finally, the spoken word track. Over three minutes long, Nathan Gray seems to wander all over the place with his ideas, but seems to effectively convey many of the bands ideals. There's nothing really ground breaking, and Nathan's no Noam Chomsky, but what makes it interesting, Nathan uses the band as an example to show his standpoint on democracy. It's presented in an interesting manner as well, over a sort of drum solo, which makes it an enjoyable listen.

* THIS IS THE JOIN THE TEAM PLAYER VERSION OF THE CD. IT IS BRAND NEW BUT NOT SEALED.*