Captured Tracks
Street: 09.03
Holograms = Iceage + The Vicious + Metz
Forever uses the upbeat power of nearly unbroken speed to avoid any clashes with boredom while finding identity through unique vocals. The vocals’ flavor lies where the over-masculine punk chants of Criminal Damage meet the melodic cries of The Cure. The second track, “Flesh and Bone,” drops the drums but not the speed for a phased guitar and vocal intro that breaks into one of the album’s catchiest choruses. “Attestupa” stands above the other tracks due to the synth in its chorus—a common tone scattered through Forever—that complements the repeated line, “I’m so tired,” with ear-tingling smoothness. –Steve Richardson