New Music Review: Thursday’s New Single, A Real “Wail” Song

New Brunswick’s own Thursday dropped a brand new track on us by the name of “Magnets Caught In a Metal Heart.”  It’s the first song released from the band’s upcoming album, No Devolcion, due out April 12th, and is more than disappointing.

A lot of reviews, especially from fans on Facebook, are calling this song “beautiful.”  Here’s the deal…if I want to see something beautiful I’ll go to an art museum and stare at intricately constructed oil paintings of sunsets from afar, If I want to hear beauty I’ll throw on some Motzart, but if savage, Post-Hardcore, is what I desired, it was comforting to know I could always turn to my Garden State brethren, until now.

The instrumentals never quite get over the mountain to the raging promised land this collective of musical sentinels has guarded throughout its lengthy career, nor do Geoff Rickley’s vocals ever quite reach a level that could be considered “raging,” opting for more subdued verses and choruses full of emotional wailing.  This is not the intense, sonic dynamite of a band we’ve come to love over the years…but you can judge for yourself.

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Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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