The Second Hand Stopped

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Boasting an ultra-melodic metalcore style all their own, Huntington Beach, CA's Odd Project may just have inaugurated a new subgenre called "emo metal" with their 2004 debut, The Second Hand Stopped. Indeed, elements of both emo and metal are bridged by hardcore and made readily evident in opener "Statistics Like Cigarettes," but the real secret behind additional standouts like "A Hero's Trial," "Tear Stained Lies," and "Silver Screen Lovers" is the band's innate ability to mix and match their various components. In effect, this means unexpectedly launching into shockingly violent metal outbursts just when the emo quotient reaches overwhelmingly sentimental levels, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Boasting an ultra-melodic metalcore style all their own, Huntington Beach, CA's Odd Project may just have inaugurated a new subgenre called "emo metal" with their 2004 debut, The Second Hand Stopped. Indeed, elements of both emo and metal are bridged by hardcore and made readily evident in opener "Statistics Like Cigarettes," but the real secret behind additional standouts like "A Hero's Trial," "Tear Stained Lies," and "Silver Screen Lovers" is the band's innate ability to mix and match their various components. In effect, this means unexpectedly launching into shockingly violent metal outbursts just when the emo quotient reaches overwhelmingly sentimental levels, and vice versa. Needless to say, the balance to all this is predictably tenuous throughout, and whether it succeeds or fails will ultimately depend on the listener's willingness to be as flexible as the music itself. But, whatever the case, most would agree that Odd Project courts certain disaster by snapping the album's considerable momentum in half with a pompously emotive piano and electric guitar instrumental sappily titled gulp! "Love." Still, that potentially dangerous miscalculation aside, The Second Hand Stopped is an irrepressible -- and often irresistible -- concoction likely to impress, if not instantly convert, members from all camps.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/2004
  • Label: Indianola Records
  • UPC: 790168511226
  • Catalog Number: 20
  • Sales rank: 295,638

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Odd Project Primary Artist
Daniel Tashian Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Jason Lehning Piano, Vocals, Juno
Rob Harrington Upright Bass
Eric Cline Bass
Christian Escobar Drums
Matt Lamb Vocals
Greg Pawloski Guitar
Scott Zschomler Guitar, Piano
David Gherke Drums, Vocals
Technical Credits
Jason Lehning Producer
Jim Fogarty Producer, Engineer
Odd Project Composer, Producer, Engineer
Eric Cline Melody Arrangement
Matt Lamb Art Direction
Scott Zschomler Melody Arrangement
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