Odd How People Shake
Label: Rise Records
Fear Before's debut, first issued in 2003, shows an emotionally pained-and-proud screamo unit given to tongue-in-cheek titles like "Sarah Goldfarb, Where Are Your Manners?" and "On The Brightside, She Could Choke" reportedly inspired by Hollywood movies (although the plots aren't necessarily reflected in the song lyrics). Across the board, good-cop/bad-cop vocals trade off angry groaning with anxious shrieking; guitar parts pack in notes here and there, springing most into rhythm in "The Lisbon Girls, Oh The Lisbon Girls." At album's end, we get an eight-minute piano recital.