Some people love this band, and it's not hard to see why with Free At Last.
The album boasts twelve tracks of melodic hardcore songs about friendship, life, and the scene with big, moshtastic breakdowns and plenty of sing along parts. Stretch Arm Strong achieve a balance of punk melodies, hardcore intensity, and the occasional astonishingly metal guitar line. Though the melodicism sometimes break up the flow of the songs, Free At Last keeps up energy the whole way through. There are also these amazing bass booms at points during the album that freaked me the fuck out. Picking it up just to listen to it in your friend's pimped ride would be well worth it.
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Patrick from West Des Moines, IA
Aug 25 2006
I was lead to believe that this was a hardcore album by the MP3 sampler on this website.This is my first Stretch Arm Strong album and their previous releases might be better,but I thought this was going to be a heavy album.There are a few stand out track."The Sound of Names Dropping" is probably my favorite track.It's not that this is a bad album and this is a talented band and I may be getting the wrong first impression from this album.But,it's really not what I would call hardcore.But,this is a good rock album.Don't get me wrong,this isn't a bad album and I'm giving it a 5 star rating because it is good.I'm just warning that it's not really a hardcore album.